Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Download: Twitter API Social Graph Plugin for Munin

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

We are all geeks here, right? And geeks like to graph things!

I have had so much fun with the social mediums lately, so I decided to make a plugin for Munin to create graphs of my followers count and friends count!

Download
Keeping track of this, and also be able to see if I lose followers when I post boring blog posts (like, if you are NOT a geek: this one sure is! :D). Anyways, I just wanted to share this with you – it should be interesting at least for the ones who promote themself on Twitter.

You can download this plugin for Munin here:
http://www.gho.no/download/twitter_socialgraph.
Check it out! You’re welcome!

Twittering but Which Networking Communities exist?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Yes, this time I am asking you a question, so why don’t you just leave me a comment?

Fewer posts lately
First off, I would like to explain my lack of posts. I have had less creative input lately, so I can’t actually find anything interesting enough to write about to make it fun – and that’s a big part of maintaining this blog; having fun!
I’ve had some valuable input on my attempts to create a Web 2.0 IP Calculator, and I’ve had critics .. the bad, the good.

You inspire me!
I must say that the thing that inspire me the most to work is to see something I’ve created being used and from seeing Google searches hit this blog with articles directly related to the ‘googled’ issue, it gives me a good feeling inside.

Twitter
Lately, I’ve fell for the Twitter hype and you can find my tweets over at http://twitter.com/holmie, it would be fun to follow my readers on Twitter – so if you have a user there follow me!

Website statistics and the future
Anyhow, the good critics have been more visible to me than the bad ones – so I will continue this little blog experiment of mine. I can see on the traffic stats that I now have about 200 unique users every week day, except for weekends when the unique visitors drops to from 80 to 150, but there seems to be a lower bounce rate (People are reading articles about work on Sundays, preparing for Mondays?) But the traffic seems to be growing with the content, and that hopefully means that someone finds it useful!

But BACK TO THE QUESTION: Which Networking Communities exists?
I have found small forums, but where have you found study partners or other interesting networking people?
I was a member of groupstudy.com for a while, but the amount of mails where a bit overwhelming and my email client had issues with threading the mails – so I had to unregister. Maybe I will give it a second try!

Other mailing lists that I find interesting are:
cisco-nsp
extreme-nsp
foundry-nsp

Well, if you know of a good resource (a forum, website, anything!) shout it out in the comment box.

My next post will be more technical, I promise!