Category: Open Source Intelligence

Hootsuite Social monitoring tool

So far in our social media monitoring video series, we’ve taken a look at very powerful tools, but they’re somewhat siloed. We looked Twitter tools on Twitter, Facebook Tools on Facebook and so on. Wouldn’t it be great if we had one tool that gave access to all of our social media networks and search tools? That’s what Hootsuite does. It brings in all your social networks, with which you create dashboards and streams that you monitor

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Social Bearing - Twitter Mapping Tool

In this video, I’ll be demonstrating a website called ‘Social Bearing.’ Social Bearing provides insights and analytics for Twitter, but it applies it right on a map so the search results, anything you find, will be geolocated on a map. You can use keywords, hashtags or just the location to find tweets.
I can’t say enough good things about this tool. Go check it out, and let me know what you think.

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In this video, I show you how to set up your own social media monitoring system using Twitter Advanced Search, Twitter widgets, and Twitter Search.

For practical purposes, social media monitoring can be used for Protective Intelligence – monitoring what is being said about a brand, or if someone is taking actionable steps to hurt a brand or someone.

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Two Easy Ways to View LinkedIn Profiles Anonymously

LinkedIn is a great tool for peer to peer connections, recruiting and sharing content. When you want to find out about person one of the very first stops you will mostly likely make is a search on LinkedIn. Clicking on the person’s profile while signed in to LinkedIn, by default, will inform the person that you viewed their profile.
There is nothing wrong with this, but sometimes you want to search anonymously. Perhaps it’s an investigation, or maybe you just don’t want the person to know you were looking at the profile.

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