New Media Picks Of The Week: Sharewood Picnic 59
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- Web-based editor enables you to write online documents and collaborate with colleagues
- Online tool allows you to edit your pictures online
- Write and share documents easily, quickly and privately
- Draw pictures and label things on a Google map and see your work in 3D
- Online multiuser web application for creating projects and sharing your photos and diagrams
- Shoot video, pictures and audio on your mobile phone and send them to your blog
- Put your pictures and videos in the hands of media outlets around the world
- Flickr-based search engine lets you view hundreds of thumbnails at once
- Web-based service allows to save webcam images directly to any web server
- Online directory to discover, listen, and share podcasts
- Group messaging and direct marketing tool to create communities on any subject
- Web service helps you in tagging textual content on and off the web
- User-managed podcast directory to find most popular podcast episodes and channels
The Sharewood Picnic is Robin Good's hand picked weekly collection of the most interesting new media tools and resources discovered by Robin and his team during his online explorations.
Writeboard is a web-based editor that enables you to write online documents and collaborate with colleagues. You can subscribe to documents via RSS to be notified of changes and keep your writings organized with Backpack integration. Writeboard requires Internet Explorer 6.x, Safari, or Firefox and it is free to use.
Picture2Life is an online tool that allows you to edit your pictures online. There are several methods that you can use to upload or import your pictures: you can either enter the URL of the pictures or upload them. You can edit pictures directly from your internet browser and import your pictures from photo sharing websites like Flickr, Photobucket, ImageShack, and much more. Free to use.
WideWord is an online editor that enables you to write and share documents easily, quickly and privately. When you make changes to a document, it is very handy to see what has changed and who has changed it. WideWord keeps a complete revision history and allows you to publish or share older as well as the latest version. For your public documents your readers can make public comments. You can selectively delete comment spam or unsuitable comments. WideWord also provides a RSS feed of all the changes allowing you to quickly see changes in your RSS reader or a browser such as Firefox. Free to use.
Quikmaps allows you to draw pictures and label things on a Google Map using simple clicks and drags. You can easily post the map on your blog or website. Quikmaps hosts your maps, so you can come back and edit them whenever you want. You can also see your quikmap in 3D with Google Earth. Free to use.
WebBrush is a online multiuser web application for creating and discussing projects and sharing your photos, charts, diagrams, schemes, etc. WebBrush can be used in educational purposes (on-line multiuser consultations, lessons or in solving some tasks). Also WebBrush can be useful for those who provide technical support service. WebBrush provides a chat panel for talking, an instrument panel for drawing and text tools for typing. Free to use.
FileMobile is a service that enables you to shoot video, pictures and audio on your mobile phone and send them to your online account or blog. You can manage and edit your photos, post them to blogs, sort them an view them as albums. You can even send them to friends as slideshows. FileMobile allows you to upload almost any video format and convert to flash video for storage, sharing or blogging. You can organize all your MP3s and audio files, podcast and download them to your favorite device or PC. FileMobile supports: Blogger, Typepad, Livejournal, Movable Type and Wordpress. Sign-up and receive 250MB of storage for free.
- Cell Journalist
Cell Journalist is a service that enables you to put your pictures and videos in the hands of media outlets around the world. Cell Journalist allows the community to partner with the media, so that all events can be covered. When your images / videos / stories are used by our media partners then you get paid. Free registration.
- Flickr Grab
Flickr Grab is a Flickr-based search engine that lets you view hundreds of thumbnails from Flickr at once, by user or other criteria. You can create links to a thumbnail page like today's most interesting or a user's pictures and display all photos for a search query and all photos tagged with a keyword. Free to use.
- Alive Broadcast
Alive Broadcast is a web-based service that allows users to save their web cam images directly to any web server. You can create photo galleries, share photos, and allow others to save images in the galleries of your website. This service is completely free to use.
Pluggd is a podcast directory that allows users to discover, listen, and share podcasts. Pluggd enables users to tag podcasts with keywords they think best represent the content, and then organizes the site around this user provided information. The Pluggd search engine crawls the web for new podcasts to index, instead of relying only on user submissions. The podcast player can be put in a pop-up from the listening page, so you can navigate around or off of the Pluggd site without breaking the podcast you are listening to. Free to use.
- Radio Handi
Radio Handi is a group messaging and direct marketing tool. Radio Handi enables you to create communities about any subject or group of people, and to communicate with your group via live telecasts, group voice chats (conference calls), voice messaging boards, email and SMS, all for the cost of a local call in over 30 countries. You can start a free conference call via email (no registration required), just send an email to invite several friends to a conference call, and simply BCC firstname.lastname@example.org. Radio Handi will create a conference room and invite everyone with dial-in instructions. Radio Handi supports the following carriers: Cingular, Sprint, Nextel, T-Mobile, Alltel and Verizon as well as many others. Radio Handy is free (normal messaging/airtime charges apply).
TagTheNet is a web service that helps you in tagging textual content on and off the web. TagTheNet uses the information that is present in the text, it analyses the content and tries to find out words that could be useful as tags. Currently it works with english, german and french texts. There are two ways of using TagTheNet:
1. by pasting a URL or a text in the proper fields or uploading a file
2. by using the REST API
TagTheNet then returns a set of tags based on the textual content you specified. This service is free to use.
ZapZap is a user-managed podcast episode directory. At ZapZap you can find the world's most popular podcast episodes and channels, as voted for by listeners. You can browse, comment on, preview and add individual podcast episodes to your personal "Zaplist" by clicking the red Zap button on any episode. You can get your Zaplist in an iTunes format or the more generic RSS format. Free to use.
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