At FAVES + CO., we know you’re busy. That’s why it’s our job to “put in the man hours so you don’t have to.” We want to make being in-the-know on all things digital, social and tech as easy as possible. Every Tuesday, we’ll give you a top 10 rundown to keep your tech IQ above par. Rest easy, busy one, we’ve got your back.
At FAVES + CO., we know you’re busy. That’s why it’s our job to “put in the man hours so you don’t have to.” We want to make being in-the-know on all things digital, social and tech as easy as possible. Every Tuesday, we’ll give you a top 10 rundown to keep your tech IQ above the rest. Rest easy, busy one, we’ve got your back. Continue reading
Listen, I know you’re busy. When I first started this blog I considered making the tagline, “Putting in the man hours so you don’t have to.” I enjoy doing this research and I want to make it as easy as possible for you to always be in-the-know on all things social. If you read nothing else this week, this run down will keep your social and tech IQ above the rest. Rest easy, busy one, I’ve got your back.
Go ahead and copy and paste your favorite links and send them to your boss, co-workers, peers. They’ll remember (in case they forgot) what a rockstar you are. (Or you can always forward a copy of this post.)
Since Google Alerts have trickled to a slow drip, you’re probably looking for other free ways to monitor what’s being said about you, your company and your contacts. Here’s a great alternative using two services I can’t live without:
Media, social monitoring and “live alert” app mention (available for iOS, Android, Mac and can be accessed via browser) used in conjunction with news monitoring service newsle is the ultimate one-two punch.
Mention allows you to monitor millions of sources in 42 languages, including social networks, news sites, forums, blogs and web pages. You can customize your monitoring to remove homonyms and spam and share alerts with others.
I like that you can assign priority to people or outlets who mention you and favorite things you’d like to save. There’s a free version of the service, but if you monitor a lot of clients or keywords, there are paid versions that offer more robust features.
Newsle works by connecting with your social networks, like Linkedin and Facebook and alerts you via email when: 1) one of your contacts is mentioned in the news; or 2) when one of your contacts has written a news article. This is especially helpful if you’re monitoring journalists and bloggers for a particular industry, or client. You can even monitor celebrities, political leaders or other people of prominence.
What’s really cool about the service is that it allows you to congratulate the person on their media mention from within the email. If you click “tweet,” newsle pulls up a ready-made tweet, including the recipient’s Twitter handle:
Both services allow for “live alerts” and will send you email notifications, but, because mention is app-based, it has the ability to send push notifications via your mobile phone as new mentions come through.
Enjoy this news monitoring #workhack and make your (work) life easier.
It’s not everyday you get to sit down and chat with the president of one of the largest cable companies in the world. Luckily, this year’s CES afforded me that very opportunity with Pat Esser, President of Cox Communications. We talked about:
- The latest innovations on television on both the primary and secondary screens;
- Their partnership with Cisco and the new technology they’re releasing shortly; and
- A new second screen experience with the launch of an iOS app unlike anything else in the market.