About a year ago I wrote a post about five new technologies I was using to get by in my job (this was about the time I launched 33 Digital. A lot has changed then). Here's the link to the article. I still use all of them now as well. Phew!
So it's time I shared five more that I have recently started using in my work life to get by, and I'm sharing in case you might consider this of interest too:
Path - This is billed as the anti-Facebook, and all the right people are talking about it. On Path you upload a photo to the network and it is shared with your friends - But you are only allowed 50 friends max. It creates a system where you share things that matter more to you, and it redefined how you behave online. As Path is so new, functionality is limited, but so was Twitter when it was new too. What makes Path stand out is its beauty and ease of use, and it's backing. Watch out for Path's growth in the future.
Instagram - If you want a more attractive and social alternative to Twitpic, this is it. Instagram lets you edit the photos you take before you post them, attracting a more photography-savvy user-base. The photo stream becomes a social network in itself, but also connects to your other networks, like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Foursquare.
Posterous - This isn't new, but is making a resurgence and we've started using is as an internal comms system in 33 Digital across our international offices (props to Luke for the idea as well). The killer punch with Posterous is that you can post from email or the web, then read it via email or the web / RSS / etc. So you can use Posterous, like we do, as a dead DEAD easy-to-use collaborative information sharing system that can be open like a blog or closed like an intranet. Win.
Boxcar - I've written before about how I use Boxcar but it just doesn't stop being useful to me on a daily basis. You set it up as an app on your phone and it turns web alerts into pings that look more like an SMS. In other words, if you want to track a trend, brand name, spokesperson, headline or just your mention on Twitter, then Boxcar buzzes your pocket. Crisis comms in a box.
Plancast - one of a new breed of super-simple and intuitive planning social networks. Plancast is Upcoming meets Twitter. Tell Plancast what you're doing and it will share it with your social network. Look up the place you're going next, and you'll see who else is planning to go. Essential for people that are going to conferences, events or even just socials. From the promotion side and also for serial networkers. [here's the Plancast page for Le Web in December for example. About 400 people on there]