It’s that time of year again when thousands of tech, marketing, music and film people head down to Austin, Texas for the giant gathering known as SXSW (that’s South by South West, just in case you didn’t know).
While a lot of people head to Austin for this big event, not everyone can make it. And we feel your pain. We know how badly you want to come down to learn, network, see some great films and hear a ton of music for almost two weeks straight.
Well, we don’t want you to miss out on all the action just because you’re stuck at home. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends at Tickr to create the SXSW Social Tracker. This way, you can watch all of the great stuff happening at SXSW that people are talking about in social right from the comfort of… where ever you are.
We’ve used our Sysomos software to track all mentions of SXSW, including some category breakdowns, and fed that data through one of Tickr’s fantastic dashboards so that no one has to miss a thing.
We’ve split this dashboard into two separate pages that you can navigate between on your own to see what’s happening down in Austin.
The first page is Live Conversations. Here you’ll find all the SXSW action streaming up your screen in beautiful bubbles in real-time. As long as someone mentions SXSW (or one of it’s many variations) in social media, we’ll capture it and show it to you.
The second page will allow you to really focus in on what you’re interested in at SXSW. On this page you’ll find four boxes of categories that you can change as you see fit. Inside the boxes you’ll see the latest social conversations from SXSW related to the topic you’re interested in. Right below that category’s box you can see levels of conversation around that topic and some of the key words that are driving the conversation for that specific topic. Topics that you can flip back and forth between using the box’s drop-down menu include:
- and Transportation
Whether you’re actually at SXSW or somewhere else, you can always know what’s happening in Austin with this live dashboard. Ready to see it?
And if you do happen to be in Austin for SXSW, keep an eye out for our Sysomos teammates who will be down there. They’re dying to meet as many people as they can, so stop them on the street and say hi.
Also, keep an eye out for people riding around town on our #SysomosSmart bikes.