#HootTip: Streaming Presentation View
The HootSuite dashboard is chock full of features and tools to help you make the most of your social media management and we’re always adding more.
There are so many ways to use HootSuite for monitoring the social web, that even advanced Owls may need a refresher from time to time.
To keep you up to date or just refresh your memory, we have a new #HootTip all about a handy HootSuite feature.
During special events – like conferences, speeches, and elections – updates can overwhelm even the quickest of owls. While you can set up a stream to monitor certain keywords, how do you keep an eye on real-time results without refreshing?
The answer: the Presentation View. This view allows users to see updates as they come with a clear and easy interface to show Tweets from all Twitter users – not just those with whom you have a follow/er relationship.
Events and Chats
You’ll find this feature handy for monitoring hashtags in scenarios like:
- Conferences – follow the event hashtags to add the audiences opinion to the mix
- Group chats – see how groups like #usguys or #IMChat are constantly conversing
- Release days – track reaction and media amplification for your announcement
- Sports events – see the worldwide banter during the World Cup or Stanley Cup
On release days at HootSuite, we monitor this view on a big screen to keep our team up to date – Give it a try at your next event to follow chatter and/or breaking news.
Simply, enter your search terms into the end of this URL (http://www.hootsuite.com/feed/yourkeyword) and you’re set. Use the pause button when you need to stop and focus in on a specific update.
Use search operators to provide a more detailed search. These search operators can be used directly in the URL:
- Quotation marks (Ex: http:/www.hootsuite.com/feed/”beetle juice”)
Attaching quotation marks around your search terms will show results for the exact phrase.
- Excluding terms (Ex: http:/www.hootsuite.com/feed/beetle -juice -vw -volkswagen)
Attaching the “-” symbol before keywords will exclude them from the feed. In our example, the feed would provide results for “beetle” but not “juice”, “vw”, or “volkswagen.”
- User mentions (Ex: http://www.hootsuite.com/feed/@hootwatch)
Entering a Twitter handle will provide results that mention a specific user.
- Use “%23″ instead of a pound sign (#) to search for hashtags (Ex: http://www.hootsuite.com/feed/%23hootup)
Stay tuned for more #HootTips – they’re short, sweet and re-Tweetable so you can share your HootSuite expertise with your friends and followers. Some lucky RTers may just find themselves with a #HootKit… it’s our way of saying “thanks for spreading the word.”