Due to the tender ministrations of British Gas as they install my new boiler, I’m missing the #ThinkLondon event about thinktanks and their use of social media. A few interesting tools have come up during the morning already, so I thought I’d collate the information so far. I know tools are only a part of the story, but they do help, especially in situations where social media is just one of the 20 million things you have to do, and can help manage the huge amount of information and interaction that is out there. And please let me know your suggestions
Most of us will have heard of Klout, but the CEO of Kred.com was at the event. This distinguishes between how open you are to receiving information and how much you influence people.
If you’re dealing with an event with a hashtag, the Archivist can compile stats for you about its use, which is useful. Set it up before you publicise your hashtag and it will do your monitoring for you.
I think this might be the tool I have been looking for! It shows the reach of your tweets, number of replies and retweets.
Generate infographics. At the moment there aren’t many options, but the ones they have are quite fun. I look forward to the tool developing to the point where you can make your own from scratch (or have I missed something and you already can?)