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Best Tool for Monitoring Social Media or Websites

I found a great site or tool for monitoring social media or social networking websites like Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc. If you wanted to know what people are saying about you, an event, any person or anything,  I recommend you do a visit and perhaps, try out Social Mention services. 

They have a Realtime Buzz Widget which is very interesting, very useful and very easy to use or integrate on any blog platform whether it be Wordpress, Blogger or others. It is as easy as adding a JavaScript widget into your blog template. It does not require programming skills. all you need to do is to copy the html, set the search phrase and title, and put it on your site. The code below are the only code you'll need to add into your blog.

//See latest code on page.
<script type="text/javascript">
// search phrase (replace this)
var smSearchPhrase = 'socialmention';
// title (optional)
var smTitle = 'Realtime Buzz';
// items per page
var smItemsPerPage = 7;
// show or hide user profile images
var smShowUserImages = true;
// widget font size in pixels
var smFontSize = 11;
// height of the widget
var smWidgetHeight = 500;
// sources (optional, comment out for "all")
//var smSources = ['twitter', 'googleblog', 'brightkite', 'delicious', 'friendfeed', 'flickr', 'identica', 'youare', 'digg'];
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src=""></script>

The code will result to: 

In my opinion and as a person who likes to write, read and share articles online and loves the internet, I find this widget very helpful and useful. Thanks to Jon Cianciullo ,the person behind this project that allows us to easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web's social media landscape in real-time.