I have just spent a week with the AlJazeera.net news team in the Qatari capital Doha talking about a variety of online tools, how they work and why they might be useful for online journalists. We looked at a number of examples of some of them being used in the wild by journalists around the world. Below is a list of tools I either taught, demonstrated or just mentioned in passing during this week in Doha,
- seesmic desktop
- mobile twitter applications
- twitter translate
Organising the digital desktop
It's not that different a list to Alfred Hermida's from 2008, but no Mac only stuff in here – as I had no Mac users to train – and I've thrown a few Arabic tools into the mix. If you can think of any tools I'm missing do please make suggestions in the comments. For me, the key tools are Twitter, Publish2, del.icio.us and advanced use of RSS.