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Tools for helping journalists create content, keep it relevant and keep up with changing audience behaviour and technological advances.
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Twazzup

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See the news as it happens. From the site's blurb "Twazzup operates a leading real-time news platform. We make it possible to filter the news out of live internet content. Twazzup was founded in January 2009 and is backed by Synaptix, France."

Could be good for newsgathering and following a story lead.
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Kurrently

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I really like this tool. It's simple, no need to sign up, and it's great for checking up on key words and phrases. Looks like Google. Just type the details in the search box and it runs a real-time search across Twitter and Facebook. Handy for journalists wanting a simple quick search of social media conversations.
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Taptu – instant access to all your interests

Taptu – instant access to all your interests | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
iPad and mobile tools for journalists.

Taptu is a neat tool for, as the site's blurb says, gaining "instant access to all your interests in one beautiful little app".

Set up the topics and feeds you want to follow and share & comment instantly.

Note: Declaration of interest - I did some consultancy work on this product.

If any journalists have experience using this tool for newsgathering please add comments below.

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Zite: Personalized Magazine for iPad

Zite: Personalized Magazine for iPad | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
iPad tools for journalists.

A great tool for journalists who use the iPad. Zite let's you personalise your news consumption down to topic detail and then share and comment on the news your are consuming. According to the site's blurb, "Zite is a personalized iPad magazine that gets smarter as you use it."

Might just replace Flipboard as my preferred iPad news and social media consumption tool.

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Addictomatic: Inhale the Web

Addictomatic: Inhale the Web | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It’s the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what’s up, what’s now or what other people are feeding on.
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Trunk.ly

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Keeping tab of all the links you value and share them. Ties in your Twitter and Facebook feeds and an RSS from your blog.

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Twiangulate

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Twiangulate is the leading tool for search, analytics and mapping of connections between Twitter friends and followers. Just playing with this one but has great potential.

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Pearltrees

Pearltrees | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Great curation tools for teaming up with people to organise, discover and share the stuff you like. (Different purpose than Scoop.it or Curated.by).

I like this because others can share material with me and, together, we can create peals of information for all to benefit from.

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Curated.by

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Curation tool for adding bundles to share with like minded - they can also add to your bundles. Probably useful for researching news stories.

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Twitter Network Browser

Twitter Network Browser | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
I find this tool a great help for finding new Twitter contacts. If I see an interesting tweet and want to find out more about the person who tweeted it I can put their name in the search box and see those in his/her network who recently tweeted or retweeted.

Click on that persons box and their network expands. And on it goes. Great for newsgathering.

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Ruan Peat's curator insight, March 18, 2015 8:33 AM

well worth trying for the advocacy stuff

Suggested by Mike Vaz
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Social Mention

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Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos, and microblogging services.
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Churnalism

Churnalism | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
A new U.K. website exposes “churnalism”— stories that are published or broadcast as original news but are largely press releases.

From IJNet: "In its first month, churnalism.com received more than 60,000 unique visitors. The site is the brainchild of Media Standards Trust, an independent non-profit that aims to promote transparency in news. The term "churnalism" has been used since the early 1990s to describe journalists who churn out stories like butter.

http://ijnet.org/stories/website-exposes-cut-and-paste-journalism

Give it a go. There'll be some red faces.
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Flipboard for iPad

Flipboard for iPad | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
iPad tools for journalists.

Flipboard on the iPad enables you to personalise your news consumption around your social media feeds and preferred reading.

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ChattNow.org's comment, March 26, 2011 11:59 AM
Thanks that sounds good - I was wondering whether Flipboard planned on doing something like that. Another thing that would be great (long-term) is if they "sort" the material into pages of related stuff - I have very disparate groups of friends, some in Afghanistan, some in Egypt, some in media in the US, some who are hikers in Georgia... so it would be nice to have them in "sections" someday
helpingmedia's comment, March 26, 2011 12:01 PM
Yes, I have acheived that by creating Twitter lists of followers in categories - such as Caucasus, Africa, etc. Then, in Flipboard, I create a page of that Twitter list so that I only get tweets from that specific group of people. David
ChattNow.org's comment, March 26, 2011 12:26 PM
right - I haven't gotten that organized yet with Twitter - plus, can't see any way in Flipboard to use multiple Twitter accounts, which is a big drawback since I manage five!<br/><br/>topically it's really FB that I need to manage --- and I also admin three FB pages, so.....
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Scoop-ly

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By using Scoop.ly you easily add authority to your articles by including legitimate and current statistics.
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Evernote

Evernote | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Capture stuff as you find it, remember where it is so you can find it later and access it from anywhere. Great for collaboration on a story.

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Quora

Quora | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
This was meant to be the Q & A version of Wikipedia, but I have yet to figure out who will make sense of all the random answers. Still, you do get answers and it's great for collaborating. I have signed up and you can check my presence here - although I have only just started. http://www.quora.com/David-Brewer-1
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Soundsponge's comment, March 19, 2011 2:40 PM
It looks like Quora is in a phase of crossing the chasm between early adopters and mainstream. If they pass this phase successfully it will be great value for all of us.
Dejan Restak
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A world of tweets

Great for seeing where the real-time Twitter hot spots are. You can see unexpected hot points generate as the tweets happend. From the site's blurb "Real-time tracking of twitter hotspots, or as the blurb says "visualization of geolocated tweets around the world"

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TweetDeck

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Unlike Hootsuite, which is browser-based, you have to download TweetDeck. It's a great personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more. You can post to multiple sources.

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