Category archive - Social Media

EmojiTracker – Realtime Emoji usage on Twitter

EmojiTracker

There are hundreds of emojis out there. Have you ever wondered how they are used? Check out the most used and the ones which don’t get a look-in by visiting EmojiTracker.

Once you visit EmojiTracker, the site will display an epilepsy warning due to the quick display of the tracker updating. If you suffer from epilepsy, we advised you hit the NO THANKS button and not to enter the site due to the flashing display. 

EmojiTracker - Epilepsy Warning

EmojiTracker – Epilepsy Warning

If you feel the site will be safe for you, hit the PROCEED button and instantly you will see the real-time display flashing in front of your eyes. Millions of people use Twitter to update their status and include some sort of emoji(s).

Watch the Emoji counter spin out of control but something more interesting is if you select any of the emojis, then you can watch a dedicated feed of real-time tweets being used which include that specific emoji. You will discover some very interesting tweets, some even a little explicit so be warned.

img_0898Give it a whirl and tell us what you think about this awesome Emoji Tracker…

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

IFTTT - IF This Then That

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

So, I wanted to follow a conference online but didn’t have the time to Scroll through all the hashtags to manually add people to a list. So I jumped onto IFTTT (IF This Then That) and set up some automation. Here’s how I did it…

  • Register or log into IFTTT & Register/Login into Twitter

Set Up Twitter List

  • Click on your avatar and select LIST (or go to https://twitter.com/YOUR-TWITTER-NAME/lists)
  • Click the CREATE NEW LIST button
  • Enter your LIST NAME and a Description
  • Make the list Private or Public
  • Press SAVE LIST

Twitter List

 

Set Up IFTTT

  • Click your username in the top right corner and click CREATE
  • Click THIS
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon
  • Select NEW TWEET FROM SEARCH

IFTTT - New Tweet From Search

 

  • In SEARCH FOR put in you #Hashtag, e.g. #linc15 (this was the conference hashtag)
  • Click CREATE TRIGGER
  • Click THAT
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon
  • Select ADD USER TO LIST

IFTTT - Add User To List

  • In TWITTER USER NAME leave this as USERNAME
  • In LIST NAME add the list name you created in Twitter
  • Click CREATE ACTION
  • It will then present a summary of the recipe, you can then receive notifications when the recipe runs
  • Click CREATE RECIPE and watch your new Twitter list grow.
Spotify and Boxee Box by D-Link </br>a match made in heaven

Spotify and Boxee Box by D-Link
a match made in heaven

So i was at a Salesforce conference in Sydney a week ago called Cloudforce and Spotify did their presentation on their use of Salesforce (like Rypple) and how they integrate the packages in to their company with such great success. While surfing around the internet i came across Spotify’s competition page on Facebook, i thought to myself, no harm in trying and entered their competition and thought no more, as you do when you enter competitions.

So last night i get an email from Spotify saying “i won a Boxee Box and a 3 month subscription to Spotify on their Premium package” – i was jumping for joy. It’s not often i win something and for this to come out of the blue, i was totally wrapped.

Using Boxee and Spotify is just a match made in heaven. I can now have my home entertainment system hooked up together and pump out some great trax while im entertaining, working around the house or just chillin and taking time out.

To have Spotify working on the Boxee you must subscribe to the premium package, which is around AU$11 or AU$12 per month, which is nothing, what can you buy for that amount of money these days and spread it over 4 weeks. If you purchase an album in other services like iTunes, you are looking at up to $20ish dollars an album, so Spotify is just the perfect solution to downloading and listening LOTS to track and albums, either streaming it or actually downloading it to your mobile device or computer. Unfortunately with Boxee you can’t download it to the box but streaming is just fine.

Take advantage of your favourites and preload all your tracks into it, this way you can then walk away and listen to your line up of music without having to hunt around for it.

All in all, Boxee and Spotify is just perfect together for your home entertainment pleasure, inexpensive packages and a great range of music… check them out today!

Spotify logo

Spotify

 

The Blogger’s Handbook

The Blogger’s Handbook

Well normally i would rate apps and software, so this time i’m going old school media.

I was at a conference last week and walked past a newsagent, normally i wouldnt go into one but i was filling in time, i checked out the tech section and picked up a copy of The Blogger’s Handbook.

I was very impressed with the content of this magazine. Jammed pack of all sorts of information about blogging platforms such as:

Twitter
WordPress
Drupal
Joomla
and much more…

This magazine is beautifully set out with detail that captures your eye (and your imagination) my head was filled with more idea’s of how to configure my sites.

For a magazine, its very thick and glossy, which is great, as it has plenty of content to help out with you blogging needs, in fact, 180 pages of social and online goodness!

To purchase it in Australia, it costs about $24.95 through any good newsagent or you can order it online through Imagine Shop for £12.99 plus postage, if you have found another place to purchase, id love to know!

If you have an interest in blogging, grab yourself a copy of this magazine, you wont be disappointed! The magazine also comes with a bonus DVD attached to the back.

The blogger’s Handbook Volume 2 is also out, im yet to grab a copy of this but will have one as soon as i sort one out!!! So i will let you know how i go!

Oh and I forgot to mention, there are many titles that are also offered via a digital format which can be downloaded, check out Zinio – Web Designer Magazine

 

the bloggers handbook

Gowalla gone Bye Bye

Its with sad news that we must inform you that Gowalla has shut its doors.

Here is their official statement as per their website.

“Thank you for going out with Gowalla. It was a pleasure to journey with you around the world. Download your check-ins, photos and lists here soon.”

Farewell Gowalla… It’s been fun knowing you.. Thanks for a great couple of years!

CLIPIK – Turning your video into masterpieces!

CLIPIK – Turning your video into masterpieces!

As featured on such big named websites as MASHABLE, SOCIAL TIMES and GIGAOM comes CLIPIK.

Turn your video, photos and music into a masterpiece, well not you, a video professional will do it for you at a great cost.

Simple choose your plan, tell the ‘cutting room crew’ a bit about your video and how you would like it, upload your video, photos and music and in 5 days tops, you will have a perfectly crafted  video… it cant get any simpler than that… truly, IT CANT!

Visit their website for a few examples – www.clipik.com you wont be disappointed!

 

 

Thoora

it’s simple, why didn’t anyone else thing of it?

Finding informative content on the web is as important. THOORA has way to discover and share this content by you creating topics, or simply use some of THOORA’s.

You could describe THOORA as a Tivo for Web content, click the ‘heart’ to like the story, click the ‘trash can’ if you are not a fan, after a while, THOORA will get smarter and really deliver the content you want to read about.

Got an RSS feed? no problem, THOORA can also suck this into your content feed. Got someone you want to follow on Twitter, also not a problem, add their Twitter name… let THOORA sought through it all.

I have instantly fallen in love with this site, great design, got a great infographic feel to it, easy to use navigation. I can’t wait for an iPhone app for this one, i know it will be something which i will want to flatten my battery with!

Thoora Screenshot

Thoora Screenshot

Social Media Monitoring

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