What’s Next?: Tech Tools
I think it’s clear that we are three girls that love Instagram and Pinterest. Through this blog we’re all getting savvy with WordPress and bitly. Then there’s tumblr, flickr, and a plethora of other alternatively spelled apps, social networks, and tools that have become a part of our vernacular. This may make me seem like like an old lady but I remember when using Fandango to buy movie tickets in advance felt like a novelty. What? I don’t have to wait in line but can feel all superior by using this kiosk? Sign me up.
That being said, now it seems like there’s a lot of pressure to be up on all the hot new things that bright young whippersnappers in Silicon Valley are coming up with. It can be confusing to make sense of them all and decide what’s cool, what’s a hassle, and what could possibly be the next big thing. Setting up my Google+ profile is 20 minutes of my life I certainly wish I had back. As I said before, I like to feel superior so I’m making it my business to check out some of the new tools out there and report back on my findings over the the next couple of weeks.
Here’s my list so far but I’m definitely looking to add to it. Let me know what you’d like to hear more about!
Pinterest: While I love this site, I want to delve into their new Terms of Service and all the brouhaha around them.
Path: I’ve heard rumblings around the blogosphere that this may be the next big thing for people that are tired of Facebook. I’m worried it might just be oversharing.
Via.me: Seems similar to Path. Who will be victorious?
Dropbox: I’ve used this file-sharing site a little bit but wonder what I’m missing.
iCloud: If I can get past the issues I’m having with my Apple ID being linked to an ancient email address that I can’t access anymore, I’ll see if Apple’s remote storage feature is as cool as the commercials make it out to be.
Spotify:I know I’m behind the curve on this one but the fact that everyone’s listening habits blew up my Facebook feed for a few weeks was a huge turn off. It makes me uncomfortable to know that the kid I used to sit next to in Chemistry still listens to “I Wanna Sex You Up.” My playlists are a little stale these days and I’m cheap so I guess it’s time for another look.
As always, let me know what I missed. Any that you’d like me to research so you don’t have to waste your time? I’d love to hear!