When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc)  as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry. For my students:

RSS allows you to manually (or autopost) Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc updates from a 3rd party site. It also allows you to build a dashboard in Netvibes, Bufferapp, Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Feedly and other social media dashboards both in a browser and a news reader on your iPhone/Android smart device.

rss icons

RSS Icons – any colour or the word RSS or Subscribe 

Readers (Alternative)

Traditional News

Google Search

Social Media COMPANIES (Press Room/Blog)

Facebook Specific

Adding hidden RSS feeds from Facebook (may or may not work from time to time)

Social media NEWS sites (Opinion, Analysis)

Industry Organisations:


  • Iconsquare (Instagram analytics) http://blog.iconosquare.com/statigram-index-instagram-ranking-benchmarking-tool  BLOGhttp://blog.iconosquare.com/feed/ COMMENTS: http://blog.iconosquare.com/comments/feed/
  • Facebook to RSS service http://fbrss.com/
  • page to RSS service http://page2rss.com/
  • Hidden YOUTUBE Playlist RSS feed is format: http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/PLDD0211021CD7D5F9
  • Export OPML from Netvibes to …. http://www.netvibes.com/account/export and click BackUp.