OC Transpo Social Media Mashup

Posted: December 18, 2008 in Uncategorized

I’ve been monitoring the OC Transpo bus strike in Ottawa since it began last Wed Dec 10th; and have been looking for ways to aggregate my various search channels.  Thanks to @NLC_Molly for the reference to the Reputation Monitoring blog post by Randy Woods, I discovered the real value of netvibes (which I had heard of before, but never really took it for a spin).

netvibes

Netvibes has tools to allow you to aggregate your own social media channels – sharing your facebook profile, youtube videos, flickr photos, etc, in one place.  It also allows you to create a mashup of feeds and searches across the web; and with the right mix of search sources you can create a pretty good survey on the latest blogs, tweets, discussions, news posts, videos and photos being shared on a particular topic.  One shortcoming is the lack of RSS feeds from Facebook walls or discussions… hopefully something coming soon?!?

Check out my netvibes page monitoring the OC Transpo Stike

netvibes-octranspo

Any suggestions for other channels or feeds to add to the mix?

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