Most Twitter apps along these lines feel like toys to me, rather than genuine measurement tools, but a quick way to find “the most influential Twitter users” on a given topic feels useful for the average reporter just getting into social media.
Fantastic tutorial using Python, Beautiful Soup, and a few other free ingredients to cook up a visually attractive map.
Craig Kanalley files this Poynter story on how to set up and make the most out of Twitter lists, if you’re one of the lucky 25% or so with the feature live so far.
Zach Wise outlines the process of creating an After Effects-fueled motion graphics presentation at the New York Times.
Seems useful for small/student newsrooms using Google Docs as their file management system, right?
A useful guide, especially if your blog is still outfitted with the default blue theme and zero plugins.
Looks extremely useful. Wish I had used this for ReportingOn at some point.
Useful! Browser based screencasting tool with no downloads, and easy sharing via Twitter, e-mail, or saving to your choice of social network (Facebook, Friendfeed, Delicious, etc.).
Another free Web-based tool to build some simple charts and information visualizations out of spreadsheets.
Here’s a free Web-based tool that allows you to upload a large image and embed a widget to let your users view, zoom, and explore it. This is new to me, via @brianboyer.