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  • 1. SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS AND RESEARCH CHEAT LIST - List by Henk van Ess - Report errors to voelspriet@gmail.com and get an updateWant a workshop in your company? Contact me via http://www.searchbistro.comSearch engines Link What is it? Acccess NotesSocial Mention http://www.socialmention.com Real-time social media search and analysis Free Slow, but effectiveIcerocket http://www.icerocket.com Search Twitter and Facebook FreeWhos Talking http://www.whostalkin.com Social Media Search Tool Free A lot of social media includedCurate Me http://curate.me Get news from your Twitter/Faceb streams Free, accounts neededTopsy http://topsy.com Search social Web Free Click the tabs for moreQwant http://www.qwant.com Meta-search engine Beta In beta, promisingGeotaggingVisual search http://www.geofeedia.com Search and monitor by location Paid trailLocation search http://www.bing.com/social Search the newest tweets Free Change language to USPeople Melt http://www.peoplemelt.com See tweets on a map, pick your location Free Buggy, but keep tryingGeochirp http://www.geochirp.com Only searches around your location (<50m) FreePhotosearchTwicsy http://www.twicsy.com Search twitter pics, even private accounts FreeJotpix http://www.jotpix.com Search Flickr. Picasa, YouTube FreeStatigram http://statigr.am Search for hashtags and users Free, account neededTwipho http://twipho.net Searches photos through hashtags Free, account neededImgOps http://imgops.com Swiss knife for photo validation FreeTwitterSnapbird http://snapbird.org Search for words in timelines FreeAdvanced search https://twitter.com/search-advanced Find people on the scene FreeBing Map Search http://tinyurl.com/chp77yq Search on a map Fre Click Search to change cityTwitterfall http://twitterfall.com/ Watch breaking news and trends Free, with Twitter accountBacktweets http://www.backtweets.com/ Try to find out the original source of link Free Click "More tweets" for restBit.ly Put a + after any bit.ly link Get statistics about the link Free Example: http://bit.ly/12AsyB9+Twiiter bio search http://www.followerwonk.com Search and browse bios FreeTwicsy http://www.twicsy.com Find photos from Twitter accounts Free A lot of adsTweetstats http://www.tweetstats.com/ Find reply statistics and more Free SlowProminent search http://wefollow.com Discover prominent people FreeFacebookFriendbrowser https://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/ Search for city, employer, education etc Free, with Facebook accountGoogle-trick intitle:cocaine site:facebook.com Find words in a link of Facebook FreeFacing Facebook http://facebook.eccar.org Tries to find more than Faebook does Free Try your own nameType in email www.facebook.com If email exists, full user is shown Free, with Facebook accountProfile Pics Search http://images.google.com Click on Camera and upload profile pic FreeLinkedInAdvanced Search http://www.linkedin.com/search?trk=advsrch Search for (ex)-employees Free, Linkedin acc. NeededGoogle-trick "nuclear power plant" site:linkedin.com Search for topics without being member Free Find specialistsGroup directory http://www.linkedin.com/search-fe/group_search Search groups Free, account needed Find communitiesCompanies http://www.linkedin.com/companies Find company details Free, account needed Alerts are possibleValidation Type job details and site:linkedin.com in Google Disclose anonymous accounts FreeValidationBe More Skeptical http://bit.ly/12Atcyr General principles of validating social mediaFree Good startThe Pope Case http://to.pbs.org/12gUgRF Case of validation under pressure Free Validating claims and photosSpokeo http://www.spokeo.com/username-search Find if a nick is uses in other places Paid, with trial Click UsernameNamecheck http://namechk.com Cheap version of Spokeo Free Click on "Taken"Information checkin http://bit.ly/109hD1y What are signs of (un)reliable posts? FreeTwiangulate http://twiangulate.com/search/ Find relations between Twitter users FreeArchive.ly http://www.archive.ly People Research Simplified Free Aimed at companiesAnalyze followers http://followerwonk.com/analyze Analazy followers and sort them Paid, one run is free
  • 2. OrganizingZite http://www.zite.com Aggregates news and shares it Free, registration needed Only iOs or AndroidFlipboard http://www.flipboard.com Magazines for breaking news Free, registration needed Only iOs or AndroidAddictomatic http://addictomatic.com Create a topic page out of a buzzword Free Includes normal searchSproutsocial http://www.sproutsocial.com See the impact of yourself Paid, trial See how others see youResult.ly http://www.result.ly Follow news streams Free, registration neededStoryful http://www.storyful.com Validated news from social media Free, registration neededHootsuite http://hootsuite.com Dashboard for social media Free up to five accountsRebelmouse https://www.rebelmouse.com Your social frontpage Needs soc. Med. AccountsScoopit http://www.scoop.it/browse#category_searchSelected Curation tool, find specialists + articles Free, registration neededPrismatic http://getprismatic.com Connects to newsfeed you find interesteing Free, registration neededSpundge http://www.spundge.com Digital story telling Free, registration needed BetaSeeSaw http://sees.aw For Twitter only : shows whos talking Free, needs account/reg BetaOneQube http://www.oneqube.com Claims to make your streams smarter Free, needs account/reg BetaRapportive http://www.rapportive.com Checks contact details iN Gmail Free, needs account/reg Add-on for browsers av.If this, than to that http://www.ifttt.com Combines alerts in social media Free, accounts needed Can be techyMonitoringTrendsmap http://www.trendsmap.com Search for local trends Free, account neededKlout http://www.klout.com Ego tool but handy for person search Free  klout.com/<account>Peerindex http://www.peerindex.com Id, but handy for person search Free  peerindex.com/<account>Cheatsheet ResearchWhat: Example Details Use it to1. Quotation marks "Albert Einstein, born on" Predict language Predict an answer2. Asterix "Albert Einstein, born on * * ,1879" Replaces full words Find words between words3. Filetype http://www.voelspriet.nl/googledocs.htm PDF/DOC/PPT and more Search for documents4. Minus sign river phoenix -"river phoenix" Get rid of what you hate -site.com or –“….” is allowed5. Find the title allintitle: songtext Alanis Morisette Search title document Find docs with certain titles6. Search Site: site: edu or site:nero.com Search one source only Overrides search engine source7. What? define: adhd or “adhd is” Explains something Get rid of non relevant sources8. Why? "whales strand because" “Because” = why question Predict the answer9. When? Custom range f.e 1-1-2000 to 1-1-2001 Click “Show Search tools” Find specific publication date10. Not exact enough Verbatim Click “Show Search tools” Overrules personalization11. Numbers range Ipad “300…500 euro” or “1961…1966” Powerful with “…” Find a cheap iPad. Or years.12. Check owner site http://www.domaintools.com Look for REGISTRANT (Historical) owners of sites13. Check site In Google: info:(site.com) Check for LINKS Who refers to the source?14. Error 404 Google Cache (>6m) or www.archive.org (>6m) Your time machine Type cache:(source)Filtersearch, use site: (…..).aero 2001 Aerospace.edu 1995 United States educational.gov 1995 United States government.int 1998 Organizations established by international treaties between governments.jobs 2005 International community of human resource managers.mil 1995 United States militaryThree Golden Rules1. Find a source you trust. Only if you can’t find one, use Google2. Remember a search engine of a trusted source is not always as good as you hope. Search again with (term)site(site.com) in Google3. Don’t ask questions but try to predict the answer for difficult research. So don’t type bio Putin but “Putin has * children”SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS AND RESEARCH CHEAT LIST - List by Henk van Ess - Report errors to voelspriet@gmail.com and get an updateWant a workshop in your company? Contact me via http://www.searchbistro.com