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Friday Fast Five

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

Despite my best efforts to clean out my Fast Five folder at the beginning of the year, I still have way too many things to pass along.  So here’s today’s Fast Five — with a bonus five.   And my streak of including Mark Luckie’s 10000 Words blog in each Fast Five post continues.  Enjoy!

  1. Are you wondering why readers hate your blog? Your favorite and mine — the 10000 Words blog — tells you exactly why.
  2. The Mashable blog offers a great video explaining how to use Bing Maps, along with more Twitter maps.
  3. For my Twitter followers, the TwiTips blog offers advice on when and how to purge your followers.  I recently had to do this with my personal Twitter account, and it worked very well for me.
  4. Speaking of Twitter, sometimes you want to post using more than the current 140 characters.  The Blogging Tips blog offers up four ways to post longer tweets on Twitter.
  5. The Make Use Of blog offers up 5 Online Photo Sharing Sites Which Are Free Alternatives To Flickr.
  6. Interested in improving your Google Reader experience? The Web Worker Daily blog gives you “Tips and Tricks: Making the Most of Google Reader.”  If you’re like me and need better organization of all your feeds, this will help.
  7. I am one of those people who have a Blackberry. The good news is that more and more apps are being developed for us, and the Comms Corner blog has 10 free kick-ass (and useful) BlackBerry Apps for 2010.  I love my Opera Mini Web browser, and I’m shocked that UberTwitter is not on this list.
  8. The Hongkiat Web site offers up 30+ Free Online Multimedia (Photo, Audio, Video) Editors.
  9. The Teaching Online Journalism blog offers its thoughts on video editing software.
  10. Do you need to send large files but are limited by your email system? The Fried Beef Tech blog has 8 Free  Ways to Send Large Files Online.  I’m a big fan of You Send It, myself.


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