Monday, April 5, 2010

Chicago pre-trip #2: the essential apps and tweets

Chicago 2Go: the appy city.

Last year I went to Chicago with my lap and laptop.

This year, I'm going with my lap, iPhone, and Echofon app, which means there's a whole online world of Chicago I have yet to experience in person.

Here they are: the essential apps and essential feeds you need to be following on Twitter:

Chicago Twitter feeds:
  1. Chicago Tribune
  2. Chicago Sun-Times
  3. Red Eye Chicago - Chicago arts and entertainment
  4. Michael Phillips, movie reviewer for the Chicago Tribune
  5. Chaser Chicago - Chicago nightlife
  6. Chicago Art Magazine
  7. Chicago Magazine
  8. Roger Ebert
  9. Chicago Art Institute
  10. Broke Hipster - Chicago on a budget
  11. Chicago Architecture
  12. Chicago Current - politics
  13. NBC Chicago
  14. Navy Pier
  15. The Second City - Sketch comedy
  16. Time Out Chicago
  17. Oprah (of course).
Free apps:
  1. Chicago 2Go
  2. Chicago Map and Walking Tours
  3. Lollapalooza '10
  4. Foursquare (but will it work with a Canadian iPhone? TBD!)
  5. Yelp (ditto)
  6. Chicago Maroon - University news app. Projector take note!
  7. Chicago Tribune Newsreader - not the best app in the world, but it'll do in a pinch.
  8. Broadway in Chicago - musicals, etc.
  9. CBS 2 Chicago - local news
  10. The White House - a cheat, sure, but talk about a classy and expensive-looking app. Nice work, Barack!
There are more apps you can get for cash, but why pay for the milk app when you can get the cow app for free?

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes I suspect that you actually WORK for Apple :-D

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  2. What agencies are you hitting up this year? Visiting Edelman Digital would be pretty sweet.

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  3. I have study in Canada and i am working in a Hotel part time. I am studying and work also in Canada.


    work and study

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