A big thank-you to our development team for continuing to put hard work into all our products. In addition to these features, there are numerous behind the scenes changes to improve the efficiency and user experience.
When you click on a saved chart it now shows highlighted in your feed tree, making it more visible which chart you’ve selected.
The refine filter previously known as feed class is now renamed media type.
You can sort your search results by media type.
You can now add feeds to a newsletter or email alert via the email manager feature.
There’s an option to add a link-out top right of the screen so a user can return to their intranet, or any other URL. Talk to Client Services if you are interested!
Here I've added the text "Back to Moreover.com" with a link to our homepage
A search engine update means search is a bit faster.
The help file now explains which features are dependent on your license following the release of Newsdesk Alert / Corporate / Enterprise.
We are rolling out 60 day search for Newsdesk Enterprise and Newsdesk Corporate accounts.
As social media marketing and usage increases the definitions of the law in regards to social media abuse will increase and become harsher. In many ways it is the same as in ‘real life’ working arrangements. You cannot simply go around ‘slagging off’ your boss or your company and expect not to be taken to task over it.
Social Media is not to be used for abuse or airing difference. It’s dangerous to both parties.
Bottom line- don’t put things into print about someone that you would not want them reading.
Helen walks through some specific cases of employees and employers using and abusing social media and the resulting court rulings. Definitely worth the read.
Let us know what you think about this in the comments. When should an employee be answerable to their company for their personal posts and tweets?
According to CNN, UberMedia — the company responsible for UberSocial, Echofon and Twidroyd — is looking into developing its own Twitter-like competitor. CNN cites three people briefed on the matter (but not authorized to speak publicly) as describing the service as a response to some of the most common complaints about Twitter, including restrictions on message length. Read the full post here.
Will anyone people able to displace Twitter from its top spot in the microblogging world?
As 2010 draws to a close we’re being bombarded with lists and Zeitgeists covering all the various trends from the past twelve months. From a news point of view global events such as the World Cup and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill really seemed to dominate our online behaviour, both topping out Twitter’s overall trends list and also featuring prominently in the annual Google Zeitgeist.
The overall trends do appear to paint a pretty decent picture of what grabbed our attention over the year, although seeing Justin Bieber in there at number 8 does make you question if we all had a little too much time on our hands in 2010! Facebook have produced a similar list (#6 Justin Bieber) from the year’s Status Updates and as such the list is distinctly different from those generated by Google and Twitter. For the full Facebook Memology check out the Facebook blog here.
However, it is not just the social networks making these lists.. the 2010 Zeta Buzz Awards measure the popularity of the Web’s major social media sites over the year. YouTube and Flickr come out as the big winners, gaining positive mentions 91% and 98% of the time respectively, but further illustrating how the once mighty have fallen both MySpace and Friendster dropped out of the Top 10, and I wouldn’t hold out much hope of them returning in 2011.
How do these findings strike you? Surprised? Will Biebermania prove even more popular in 2011? Let us know your thoughts below!
CNN have been studying the ‘power of news and recommendation‘ (or ‘Pownar’ for short) looking at how readers share articles through social media and networks. The research showed that 43% of online sharing came via social media like Facebook and Twitter, followed by email (30%), texting (15%) and instant messaging (12%).
Probably not a huge surprise as we’ve long since seen the growing relationship between traditional and newer media types, perhaps a more interesting aspect of the study was the finding that a rather small set of ‘influencers’ is responsible for the spread of the news. The findings revealed that 87% of all shared news only accounted for 27% of all users – evidence that a minority of active Web users are driving this sharing of information. An average user will share 13 articles a week, whilst receiving 26 stories, as highlighted before it is partly this behaviour which has pushed an increase in online news consumption in the United States.
So how do you find yourself sharing online news content? What types of news are you most likely to spread across the Web? Let us know!
How many followers do you have on Twitter? Number of times listed? Retweeted often? Determining a users impact has become so much more than mere popularity, with influence being judged more on a users engagement level than just number of followers.
The Guardian recently reported on Hewlett-Packard’s smart research paper measuring influence using a “Influence-Passivity Algorithm”, leaving the social media blog Mashable as Twitter’s most influential account.
HP are not alone though in measuring influence, Klout, the San Francisco based start-up, is gaining recognition when it comes to online influence. And tech company PeerIndex is using algorithms not dissimilar to Google PageRank in identifying the web’s most authoritative voices.
Switching back to HP’s findings, the study concluded:
This study shows that the correlation between popularity and influence is weaker than it might be expected. This is a reflection of the fact that for information to propagate in a network, individuals need to forward it to the other members, thus having to actively engage rather than passively read it and cease to act on it.
As influence becomes ever, erm, influential in terms of brand monitoring (not to mention online ego satisfaction) then the way we measure and rank it over Twitter, Facebook, etc becomes a key metric in developing the social graph.
Twitter Creative Director Biz Stone dropped a few hints yesterday, whilst appearing on CNBC, over the much-anticipated Twitter business plan.
Without giving too much away it seems we can expect an advertising plan that not just benefits Twitter, but all associated apps as well. So could well be good news for the folks at TweetDeck, HootSuite etc..
Do you think Twitter will manage to hit a winning formula when it comes to developing a business plan, is it possible for them to strike gold whilst still keeping their partners and users happy?
Real-time search has become an increasingly popular web trend over the past twelve months, one we’ve covered a number of times here on the blog, so it was of little surprise when the major search engines started integrating Twitter and the likes into their search results. What is a little surprising however though is the impact, or lack of, these real-time results are so far having on our searching habits.
Oneupweb have carried out an eye-opening eye-tracking study into the effectiveness of real-time web search results. The study split a group of users into “consumers” searching for products you would consider buying or “foragers” looking for current news and information on a topic. The results were mixed to say the least:
73% had never heard of real-time results before participating this study.
Only a quarter of the consumers cared for the real-time results compared to 47% of the information foragers.
The report also showed the users took more than ten seconds to to settle their gaze on the real-time results, but the foragers were more willing to spend time on the page which could be indicative of their willingness to consider more options before clicking and hence their increased likelihood to test the real-time results.
So the results perhaps don’t show real-time search to be quite as popular as the buzz may suggest – not yet anyway, but as users adapt the social aspect of search will become ever more relevant as real-time becomes a reality.