Great list, Mason! I’m particularly fond of Ping.fm and TweetDeck. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
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With the number of people involved, and the enormous amount of time we all spend using social media, it’s only natural to try to save some time and make life easier on yourself.
We’ve compiled this list for just that purpose — over 35 tools that can help you do more with social media in less time.
Flock is a full-blown web browser that has been designed around social media. It integrates with dozens of services and helps make it easier for you to stay connected.
FriendFeed help’s combine all of your different social networks into a single feed. Make yourself easier to follow, or make it easier to follow others.
Yumeo is a social network that allows you to control many other social sites in one place.
Ping.fm makes it easier to update your social networks by connecting the most popular networks into one service.
Organize all of your content in one place, including bookmarks, files, etc…
Plaxo is a service designed to make it easier to stay in touch with people you care about.
TweetDeck is an Adobe Air application that helps organize and make sense of your twitters. You can group tweets based on search terms, time frame, and many other ways.
Twhirl is another desktop Twitter client. It adds the ability to cross-post tweets to other sites, post images to TwitPic, and search tweets (among other things).
TweetBeep is like Google Alerts only made for Twitter.
TwitBin is a small Firefox Extension that allows you to receive and send tweets anywhere in your browser.
Twidget is an OS X dashboard widget that let’s you keep up with your twitter account.
TwitterBerry is a mobile twitter client for Blackberry users. It works over the data network with no need for SMS.
Twitelator is a newer iPhone app for twitter. This one has been recommended by several top users.
TwitThis is a social button to put on your website that helps promote your articles on twitter.
A quick an easy toolbar that integrates with Firefox and provides most of the common Digg functions.
Website Cache View
Shows multiple cached versions of any website in case of the “Digg effect”.
It’s like Google Alerts for Digg.
Digg Notify is a desktop app that will display a little notification box with information every time someone Digg’s one of your stories.
Digg Alerter is a really cool desktop app that shows you a lot of Digg info. One version of this actually shows information about who’s ‘buried’ a story.
This is a WordPress plugin that will save your site from going down under massive traffic by redirecting it through the Coral Cache network.
Tools For Webmasters
Digg Website Widget
Put a list of your latest Digg submissions into the sidebar of your website.
WordPress Twitter Tools
This is a WordPress plugin that let’s you pull your tweets into your blog.
StumbleUpon Website Buttons
These StumbleUpon buttons make it very easy for visitors to stumble your articles.
The tagometer is an advanced Delicious button that shows how many users have tagged a post and with what categories.
TwitterFeed takes your latest post titles and posts them to your twitter account.
Social media search that makes it easy to find information from 41 different networks.
Voice-to-text, task organization, and much more. Post to twitter and many other services by calling in from your phone.
Gathera is an internet explorer plugin that aims to connect social media, email, messaging, and many more features into a single place.
Search the blogosphere and track/find trends.
Infegy Social Radar
(Commercial) Social Media Monitoring tool that helps track the web.
Open ID is a single sign-on solution that is supported by many of the most popular web-apps and networking sites.
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November 14th, 2008 at 11:48 am
November 14th, 2008 at 12:35 pm
A great list. It’s cool to be aware of all these resources. Helps keep our finger on the pulse.
November 14th, 2008 at 1:19 pm
Does anyone else feel hesitant to starting a new technology? My fear is that the thing I choose will disappear. How do you feel about that – or are you all gung ho?
November 14th, 2008 at 2:08 pm
Love the “Tools For Webmasters” section of the list, some great resources there!
November 14th, 2008 at 2:15 pm
Are there any tools (free) out there that give, audience, demographics and usage info on social media tools, services and websites?
November 14th, 2008 at 2:39 pm
This is a nice long list! For those reading and wanting to pick though, I prefer Flock for many reasons but the main one is the organizational sidebar while surfing. I’ve never managed my RSS feeds, my twitter and facebook updates and media, and my gmail easier. Those 3 reasons alone are enough to make me swear my life to Flock forever!
November 14th, 2008 at 3:27 pm
I personally use Flock, FriendFeed, Twhirl, Tweetdeck, WordPress Twitter Tools, Twit This, OpenID, Jott, Spokeo.
I’d say my fave is FriendFeed at the moment but the one I consistently use the most is Twhirl. It’s how I started using Twitter last winter and I’m very comfortable with using it–more so than Tweetdeck.
November 14th, 2008 at 5:44 pm
I can’t believe how many Twitter tools there are. Am I the only person in the world who uses Twitter the old fashioned way – by logging on to the Twitter website?
November 14th, 2008 at 6:05 pm
More than a few apps I need to try…I think PIng and Jott will be at the top of the list.
November 14th, 2008 at 8:30 pm
Thanks for sharing!
November 14th, 2008 at 10:35 pm
I use TweetDeck, ping.fm and delicious. Here you present tools never heard by be before, I going to try a couple of them, thanks for sharing!
November 14th, 2008 at 10:37 pm
Nice list. Another nifty Adobe Air app is Posty. http://spreadingfunkyness.com/posty/
You can manage twitter, friendfeed, identi.ca, pownce, tumblr, and jaiku from it. I’ve talked with the developer and he hinted at integrating instant messenger protocols into it too.. now that would be the ultimate app :)
November 14th, 2008 at 10:57 pm
Useful compilation, many I use or know of, and others that are new to me.
Might I suggest a second BlackBerry Twitter client, that’s a little cleaner than TwitterBerry? Look at BlackBird: http://dossy.org/twitter/blackbird/
I have both installed, but prefer BlackBird for saving on battery power, e.g. removing avatars.
November 15th, 2008 at 1:01 am
All these tools are useful extensions of your extended life that is getting complicated by the minute. So many programs and some totally useless and mundane. Twitter seems to have an industry growing with it and its getting silly.
November 15th, 2008 at 1:53 am
Its amazing how many Social Media Tools that are out there now and the future to come. Great list you have here.
Jon ScottNovember 15th, 2008 at 7:00 am
Nice list, I have used some of them but most I haven’t looked at yet. I like the twitter integrated tools the most. There seem to be a lot emerging in this space. I do wonder if anyone will use Twitter itself in the future! So thanks for sharing. I found this list of 35 free apps also if you’re interested:
November 15th, 2008 at 10:52 am
Most of these are covered on my Social Web Tools blog but very great & useful list nonetheless. Very well put together. I have compiled a 100 & counting list of Twitter tools on my blog…… They’re never ending!
November 15th, 2008 at 1:11 pm
great stuff! i’m simply amazed at the redundancy – i wonder who will still be around after a year?
November 15th, 2008 at 4:56 pm
Excellent recommendations. Thanks!
You guys are doing a super job!
November 16th, 2008 at 2:09 am
Check out diigo.com. It is a wonderful tool for social bookmarking and annotating web sites to share with others
November 16th, 2008 at 3:35 pm
Just started looking into Ligit (http://www.lijit.com/) – It’s a search tool that you can add onto your website that will search your blog and all of the content you have in various social networks. Seems like it could be useful, you can check out stats too.
Thanks for the great list!
November 16th, 2008 at 11:29 pm
Mason, this is was a great list. I disagree on some of the Twitter tools (I feel like all of those tools defeat the simple point of Twitter, but that is an argument for another time.) This was very useful, and I hope the post does well.
November 17th, 2008 at 5:47 am
A really nice list here, I have already gone to check a few of these out after this post, so I will let you know if I find any useful :)
November 17th, 2008 at 1:31 pm
These tools are great. Personally I have never used any of them before reading this post.
November 18th, 2008 at 1:55 am
Greate list,and I capture all these websites snapshot so we can easy compare them together.
November 18th, 2008 at 5:46 am
Fantastic list – I had used twitterfeed in the past and you’ve just prompted me to add my new blog feed to my twitter account.
November 19th, 2008 at 1:06 am
Its really great list. there are so many site gives these kind of list. I have already this list but I have found some new sites from this blog thanks for sharing. I have found some new this really good for me also this will helps to newbie those who are finding this kind of list of social bookmarking sites.
Thanks for posting.
December 1st, 2008 at 3:05 pm
December 2nd, 2008 at 1:47 am
Great list. Thanks for collection
Keep up the good work !
December 3rd, 2008 at 12:15 am
WOW, more social network tools than you can poke a stick out..
Fav of mine for twitter is twhirl, nice and liteweight.
December 10th, 2008 at 8:00 am
That was a wonderful list. Keep up the good work.
January 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 am
Good share, although I must say that I still don’t get the hype around twitter…?
January 22nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm
Heard of some, not others. Will dig around and find what works. Thanks for the hard work and for sharing.
April 3rd, 2009 at 4:11 pm
You’ve put together a great list. Thanks!
I use Twhirl because it can also post to ping.fm, which I am a fan of. I like how you can post to several social sites with one update. Can’t beat that! I also use Plaxo.
I guess I’m off to try some of these other services.
August 7th, 2009 at 5:19 am
Great list dude… Friendfeed & Twitbin are my favorite applications………
August 24th, 2009 at 2:55 pm
Really Super crazy list for any social media manager… I used most of the tools but many are still waiting for my test drive…
October 6th, 2009 at 9:29 am
Very useful and cool tools selection!!
October 18th, 2009 at 7:24 am
Excellent post. I would also like to point out The Payer Player as a social media marketing tool. This is a new portable social widget that you can download to your desktop, integrates with other social networks and bookmarking sites (including Twitter, Facebook, Youtube), plus provides Live Broadcasts, VOIP, social video recording and PCMobile2Chat. This is still in development but most of the features I mentioned are available now and they keep adding. Extremely viral – kind of like ooVoo, Skype, Tweetdeck, Png.fm and Shaquille O’Neal is endorsing it … this is a serious post in regard to this new social media marketing tool – they call it a communications megahub. Their website has an excellent breakdown. http://www.thepayerplayer.com/pittsburghseo
November 21st, 2009 at 7:42 am
Only when time in need we find social media extremely useful. It’s easy to overlook its importance in daily manner when we’re all about promoting our products and sharing fun updates. I just pray the connection is still on, signal is well received during the catastrophe.. otherwise we may need a much more powerful solution.
December 1st, 2009 at 3:32 pm
I’ve got a few more here that you should add to the list with a quick look at 10 of the most used social media tools –
December 14th, 2009 at 6:44 am
hi this is great list. now i know more in social media tools.
January 2nd, 2010 at 3:02 pm
Great post! I currently use TweetDeck on my PCs. On my BlackBerry Storm I use ÜberTwitter (http://www.ubertwitter.com/), which I think is far superior to TwitterBerry. For my website, I use the Twitter module for Drupal (http://drupal.org/project/twitter) to display my latest Tweets and send automatic updates when I publish a new post.
January 3rd, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Very interesting social medial tools list.
I am working to put all popular social media applications and tools in a web directory (toolsense.com).
January 25th, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Thanks for the many cool tools! We use HootSuite for Twitter. It’s also great for an aggregator tool as it can also push content out to LinkedIn, WordPress, and Facebook (pages or profile). You choose when to schedule and where it goes. We also use Ping.fm, and bookmarking tools, Share and Retweet.
RSS readers are very helpfu, Google Reader being my reader of choice. This lets you pull in relevant content for quick scans.
Best to you! Keep up the good work.
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July 28th, 2010 at 3:48 pm
How about Google Docs? Thats a great tool and you know that’ll be around for a long time.
September 28th, 2010 at 12:07 pm
I’ve used them all. Great list but i would have included 2 more that i have on my site
1 tool increased my site traffic by over 1600% in less than 30 days.
I have a screenshot of Google Analytics on my site to prove it. Over 22,000 clicks
Theres also a new tool that Facebook, Yahoo and Ebay have just started using
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We can add also the newborn ones, meanwhile. Other than that, one of the complete list I’ve ever seen.
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Thanks for sharing the links.
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A great list of social media tools.
I use ping.fm as a central station and link all my social pages to it, so that I can update all my pages with one post. I also use many twitter tools for various tasks, some tools include: twittercounter, tweepi, formulists, tweetmeme, twitterfeed and hootsuite to schedule tweets. Also many other tools for specific tasks and activities.
These tools make my ‘routine tasks’ very efficient and frees up a lot of time to concentrate on engaging with people and developing relationships.
July 9th, 2011 at 4:19 pm
I had no idea that there were so many. Many of them are from Twitter and Digg. Good to know that there are others as well.
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