Bottlenose Helps Filter Your Social Network Streams

I’m trying out Bottlenose, a new service in beta that billing itself as a “social media dashboard” promises to help you filter your incoming and outgoing social networking streams. So far, the service only lets you feed in Twitter and Facebook. I’m hoping that they soon add Google Reader, Google+, and FriendFeed.

As you can see from this screenshot, the service automatically analyzes content and tries to assign meaningful tags to categorize them; in this screenshot, I clicked on the Q&A tag  and was shown all my tweets where I asked a question.


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I can imagine this might be a useful way to sift through conversations I’ve had in various places. Bottlenose also offers a graphical way to view the cluster of topical tags, hashtags, and people in your outgoing streams or in the streams of others. This video demos this feature, called, Sonar, better than I can describe it here:

If you’d like an invite, leave a comment here on this post. I’ve got 10 to give away.

Drupal and the Semantic Web

The latest issue of Nodalities (.pdf), a publication of the library automation vendor Talis, has an interesting article talking about the way that RDF is baked in to the standard Drupal setup, making it easy for noobs like me to create websites that are semantically rich.

Clark, Lin and Stephane Corlosquet. “Drupal: Semantic Web for the Masses.” Nodalities 10, 2010. Web.