Didn’t need an app for that

Todd Vandenbark

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:

Social media dashboard page

Kroski’s page includes widgets to watch for times when her library is mentioned in/on:

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • 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!