New fave tool referred to in previous post is: Addictomatic
I have had a few private messages about how it might be used in corporate (or other) comms, so here’s my 2pth – please do add/alter/moan.
How to use it
Put in a keyword | Hit Create | Read the category results
(Whoever said that I was not the most useful girl on the planet?)
Easy right? (Not me, Addictomatic.)
It is very easy to get distracted. The first time I used it I was needing to listen to what the www was saying about printing and how collaborative tools could be best used to increase the value and relevance of offline printing. I tried all sorts of keywords that made sense to me: online printing, printing collaboration, printing, printing new… you get my drift – I was being a bit rubbish. Anyway, quickly tiring of the results, I decided to Addictomatic me – shockingly poor results, then my online persona: mulquem, similarly cr*p, then onto people I know, stuff I liked, er even things on my desk… hmmm displacement activity at its best.
1. Be focussed before you enter the url into your toolbar
2. Have a series of options for keywords you think will work
WARNING: THERE IS NO ACCOUNTING FOR MISSPELLING: IF YOU SPELL YOUR KEYWORD/S INCORRECTLY, ADDICTOMATIC WILL NOT CORRECT IT
3. SCROLL there is lots of good stuff below the line on the results page
4. Explore – click through on the group footers, where it says ‘more at…’
This will give you a wealth of information to digest, conversations to listen to and show you places where you might like to build your profile, or begin to engage.
That is enough for now.
I feel as if I have competely ruined the simplicity of a cool listening tool, a bit like this Microsoft/Apple battle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeXAcwriid0 apologies :)