How to Monitor Real-Time Information on Twitter

In earlier posts, I provided some tips for improving your Twitter efficiency and mining Twitter for information. While both of these provide useful ways to use Twitter, you also need to be prepared to respond to other people quickly. Twitter is a short attention span medium where tweets that are minutes old may already be obsolete. You don't want to skip over any important information or miss the chance to respond. Here are my top three real-time monitoring tools for Twitter.…

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Make a Monitoring Dashboard to Track Online Conversations

Quite a few people seemed to enjoy last week's post about How To Monitor Online Conversations, so I thought it would be a good idea to explain how to make a monitoring dashboard to make it easy to track what's being said online about you, your company, your competitors and anything else you need to keep an eye on. The key to monitoring dashboards is to set them up in a way that you can check them frequently, quickly and easily.…

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How To Monitor Online Conversations

Interesting conversations are happening all over the web, on blogs, Twitter, FriendFeed and many other sites. People are talking about you, your company, your industry and revealing many tips and tricks that you should know. I am a self-confessed data junkie, so I have a few tips to help you make sense of the massive amounts of data available and to focus on monitoring just what really matters.…

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