Twitter Chats have been in the news quite a bit lately as a number of vendors have introduced new tools for hosting and participating in these realtime conversations. The latest entrant: a unique new tool from Nestivity that allows organizers to host a Tweetcast: realtime Twitter conversations around a central piece of content — a document, image, video, poll, presentation, or even a live Google+ hangout. The tool also de-clutters the stream by filtering out retweets and allows moderators to highlight specific tweets in the main content window. Read →
Scriball, a collaborative content creation app released for the iPhone in February, allows readers to “discover, vote… share… or collaborate with others to create stories, photo albums, write songs… and more.” Read →
Today is the day that Twitter officially retires version 1 of its API, a move that has caused confusion and concern for the Twitter community, especially in terms of its impact on tools that support Twitter Chats, which initially announced that they would not be able to support the new API. But with a series of recent announcements, it turns out that the Twitter Chat community now has several choices. If you’re a regular participant in one of the 600+ active Twitter Chats, or you enjoy live-tweeting around events, here are your options: Read →
The Vine community currently has more than 13 million users, according to a Twitter blog post on Monday. The post officially announced that Vine for Android is now available — and it means that Vine is sure to see user numbers skyrocket as Android users download the video sharing app. Read →
Internet Media Labs today announced the launch of oneQube SmartStream, a free Twitter chat platform designed to support the hundreds of active Twitter chats that were rocked by this week’s news about the imminent demise of TweetChat, a popular chat client that will soon stop working as a result of Twitter’s latest API changes. The SmartStream team says their platform is fully compatible with the new Twitter API rules. SmartStream is part of the oneQube SocialRM platform, which is currently in private beta. Read →
When I first started writing about contextual influence measurement tools, the key advantage they had over personal influence measurement tools like Klout is that they measured influence in the context of a specific topic. Today we’re seeing a whole new generation of tools and platforms that take it even further by letting marketers see not just the individuals who are influential in a given topic, but to understand the whole community of relationships around that topic.
Today, Traackr, one of the most mature contextual influence measurement platforms, introduces something it calls Influencer Network Analysis (INA), a new capability that allows marketers to see how influence travels to and from an individual influencer. Read →
PeopleBrowsr today announced that it has settled its lawsuit against Twitter to prevent Twitter from blocking PeopleBrowsr’s access to the Twitter firehose of data. As a result of the settlement, PeopleBrowsr will maintain firehose access through the end of the year, and then transition to accessing Twitter data via one of the authorized data resellers. Read →