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I’ve been playing with the new Flipboard Magazine tool and started building a personalised magazine about the Media’s Future, dragging in random articles that catch my eye and which I want to store and share. Now I am trying to figure out how useful and disruptive this new version of Flipboard (2.0) could be. Please share any experiences/comments/ideas below.
Great tool for sharing quotes from articles and embedding them. From the site: ”QUOTE.fm is the best way to discover, read, collect, recommend, curate, and discuss written stories.” Tested it here. http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/blog/how-to-give-quotes-a-life-of-their-own/
From the site: “The Future Journalism Project explores disruption, opportunity and innovation across the media landscape. We do this through a mix of original thinking and reporting, curation and the use of various platforms that best fit the type of content that we’re working with.”
Just signed up to try this as a contributor after receiving a tweet from the organisation which read: “@helpingmedia Soon we’ll be providing a free platform for journalists around the world to sell stories and respond to paid assignments. RT?!”
I have no experience of Newsmodo but this is from their site:
"Designed by journalists, Newsmodo is a revolutionary platform that allows media professionals to source or sell newsworthy content worldwide. Organisations can access the secure site to find the images, video and copy they need for print, tv and online publications. Reporters and camera operators in every continent can submit their work for sale and respond to real assignments, getting the stories newsrooms need, fast and cost effectively.
"Contributors to newsmodo will build their own portfolio, monetize their work, undertake assignments and develop relationships with the media.
"Using the latest in geo-tagging, payment gateways and video encoding technologies, Newsmodo delivers content securely and immediately."
Wufoo’s HTML form builder helps you create online web forms.
Use our web form creator to power your contact forms, online
surveys, and event registrations.
From the site: “Wufoo is a web application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast and fun.”
Note: You are able to make three forms only with the free version but those forms will have limited functionality. I signed up and had a try and the free version seems to offer the basics needed to gather information. Upgrading to the paid version promises far more, but I have not tried that. Any comments from people who have upgraded welcome.
Podcastomatic works well. Simply add the URL of your blog and it will turn it into a podcast read by a robot. One or two issues which I will mail them about. If your blog has a ‘read more’ function as in WordPress or Joomla the robot stops reading at that point. The robot also reads information at the bottom of the post such as the permalink and invitation to add comments. But it’s a good start.
Explore a world of publications by people and publishers alike. Collect, share and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best.
Upload your documents and publications and embed them in any website. Another embed option with the added benefit of showcasing your work in categories for others to find, share, embed and follow.
Spreecast is the social video platform that lets people broadcast together.
They call it “The ultimate live video experience” with the chance to interact live with individuals and groups, post questions live onscreen, share and embed. Could be good for groups of stringers reporting on a news story from multiple locations. Have just signed up for an account but not tested yet. Please add any experiences below.