Media outlets have a new free tool to use that was created by Twitter called Curator. This was announced in February and the purpose of this tool is that the Curator allows companies to collect Tweets based around certain topics, receive access to much better analytics and do more advanced searches.
The Curator can be thought of as a much more advanced version of the advanced search that Twitter allows you to do on its platform. Users are able to fine tune their searches to find Tweets on criteria that may be extremely narrow such as word count, the type of mobile phone was used, as well as where the Tweet was sent from.
According to Curator’s site, it provides “real-time insights into trending topics and conversations on Twitter,” in other words, better analytics. This would be extremely helpful to news outlets identify trends that are going viral or topics with great importance before they are even noticed by most users.
Curator has also given organizations opportunities to collect specific Tweets, the same way as Storify does. Since Storify is extremely successful, it makes a lot of sense that Twitter would want to create a tool like Storify. Therefore, Storify has a competitor which is free.
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This is a great resource for Twitter! I learned something new 🙂 Thanks for sharing this and explaining what Curator is and how to use it 🙂 Awesome post!
You are so welcome, glad you found it helpful!
This is a little beyond me right now, because I’m not using Twitter enough to refine it. But it’s good to know what’s going on. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Willena, take Twitter step by step and eventually you will be great with it if you are consistent.
I love it when new tools come out that can help relieve the mundane tasks. Twitter don’t have that many tools do they? I tried TwitterDeck..I need to look at more tools if I can find them. have you ever used toe bulk upload tool? I could never get that to work properly.
Oh Twitter has tonnes of tools, thanks for the input!
Thanks for keeping me up to date on Twitter’s curator. I sometimes get so confused with Twitter, but I do take it slowly. This looks like it will be something I’m going to look into.
I understand Donna, it can be confusing, I do my best with it too!
Thank you for this information … always great to hear about a new tool .. there’s always something being perfected as technology makes it possible 🙂
Very true Lesly! Thanks for the comment!
Twitter is coming out with some great new tools. This one,
“real-time insights into trending topics and conversations on Twitter,? in other words, better analytics” is great
Thanks for posting this Miriam.