// Tap Into the Crowd Resource List //
By Mandy Jenkins & Robert Hernandez
UPDATED: Feb. 18, 2014
// Content Search Tools
Enter search terms to see the last 500 tweets, filter/drill down
into related terms, hashtags and
Search older tweets and photos. http://topsy.com/advancedsearch
Real-time keyword search, displayed in a visual format.
Searches Twitter, Facebook and Google+, order by popularity.
See all of a user’s tweets on one page. http://AllMyTweets.net
Real-time keyword search across many social networks, plus
ability to save searches to Excel. http://Socialmention.com
Search Instagram photos and videos by keyword.
Search public status updates.http://openstatussearch.com
// Twitter People Searches
Search for Twitter users by biography, keyword and their
connections to others. http://twiangulate.com
Search for Twitter users by location and
Search for social media accounts and contact for other
// Source Search Tools
Top search box on facebook.com, dig in upon results to search
by education, employer, location and more.
Search for people, filter by location, profession, etc.:
Search and follow companies:
Ask questions and find related experts http://quora.com
Insights on all public Twitter accounts http://foller.me/
Search for connections across LinkedIn, Facebook and Gmail
Discover social networks of those who email you in
// Location Searches
Mobile app that shows public tweets, Foursquare check-ins
and Facebook check-ins on a map. http://ban.jo/ (Using the
Premium geolocation search tool. Can search down to the
building, seeing located tweets and images.
Real time geographic media search, coming soon...
Though the mobile app version is used by those who play this
check-in game, you can search for venues and “mayors”
(those who have been to a location the most times) on the
website with an account login. http://foursquare.com/
// Crowdsourcing Tools
Create public forms, surveys and other shareable
Create an automatic map from a Google spreadsheet and
Create a mobile-friendly reader-assisted map
Simple blog interface allows for user submissions
// Curation Tools
Save links of any sort to access from anywhere, anytime.
Install the Diigo plugin on your browser to take full advantage
of its ease. https://www.diigo.com/
Compile tweets, YouTube videos, links, social photos, text and
more into stories you can embed on your website. Be sure to
install the Storify plugin for Chrome or Firefox to make it
easier to add items. http://storify.com/
Arrange text, images, videos, tweets and more into an
embeddable timeline out of Google Spreadsheets.
Create always-updating, embeddable section fronts around
topics or events using social accounts, social searches and
Build visually compelling collections of related media for an
embeddable and original alternative to a boring story
// Photo Verification Tools
This tool lets you view the available Exchangeable Image File
(EXIF) data on any image via an uploaded file from your
desktop or a URL from the web. This may include the
camera/scanner used, date taken and settings.
This online tool allows you to see where else a particular
image is in use across the web. This is handy for seeing if your
image is being used without permission, as well as finding
hoax photos used previously. http://tineye.com/
See how/if an image has been Photoshopped. If part of an
image’s scan stands out or looks lighter than the rest, the
image may have been edited. Be sure to use the highest
quality image you can find. http://fotoforensics.com/