50 Online Applications and Sites to Consider

5th August 2008 - c/o www.chrisbrogan.com
For those of you already pretty much deep into social media applications skip ahead and blaze through the list. If I’ve found five sites/applications that you haven’t seen or considered leave a comment and give me a point. For the rest of you here’s a list I put together the other day when thinking about just how much of my computer use is spent online and attached to the web. Some of the applications I point out aren’t things I use currently but I have used them and/or have an account there. For those of you who are getting involved in social media a little bit at a time consider this a list of things you might check out a little bit at a time to see what appeals what fits into your workflow and what you can dismiss as unnecessary for your needs. AND if you have someArticles,Resources you think would be good to add to the list feel free to add them in the comments section.

50 Online Applications and Sites to Consider


  1. Blogger - free blogging and hosting.
  2. Movable Type - paid software needs host.
  3. TypePad - paid blogging and hosting.
  4. WordPress.com - free blogging and hosting.
  5. WordPress.org - free blog software needs host.
  6. Tumblr - free blogging and hosting.


  7. BrightKite - microblogging mobile location.
  8. FriendFeed - microblogging/ aggregator.
  9. Identi.ca - open source microblogging.
  10. Jaiku - microblogging mobile too.
  11. Posterous - microblogging and/or sends to other sites.
  12. Pownce - microblogging and file sharing.
  13. Plurk - microblogging and threaded conversations.
  14. Seesmic - video microblogging.
  15. Twitter - microblogging and mobile.
  16. Utterz - microblogging mobile video.

    Social Bookmarking

  17. Delicious - bookmarking.
  18. Ma.gnolia - enhanced bookmarking.
  19. Sphinn - bookmarking/voting.
  20. StumbleUpon - bookmarking and browsing.

    Social News Sites

  21. Digg - social news.
  22. Mixx - social news.
  23. Reddit - social news.

    Social Networks

  24. Facebook - general networking.
  25. Flickr - photo and video sharing.
  26. Last.fm - music sharing.
  27. LibraryThing - book lovers.
  28. LinkedIn - professional social networking.
  29. MySpace - general networking.
  30. Ning - white label social network.
  31. Pandora - music sharing.
  32. Yelp - rating restaurants and businesses.

    Miscellaneous and Useful

  33. Twitter Search (formerly Summize) - search for what matters to YOU.
  34. Picnik - free online photo editing. Good for avatar pic touchups.
  35. Evernote - online and desktop note syncing/storage.
  36. Upcoming.org - event sharing site (great for finding cool conferences).
  37. Netvibes - web start page (has Ginger social features now too).
  38. Twingly - blog search.
  39. Compete - web ranking analysis.
  40. AideRSS - rates your blog posts.
  41. Skitch - screen capture tool (mac).

    Video Platforms

  42. Blip.tv - video hosting sharing.
  43. Google Video - video hosting sharing.
  44. Viddler - video hosting sharing.
  45. Vimeo - video hosting sharing.
  46. YouTube - video hosting sharing.
  47. Mogulus - live video platform.
  48. uStream.tv - live video platform.
  49. BlogTV - live video platform.
  50. ooVoo - live video chat.
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