Social Media Hub


In earlier times it was so  clear and easy: You got a print publicationn or a letter with the latest news from a Statistical Agency.

Then came the Web and you switched more and more over to this information source. With links, bookmarks, RSS feeds.

And the came Social Media and you had to monitor more and more information sources. With the risk to be definitively  lost in Social media and information offers.


Help is around the Corner: Social media Hub

The example of IMF shows how Agencies are helping their customers to be always on top of their information and not to loose any information published in one of these multiple social media channels. The Social Media Hub! And it’s the good old Web giving you this overview!

2014-08-25_IMFSMHubIMF SM Hub presents 8 social media with direct view in a window and links to some more media:

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. Google+
  4. IMF Blogs
  5. Weibo
  6. YouTube
  7. Flickr
  8. Podcasts
  9. LinkedIn
  10. IMF Apps and
  11. IMF RSS Feeds

Media Hub

But what’s with the other resources? I am waiting for the Media Hub bringing all possible channels together (like Web, publications …). Will I get it from my postman?


Social Media – Infographical Information

Social Media are state of the art.

But which one to use, which one to follow? Mobile,  desktop?

See the infographics by about Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linkedin.

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And it’s mobile and it’s Africa!



Two People – One Opinion

‘Social Media Are Here to Stay’

sm-part1Interview, Credit Suisse Bulletin, September 27, 2012. IPad Edition


Lost in Social Media

There are lots of applications offering the possibility to publish our personal impressions and meanings to friends and to the general public. And there are lots of companies behind it trying to get tons of subscribers and gaining money from advertisers.

Look at this overview …

or this one of twitter alone …

… and you will be lost.

What to use with which effects? Use one or many? Publish some text  in WordPress or in twitter, upload some commented pictures in flickr or Picasa and transfer (feed) all this automatically to facebook and Google Buzz … or the other way round or …??

There are other companies built on this question, a whole new industry has emerged. Which one to choose (if any) to help us reaching which objectives with social media? And do we really need social media?

A lot of fascinating questions! Fortunately the year has just begun to find the appropriate answer -;)

For the moment I personally prefer a blog (this one) and I love twitter (because there are no ads … not yet).


Some more links:

Google Releases API for Cool Visualization of Data Mashups from Many Sources

From ReadWriteWeb:

Written by Jolie O’Dell / December 14, 2009 6:20 PM / 5 Comments

A recently released Google Labs product called Fusion Tables allowed users to grab data from spreadsheets, text documents, PDFs and other sources and create compelling, comprehensive visualizations from a merged data set.

Google has just announced it’s releasing an API for Fusion Tables. The API integrates with Google Maps, App Engine, Base Data and Visualizations APIs, as well, to allow for motion charts, timelines, graphs and maps with all the data available and running on Google’s infrastructure. The API allows users to upload data from any source, from text files to full databases, and see their data merged and compared in cool visualizations. Surprisingly, that’s not even the best part.

Perhaps best of all, for active, dynamic datasets, Fusion Tables is programmatically updated and accessed, so new information is accessible without requiring an admin login to the Fusion Tables site. As data is added or altered, the most up-to-date version will be available as long as the dataset is synced to Fusion Tables.

The Fusion Tables API also allows for queries and downloads. It’s built on a subset of SQL. By referencing data values in SQL-like query expressions, developers can find data and download it for use by their app. The application can then do any kind of processing on the data, like computing aggregates or feeding into a visualization gadget.

Visualizations of data can be embedded in blogs and other sites all around the web, and attribution remains constant for all the data that is uploaded to Fusion Tables.

Another cool aspect of Fusion Tables is its real-time collaboration features. As with Google Docs, collaborators can be invited via email. Multiple people can view and comment on the data, and these discussions show users’ commments and any changes to the datasets over time.

For an overview of how Fusion Tables works, check out this demo video that explains how data can be mashed up and graphed:

Read more …….

How Twitter can make history by Clay Shirky

About this talk

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

About Clay Shirky

Shirky, a prescient voice on the Internet’s effects, argues that emerging technologies enabling loose collaboration will change the way our society works.

Full bio and more links