Stacy's Weekly Mashup: MediaSite, Google SMS, Blockbuster Online, Barracuda Drive

What's hip? This article offers links to the best in Web 2.0, blogs, news and much more!
Published: Nov 2, 2006
Author: Stacy Reed

Web 2.0 Sites:

  • Anothr - A Skype-based robot which can providejust-in-time alerts for your favorite feeds
  • oDesk - Buyers of services can hire, manage, and pay technology service providers from around the world
  • Scrybe - An online/offline organizer
  • MediaSite - A search tool that helps you find expert presentations and lectures
  • Google SMS - Instant access to very useful information
  • ScribbleHere - Quickly create a place on the web for you and others to chat in real time
  • PledgeBank - Start your own pledge
  • Telling Stories - Telling Stories will help you create a heartfelt presentation for any occasion
  • Nowsy - A personal information and news dashboard
  • Blockbuster Online - Rent movies online and return them by mail or drop off at a participating BLOCKBUSTER store, where you can exchange them for new movies on the spot.

Freeware Feature of the Week: BarracudaDrive - You can securely upload, download, and manage your files on your home computer from anywhere in the world.

Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn in Shenandoah

The Week in Geek News:

Flickr Image of the Week: by A. Denomay

Top Blog Picks:

Article of the Week: How to Buy an MP3 Player - Washington Post

Art Site of the Week: Retrievr - Search and explore in a selection of Flickr images by drawing a rough sketch

Video of the Week: Reactable

Geek Tip: - Did you know that you should give your home computer a thorough cleaning once every 5 months or so? However, if you smoke or have pets, you should clean every 3 months.

Well, that about does it for this week! For a compiled list of links from past articles, visit the Weekly Mashup Archive. My thanks goes out to Justin, Wini, and Dan for recommending some of these awesome sites this week! Do you have any comments or suggestions for future mashups? Let's talk it up in the forums! Click Discuss this Article below.

About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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