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Social media tools I use in my workshops (2013)


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Here's my list of 60 sources that I use for researching social media, sorted by Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Verification, Search Engines and Managing tools. For each tool I describe login procedure and if it's free or not

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Social media tools I use in my workshops (2013)

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS By Henk van Ess Link What is it? Acccess NotesSnapbird Search for words in timelines FreeTwitter for Reporter Reporting and publishing tips from Twitter FreeAdvanced search Find people on the scene FreeCurrent search Find people on the scene Free Similar, but differs partlyVisual search Search and monitor by location Paid trailLocation search Search the newest tweets Free Change language to USBing Map Search Search on a map  Fre Click Search to change cityTwitterfall Watch breaking news and trends Free, with Twitter accountBacktweets Try to find out the original source of link Free Click "More tweets" for Put a + after any link Get statistics about the link Free Example: bio search Search and browse bios FreeTwicsy Find photos from Twitter accounts Free A lot of adsTweetstats Find reply statistics and more Free SlowProminent search Discover prominent people FreeFacebookFriendbrowser Search for city, employer, education etc Free, with Facebook accountGoogle-trick intitle:cocaine Find words in a link of Facebook FreeFacing Facebook Tries to find more than Faebook does Free Try your own nameType in email If email exists, full user is shown Free, with Facebook accountProfile Pics Search Click on Camera and upload profile pic FreeFor Reporters Facebook resource for journalists Free, with Facebook accountLinkedInAdvanced Search Search for (ex)-employees Free, Linkedin acc. NeededGoogle-trick "nuclear power plant" Search for topics without being member Free Find specialistsGroup directory Search groups Free, account needed Find communitiesCompanies Find company details Free, account needed Alerts are possibleValidation Type job details and in Google Disclose anonymous accounts FreeVerification
  2. 2. Be More Skeptical General principles of validating social media Free Good startThe Pope Case Case of validation under pressure Free Validating claims and photosSpokeo Find if a nick is uses in other places Paid, with trial Click Username Namecheck Cheap version of Spokeo Free Click on "Taken"Imgops All kinds of image validation tricks Free A little nerdyInformation checking What are signs of (un)reliable posts? FreeTwiangulate Find relations between Twitter users People Research Simplified Free Aimed at companiesAnalyze followers Analazy followers and sort them Paid, one run is freeSearch enginesSocial Mention Real-time social media search and analysis Free Slow, but effectiveIcerocket Search Twitter and Facebook FreeWhos Talking Social Media Search Tool FreeCurate Me Get news from your Twitter/Faceb streams Free, accounts neededTopsy Search social Web Free Click the tabs for moreOrganizingAddictomatic Create a topic page out of a buzzword Free Includes normal searchSproutsocial See the impact of yourself Paid, trial  See how others see youQwant Meta-search engine Follow news streams Free, registration neededStoryful Validated news from social media Free, registration neededHootsuite Dashboard for social media Free up to five accountsRebelmouse Your social frontpage Needs soc. Med. AccountsScoopit tool, find specialists + articles Free, registration neededPrismatic Connects to newsfeed you find interesteing Free, registration neededZite Aggregates news and  shares it Free, registration needed Only  iOs or AndroidFlipboard Magazines for breaking news Free, registration needed Only  iOs or AndroidSpundge Digital story telling Free, registration needed BetaSeeSaw For Twitter only : shows whos taling Free, needs account/reg BetaOneQube Claims to make your streams smarter Free, needs account/reg BetaRapportive Checks  contact details iN Gmail Free, needs account/reg Add-on for browsers av.Klout Find ranked specialists Free, needs soc. Med accountIf this, than to that Combines alerts in social media Free, accounts needed Can be techy