I found a great tool called Mon.ki which I’d like to share with you. It’s a tool that lets you see real time Twitter conversations for websites and you can do this as you browse. The idea is very simple but incredibly useful as you can see up to date conversations and all from the click of a button. It can be used for intelligence purposes and especially if it’s a site you are unfamiliar with. If you are planning to purchase a product or service, you can find out if there are any negative or positive aspects to take into account. I tend to find that online reviews aren’t always the most reliable these days so it’s an alternative source of information in this respect.
Mon.ki is currently available as a Chrome extension. There is a cross browser bookmarklet but it doesn’t seem to offer the functionality that is available via Chrome from what I could see. I’ve been using Mon.ki for around 2 months and it has certainly enhanced my experience of using the web. I’m going to run through some of the features of Mon.ki so please read on to find out more.
When you browse the net and you want to see Twitter conversations relating to a page you simply click on the Mon.ki Chrome extension and you get a sidebar as shown below:
If anyone has recently tweeted about the page you will see a list of conversations. This is provided instantly compared to going to Twitter Search or your social media dashboard to perform a search.
The sidebar has a number of options like the Discover button and if you click on it you can see the tweets which are most common in your network. This is a useful feature as it lets you see which webpages are generating the most buzz amongst the people you follow. The image below provides a snapshot of what this looks like:
Other options on the menu include a search function and the ability to send out tweets. Also, if you visit a webpage that someone in your network has tweeted, you get a small notification. It appears at the top of the screen on the right and looks like this:
So there you have it. I find it’s a very useful tool and for that reason it has been added to my list of Twitter Tools. If you need to find various tools and resources to help you use Twitter, I would recommend looking at this page. The tools here cover analytics, management, monitoring, finding followers and more.
I’m always on the lookout for new tools so if you’d like to recommend any please leave me a comment.