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Journalism - Information Gathering Resources

Tools for Journalists

Reference Resources for Journalists:

Social Media Tools

Social Media Resources:

  • Twitter  - communicate in 140 characters or less
  • Pinterest - social bookmarking/pinning site
  • Reddit - post and vote on top posted stories
  • Stumbleupon - recommends sites based on interests
  • Buzzfeed - shared stories based on interest topics
  • Delicious - social bookmarking site
  • Friendfeed - “ and discuss the interesting stuff your friends find on the web.”
  • Ebby -  a fast and accurate automated transcription service that supports more than 100 languages and dialects
  • Technorati - collects, highlights, and distributes online global conversation
  • Digg - aggregates stories on the Internet
  • FARK - online news aggregator and social media site
  • Talkwheel - a conversation wheel that lets you see where most people are commenting and a sidebar of topics good for a quick scan of the dialogue
  • SocialBro - time-saving tool for Twitter aficionados
  • - breaks down relationships with Twitter followers into categories such as influencers, supporters and engaged members
  • Tumblr - A feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarks, photos, mobile apps, and social network
  • Google Trends - compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics
  • Google Reader  - checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content
  • Google Docs - allows you to create and share work online
  • Google + Hangouts - video chat with multiple people at one time
  • Spundge - collaboratively curate the web and create relevant, influential content
  • Tout  - enables the creation of 15 second videos on your phone

Blogging Tools


Aggregated Data

Website Data and Statistics 

  • CrunchBase  offers insight into your favorite online brands and companies. Listings will tell you people who are associated with a company, contact information, related videos, screenshots, and more.
  • Quantcast allows you to search for website profiles based on topic or specific domains
  • BuiltWith allows you to search for domains and see the technology they use, including analytics, content management systems, coding, and widgets.

Image and Audio Editing Tools

Try These Image and Auditing Tools :

Image Editors:

Survey, Wiki, QR Code, URL Shorteners...

Survey Resources

Wiki stuff

Assorted Digital Tools

Web Scraping Tools