A couple of weeks ago I learned about SocialBro thanks to Mashable. SocialBro, made by developers based in Spain, promises to be an app to manage and analyze your Twitter following. At first glance, SocialBro delivers, especially if you are looking to use Twitter as part of your Social Business strategy. When you first launch the app, it asks you for your Twitter credentials and starts to download tons of metrics about your following. This is nice because it allows you to work with your data offline (perhaps while you are in a plane or without free access to wifi).
Once the data is downloaded you are taken to the Dashboard. In the dashboard you'll find things like Best time to Tweet, recent new followers, recent new unfollows, inactive followers, inactive friends, and much much more:
Some views are really useful to determine who to start following or who to stop following. Notice that each view also has a "share" capability. Clicking on Share triggers a tweet such as "I'm following 4 noisy friends: @xyz, @abc, @123, etc…". Overall, I think the view that I like the most is best time to tweet. SocialBro provides different visualizations to help you understand when a particular tweet will get maximum exposure. As you can see from the following screenshot, for me the best time to tweet is 4pm which is interesting because I mostly tweet in the morning.
On the left hand side of the dashboard, you'll find different search criteria and filters that can be applied to your followers and friends. Some of the filters are: time since last tweet, tweets per day, account age, etc.
SocialBro also provides insights into who your followers are, their timezones, their locations, the languages they speak, etc. SocialBro supports multiple Twitter accounts which is helpful for those that are managing multiple Twitter accounts.
SocialBro has created a demo and has shared it via vimeo. You can take a peek here:
How To Move Jive Content to IBM Connections
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 8:11a Luis Benitez I've been getting some questions recently on how to move from Jive (or other tools) to IBM Connections. To that end, I wanted to highlight our automated migration tools that we can use to move people, content and places from your existing solution into IBM Connections.
Back in June of this year we had a webinar to announce these new automated tools to help customers move from Jive, SharePoint and others in to IBM Connections. You can watch the replay here to get all the details.
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IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 Is Now Available
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 9:12a Luis Benitez Today, we are updating IBM Connections, the market-leading enterprise social collaboration platform. Specifically, today we are releasing IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 for on premises customers.
This release includes a roll up of fixes that we've been releasing for the past couple of months. Additionally, it also adds some new features.
New features in IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 (but not limited to):
Updated file preview design in stream
Play uploaded movies in the stream
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5 Can't Miss Features of IBM Connections
Wed, Oct 8th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez About two weeks ago, I was asked to present to a group of internal IBMers tips and tricks to get the most out of IBM Connections, our social collaboration platform.
I actually reached out to my internal network and asked for suggestions on a good topic. Quickly, I realized that everyone had their own favorite feature or aspect of the product.
That got me thinking that maybe it's worth me putting together a quick presentation that shows people how I get the most out of the product to impr [read] Keywords: collaboration
New Release of IBM Connections Social Cloud Is Here
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez Here's one way to start the week on a high note. Over the weekend, we enabled the latest features for our Q3 (or fall release) of IBM Connections Social Cloud, which, as you can tell off the bat, features a new name and tons of goodies. Mitch and Chris had already shared the news about the new name, which we made public back in January of this year at IBM Connect 2014.
You may have already seen the blog from last week from Rebecca Buisan which previewed some of the things that we turned on [read] Keywords: connections
Up and Running with IBM Connections Now Available on Lynda.com
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 5:12p Luis Benitez I'm on my way to TED@IBM which is happening tomorrow, but I couldn't wait to share some fantastic news. As you may have seen from teases in the past few weeks, today there's a new course available: Up and Running with IBM Connections by Bruce Elgort.
Bruce and I collaborated on this, well, he actually did all the work, I just gave him a server to record on.
For those of you who haven't heard about Lynda.com, they are an online learning company that helps anyone learn business, sof [read] Keywords: connections