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Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Simply put, Reppler is a social media monitoring service designed to keep your social reputation clean and safe. It addresses three critical pillars of your social reputation — content, privacy and security. Read more »

Disney Tickets Together — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Disney Tickets Together — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Millions of applications are flooding the social media scene yearly, some are fun, others are valuable while only a few have the ability of shining through the bunch and making a lasting impression! Today's... Read more »

What are you working on? Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Platforms Reviewed

Communication has always been a key factor in determining the efficiency of how companies do business. For a long time, fax, telephone and email managed to facilitate business communications and saved companies a lot of time and effort. Today, social media comes into play, it opens new channels that give any company’s communication methods a whole new untapped dimension. From Wikis and shared feeds, to online real-time collaboration and microblogging, there is a new generation of platforms that aim to tackle this area and give your business the tools it needs to fit as a 2.0 enterprise.

Most Popular Enterprise 2.0 Social Platforms

We, here at Thoughtpick, were interested in researching the Enterprise 2.0 social platforms out there. Obviously we found many, we checked out most of them and decided to bring you the 5 most popular ones according to compete stats, with Yammer being the most popular.

Below are the top 5 picks along with our opinion:

1. Yammer: It takes microblogging to the Enterprise Arena. It provides a simple way for employees to connect and share by posting short – 140 char – messages. It builds on Twitter’s concept that we have all grown accustomed to, and adds corporate necessary options such as employee profiles, file sharing, groups and organizational charts. Recently it rolled out some new features that include a revamped iPhone app, “like” options, threads and an improved search.

Thoughtpickers’ opinion: The power of Yammer – like Twitter – lies in its simplicity. It provides a very simple and clean interface that allows for easy flowing interaction between employees – interaction that is built on 140 char text messages. Yammer is mainly a microblogging tool and thus it lacks some features that other Enterprise 2.0 social platforms offer such as wikis and feeds. With over 40,000 companies worldwide signed to Yammer, one should not neglect the power of this tool. It’s worth checking out.

Is TrueTwit up to the Task of Reducing Twitter Spam? I don’t think so!

Spam on Twitter is an obvious and growing problem. I mean, many of the tweets in my stream are about “how to make money on Twitter” or some loser trying to sell an eBook. Don’t even get me started on auto-DMs – especially when I tried getting notifications on my mobile! I don’t want to check your Facebook profile, I am not interested in voting for whatever you want me to vote up and I do not want to know about what new porno movies you have on your disgusting website!

Yes, Twitter spam is getting on my nerves and might be a deal breaker unless Twitter does something about it.

TrueTwit.com attempts to solve the problem of Twitter spam - I don't think so!

TrueTwit.com: Nice interface but not a solution to Twitter's spam problem!

What’s spam on Twitter?

Hmm, I think you already have a bunch of examples pop into your mind. It’s not only the annoying list I mentioned above, but also Twitter bots, numerous fake Twitter accounts as well as spammers trying to use trending topics to gain exposure. I am sure there is more, but these are the examples off the top of my head right now.

There are many tools attempting to solve this issue, but recently, I ran into and tested out TrueTwit.com, and I was not too impressed by the logic behind it. Here is why…

New Ways of Sharing, Using FriendFeed & Diigo…

Like I always say “sharing is caring” and what better thing to share than your “great” findings and conversations on the web? Isn’t it wonderful to experience a less constipated mailbox not spammed by your friends links and jokes? While we all have become quite familiar with social networking and bookmarking tools such as Delicious and Stumble the following services just kick it up a notch.

5 Top Free Twitter Time-Saving Applications!

Is social media engagement leading people to waste time and effort for no high value in return? Can utilizing social media and monitoring your presence on social channels be optimized? What are the current tools available for Twitter users that aim to maximize their ROI while using Twitter?

9 Real-Time Search Engines Which Go Beyond Twitter

9 Real-Time Search Engines Which Go Beyond Twitter

FriendFeed Real-time search, but limited to FF users' content

We followed a simple criteria to pick services and build our list: Any search service must be (1) Real-time and (2) NOT limited to Twitter search results. Read on...

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Google@Omgili Debate: Which Side Are You On?

Google@Omgili Debate: Which Side Are You On?

Google Omgili in action!

Google@Omgili is a new mashup. But, will it bring about change or is it just another Web 2.0 tool that will waste our time? We will start by offer you a list of pros and cons, and we urge you to join the discussion and let us know your opinion and if you think Google@Omgili is worth while.

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