Having trouble keeping up with your social media? Are you exhausted from keeping up with your Tweets, RSS feeds, blog subscriptions, Facebook messages and other Web 2.0 goodies?
I recently discovered an online tool that can be customized to serve as a social media monitoring tool of sorts: Netvibes.com.
Netvibes allows you to create multiple pages (private or public) and add social media widgets to them. Here’s a screen shot of my Netvibes home page, which is set to private because it’s just for me:
The widgets you see in this image, left to right, top to bottom are:
- My RSS feeds
- Delicious bookmarks
- The weather (‘cause I’m a junkie and I couldn’t resist)
- My personal email account
- My Twitter feed
- My Facebook News Feed
I simply set the URL for this page as my home page in Firefox and now I can check in with my social media endeavors at a glance by opening my browser. To read an RSS feed, I click on an article title. I can update my Twitter and Facebook status without going to either site directly. I can jump to a Delicious bookmark with one click.
There are many other widgets available for other social media tools that can be added to the page – I just chose the ones that suited me. In addition, you can change the page look and move the widgets and columns around to your heart’s content!
Check it out for yourself at: http://www.netvibes.com!