TOOL FAMILY: BLOGS Blogs Related Tools : WordPress, Blogger, Movable Type, & TypePad Description: Articles are published in reverse chronological order. Posts are organized by categories and tags allow for greater context. The ability to comment gives blogs their social character.
TOOL FAMILY: SOCIAL BOOKMARKING Social Bookmarking Related Tools : Del.icio.us, Digg, Furl, Ma.gnolia, StumbleUpon Description: Social Bookmarking is the practice of storing, searching, and managing bookmarks on the Web. Instead or saving bookmarks using folders, we use tags to organize them and share them out in the open.
TOOL FAMILY: MICROBLOGS Microblogs Related Tools : Twitter, Yammer, Tumblr Description: Microblogging is a form of blogging that allows people to write short posts, i.e, Twitter’s 140 characters.
TOOL FAMILY: VIDEO SHARING Video Sharing Related Tools : YouTube, Vimeo, Ustream.TV, Blip.TV, QIK Description: There are several types of online video . Time shifted videos that are found on YouTube and live streaming video that we see on Ustream.TV and QIK. These services allow you to broadcast live from anywhere that has an Internet connection.
TOOL FAMILY: WIDGETS Widgets Related Tools : Clearspring, WidgetBox, Last.FM, Gigya Description: Widgets are chunks of code that are embedded into Web sites allowing for live and interactive content such as polls and slideshows. They are popular with blogs and social networking Web sites because they are portable, social, and easily shared throughout the network.