The hashtag is one of the fundamental parts that make up Twitter. It has been popularized so that many services have ended adopting it, such as Flickr, Google+, and Facebook, which could soon be launching similar functionality. Some time ago, we presented some tools to monitor a hashtag on Twitter, which can serve both for the amateur and for those who do it professionally. Today we will add a new one to the list, an application called Tagboard .
With more and more services adding to the “fashion” of the hashtag, it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of each of these keywords. Monitoring tools that are available are usually limited to a particular service like Twitter for example, but not the rest of the web. Tagboard, in contrast, allows us to track a platform to really know what the power of the hashtag really is.
Tagboard is, in fact, a free service, which is presented as an interesting alternative as a business tool for small Social Media accounts that do not have a big budget to buy these types of applications. But its practicality lies in the ability to monitor hashtags in different services at once , starting with Twitter, but also with Instagram, Vine, Google+ and more. The data are presented in an interesting way to facilitate processing and to be interpreted quickly.
To monitor the online presence of our brand, Tagboard is a good application. It has an interesting variety of uses, ranging from the research interests of a particular topic, to report generation . In a single page, we can see what people are saying about a particular topic without having to do this quest with different tools. It is a simple way to get information quickly.
Another benefit of the application is that it allows us to interact with content without leaving Tagboard. For example, if you are following a certain subject either as trademarks or as an individual, Tagboard allows us to find people who are talking about it and allows us to communicate with them instantly. In other words, we are not just with the “who”, but we can go a step further and creating a feedback response.
It is quite simple to operate Tagboard, all we have to do to start taking advantage of the features that we mentioned is to enter a term in our search. The results are taken from different “sources” in Tagboard i.e., services that we select to search. Another thing we can do with Tagboard is filter according to the social network you want to monitor.
An interesting feature with Tagboard is that we will be able to interact with different people on different social media while we are in the service. For example, you can click on the link to be redirected to the original or you can take advantage of Tagboards nifty features and answer tweets, comments, and likes from Facebook and Instagram directly from Tagboards application. The strategy of not having to leave the service, in this case is very practical.
Of course, there are some disadvantages that could be polished by Tagboard. The service does not have automatic updates, which means that in order to monitor feeds in real-time you will need to refresh the page. Another disadvantage is you can not interact, due to the nature of the service, with content that we find on Vine and Google+, for example. Beyond this, the practicality of Tagboard is huge.
The truth is I have found a very interesting project that I see being applied to the professional lives of several people. The utility now is great, but it will certainly be great if Facebook decides to implement hashtags in their service. In this case, with an increasingly interest of social media services popularizing the format, Tagboard will be a good way to keep up with the latest feeds.