Twitter Tips: Best Way to Track ’em Tweets

In the past, brands and websites expected the conversations to be carried on their own website, but the situation has drastically changed nowadays. Nowadays, comments and mentions can occur on many different platforms and services and it’s hard to keep up with the conversation if you are not using the appropriate tool(s).

One of the most popular platforms is Twitter, and you would want to be in-the-know about what people are talking on it. Tracking conversations and mentions on Twitter can be a bit mind boggling and time consuming but if you use the right tool for the job then you’ll be able to get ahead.

Tracking a Bunch of Websites Really Quick

Mentioned?

Mentioned?

If you are interested in checking Twitter mentions of several websites and pages that don’t fall under any specific topic then you need to use Kutano. Kutano is the easiest way to check any Twitter mention of a webpage. All you have to do is go to their website and install the appropriate plug-in for your browser and then sign up and log in to the service.

After logging in, you will be able to find mentions of the website using the “Tweets on Page” icon. As an added bonus, you can also check if anyone had any discussion points on that webpage as well. Discussions are tweets that don’t directly link to the page but mention it either with a related  hashtag or keyword.

This is really useful if you are trying to gauge the popularity of a page, or to see the type of people who mention it and what they say about it with a couple of clicks.

8 Ways to Use Social Networks in the Classroom

Twitter in Education

Twitter in Education

Earlier, we talked about a few great resources for educators that are available for free online. These services were more focused on education and catering to their needs for creating internal social networking platforms, open-source blackboards and conferencing applications. They were great resources but they all required some amount of set-up and involved a bit of a learning curve to get used to them.

Today we are just going to share some ideas that help educators bring social networks into classrooms, utilizing some of the services that we all use. Ranging from Twitter to Skype we will share 8 ways that they can be used in the classroom.

Create a Twitter Account

Using Twitter for Teacher – Student communication allows for short and quick messages exchange. This is useful for students and teachers to ask questions and might be a great resource for the teacher in the preparation of her class notes allowing her to know which areas to focus on.

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Making it hard by design?

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The 10 Commandments of Being a Good Netizen

The 10 Commandments of Being a Good Netizen

Everyone aspires to be a good netizen, but it's not an easy goal to achieve. To be beatified by the gods of the net, you will need to surf graciously and illuminate every spot on the web where you are present. To achieve such lustrous status you need to follow the ten commandments of being a good netizen.

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There Are People Who Tweet By Fax! The Perfect Granny Xmas Gift :D

While we said half-jokingly that there is a twitter by snail mail service we never imagined that there is an actual market for it! Apparently 87 year old Dorothy Miller uses a service called Celery to update her Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay in touch with her family. She is also a fan of short messages since she complains...

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Gets Bitten by His Own Creation: 596 Pictures Revealed!

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Gets Bitten by His Own Creation: 596 Pictures Revealed!

The day of retribution has arrived! Facebook's creator Mark Zuckerberg had a taste of his own medicine. After having only 1 picture for public viewing the privacy changes allowed Facebook users access to 596 pictures of him.

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Facebook New Privacy Settings… Better Now?!

Facebook New Privacy Settings… Better Now?!

Is that all I get to control?

Finally! Facebook has caved in and revamped their privacy system and settings in hopes of resolving some of its privacy woes. Hopefully this new system will save some hapless chaps and gals from loosing their jobs because they can't help themselves when it comes to over sharing.

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Is Technology Making us Cocoon Away From Society?

Is Technology Making us Cocoon Away From Society?

Interaction only from behind the screen?

I can still hear it ringing in my ear every time I sit behind a computer screen "Get off that thing and go interact with Real People!". That was my father's reaction whenever he noticed me spending too much time on the computer. It has been more than a decade since I started growing up with the internet, and to this day my parents...

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