Phase2 Technology Announces Tattler (app)

Open Source Topic and Trend Monitoring Tool Semantically Mines for and Aggregates Information From a Wide Range of News, Social Media Including Blogs and Twitter Feeds

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2009) - Phase2 Technology has debuted Tattler (app) a tool for finding, monitoring and tracking online information from major news outlets to blogs, twitter feeds and other social media. Using semantic web technologies, Tattler mines the Internet for mentions of the issues and topics most relevant to an organization.

Tattler is a turn-key open source solution that is tailored to meet the needs of those with responsibilities in a variety of fields, including public relations and communications; publishing and journalism; political campaigns; research and public policy.

Tattler allows users to monitor consumer and thought-leader opinions, determine what is driving topical buzz, discover competitive intelligence, track trends, and understand the needs of consumers and constituents. But it's also a powerful tool for the news and information industries. It can be used to mine for stories and public opinion as well as track news trends and find new story ideas.

Built and distributed on Drupal, Tattler's unique workflow and a toolset of intelligent content processors allow users to easily filter, organize, share, and take action on content gathered from the web.

Tattler processes content through the Open Calais semantic tagging API provided by Thomson Reuters. Open Calais improves the Meta processing of content, and provides auto tagging, and accurate categorization of content. Other features include the ability to set up multiple topic searches, an image retrieval function, inline free tagging, charting and an easy to use interface.

"Giving users an open source tool to mine and monitor information of critical interest to their business is very exciting," said Jeff Walpole, CEO, Phase2 Technology. "We hope that others will see the value in this tool and participate in its development as an open source product."

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About Phase2 Technology

Phase2 is nationally recognized for providing technology leadership on the web for non-profit, commercial, and media publishing clients using open source technology including Java and the Drupal social publishing platform. The experienced team of consultants is known for specialty in content management systems, open data integration, community applications, semantic web, and custom application development. Phase2 practices its own AgileApproach™, an agile development methodology that ensures quality and time to market of software solutions. For more information on the company, go to

Contact Information: Media Contact: Tiffany Shackelford Phase2 Technology 703 548 6050 x 100