I thought this could be fun: going through all my tweets from last week and presenting the ones I like best.
The Tool I Used: Report Bird
I used Report Bird. It’s a web service that provides you with a Twitter transcript and it’s available at http://reportbird.ntorres.me. All you have to do is enter a search term and select the period (max. 6 days in the past).
You can enter a hashtag (e.g. for an event) or simply your Twitter handle
And here’s a little trick: if you enter your Twitter alias without the @, you will not only get the tweets that mention you but also the ones you posted yourself.
Other Cool Online Tools
On Monday I recommended YouSeeMii. Enter the name of a company and YouSeeMii will list where they are present on the web, their blogs, social networks, YouTube and documents (pdf, ppt, slideshare).
I found this thanks to Jean-Christophe Anna. By the way, YouSeeMii is one of the sponsors of the first “Conférence Recrutement Médias Sociaux” (24 November 2011 in Paris and in French) and Jean-Christophe is one of the organizers.
My Most Successful Blog Post
On Monday I also published “Is HR Afraid Of Social Media”. I posted it from my mobile phone with the WordPress for Android app while having a beer and it became my most successful article to date.
I’m usually grateful when I get 2-3 retweets, but this time I got more than 20! Most RTs came from recruiters and marketing / social media consultants. Unfortunately it seems that it didn’t reach my HR colleagues.
And here’s another trick: some RTs didn’t mention my Twitter handle. But I have a search on Hootsuite for “etiennebesson”. And since my blog is at www.etiennebesson.com I saw every tweet that linked to it (works also for shortened links).
Meeting Great People
@sliah Thanks for a lovely lunch. Meeting you is always awesome
On Wednesday the CIPD was running a competition. You could win tickets to an event when completing this sentence in a tweet: “We embrace social by…” Neil Morrison managed to publicly make them sigh
@CIPD: RT @neilmorrison I embrace social media by using it to tease @CIPD #cipdsocial11 does that count? > we suppose so #sigh
My Employer Branding Video
On Thursday I posted my Employer Branding Video on YouTube.
The day after #TruLondon I was walking around London and saw an empty soda can being tossed around by the wind. Just for fun I filmed it with my phone and started having crazy ideas for a video.
My goal was to keep it as simple as possible, use basic tools and not spend too much time on it. I think that’s what Keith Robinson means by “social realism”.
The Classic Conference
In the last 1.5 years I went to 6 unconferences. On Thursday I attended the “Congrès RH Suisse Romande”, the event of the Swiss-French chapters of HR Swiss (our equivalent to SHRM or CIPD). I hadn’t been to a “classic” conference in years, so it felt a bit weird. And they even made me wear a name tag
Oh yes, and I may be tweeting in French today: Congrès RH Suisse Romande. Lets see if there’s a hashtag
This Made My Day
During the afternoon workshop an HR Director for Procter & Gamble mentioned that they were number 6 on the Diversity Inc index but would love to take away the top position from Sodexo.
So of course I had to tell Arie Ball, VP Talent Acquisition for Sodexo US:
@Arie_Ball I just heard somebody from P&G say that they would love to take your #1 rank with Diversity Inc
And since Arie is such a cool lady she played along and replied
@HappyEmployee Love that spirit! It’s what makes us all better!
And here’s a brilliant idea by Jason Falls: The Facebook Snakes & Ladders game (you can actually play it!). I found this via the Wollmilchsau Blog which provides excellent content if you’re interested in social recruiting (and understand German).
And that’s it for my “Week on Twitter”. Lets see what next week will bring!
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