Postling is a nice compliment to socialmention. While socialmention scours the web for mentions of a search term, Postling gathers all the different conversations and comments about you from your various social media accounts.
I’m still experimenting with it. Right now, I have added my library’s Facebook Pages (three of them), our main Twitter account, and our Flickr account. What’s this get me? Postling shows me two things – all published posts (think tweets and Facebook status updates), and all comments left on each of those posts and photos.
So it’s one handy place to keep track of comments on social media outposts. I can take it a bit further, and add in our LinkedIn and Yelp accounts, too (though we don’t get too many comments in those places).
Then I get a daily email with all comments in one handy place (as in my email inbox). Links to the comment are included, so I can add responses if needed.
I’d love to add in our Youtube account – we get occasional comments there, too.
Interestingly, Postling captures some Facebook comments that I can’t really do anything with. It seems to go further out than just the discussion on the library’s Facebook Page – it seems to also capture some comments by “friends of friends” that I can’t see, because they aren’t my friend – but they come through in my daily Postling email. And if I can see the actual status update, I still can’t respond, unless I friend the person first. Weird.
Anyone else using Postling? If so – what do you like/dislike about it?