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Stacy's Weekly Mashup: Riffs, AdGridwork, ClamWin, BrainPOP, STARTDL...

Links on top of links to the Internet's hippest blogs and Web 2.0 sites, buzz-worthy news, free software and games, geek tips, and more!
Published: Mar 13, 2008
Author: Stacy Reed

Web 2.0 Sites:

  • MyMindshare - Advertisers pay you (bid) to look at their ad
  • Beat Blaster - Mix up your own jams from prerecorded samples and post them to your blog using the widget (See the Weekly Widget below)
  • Riffs - Social recommendations, ratings, rants, raves, and reviews
  • Expressivo - A text-to-speech application that speaks with a human voice
  • AdGridwork - A free advertising network and text link exchange


Freeware Feature of the Week: ClamWIn - A free antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista


Wallpaper of the Week: Lamborghini from WallpaperBase


The Week in Geek News:


Flickr Image of the Week: by leahjoy


Top Blog Picks:


Article of the Week: Researchers hack a pacemaker with wireless link - Geek.com


NEW! Librarian Chick's Smart Site of the Week: BrainPOP - An educational site for kids featuring animated movies and interactive content

Art Site of the Week: Color Wizard - Submit your own base color, and it automatically returns matching colors for the one you selected. It returns a set of hue, saturation and tint/shade variations of your color, as well as suggests color schemes to you, based on your color's complementary color, split complementary colors, analogous colors and other variations.


NEW! The Weekly Widget: UrboPod - Create your own music tracks using the Beat Blaster and then place your UrboPod on your home page for all the world to see just how funky you really are!

NEW! Free Game of the Week: Puzzle Games at STARTDL - This site offers many free online educational games and printable brain teasers. You won't want to miss the online puzzle, Pathways!

Video of the Week: What a Clip


Geek Weekly: Stop using your mouse to get to the address bar in your browser. All you have to do is hit Alt + D in IE and Firefox. In Opera hit F8.




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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