Analysts Writing about Online Communities and Social Media

I try to keep up with the latest research and ideas about online communities and social media, but I find myself occassionally missing some good research only because it gets lost in the sea of information streaming across my screen. I decided to set up a Yahoo Pipe to pull all of the analyst blogs together and filter it down to the keywords of most interest to me. As with many of my Yahoo Pipes creations, I wanted to share it with others who might find it useful. Here’s how it works …

It takes blog feeds from the following analyst firms:

It filters for keywords in the content and titles of the blog posts. The keywords searched include: social media, online community, social network, collaboration, and a few others.


  1. Go to the Analyst Research Blogs Filtered for Social Media pipe
  2. Grab the RSS feed output

Unlike many of my other pipes, this one is not user configurable. However, you can always clone the source of my pipe and tweak the analyst blog feeds or keywords for filters to make it better for your needs.

My Question for You:

Am I missing any key analyst firms with blogs who cover the social media / online community space?

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5 thoughts on “Analysts Writing about Online Communities and Social Media”

  1. Hi
    Thanks for the pipe -very useful.
    In coming months you may like to add ours to the list as we work in the online communities area.

    Jenni Beattie
    Director of Digital Consulting
    Digital Edge

  2. You might want to consider adding to your Pipe. I follow social media from a security perspective and blog frequently about vulnerabilities. I predicted the current spate of Facebook worms over a year ago. Don’t even get me started about Twitter!

    ex-Gartner analyst, now doing research for IT-Harvest

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