Time-saving tools and technologies
2Blog About It
What's a Widget?
Do you give a HootSuite about Wordles, Widgets or SWIX? Social media
is evolving so fast that it’s difficult for even the experts to remain up-
to-date. Stay ahead of the learning curve by keeping this list of handy
resources at your fingertips.
1Brand Management Tools
Klout measures influence across the social Web. Klout
allows users to track the impact of their opinions, links
and recommendations. Do you have Klout?
TweetDeck, the most popular Twitter application, is an
Adobe AIR desktop application for Twitter, Facebook,
LinkedIn, Google Buzz, Foursquare and MySpace.
It interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to
send and receive tweets, view profiles and divide
the people they follow into groups. An iPad
version was released in May 2010, and a beta
version for Android was released in August 2010.
Bloglines.com is one of the largest
news and RSS feed aggregators
in the world, with over 2 million
users who can subscribe, create,
manage and share news feeds,
blogs and rich content from across
the Web. There is no software to
download and install and it’s completely free.
HootSuite is a social media dashboard that enables users to monitor keywords, manage multiple Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Ping.fm and WordPress accounts.
Blog TalkRadio.com: You can host
your own show at this leading online
radio show or
pitch yourself or
3Gadgets & Widgets
Google Gadgets are miniature objects that live on Web
pages and offer cool and dynamic content, such as a
to-do list, a calculator, Wikipedia, translation tool,
news, blogs, games, etc. Choose the type of gadget
you’d like to create and customize it. Update your
gadget anytime from your iGoogle homepage at
Widgets are simple, fun and useful applications that
can be embedded on a webpage, blog or social media
page. Widgets allow you to create customized content
with no coding knowledge. If you can type text and
choose colors or images, you can make a personalized
widget in less than five minutes. http://widgets.opera.