Stacy's Weekly Mashup: TalkShoe, Groupvine, RighCart, Snaptune One, Read/Write Web
Stacy links you to the best of this weeks news, blogs, Web 2.0 sites and more!
Web 2.0 Sites:
- TalkShoe - Live and recorded interactive podcasts
- Groupvine - For people who join campus groups to get things done and enact change on campus
- WidgetBox - An online directory of web widgets for blogs and other web pages
- RightCart - A great new way to buy and sell things online
- TagLoops - Remix online media, like video, images, audio and XML feeds with your own html
- Vet Locator - Find a veterinarian in your area
- Stikkit - The digital equivalent of a sticky note
- FlipTrack - Put your photos to music and create your own videos
- Fleck - Add a note to any page, then send it to your friends or use it in your blog
- Yoono - Instant people-rated web
Freeware Feature of the Week: Snaptune One - Cutting edge technology allows this program to find and records song from streaming audio and partition the songs accurately within a fraction of a second.
Wallpaper of the Week: Earth
The Week in Geek News:
- Mac fans buzzing about expected Apple "iPhone" - Reuters
- Ballmer: Linux Infringes on Microsoft Intellectual Property - NewsFactor Network
- Robot, repair thyself - The Boston Globe
- New Wonder No. 5: The Internet - ABC News
- Microsoft brings 129 lawsuits against phishers - Reuters
- First Look: A New Treo for the Masses - PC World
- Nintendo Wii: One Ferocious Underdog - BusinessWeek
- Vista Meets Antitrust Rules - PC World
- Zune: So you want to be an iPod killer - Computerworld
- Scientists Try to Make Robots More Human - Washington Post
Flickr Image of the Week: by A. A. Althani
Top Blog Picks:
Article of the Week: iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon - Washington Post
Geek Tip: - Save your work often! Sounds simple enough right? You'd be surprised how many people do not save their progress while working on a project. I found out the hard way long ago. I once worked with a computer that hated me and would somehow sense I was approaching and turn itself off as soon as I came too close. It was impossible to break for lunch or even walk across the room for a stapler without the machine going kaput! Can't count how many times I lost hours of work simply because I had not saved my progress before I got up from my desk. Now I have a habit - whenever I proofread, take a break, or walk away from the computer, I hit the ol' Shift+S (saves in most programs).
That's all for this week, folks! Enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers! You can find an archive of past articles here. My thanks goes out to Scott and Patrick for recommending some great sites this week! Keep the links coming, everyone! Do you know of a great site that's worth sharing? Do you have any comments or suggestions? Click Discuss this Article below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.