Welcome to the Stream

3 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 3 LinkedIn 0 Filament.io 3 Flares ×

I am a sucker for content curation and news aggregate sites, so I am curious to see what Bottlenose can offer. It is billed as “a real-time discovery engine for the social web.”

This section on their website caught my eye…

Welcome to the Stream

We are in a new era of the Internet. It’s not about static Web pages anymore, it’s about social networks, messages, conversations, and constantly flowing data. We call this the Stream.

As the Stream has emerged, the driving force of online attention has shifted from search to discovery, and from the Web to social networks. But social networks have also become increasingly noisy; it’s getting harder to find the good stuff in all the chatter.

How do we make sense of this new landscape? How do we filter signal from noise in the Stream?

Search engines are not the solution. They index the past, not the present. They’re great for finding Web pages, but no match for the real-time social Stream. We need a new approach: That’s where Bottlenose comes in.

Bottlenose is not a search engine, it’s a discovery engine. It scans the present, not the past. It makes sense of what’s happening now, and helps you discover what’s important.

Use Bottlenose to spot real-time trends, track interests, and dive in where and when you want to. Stop drowning in the stream and start surfing it!

Wondering how this would work for you?

I tried it out this morning, using small business blogs as a search term (see image above) and I was pleasantly surprised at the result. I like the visual aspect of the interface -  it shows you a live streaming view of what people are talking about online right now. It also gives you insights and analytics into what’s behind the trends and who is influencing the conversation

How do you get started?

  • It’s easy. Just visit Bottlenose and search for topics that you want to track. No registration is necessary.
  • But if you connect your social networks, you also get a personalized dashboard for tracking trends, news and interests around you.

Let us know if you do decide to try it out!

Related Post: 8 Google Tools To Rock Your Business Blog

About

Marie Ennis-O’Connor BA, MIAPR, holds an Honours degree in History from University College Dublin. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and has worked in a variety of PR roles over the past 12 years. Marie is editor of several award-winning blogs ranging from life sciences to health to business. She is a panel member of the newly established Bloggers International and is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, an online community for thought leaders in international healthcare. She is a featured blogger on Webicina, an online service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics and over 17 languages, and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered Doctor.com and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Marie is also in demand as a trainer in social media marketing and travels the country teaching small business owners how to get online and maximise their online presence.

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Blogging for Success
  • thecheesemall

    I do agree its getting very noisey out there and the space is becoming cramped so I really like this idea of Bottlenose in filtering the dross. Thanks for sharing Lorna – you are our eyes and ears out there on the web.

    • Editor

      Marie here ;-) Glad you liked it..I will let you know how I get on with it. Let us know if you decide to give it a try.

  • Pingback: How To Use Sulia For Blogging « Write On Track

* indicates required
Learn How To Use Pinterest
Learn How To Use Pinterest

We now teach Pinterest courses online. Click the image to see the course details and book your place.

Archives
Categories
3 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 3 LinkedIn 0 Filament.io 3 Flares ×