Is there a lack of new online communication services coming on stream – or perhaps it’s all iPhone app related advances instead?
Following on from a conversation earlier this week I’ve been doing a bit of an audit of services I subscribe to and have come to the conclusion that there’s not much must-have new stuff that’s surfaced in the past few months.
Or maybe it’s that I’m not finding them. If s o what am I missing?
At one stage, about 18 months ago, there seemed to be something new coming on stream very day. OK, some didn’t even stick long enough to make it onto my bookmarks – anyone still doing Plurk or Brightkite? – but others were persevered with.
Updating the contacts page on this blog, I’ve now removed some listings of places I no longer find essential – but there’s very few additions.
What came in;
* Skype: Has become properly useful with my mobile and remote working patterns.
* Qik : Reliable and invaluable mo-blogging tool.
* AudioBoo: Only just added but expected to stick.
* FriendFeed: Still not an everyday, but starting to see its value, particularly as a live-blogging tool.
What went out;
* The second Twitter account I had been using for live-blogging in Manchester. All Twitter activity will now be consolidated @foodiesarah.
* Bambuser. Was in regular use until the service failed at a particularly important live-blogging moment.
* Utterli: Has been utterly pointless since the UK phone number service ceased.
* Seesmic: Wasn’t a regular haunt although, of all the above, this is one I’m keeping an open mind to have a return to.
Any recommendations or suggestions of new stuff gratefully consumed.