List of useful social media tools referenced during the conference, 5 & 6 March 2009. This was organised by Museums Australia (Victoria) and Swinburne University in partnership with Melbourne Museum. Attendees from SA, NSW, TAS, QLD, VIC and Europe participated in masterclasses and conference sessions exploring the uses of web 2.0 tools in museums and their websites.
Compete (US websites only)
– statistics on your website and how users interact with it
ClickDensity – heat maps of what users look at on your website
Google Trends – realtime search of ‘trends’ (i.e. keywords) referenced online
DomainTools – domain registration/look-up portal
FeedBurner – tool to manage and track multiple blogs
Flickr – online photo sharing site
StumbleUpon – sharing tool to recommend websites or particular pages to others (similar to Digg, Reddit, etc.)
Reddit – sharing tool (as above)
HowSociable? – tool to measure brand visibility in social media, i.e. how often your organisation is referenced in Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Technorati, etc.
Twitter – similar to sending and receiving mass text messages. Easier to show than tell.
WorldInternetProject – analysis and comment on global internet trends
NING/Museums 3.0 – blog ring for museums
1stfans @ Brooklyn Museum – online membership of Twitterers and bloggers with an interest in the Brooklyn Museum