tiki_toki_Beautiful web-based timeline software Event Planning Online: 14 Essential Social Media Tools Jason Keath is the founder of Social Fresh, a social media conference for marketers. He organizes social media events across the country, consults with companies on social media, and blogs at JasonKeath.com. Free tools make planning events easier than ever. From the first stages of planning through post event followup, there are tools for every detail. Invitations For most events, invitations are an important step. 1. 2. Additional Resources: Evite, Google Calendar, Organization Tools Events can overload us with information and logistics, from planning the location to organizing information for attendees. 3. 4. 5. Additional Resources: Sched.org, Google Wave Online Marketing It is getting pretty easy to plan and market an event entirely online these days. 6. 7. 8. Additional Resources: Wthashtag, Eventful, Upcoming Communities, Connecting If you have multiple or repeating events, you need to try and organize the community that will inevitably form around them. 9. 10. Conversation Tracking 11.
How Google Wave could transform journalism | Technology | Los An Google Wave lets users collaborate live on documents. The tech world is awash with excitement for today's scheduled release of 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave. Seems like everyone is buzzing about how the collaborative Web tool will revolutionize how we do business, organize parties, manage projects with friends, cheat on homework and market brands (trust us, we've seen the news releases, plural). For the last two months, while we've been testing the Google Wave developer preview, we have been talking amongst ourselves about how this thing could change (or add to) what we do. Collaborative reporting: You may notice that double bylines aren't very common. The process usually involves one reporter talking to and researching a few things and another following a different set of sources and finally combining their findings toward the end. We're not going to e-mail our co-writers with every new lead and minute detail we dig up. Live editing: We love our editors (really, we do).
pad HomePage Google Wave's Best Use Cases @arekkusu82: Realistically, Wave is just a new implementation of an old idea. You can acheive much the same thing with SharePoint Discussion boards, or Microsoft Groove (which was developed by a different company before being gobbled up my Microsoft), or ShareFlow by zenbe. Wave is extensible, but so is SharePoint. Sure, the real time translation is pretty sweet, but all the "oooh, shiny" stuff in Wave are just features. The idea behind wave isn't anything groundbreaking...people just think it is because it's a Google project (Oooh! Google's doing something new!). @arekkusu82: Given that Wave protocol is an open standard, not long. @Bill Clark: Yeah, it first looked to me like a fancy IRC client. But that doesn't stop me from wanting to try it.
Etherpad Foundation › Live Document Collaboration The most brilliant Web 2.0 things in 2006 About a year ago I started compiling my EVERYTHING 2.0 lists. Doing my earliest research, I got my best input from a few sources that presented their "Best Web 2.0 sites in 2005".In the course of this year I've added little asterisk signs to the sites that struck me as brilliant - either conceptually, or businesswise, or technically, or graphically, or... well... otherwise.Of course these assessments were totally subjective. Sometimes depending on my mood of the day, sometimes on some other whim, sometimes on the fact that the makers/entrepreneurs behind them are my customers and/or friends.Furthermore, I didn't (and don't) have much time left to go back to web sites after assessing them the first time. I am aware that many of them - being in a state of perpetual beta - have been improved considerably, and might deserve one or more *** now. Some of these sites might even not exist anymore ;-! BTWThe Big Overall Winner of 2006, of course, is Netvibes.