Working on your blog promotion campaign, working on college project, or just looking for the prompt information on the topic of interest, you may not limit your search efforts by standard search engines. There so much data exchange is performed through Social networks, that you may definitely find something useful there as well. The problem is in efficient filtering of the particular topic, company, or event from the enormous “background noise”.
Social Mention will help you. It is a social media search platform that aggregates user generated content from across the web into a single stream of information. Social Mention monitors 80+ social media properties directly including: Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc.
Based on the string you create, you will receive free daily email alerts of your brand, company, CEO, marketing campaign, or on a developing news story, a competitor, or the latest on a celebrity. Basically, it looks like Google Alerts but for social media.
Note: Authors inform new visitors that option to create new alerts is temporary disabled, but will be back in about 1 week. OK, will come back later...