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    Tools the Power Geeks Use

    by JD Lasica
    April 18, 2008

    We just wound up our Innovation Israel tour of Israel’s tech community, and I’m in awe of the Silicon Valley alpha geeks I traveled with during the week. (Here’s our group blog: Travelinggeeks.com.)

    Anyone in the media, publishing or tech business should be interested in the software applications and Web 2.0 tools (on the Web and on the desktop) that these folks use on an almost daily basis.

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    Firefox (web browser)
    FriendFeed (social media sharing)

    Google Reader
    (RSS news reader)
    Techmeme (a tech news dynamic link aggregator)
    Twitter (social network)

    GoogleTalk
    (live chat on Windows)

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    Gmail (email)

    WordPress
    (blog software)
    Flickr (photo sharing)
    Skype (communication) 
    Facebook
    Qik (live video streaming and hosting)
    iTunes (music)
    TweetScan (Twitter add-on)

    Craig Newmark 

    Craig from craigslist’s blog

    Firefox

    SSH (secure shell)
    Pine (email client) 
    TypePad

    Twitter ("curse you, Robert Scoble!")

    MovableType
    (blog software of Huffington Post and MyBarackObama.com)
    SmugMug (photo sharing)
    YouTube 
    Bloglines (RSS reader)
    Skype
    iTunes

    Click here to see the entire list…

    Susan Mernit

    Susan Mernit’s blog

    FriendFeed
    Twitter
    Techmeme 
    Bloglines
    Facebook
    Flickr
    del.icio.us
    Gmail
    MovableType 
    Pandora (music player and collaborative filtering)

    Cathy Brooks
    Otherthanthat

    MovableType
    TypePad
    Firefox
    Seesmic (record and share short video clips)
    Facebook
    FriendFeed
    Socialthing (digital life/social news feed)
    Gmail
    Twhirl (a Twitter client)
    Adium
    Flickr
    Skype
    Flock
    AppleMail
    YouTube
    GoogleTalk

    Deborah Schultz
    Deborah Schultz’s blog

    Firefox
    Twitter
    NetNewsWire (RSS news reader)
    Seesmic
    Adium
    Skype
    TypePad
    Twhirl
    Skitsh (save items to your desktop)
    Techmeme
    Flickr
    Facebook
    FriendFeed
    Viddler & Vimeo (video sharing)
    Foxytunes (music)

    del.icio.us

    Magnolia (social bookmarking)

    Dopplr
    (social network for travelers)

    Sarah Lacy
    SarahLacy.com

    Firefox
    Facebook
    TypePad
    FriendFeed
    Zimbra (web email)

    Renee Blodgett
    downtheavenue.com

    Firefox
    NetVibes (RSS news reader)
    Facebook
    TypePad (blog platform)
    Skype
    Outlook (email)
    ClearContext (an Outlook add-in that manages information)

    Yahoo Messenger (instant messaging)

    YouTube

    JD Lasica
    socialmedia.biz

    Firefox

    Twitter
    Google Reader
    Facebook
    TypePad (blog platform), but switching to WordPress
    Gmail
    Google Talk
    Flickr
    del.icio.us
    Skype
    Ourmedia (video sharing and media publishing)
    Veoh

    SpinXpress (private file sharing)

    ImageWell (image capture and resizing/cropping tool)

    iTunes

    Activewords
    (PC-only productivity tool)

    Snapz Pro
    (Mac-only screen and video capture)

    Flock

    Dopplr
    LastFM

    iChat

    Will now start:

    FriendFeed

    Foxytunes

    Seesmic
    Magnolia

    Pretty informative list of tools that help you publish, share, communicate and become more productive. Want to add your own favorite software applications? List them in the comments above.

    Tagged: publishing tools software technology tools web 2.0
    • I train reporters how to use del.icio.us If there is is but one killer ap beyond e-mail this is it. The deepest mine to find sources, research and more is the networks you can plumb and build on del.icio.us.

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