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Business Intelligence: Social Networking

Resources to help business students with competitive intelligence research, including international issues. Source: Websearch University 2009

Social Networking Hints

Facebook

Can be used for networking research, finding interest groups, creating a group, conducting surveys, creating an online focus group for market research, performing strategic listening, finding resources in your field, finding conferences and events.

Facebook lexicon counts occurences of words and phrases on walls over time.

Twitter

Has breaking news, key industry influencers, networks, press releases and announcements (apple_news), instant polls, light competitive intelligence (companies, people, brands)

Search Engines

IceRocket http://www.icerocket.com/

Searches blogs, twitter, MySpace, news