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Twitter Analytics is now free for all: so what can libraries get out of it? - Ned Potter

Twitter Analytics is now free for all: so what can libraries get out of it? - Ned Potter | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

Twitter stats packages are sort of fascinating but also not. I look at a fair few because I need to be able to talk about them in social media workshops: what tends to happen is I put my username in, go 'ooooh that's interesting!' a few times, but then never actually go back and check the analysis on a second occasion.

As individuals we don't really need Twitter stats apps (unless you take Twitter very seriously) but as organisations they can be genuinely useful. They can help us understand our network, show us what works (so we can build on it) and what doesn't (so we can phase it out).

For an analysis package to be useful to an organisation it really needs three qualities:

1. It must give you information you can ACT on. There are a million
stats apps out there, but if they don't tell you anything which you
can use to inform better practice for your twitter account, then they
don't really have any value.
2. It must NOT tweet things about that information on your behalf. Someapps tell you useful things - but they tell the rest of the world
those useful things too. I'm dubious about this at the best of times
(for me an auto-tweet saying "This week on Twitter: X follows /
unfollows, Y ReTweets and Z total reach!" either looks a bit awkward if X, Y and Z are small numbers, and a bit show-boaty if they're large) but I really don't think organisational accounts should have anything tweeted on their behalf.
3. It ideally needs to be free. Some things are worth paying for but
realistically it's hard to get the people who control the
purse-strings in libraries to shell-out for a Twitter stats annual
subscription...

Thankfully the official Twitter Analytics, newly available for all, meets all three of those criteria. If you just tweet as yourself, sign in to analytics.twitter.com and have a look a round at the things worth noting; it's interesting to see how few of your followers actually see your tweets, for example."


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Great guide! Also for any corporate account!

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 4, 2014 3:47 AM

Great guide to make the most of your Twitter Analytics for your library or archive!

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Digital White Papers - July 2013: Knowledge Management

Digital White Papers - July 2013: Knowledge Management | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it
Hot off the Digital Press: #ILTA White Paper - Knowledge Management: Intelligent Business at Its Best http://t.co/PPMGaPeh0m

 

The eighth annual ILTA Knowledge Management White Paper! - available for download!

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Knowledge Management: Intelligent Business at it's Best!

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Knowledge sharing: Drive out fear. Eliminate management by objective, by David Gurteen

Knowledge sharing: Drive out fear. Eliminate management by objective, by David Gurteen | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

By David Gurteen:
"Many years ago when I worked at Lotus Development we had a similar yearly review system to the one described in this article The Poisonous Employee-Ranking System That Helps Explain Microsoft's Decline.

I hated it then, mainly as it was gamed, long before I fully realised the consequences and its impact on knowledge sharing and collaborative behaviours. "

Use of Deming's [...] fourteen key principles for management for transforming business effectiveness.


Read more: http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/poisonous-employee-ranking-system?open

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How to improve knowledge sharing to imrpove busines objectives!

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