By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair,
Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
Again this week I’ll be offering up a bonus Fast Five. There’s so much news to pass along, and I don’t want readers to miss a thing.
- 5 Creative uses of Flash and interactive storytelling: You know it’s not Friday Fast Five without Mark Luckie’s 10,000 Words blog. This post offers great tips for those of us trying to wrap our arms around Flash.
- 10 of the Best Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs: this one comes from the Mashable blog, and although it’s not journalism-specific, there are tools here that we all can use. I’m a BIG fan of Monitter.
- Top 35 News Sources on Twitter you should follow : Keep updated with the latest news: we write the news, but we also need to keep up with the news, which makes this list from the Daily SEO Blog very handy.
- How To Use Tweetdeck: if you are a power user of Twitter (like me — @AvWeekBenet), using TweetDeck will make your experience 1000% better. The Vogel Social Media blog posts a great video on how to use this Twitter tool.
- 14 Ways To Fight Twitter Burnout: The TwiTip blog helps keep the love fresh between you and Twitter.
- 10 Excellent and Free Blog Editors for the Desktop: The Six Revisions blog offers a list of offline blog editors to use when you don’t always have Internet access.
- Designing “Coming Soon” Pages: I am in the process of creating a web site. Right now, I have this really generic — and ugly — coming soon page, making this post from the Smashing Magazine blog right on time.
- 15 Great Websites To Download Thousands of Free Fonts: we all want to take our web sites to the next level. One way to do that is by using fonts outside what comes with the hardware/software we all use, and the WebDesignDev blog does just that.
- 40 Free High-Quality WordPress Themes: speaking of the next level, for those of us on WordPress, Smashing Magazine offers up some really great design options outside the usual offerings.
- 11 Essential Photoshop E-Books Amazingly Free: the SpeckyBoy blog posts on books that can take your Photoshop skills to the next level.
I hope these are helpful. If you see items for Fast Five, please drop me a line in the NABJ Digital Task Force Yahoo list serve.