I’ve had a fair number people ask me recently about some of the new technologies I’ve been using over the past few months and I thought I’d just share them with you here:
Lately, I’ve been into all things Google. I now use GMail, Google Calendar, Google Talk and own a G1 (Google phone). Because they are all internet based I no longer have to worry what information is on what device and how to synchronize it all. All the information I need is always at my fingertips no matter what device I’m using.
Speaking of synchronization, I’ve also been using Mozilla’s Firefox browser with Foxmarks. It synchronizes my bookmarks between my desktop and my laptop, an invaluable service for me as I switch between both machines constantly.
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But the coolest thing I’ve been using for the past year or so is Twitter. Some call it “microblogging” but I don’t think that really does it justice. I like to think of it as blog comments or a message board on ‘roids. It’s a non sequitur paradise.
Some of my favorite Twitter tools are:
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Probably the one new service I am most eagerly anticipating right now (shameless plug to get an early trial?) is Gist. From the company: “Gist is an online service that helps you build stronger relationships. By connecting your inbox to the web, you get business-critical information about key people and companies.”
I just got my invitation to the Gist beta from [email protected] (@robertatgist on Twitter) and I already love it. It brings together all of your contacts from Outlook, FaceBook, LinkedIn and GMail into one, user-friendly interface.
When you pull up a contact page you can see a history of your recent correspondence with them, links and attachments you’ve shared and any relevant news for that person in addition to their contact information – brilliant, and long overdue. Here’s what Gist Ceo, Tom McCann’s contact page looks like:
Send Robert an email for your own invitation to the Beta at [email protected]