Author Archives: J.J.

2009 Gadget Daydreaming

If you’re like me and fond of the tech gadgets that fill your life, one of the treats of the new year is that it starts off with a bang.  Both MacWorld and the Consumer Electronics Show take place in the first full week of January. For me, it makes for a good time to [...]

Track key phrases on your Intelligence Dashboards

If you’ve been following this series from the beginning, you should be getting pretty comfortable adding RSS feeds to track online activity regarding your company and your competitors with your intelligence dashboards.  The wash-rinse-repeat method of searching for a text string in Google Blog Search, finding the RSS link, and adding it into NetVibes is [...]

Surfing Material

Here’s a few items I’ve found on the web this past week that I thought you should check out. Tim O’Reilly on Why I Love Twitter – Great post from a great thinker on the web and emerging media The Beginners Guide to Promoting Your Blog by Jason Falls – if you’re new to blogging [...]

Intelligence Dashboard: Monitor your competitors

Apologies for the delay in the next post on this series about building intelligence dashboards.  We’ve been up to our eyeballs in some client work that is due very soon. So far, I’ve posted about how you can use RSS and some other tools to monitor your own brand (or in the case of this [...]

Giving Thanks

Client deliverables have prevented me from doing much blogging in recent weeks.  Which is a bummer, but I was on a roll with the series I was doing on intelligence dashboards.  I’ll pick that up again after the holiday weekend. But with the Thanksgiving holiday in mind, I thought I would take some time go [...]

About Yahoo Pipes and using it in an Intelligence Dashboard

We’re going to spend a little bit of times on Yahoo! Pipes before going forward.  As you’ve seen so far, we’ve been doing a lot with RSS in building the intelligence dashboard on NetVibes.  But sometimes, the content we want to aggregate isn’t in a feed form like RSS or Atom.  That’s where Yahoo Pipes [...]

Adding YouTube and Flickr content to your NetVibes intelligence dashboard

In the previous post, I started things by adding some basic monitoring feeds from Google Blog Search, Twitter, and Technorati to the NetVibes intelligence dashboard I’m building to monitor Tesla Motors around the web. The result looked like this.   Before I forget, I should mention that you can see the work in progress by [...]

Building an Intelligence Dashboard: Add some RSS Feeds to Netvibes

  This is part 1 in a series of building an intelligence dashboard using NetVibes.  What’s an intelligence dashboard? An intelligence dashboard helps you keep your pulse on…well, there’s a lot of things you can keep your pulse on.  In this series, we’re going to build an intelligence dashboard to assist with monitoring Tesla Motors [...]

WordPress 2.7 and the New Dashboard

WordPress 2.7 is slated to be released very soon and I’ve started playing around with the beta release.  And I’ve begun producing some updated videos for The video below provides a quick intro to the new dashboard coming in WordPress 2.7.  The changes to the dashboard are dramatic and will require adjustments from even [...]

My election day dashboard

I came into work this morning, trying to figure out the best way for me to monitor election day happenings.  So many choices online these days.  Video, twitter, blogs, etc.  So after opening up about 8 different tabs in my browser, I realized I needed a single interface if I was planning on soaking it [...]