In order to create a social media monitoring “dashboard,” the iLibrarian (a.k.a. Ellyssa Kroski) describes how to use Protopage.com to create a private web page loaded with helpful widgets — RSS feeds, searches, alerts and more. Below is a picture of the resulting page:
Kroski’s page includes widgets to watch for times when her library is mentioned in/on:
- message boards
- Google alerts, and more.
To watch Facebook, the page’s user needs to be logged-in to Facebook first, which means this page cannot be shared as easily as this librarian would desire. Still, it’s a great idea, and kudos to her for sharing!
How do you watch for mentions of your library across various media and platforms? What does/not work for you? Tell us about it!