Trial of SocialOomph

I decided to use SocialOomph in an attempt to tweet my website links to Twitter. This was in an attempt to create social backlinks to my website learning that they could help my website rank higher in Google. Like tweet adder it can be used for managing and scheduling tweets. I tried the free version because it contained the basic functionality that I wanted. These included unlimited accounts and easy schedule of tweets, though not limited only to these two features.

What I liked about SocialOomph compared to TweetAdder is the ability to create different categories of tweets that can all be drip fed automatically. It also has the option of adding multiple accounts and tweeting to each account from the various categories. I think this is cool, well when compared to TweetAdder.

On a down side however, it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing tool that I’ve used, but hey, I was able to schedule and automate my tweets for free.

What is the position of this website in Google right now? Well, that’s for another story or should I say, another post.

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Amazon Mechanical Turk

I don’t think that Amazon Mechanical Turk can be called a social media tool, but since we discussed crown sourcing in class and I used MTurk to conduct my class research experiment, I thought I should write about my experiment with it. Always skeptical about MTurk, I thought that this class research paper would be a great opportunity to try it out. Overall I’d have to say that I like MTurk, although I’m not certain about the reliability of the data. After all, those who complete the human intelligence tasks are paid and they may try to complete as many tasks as possible to increase their pay.

Knowing this MTurk allows you the person designating to decide whether you will accept or reject the work completed. To increase your chances of getting good work completed, it’s better to filter for higher quality workers, though this means that your pay will need to be slightly higher. If your HIT is a survey, you could also verify that workers completed the survey by having them submit a validation code at the end of the survey.

I think MTurk provides a great opportunity for recruiting users to complete any sort of HIT that one may need done. The task type will determine how much you need to pay your workers, which can range from a penny to more than 20.00 per task. The higher the pay, the more complex and time consuming the task will be. I was able to pay workers 0.35 cents to complete a 12 item Likert scale survey which took worker an average of 2.5 minutes to complete.

Still skeptical even after my first trial, but I am willing to try MTurk again.

TweetAdder

I tried out a twitter marketing program called tweet adder. Well the program has just undergone some major changes, since they were sued by Twitter. The previous version was fully automated allowing users to automatically follow, unfollow, schedule tweets, TweetAddermanage and tweet automatically from hundreds of account. As you can imagine it lead to some serious spamming on the twitter network which eventually resulted in them (TweetAdder) being sues by Twitter.

Though not as automated as the older version, the new version does off some good automated services. I personally like the automated tweets which can be scheduled for every so many minutes or hours or days. I used for some time trying to get an audience for a blog I started, but soon realized that many of those who followed me were accounts similar to mine. They followed with the hope that I too would follow. Didn’t see them much of a valuable follower, since these accounts too may have been automated account like mine was.

Still got TweetAdder though, planning to use it again sometime soon in the future. Hope by this time, the software has not undergone some major changes again.