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Tech Republic: 2015 Tech Trends to Watch
Similar to ConvoTrack, this site tracks how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

30-Plus Free Multimedia Editing Tools

Aviary Myna Audio Editor
A great substitution for Audacity and Garage Band.

Google Fusion Tables Primer
Great resource for learning maps, charts, etc. from Doug Haddix at Kiplinger/Ohio State.

MobiForms Developer
Develop mobile apps in HTML 5 with no programming. Download the software from this site.

Embed Responsively
Allows you to embed ideos from YouTube and Vimeo, Maps from Google and photos from Instagram so they are responsive on your site and will resize on any device.

New Media and Technology Law Blog

Knight Digital Media Center Tutorials
Great training tips, ranging from video software to data visualization.

Dot Mobi
Test your Web site's content to see how it would appear on a mobile browser.

Society for News Design: Multimedia Toolkit
A great collection of resources, many of them free, to help journalists develop great stories online. Resources include audio, video, charts, mapping, databases and more. This is a must-bookmark and a great resource for student journalists learning to develop content for the Web.

Chunnel TV
Showcases underground video and art on the Web.

Learn basic HTML. Primers and tutorials.

Nizm Lab
Showcases popular online videos.

Net News Check
The business of local digital news.

How to Imbed Anything in Your Web Page

Quick Online Tips
Computers, gadgets and other tech tips.

Stream video straight from your cell phone.

Site for sharing drone photography.

BlogInsurance FAQ
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

World Intellectual Property Organization

Wall Street Journal All Things Digital

Online News Association: Interactive Narratives Blog

Yahoo! Pipes
A cool tool from Yahoo! That can help you with news gathering from a variety or resources. The site builds a page and collect posts, tweets, images, videos, RSS feeds and news related to a specific event or topic.

Track who is tweeting a site or blog.

Tech President
A great blog run by the Presidential Democracy Forum that tracks various campaign sites, postings on YouTube, etc. A great snapshot of how candidates are using the web.
Site lets you download to a ZIP file.

Zamzar Conversion Tool
A free service that turns a .PDF into flat-file text.
Convert a Microsoft Publisher file.

How to Make an Animated GIF

Digital Media Law Project
Formerly the Citizen Media Law Project, this organization supports the vibrant online culture of citizen media and independent journalism by providing free legal advice and information on a wide range of media law, intellectual property and business law issues.

Alternative Channel
A "unique news source where stories and perspectives come from you." Site is free to join.

PC World: 10 Most Useful Sites 2006
Mostly tech-service based, but some very helpful sites.

Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts
Great list of keyboard shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Check how many sites link to a particular site.

Pew Internet Study: What Bloggers are Writing

Like Digg, this site tracks funny, offbeat news and videos.

Similar to the iTunes store.

Social bookmarking site lets you check bookmarks from any computer.
Shortens URLs and provides diagnostics/stats on hits.

Editor & Publisher: Developing Multimedia Skills
Tips from a Boston Globe Journalist.

The site offers "transcript search" of podcasts. The site is fee-based service and allows you to search nearly all major TV networks and some local stations. The site also has a free transcript search of TV news video available on the open web from MSNBC, Reuters, etc.

Pew Internet Study: What Bloggers are Writing

NY Times: Rewriting Headlines for Technology
How are news sites writing headlines to improve search?

Steve Johnson's Hypertext Weblog
Chicago Tribune columnist weighs in on all things technology.
Tracks blogs, news on the tech industry.
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.

An interesting piece of software tool that claims to expose news spin and bias, misuse of sources, and suspect factual support. Uses algorithms to spot spin keywords on sites you surf .

News at Seven
A cool tool that allows you to create a virtual newscast pulled from stories, images, videos and blogs all linked by a common news topic. The site generates an avatar that delivers the newscast.

Knight Citizen News Network
Resources for citizen media.

Center for Citizen Media
More resources for citizen media.

Press Think
Blog from NYU's Jay Rosen on new media and other timely topics.

How to Change the World
Guy Kawasaki's Blog on technology and communication.

The Digital Journalist

Twitter Search
Look up thousands of Twitter feeds.

Washington Post: e-QAEDA
A three-part special report that features video reports of experts talking about jihadists' use of the Web. They describe how al Qaeda and allied groups are using the Internet to recruit more fighters, spread their message and train their followers to commit acts of terror.

Wifi Freespot
Listing of wireless hookups around the country. 50 Coolest Websites
An easy way to check your network/computer IP address.
Online learning company offers basics on sending e-mail, building a site and privacy protection.

Net Etiquette

101 Ways to Improve Your Media Website

Bipartisan tech network allows you to look up tech-related bills being considered in Congress.
The best and up-to-date tech news. Register for listserv daily digest of news.

CNET Extra
Tech news stories with related headlines from other sites attached.
A great collection of magazine and daily news articles on the tech industry.

Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 Years, 100 Great Web Moments
Part of Yahoo!s 10th-anniversary celebration.
Tech writer's source for breaking Internet news.
Tech news headlines and other helpful tools.

The Wayback Machine
An archive of more than 10 billion Web pages dating back five years. It allows you to surf the page as it actually appeared at that time. Very cool!

Think Free
Allows you to access you documents from anywhere. This free online Microsoft Office-compatilbe software works in a web browser.

WiFi Location Finder + Local Info
A Boston company is giving away software that can turn nearly any laptop computer into a global positioning system, enabling users to find the nearest restaurant, hospital, or gas station at the touch of a button.

Electronic Advocacy

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Privacy Foundation
Internet privacy issues such as e-mail wiretapping, etc. Covers both federal government and workplace, consumer issues.

Center for Democracy and Technology
Global tech news broken down by country. A very cool site.

Internet 2
A new, super, high-speed version of the internet being developed by a consortium of university, government and commercial scientists.

Media Survey
Tracks Web site performance. A good newsletter that offers "expert tech media analysis." Tech News

USA Today Tech News

IT Facts Blog: Top Searches for 2005

A search engine for podcast.

Partnered with Yahoo! Maps to provide wireless Internet connection locations around the world.

WiFi Free
Listings of provide wireless Internet connection locations around the world.
Search this database by city or state in the U.S., or several other countries for places where you can connect to the Internet without plugging your laptop into the wall. Includes airports, restaurants, etc.

This newsletter site is dedicated to fighting online hype and disinformation.

kuro5hin Tech Site
Report businesses and people who submit SPAM e-mails.

PC World: 30 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on the Internet

Cyberjournalist: Newsroom Convergence Headlines
Stories on what's happening with digital/print/broadcast news.

Red Herring
Hard-core business and tech news.

MalekTips: Computer Help
Computer and technology help. Tweaking, Windows (including Windows XP), DOS, Microsoft Word, anti-spyware, Internet Explorer, electronic mail, the Internet, digital camera, HTML, buying tips, MP3 players, more.

Alley Cat News
Business news on Silicon Valley.
Search this database by city or state in the U.S., or several other countries for places where you can connect to the Internet without plugging your laptop into the wall. Includes airports, restaurants, etc.'s Tech News
Updates every 15 minutes.

Free and extensive resources on the IT and telecom industry analyst firms, findings and events.

The online web program. Good trend stories and tools.
Global technology site with newsletter, listserv, trends and more.

HTML Code Tutorial
Helps programmers with coding solutions. The site added a Help Forum, which you can click on from the home page and get personalized help.
A good industry site with a Northern California perspective.

E-Bituaries: Home of Dead Dot-Coms
Look up dead sites.
Online news magazine for tech news.
Press release info. for business and technology editors. Click on "for the journalists" link to subscribe.

The Guide to Sound Effects
An easy way to check your network/computer IP address.

Podcasting Profs
Listing of college professors using podcasts to reach their students.

News on cutting-edge ways of using podcasts.

Podcast Directory
Seach by genre, most-popular, language, region, buzz. Tips on creating a podcast, etc.

Science and Technology News Network
Award-winning site with high-end news headlines.

Center for Democracy and Technology

Send/share large video files.

Privacy Foundation's Electronic Privacy Information Center

Jupiter Communications

SoapDetectives: Podcasts of Old Radio Programs
Use this site to download old mysteries to your iPod.

Internet Advertising Bureau
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is the only industry association devoted exclusively to promoting the use and effectiveness of advertising on the Internet.

Open Culture: Intelligent YouYube Channels
"The best free cultural & educational media on the web."

Electronic Media Online
Global Internet conferences, news and notes.
Global Internet conferences, news and notes.

This software remembers every password, various addresses (which you control by creating different identities) and unlike Gator, contains no spyware. Although the basic version is free, the pro version is available for about $30.

Dialect Survey
A survey quiz from Harvard that studies dialect dispersion in modern America. See how much you differ from folks in your hometown (or adopted locale), or examine the maps to find out how people say what, where, etc.

VirtualCity Magazine
A good IT magazine.

Atlantic Monthly's Digital Culture

San Jose Mercury News: Good Morning Silicon Valley

Internet Resources Newsletter

Put in the URL of a page you want to keep tabs on and it automatically checks to see if the content has changed. New Media Timeline
Background from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Online magazine about digital imaging published in three editions (English, Spanish and Dutch).

An online dictionary of computing terms.
Tech news and headlines.

PC Magazine: Top 101 Websites to Engage, Entertain and Inform
Covers topics such as computing, business, finance, etc.

BlogDrive: Set Up Your Own Blog
High-tech online magazine.

Definitions of tech terms, links to articles and other resources.'s Computers Section

Spy on
These "spies" notify you when a Web page changes or information on the page changes.

Advice on any computing topic.
High-tech online magazine.
High-tech online magazine.

Akami: Net Usage Index
Track what parts of the world are consuming the most Internet news on this interactive map from Akamai. Also, take a peek at the most clicked on news stories.
Tracks blogs, news on the tech industry.
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.

Smart Playlists (iPod)
Discussion, tips for iPods.
Stops pop-up menus from crowding your screen. It's available free for personal use. Works on Mac, PC and Linux.
Stops pop-up menus from crowding your screen. Costs $19.95 but has a free version as well, with fewer services.
From the National Cyber Security Alliance, a group of business and government organizations, this site offers tips, educational materials and security tools to battle viruses, worms, etc.
It's mission is to "investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web."

OJR: Researching Technology Businesses

Online News Association
Good online newsletter with dot-com studies, more.'s Industry News
Targeted to tech and small business.

Harvard's Research Matters Site
A portal to news articles that span the range of research fields, from the humanities to social science to science to technology to medicine.

Secure Digital Music Initiative

Electronic Frontier Foundation
An online free speech group.

Digital Music Protection Technologies Paper
This controversial paper by Princeton Computer Science Professor Edward Felten explores how he and a team of hackers broke the code for technology designed to prevent people from stealing digital music.

Reuters MediaFile Blog
A great blog on timely media and technology topics.

Technology news and blogs.
Blog about technology and the media. Where Journalism and Technology Meet
A blog on technology and multimedia storytelling, written by Mark S. Luckie, a print journalist who studied multimedia journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has produced multimedia and interactive projects for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Contra Costa Times (Ca.).
A site that invites journalists to publish their work and reach new audiences. Best of the Web
Tracks trends in many e-industries and includes lists of links.

Google Zeitgeist
An archive of what people are searching for online.

AltaVista Search Trends

Yahoo! List of Most Viewed News Content (U.S.)
Wiki is an "open source collaborative server technology that enables users to access, browse, and edit hypertext pages in areal-time context." To see how it works check out Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia on the site. The software allows users to add an article or edit anyone else's article.

Subscription Web Site Publishers Association
A resource for journalists covering the ever-growing trend toward paid online newsletters and subscription Web sites. Portions are open to the public.
Tips for safe and productive Web use for kids.

Providence Journal: NetRunner Column
Tech weblog by the Journal's Dave McPherson.

Providence Journal: Subterranean Homepage News
A good tech weblog from Sheila Lennon.

Deloitte & Touche:
Fastest-growing tech companies in North America.

Deloitte & Touche:
Fastest-growing tech companies in 20 regions in the United States and Canada.

CNET's Technology Enterprise Business Section

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology

Wired Magazine's Cybrarian

The DayPop Top 40 List

The Yahoo! Buzz Index Top 20 Searches

Center for Digital Government
Affiliated with Government Technology magazine, this organization has people who will talk to you, although they tend to be on the technology-is-the-solution side of things.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly or Why It's A Good Idea to Evaluate Web Resources
From Susan E. Beck of the New Mexico State University Library.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators at
Tips for evaluating web sites.
Great primers and resources from Drew DeVigal, NY Times multimedia editor.

A collection of great photo blogs, tips and resources.

Viral Video Chart
Top 20 viral videos on the Web.

Bibliography on Evaluating Web Information
From Nicole J. Auer of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

Media Survey
Tracks Web site performance. A good newsletter that offers "expert tech media analysis."

Net User Demographics
University of Maryland and Princeton study on social and political habits of Web surfers. Interesting.

Tech Law Journal
Tracks how brands, people are under attack on the Web.

PBS Frontline: Health, Science and Technology
A collection of companion Web sites to the documentary show.

ISP Rankings

Wall Street Journal Tech Column

Government Computer News

Potomac Tech Wire
An e-mail newsletter about technology stories in the DC area. Has about 30,000 subscribers.

New England Tech Wire
An e-mail newsletter about NewEngland tech stories. Has about 10,000 subscribers.
This site has a section devoted to Web journalism.
A group for organizations promoting online privacy and free speech.

Online Privacy Alliance

The Internet in Public Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics has survey results measuring Internet access in U.S. public schools from 1994 to 2000.

Internet/Web Country Domain Codes
A list of all the two-letter codes at the end of all Internet addresses.
A technology and media site.

A free Web application that allows users to post and share their spoken word, and music on blogs and other social networking sites including their own blog. Voike allows journalists to call in their reports: spoken word, text, and photos from their cell phones producing rich multimedia content.

Association Representing the Wireless Telecommunications Industry (CTIA)

Pew Internet & American Life Project
An initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Pew Internet explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politics, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.

Web browser that simplifies social and web-based applications by integrating them directly into the browser.

Tech Cocktail
Schedules informal social events with people in the tech industry.

Radio and Internet Newsletter
A great site developed by Kurt Hanson.
Yes, the Feds have a set of Web design guidelines.

The daily e-mail newsletter from Technologic Partners is a way to get the skinny on dot-com companies and the high-tech sector.
A venture capital investment bank that features helpful news releases, a resources page and more.'s Daily Stock Market Report
A daily e-mail "Internet Stock Report" presents news-driven analysis of what's happening with those dotcom evaluations.'s Tech Stocks
Web consultant Amy Gahran, who offers super tips on writing, editing and designing for the Web.

Internet Readership Studies
Links to several pay sites and services with data on how people surf the Web.

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Online Journalism Review: News Future Resources
Links to dozens of studies.

Journalism Publications and Think Tanks
Dozens of helpful resources from the Online Journalism Review. Tech News
Technology news site.
The 5 W's of e-business.

Busting Online Hoaxes
Hoaxbusters site offers warnings about things like bogus e-mails about software that can steal the computer right off your desk.

Small Business Websites That Work
This is the companion site to my book of the same name and includes lots of helpful background material for writers researching how company Web sites can be made effective. There are a couple of full chapters available for download (including an internet backgrounder called "Getting to Know the Internet") and lots of links for businessmen and researchers.

Provides access to an easily searchable database of more than 20,000 technology sites nationwide.

Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

UCLA Cyberspace Law and Policy
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

Society for Technical Communication
Members include writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers and scientists. Both national and chapter sites include permanent and contract job listings.

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society

E-mail, social networking and instant messaging.

All Things Digital
Tech blog by Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal.

Links to many breaking tech news stories.

Lists of Computer Viruses

HTML Writers Guild
Links, online courses and more.'s Spam Tips

CAUCE, The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail

SPAM-L FAQ: How to Track Spammers and Complain to Their ISP

Cam Search Engine
Camcity lets you search thousands of Web-cam links.

Five Elements of Digital Storytelling
From the University of Minnesota's Institute for New Media Studies offers a site that provides a common vocabulary and structure for understanding new media content.
Several tips sheets and software news.

MacroMedia Showcase
This page highlights four or five cool Web sites a day. Many are Flash presentations.
This is a contest site for Flash presentations. Log-in and evaluate different Flash sites, or enter your own. A very highly regarded site for Flash designers.

"Dedicated to online press relations for corporate communicators and trade press editors in the packaging industry. It's a business-to-press site in which trade press editors, PR agencies and companies of the packaging industry can exchange information."

One Page Software
View multiple sites at once by using this software

Ad Elimination Software
Allows you to eliminate pop-up banner ads on your browser.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
Blog from the president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
A great technology blog by John C. Dvorak, a contributing editor at PC Magazine. Many entries on the future on online journalism.

MSN: Top Web News Gaffes
A few examples of publishing too soon.

A social network for newsroom trainers, started by Steve Buttry of No Train, No Gain. The site grew from the old Newscoach listserv.

Digital History
A new Web resource that aims to cover the latest trends in digital history and to keep up with the state-of-the-field. From the New Media Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the site is a clearinghouse of current events and news items of interest, and provides selected bibliography of resources. Targeted to scholars, the site has many helpful tools for journalists.

Consumer Electronics Association
Industry news, trends and statistics on use of certain electronics. Includes an e-newsletter.

Measure the strength of an online password you're using.
Measure the strength of an online password you're using.

PC Magazine Blog

FBI Cyber Scams
Tips on scams involving bogus e-mails, greeting cards, etc.

Time Magazine: 50 Best Websites of 2008
Links galore to helpful web tools.

DTV Answers
What you need to know about the Feb. 17, 2009 conversion to digital TV.

DTV 2009
Government site has information on digital conversion boxes.
Choose an antenna to pull in local stations with digital broadcast signals.

National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Get Ready for Digital TV

Electronics Takeback Coalition
Nonprofit group offers tips and ideas for recycling and disposing of electronics. Includes news/resources, corporate responsibility and legislation/policy sections.

The site maintains massive proprietary databases that provide a continuous, real-time measurement of the myriad ways in which the Internet is used and the wide variety of activities that are occurring online. The company compiles site traffic, trends and shares some of the results in the site's press room and in company releases.

Color-Blind Web Filter
Enter a URL and it will show you what it looks like to someone who is color blind.

New Media Women Entrepreneurs
Enter a URL and it will show you what it looks like to someone who is color blind.

Brian Boyer's blog about the intersection of technology and journalism.

PBS: MediaShift Idea Lab
A group blog by "innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age."

Old Media New Tricks
Run by journalists from the Chicago Tribune and Austin American-Statesman, this site offers hands-on advice from many in media who using social networking and Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. The site also offers great blogging tips.

Play the News
This interactive game helps readers understand current events and news. It's created by a company called Impact Games.

Build free tag clouds of speeches and other text with this free resource, which generates HTML code for you to embed the cloud in your blog.

Allows you to blend video, maps and other content into several view boxes on one page.
Blog, tips and resources from web developer and CAR expert from the St. Petersburg Times.

Tech trends, company index and more.

PageOnce Super Aggregator
Use the aggregation service as an overview for your online sites: social networks, financial services, e-mail, etc.

Google's AdWords Keyword Tool
Input a keyword or phrase and then it shows what search words Google users are using to find this particular subject. You can then use this data to place the right keywords into content of a story, PR release, photo, blog tags, etc.

TweetScan Real Time Twitter Search

Tool for monitoring Twitter updates.

Yahoo! Site Explorer
Track site and feed traffic, online inlinking, etc.

Federal Web Managers Council
Offers guidelines to managing U.S. government Web sites. Helpful for following trends on how agencies are communicating with people and the media.

Friend or Follow
A helpful database for tracking Twitter followers and to track who's following you.

Lets you back up your followers and people you are following.

Receive an e-mail notification that someone is following you on Twitter. It includes information about that person (how many followers, updates, etc.)

InfoToday News Breaks
A flash news digest of technology information.
Covers technology's impact on healthcare.

George Mason University: Center for History and New Media

History of Computing Project

WWW-VL: Internet History

Hobbes' Internet Timeline
Store video and audio for free and use imbed code on your blogs and Web sites.

Information Valet Project
From the Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri, the Information Valet Project is organizing an information-industry collaborative to build, own and operate a shared-user network layered upon the basic Internet.

Information Week
Business technology news, reviews and blogs.

Information Week: Seven Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

Ethical Hacker Network

Send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. Create a network of friends and share stuff.

Cyber Mom's Tips
Web security tips for parents, teens and kids, written from a mom's perspective.

Poynter: New Media Timeline

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

The Online Timeline
From David Carlson at the University of Florida. Web Design Links

Internet Resources for Technical Writers

TravelInsider: Cell Phones and Travel
An easy run-down on what kind of phone you need for your type of travel.

TravelInsider: Cell Phones and Trav GSM World: Cell Phones and Travel
Site that tells you which country is on which GSM frequency.

Center for Independent Media

Nieman Journalism Lab
A project of Harvard University.

Internet Talk Radio Network


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