There are a few ways to easily keep track of what others are saying about your Free Software project. In a very popular project, you may already have enough feedback from its busy forum or mailing list, but in new and small projects, you often have to actively seek feedback/comments from end-users.
Here are a few ways to find out what people are saying online about your project.
First of all, here are the RSS feeds I subscribe to for one of my projects (safe-rm):
- Technorati (blog posts)
- Twitter tweets (tweets)
- Identica (notices)
- TweetMeme (tweets)
- BackTweets (tweets)
- Freshmeat (comments)
- Ohloh (journal entries)
I have also signed up for the following Google Alert:
Deliver to: How often:
which emails me anytime someone links to my project's homepage in one of the resources indexed by Google.
Finally, these Backtype Alerts notify me anytime safe-rm features in a blog comment:
Anything else I should subscribe to or follow?