The internet is full of projects and tools for journalists as well as people who redefine journalism. This is the ultimate , ongoing list of all of them.
Trending Topics International
NewsWhip: What is trending in social networks – right now?
Techmeme: The essential tech news of the moment. Not for dummies.
Reddit: The frontpage of the internet.
Reddit Edit: The most discussed topics on reddit
Google Trends: Showing what people are searching. Mainstream.
MuckRack: What are journalists talking about?
Trending Topics Germany
Rivva : Germanies social news aggregator number one
Facebook-Twitter-Presseschau der SZ: Whats hot on german online publications?
Heise Ticker: Tech news ticker
Ebuzzing Topnews: W
Virato Social News: German social news aggregator
Buzzrank : German social news aggregator
10.000 flies: The most shared articles from yesterday. And the days before.
Konrad Weber: A good blogpost about verification by @konradweber
Verification Junkie: Great Tumblr about verification
Bilder-Verifikation mit Google: Reverse foto search – brilliant
Bilder-Verifikation mit Tineye: Reverse foto search – alternative to google
Storyful : News agency that specialized in real time verification
Fakes bei Facebook erkennen: Identify fakes and hoaxes on facebook
Denic: To whom belongs which domain?
Domaintools.com: Sometimes denic, doesn`t help. Than it`s time for this tool.
Alexa Top 500: How many people visit a specific website?
WordPress.com: Number one blogging tool – without own webspace
WordPress.org: Number one blogging tool – with own webspace
Tumblr: Easy and comfortable alternative to wordpress – with more focus on community
Twitter: What else is there to say?
Medium: Blogging plattform – beta
Wolfram Alpha: An alternative search engine
tame.tazaldoo.com: Google for Twitter – nothing more to say
Tagboard: Search a hash tag to quickly see an entire conversation across social media networks
Social Mention: Real time social media search engine
TweetBinder: Tool to analyze and monitor hashtags
Topsy: Another search engine for Twitter
Stock Exchange: Google gives you a nice tool to check on stock exchange
GPGTools: A simple tool to encrypt your emails [MAC]
GPG4Win: A simple tool to encrypt your emails [PC]
Storify: Remix news by curating facebook posts, tweets and more
ScribbleLive: A tool to cover live events
Ustream: Platform to stream live with great apps
Livestream: Another platform to stream live with great apps
Bambuser: Great app for live coverage
Tim Pool: Best practice how to cover live events with minimal equipment
Evernote: Organize everything you find on the web
keeeb.com: German startup to organize your pictures, videos and links
Dropbox: Your Cloud for anything you want to put up on the web
Speakerdeck: A nice place to put up your presentations
Minus: Share your pics simply
We transfer: An easy way to transfer files on the web
Google Media Tools: Google`s got a whole bunch of tools for media outlets
Dlvr.it: Attract and engage audiences with powerful content sharing tools.
ifttt.com: Put the internet to work for you – automation making use of apis
freeDrive: Create user-searchable databases
Social Media Stuff
Tweetdeck: Number one tool to handle your twitter feeds
Hootsuite: Social Media Management dashboard
Like-Explorer: Find out how many tweets/shares/likes an url got
Howmanyshares: Find out how many tweets/shares/likes an url got
bufferapp.com: Buffer your tweets so you don`t share to many tweets at once
Socialbro: Analyse your followers and search for people to follow
FollowerWonk: Find persons via twitter bio seach
Open Status Search: Google for Facebook – but just for public posts
Popcorn Maker: Remix YouTube Videos with other sources
wireWAX: Add interactivity to videos
Zentrick: Add also interactivity to videos
Vimeo: Great alternative platform to put up more sophisticated videos
Thinglink: An easy way to make your pictures interactive
GIFmaker: Make GIFs on the fly
GIFs aus Youtube-Videos: Make GIFs out of YouTube Videos
Find GIFs: You can easily find GIFs via google image search
imgur.com: The home of any picture you can dream of – and memes
Notable: If you want to tweak webpages live
ffffound.com : Bookmark service for pictures, graphics, etc.
Instagram-Galerien: A nice tool to set up galleries with instagram pics – organized by hashtag
Greenshot: An easy way to make screenshots – besides your keyboard/mobile shortcuts
Data journalism handbook: A guide to data journalism
Datawrapper: Tool for creating charts
Timeline JS: An easy way to bring up timelines
Tableau: Make interactive data visualisations
Visual Loop: The number one place for infographics – mostly for inspiration
Infographic.ca: Alternative to Visual Loop
Interactive timelines: If you want to put up an interactive timeline, use this tool
timeline.verite.co: There is always an alternative
Live-Instagrams: Check out instagrams being uploaded right now
Bundeshaushalt. Illustrating the german federal budget
Knight-Mozilla Open News: Knight-Mozilla puts coders, journalists and activists together to create
Mozilla Webmaker: Tools for content creating
Promising News Startups
Circa: News for the mobile generation
Ampp3d: Data-driven news made to share
Aeon: London based online magazine
Check David Bauer, because he has put up a list called “An unfinished list of ventures in journalism you should be watching (and why)”
Viral Content Machines
Buzzfeed: Often more than 33 things you should have done in your 20s
Upworthy: You won`t believe what happens next.
Viral Nova: Trending Stories around the web (mixed by anonymous?)
knowyourmeme: Giving you insights on the latest memes
Nerdcore-Feed: Great list of websites focussing on nerd stuff
Websiteslike.org: Is there any website similar to my most favorite site? websiteslike.org will know
Hipster Generator: Are you looking for a new logo, the generator will give you one