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Introducing MisoData 2.0 – Anyway your data is, Netvibes has you covered

MisoData 1.0 empowered anyone to chart anything and compare to anything. MisoData 2.0 takes it one step further: compare anything to anything, anyway.

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Anyway your data is. Go beyond time-series data with two new series ready to be charted and compared: qualitative (count items, e.g. transactions and mentions) and quantitative (add numeric values, e.g. sum of employees and sales).

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Anyway events happen. Create Notes to easily pinpoint events on any chart to provide context and keep track of what happened.

Anyway your charts can be. Leverage Insights to automatically read (in full text) your charts and understand what is going on.

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All of this is available for your Dashboards AND PushMail newsletters.

And there’s more…

To access, simply log on to your Premium account, go to “Add” and click on “MisoData”. Have remarks or questions? As usual, leave them in the comments section below or on our Uservoice page.

We hope you enjoy MisoData 2.0!

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Quick Look: Redesigned Apps

Following our New Reader release, we’re happy to announce that our Apps are also getting a refresh.

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As you can see in the picture above, the tools panel has been re-imagined and optimized for all platforms, including touch devices, to allow quicker access to settings and sharing. We’ve also redesigned Social Apps for our Premium subscribers, but more on this in a forthcoming post.

Remarks or questions? Let us know in the comments below or on our UserVoice page.

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Netvibes: A New Home For iGoogle Users

Back in June, we launched a special migration site to help Google Reader and iGoogle users move their feeds to Netvibes. And according to our stats, a lot of you have happily made the transition, especially during those last days.

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On November 1st, it will be time for iGoogle to close its doors for good. Still not sure about your next home? Here’s a list of key benefits you’ll get from registering at Netvibes. For free.

  • multiple private dashboards
  • instant switch between feed reader and dashboard views
  • proprietary RSS technology & infrastructure
  • ecosystem with a library of more than 260,000 apps and feeds
  • real-time search streams, including Social Search for social monitoring
  • read feeds anywhere, even offline
  • works on any device (iPhone, iPad, Android, desktop browser)
  • read/unread articles sync across all devices
  • flexible customization

On top of that, we’ve got all the widgets you need to feel at home.

And there’s also a specially designed theme available, to make you feel even less nostalgic about Google. Try it out here.

As you can see, Netvibes is the perfect home for all your RSS feeds, and more. Want to join the family? Head over this page for an easy migration.

Welcome! 🙂

PS: Netvibes also offers premium products for individual professionals, agencies and enterprises, featuring custom social analytics, alerts and team collaboration. Check it out!

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How-To: Your Very First Dashboard

If you’re new to Netvibes and don’t really know where to start, here’s a quick guide to teach you all the basics about our Dashboards and how to use them to gather all the content that’s relevant to you. Monitor everything about a topic on the web, inside and outside an organization: content, report, conversations, trends… all in one place, always up-to-date.

What is a Dashboard?

Dashboard is the name of a standard page in Netvibes. It’s a dynamic workspace where you can add web Apps (or Widgets), which are small applications that’ll provide specific information or functionality.

A default Dashboard looks like this:

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How To Build The Perfect Corpus

As discussed in our previous article, only Netvibes Premium lets you create as many industry or product-specific corpora (libraries of sources) as you like for accurate, noise-free, segmented results. Now you can compare overall trends versus what your specific industry or influencers are saying. Since you can add new sources or influencers as you discover them, your libraries can evolve as fast as (or even faster than) your industry does.

In this article we’ll show you how to get started quickly in minutes, then refine your corpus as you go along for better and better results.

Get Started Quickly – Build a General Corpus

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  • Use our Tab Wizard to create a general corpus. Simply type a keyword and let Netvibes do the rest and populate your tab with relevant content to start things up.
  • Add Google Search & Social Search. Go to Add Content, add both apps from the Essentials selection. Create multiple ones for different terms (e.g. if you’re monitoring the sportswear industry “Air Jordan”, “Nike” and “sneakers”).

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Feature spotlight: Widget & Reader Views

For all newcomers to Netvibes, here’s a quick bit of info you might not know: Netvibes offers two different views to display the info, the Widget & Reader views.

If you’ve got a lot of apps (Gmail, Weather, Twitter or Social widget), the first one is probably the most suited for you. It’s called the Widget view and displays the information through Widgets or Apps that can be easily moved on the Dashboard, via drag & drop. In Netvibes Premium, apps can also display Analytics, Smart Filters and can be combined to form new “Compare Widgets”.

Here’s what a Widget view dashboard looks like (click to enlarge):

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Tip: if you’ve got too many apps, simply create a new tab and drag them there.

The other view is called the Reader view: it’s the typical way to consume RSS feeds. It uses a display similar to that used in most RSS aggregators and allows you to have a quick overview of all your feeds. It offers three different views: List, Expanded and Mosaic. You can also expand and read through an entire article by simply clicking on its title.

Here’s what a dashboard using the Reader view looks like (click to enlarge):

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Tip: if you have apps or widgets that are not feeds, they’ll be listed in the “Other Apps” section.

Log in now and try both views to find the one that works for you. Got questions? Suggestions? Let us know here in the comments or on our UserVoice page. We’ll cover more tips and features in forthcoming posts. Stay tuned!

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Easily migrate from Google Reader to Netvibes

As you may have heard, Google has decided to shut down its Reader service on July the 1st. Good news: you don’t need to look for an alternative, Netvibes is the perfect home for all your RSS feeds, and more. Judging by the increase in traffic since the announcement,  it’s safe to say that most of you have already make the move, and we’re grateful for that. And if you haven’t done it yet, here’s how you can easily join our community.

If you’re coming from Google Reader, there’s an easy way to import all your existing feeds into Netvibes (updated thanks to a blog post at SaveiGoogle.org):

  • Go to Google Takeout
  • Click “Create Archive” then “Download” to export your subscriptions as a ZIP file
  • Unzip the saved file on your desktop
  • Go to Netvibes, click on “Add”, “Feeds” then below “Or import OPML” click on “Browse” and select the “subscriptions.xml” file you just unzipped
  • Click on “Import”

Voila! All your RSS feeds from your Google Reader are now in your Netvibes page. Once this simple transition is complete, you can easily view your feeds in our built-in SmartReader which has the added benefit of automatically refreshing in real-time as a flowing river of news.

Click here to create your free account. Welcome to Netvibes, enjoy your new home!

Have a question? Need help? Head to our FAQ for assistance.

PS: We might experience a slow down in the forthcoming days. Bear with us as we work hard to handle this huge amount of new trafic.

Product Updates

Premium Tutorial: How to Create a Brand Monitoring & Analysis Dashboard

Want to become a social media master or a dashboard intelligence expert? Just getting started with Netvibes Premium?

We’re excited to introduce the first in a series of tutorial videos to help you take your dashboarding to the next level. In this tutorial, we’ll take you from start to finish, showing you how to create a brand monitoring and competitive analysis dashboard from scratch.

Be sure to log into your Netvibes Premium account so you can follow along and build your own dashboard step-by-step. You’ll learn how to use many powerful features, such as Tab Wizard, Open Corpus, Drag-and-Compare, Adaptive Analytics, Social Search, Alerts and more.

Want a free One-on-One Training session? We offer complimentary online training by our team of social analysis and dashboard experts. Simply schedule your session here.