When You Can See the Buzz, Who Needs to Hear It?

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Today I spotted a very cool project over at Microsoft’s FUSE Labs called SocialGadgets. Billed as a “Visual exploration of Twitter topics”, SocialGadgets is a set of embeddable widgets that allows you to visualise data from Twitter in real-time.

Want to see who’s getting talked about right now? How many people have mentioned the New York Times in the last hour? How about which brands, people, places and products are being discussed in conjunction with a certain keyword? Or cooler still, how about comparing the buzz around three competing products or brands?

SocialGadgets brings that kind of real-time Twitter analysis to your fingertips in visual form, and indeed to your website or blog – just select one of the four available gadgets, the size you wish to display plus a timeline for the analysis and you’ll get an iframe to plug right into your site.

You can find out more about SocialGadgets over at FUSE Labs.


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