Web news tools

You know about Twitter.  You’re already LinkedIn.  But do you “Summize?”  Tom Cheredar of NewAssignment.net thinks you should.   Summize–a search engine that collects Twitter updates–is tops on his list of “silly Web applications” that belong in a journalist’s tool box.

He also recommends:

Seero.com, which combines video with Google Maps.

FriendFeed for Smart Phones, to keep reporters who are out of the office in the loop.

and Twellow.com, another Twitter-based service, that creates a directory of people by profession, ranked by number of “followers.”

Let us know if you’re using these, and if you have more to add to the list.