Chat: Skype vs Google Talk
Status: Twitter vs Facebook Status
Music: iTunes vs Winamp
Photos: Flickr vs Facebook photos
Portal: MyYahoo vs iGoogle
Bookmarks: del.icio.us vs normal bookmarks
Notifications: RSS vs eMail
Mobile: texting vs talking
Webmail: gMail vs Yahoo mail
Maps: Google Maps vs Mapquest
Blog: Blogger vs WordPress.com
If I had to pick one for each, I’d go with Skype, Twitter, Winamp, Flickr, iGoogle, del.icio.us, RSS, texting, gMail, gMaps and WordPress.com.
Why? Skype is more versatile, but gTalk is clean and simple. I run both. Twitter is more freeing for updates (no “Rob is…”). I just switched to Winamp and though there’s a bit of a learning curve compared to iTunes, I like it better. Flickr because of tags and open community. iGoogle because much more versatile. del.icio.us because I can take it with me (though I use browser bookmarks for a few). RSS because it’s faster and just better. Texting because I don’t want to speak. gMail because it’s fast, mostly spam-free, and handles well. gMaps because it’s the best. WordPress.com because I feel it’s the most versatile freely hosted blog service available.
Each has it’s place, but if you had to pick one for each, what would you pick and why? Or would you write-in something else?