This week’s 5 most-useful social media tools

From a Twitter dashboard as comfortable as your La-Z-Boy recliner to a music source that answers the question: What would it look like if YouTube and Spotify had a baby?

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This week’s post includes a Twitter dashboard for the “lazy” in you, a YouTube and Spotify mash-up, a snazzy social search engine, and some other goodies.

Shall we dive in? Yes!

1. Strap on your Twitter X-ray-vision goggles with One of the more challenging aspects of Twitter, especially for new users, is determining which tweets require further interrogation. Lazyscope solves this problem by serving up an additional reading pane within a neat desktop application that gives you a more comprehensive Twitter experience. It can also pull in content from other sources, such as Google Reader, making it one of the more robust dashboards out there.

2. Discover what your friends are searching for with Wajam works by taking the links your friends share on Twitter and Facebook and creating a “hand-picked” search engine just for you. You can access your results direct from or through an extension within your browser. If you’d like an invitation, you can access one here.

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