Session Idea -ThinkUp: Archiving and Analyzing the Value of Social Media

I am really curious about ThinkUp which is a relatively new open-source application that archives and analyzes data from social media sites such as facebook, twitter, google+, etc..

The implications of an app that can organize this information (tweets, retweets, “likes”, archived posts and comments, dashboard projections of use) seems far-reaching for organizations that are beginning to rely more and more on social media outlets to project their image and mission out into the world.

I thought it would be interesting to discuss this apps potential use in digital history projects, museum institutions, historical societies and grass-roots historical organizations that rely heavily on social media platforms.

We could also talk about how people use other content aggregators to advance their organizations: What they use and how they use them.

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