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Stacy's Weekly Mashup: SwitchPlanet, Mosio, nuTsie, Firebug, FEEDJIT

Looking for cool websites and blogs? Hope you've got your clicking finger ready because we've got tons of links to the absolute best freebies, wallpaper, video, news and games - just for you!
Published: Mar 20, 2008
Author: Stacy Reed

Web 2.0 Sites:

  • Bookr - Create books out of your Flickr photos and images
  • SwitchPlanet - Trade your DVDs, CDs, Video Games and Books for free
  • Sketchplanet - An online user-driven sketching community
  • Mosio - A free mobile community enabling you to text any question from your phone and have it answered by real people
  • nuTsie - An online music community that offers access to your music through any web-connected PC and many mobile phones


Freeware Feature of the Week: Firebug - Integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.


Wallpaper of the Week: Gijsco's Last.fm Desktop Generator is a program for Last.fm users. It downloads your personal data, and generates a beautiful desktop wallpaper.


The Week in Geek News:


Flickr Image of the Week: by boiani


Top Blog Picks:


Article of the Week: Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008) - BetaNews


Librarian Chick's Smart Site of the Week: WordSpy - Devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases. These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other recorded sources.

Art Site of the Week: SketchCast - Record a sketch with or without voice and share with others online


The Weekly Widget: FEEDJIT - Real-time blog traffic feeds that allow bloggers and webmasters to show off their live traffic and guide visitors to the best content


Free Game of the Week: Frozzd - Jump from planet to planet as you guide the Mubbly creatures, and use them as an army to defeat the Frozzd.


Video of the Week: Set up a Google analytics account


Geek Weekly: This week's geek tip comes from Wired How-To Wiki - An article that explains how you can store backups of your Gmail account on your local machine.




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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