Social Media Resources

Collated by colleagues from BBC Vision and the BBC News UGC hub – Mid 2010

Twitter Search (often location searches are skewed): http://search.twitter.com/ 

BlogPulse (blog search provided by Nielsen): www.blogpulse.com

BoardTracker (powerful search engine for messageboards and forums): www.boardtracker.com 

Social meter (put a site in and you get how many people link to them; needs to be a popular site though ): http://www.socialmeter.com 

BackTweets (search links on Twitter): http://backtweets.com/ 

Social Mention (“like Google Alerts but for social media”): http://socialmention.com/ 

Addictomatic (“the latest buzz on any topic”; really nice for immediate general overview and good for breaking news): http://addictomatic.com/ 

Tweeted Brands (the most tweeted brands on Twitter): http://www.tweetedbrands.com/ 

How Sociable (displays the visibility of your brand across various social networks): http://www.howsociable.com/ 

Google Trends: http://google.com/trends 

Google Insights: http://www.google.com/insights/search/ 

Google Alerts: http://www.google.com/alerts 

Google Blog search: http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch 

Ubervu (overviews, analytics, comparison and reports. Charges for emotion analysis but still does good comparisons without fee, for example who is most talked about, Obama vs Palin): http://www.ubervu.com

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