Archive - Jan 5, 2012

The Nimble Triberr on Empire Avenue

Recently, Chris Voss posted a mission on Empire Avenue encouraging people to check out his blog post about Triberr. I had read about Triberr a while ago, and at the time, it didn't sound like a good fit. However, a recent article from the folks at Ragan Communications caused me to think again. So, I watched Chris' video, and contacted him for an invite. I am now part of his tribe on Triberr.

Triberr seems like an interesting platform, especially now that the issues that Mark Schaefer talked about in his Ragan article have been addressed. I've spent a little time getting to know it, and I may use it, in part as a new style blog reader. However, it does have one major flaw, in my mind, which I hope they will address in a future upgrade.

The way Triberr works, is that you add your RSS feed to your account, and it shares it with everyone in each of your tribes. The problem is, that I write about quite an eclectic collection of topics and the tribes I'm interested in are quite eclectic. I use Drupal for my content management system, and I can give people RSS feeds based on my topics. I do the same thing with a Wordpress blog I run at work. I would really like to be able to add the RSS feed of specific topics to specific tribes. That is, Triberr should link RSS feeds to specific tribes that a user is in, instead of to all the tribes.

It may be that there is some way to do that, but I haven't found it yet.

In Chris' post, he warned about people spamming Triberr and currently, I'm scanning the posts in Chris' tribe to see which ones I really want to send out to my Twitter feed. There have been a few interesting posts and a few people have tweeted about my posts. All in all, it seems pretty good.

I have been reading each post before I tweet them and have found some interesting posts. In particular, Chris has another post about a social media customer relationship management system called Nimble. As I listened to Chris' video, I thought, this is exactly what I've been writing about and looking for for quite a while.

Fortunately, there is a free trial, so I've started using it. I'm still getting used to it, so I imagine there is a lot I'm missing, but so far, I'm really impressed. I look forward to playing with it a lot more.

However, before I do that, I figure I should get today's blog post up.