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What did you get out of the last site you visited?

January 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I know that many people believe that a website is only worth what you get out of it. Well today, many of you received a personal email from me encouraging you to join Wired Journalists, a new online community. To give you a sense of how valuable I think it is, here’s what I got out of it, just today.

In a forum devoted to Tools You Can Use, I was introduced (or reintroduced) to the following great sites (in no particular order):

Vuvox – An easy to use production and instant sharing service that allows you to mix, create and blend your personal media.
Dabble DB – Dabble DB helps you build an online database on the web.
EditGrid - More than spreadsheets.
pbwiki – Create your own wiki.
Zoho – Collaborate on a variety of online projects.
Many Eyes – Create a visualization in three easy steps.
Office 2.0 Database – Database of online tools.
Kwout – A way you quote a part of a web page as an image with an image map.
Zamzar – Convert files without downloading software.
ChatMaker – Easy chat rooms. Read more here.
Pingie – RSS to SMS.

And there were still other suggestions. So to me, this is a site worthy of my time. What about you? What better option do you have then Wired Journalists?

Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Innovation · Online · Tools · Wired Journalists

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 fubdog // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Great List! I can vouch for VUVOX. I’ve used them for a while now and wanted to spread the news about their new collage creation tool, used by San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune: see http://www.vuvox.com/collage/home

    they are in beta and looking for feedback!
    happy creating!

  • 2 shawn smith // Jan 28, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I haven’t spent enough time at wired journalists. I really should. It’s a great resource and there’s a ton of smart people on there. Thanks for this post. I need to check out that group!

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