I was in a meeting today with Drew, Michael and our web team, chatting through some of the blogging tools we use every day, and swapping ideas.
Drew and I were harping on about our definition of social media.
It’s not an easy thing to explain quickly.
I tend to define my experience of blogging (and beyond) through the online tools I use every day. And this was how the debate continued.
While I’m not a big Digger, some rely on it. I tend to use my Google personalised homepage to aggregate content feeds, while Drew uses popurls to monitor the aggregators and search for memes. For blogging I prefer Blogger, while some use TypePad and others swear by WordPress. I love my del.icio.us, and use it to save content for reviewing later. Drew uses it more for publishing, having plugged it into his Social Media Report. We all love Technorati.
I began to realise that there are five tools that keep me alive in the blogosphere:
FIVE THINGS I CAN’T BLOG WITHOUT:
Granted, I’m a bit old skool. I still use Yahoo! Photos, not Flickr. I uninstalled Skype because I couldn’t stop it launching every time I booted up my laptop. Memetracker (like most other monster content aggregators) makes me feel dizzy.