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Watch the interview with Marshall Kirkpatrick for background and a walk through on Little Bird that launched in 2011. This Twitter tool helps you quickly find and analyze who the top experts are, including their social graph and interaction with each other, based on keywords you select.
Watch the video and see the original post on TheSocialNetworker for more information.
What I found, as shown in the video, was an interesting filtered approach to looking at what you would once consider Twitter searches. You would then manually sort through the results looking for interesting people to follow or hope to gain their attention. Little Bird does all of this for you and then correlates the experts (or insiders as they are called in the application) to show newest, oldest, most followed and most active experts on Twitter in a tabbed report format. You are able to reply, retweet and favorite results as you would expect.
We reviews hundreds of tools on EverythingTwitter, each with their own unique target. Little Bird aims to be a solution for companies (individuals are welcome to use the service) to find experts they can interact with across Twitter and strengthen relationships and even leverage their social graph. Knowing and graphing what experts follow each other is something I have not seen in other tools.
The site itself is currently in beta and you can easily get a free 14 day trial to see how it works and begin building reports. Head over to Little Bird to get your account and tell Marshall I sent you
A fast buzz is building around the Microsoft opening of So.cl beyond the student population is originally started with. However, it seems they have reached capacity but do not tell you until after you provide Facebook authentication information that they collect your email address.
You can also watch the video in HD by clicking through to the Spiked Studio channel on YouTube.
Using search functions powered by Bing’s API, So.cl encourages students to search for topics and then create montages of the visually rich web content. The links are automatically shared as you search, in case there are other students looking for the same thing. You can also have “video parties,” which “let you search, and quickly assemble a list of movies to view together with friends.” (Those friends are other online So.cl users.)
There is an opt-out ability at the very end but quite sneaky. Mainly when they chose not to use their own Windows Live service as an authentication mechanism. Take a peek in the video above.