New Media Picks Of The Week: Sharewood Picnic 66
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- Embed a customizable Yahoo!-based search engine on your own web site
- Advertise your web site, product, service or company through a network of selected bloggers
- Online digital marketplace allows you to sell and buy digital products such as e-books and images
- Web site offers a marketplace for royalty free stock images
- Photo sharing web site that offers unlimited photo-storage space and prints your images at competitive prices
- Take notes with other people on the same web page at the same time
- Web-based service that enables you to create spreadsheets and share them with other people
- Online service that helps you manage your tasks and share them with your contacts
- Add highlights and sticky notes on any web page they read
- Online calendar that sends you reminders on your cell phone and syncs with your iPod
- Convert your e-mail address into an URL that is protected from spammers
- Web-based application that helps you build online forms
- Web email client that lets you check your existing POP3/IMAP email accounts from one web page
Sharewood Picnic, is the weekly collection of the most interesting new media tools and resources hand-picked and reviewed by Robin Good and Livia Iacolare.
- Yahoo! Search Builder
Yahoo! Search Builder is a tool that lets you embed a customizable Yahoo!-based search engine on your own web site. Using Search Builder's features and options, you can focus your search results on a specific topic, choose background and border colors, and your search can even sport your own logo. Yahoo! Search Builder lets you:
- search the web, your site, and add news search
- style the search box to match your site
- customize the search experience to match your users' needs.
Free to use.
PayPerPost is an advertising system that allows you to promote your web site, product, service or company through a network of selected bloggers. Also, bloggers benefit from this service by getting paid by advertisers every time they post on specific topics. Advertisers will post all sorts of opportunities, from a simple "link back to this site" to product reviews with pictures. Each opportunity will have different compensation based on the advertiser. Free sign up.
Blish is a digital marketplace that allows anyone with digital content a place to sell products such as images, text, audio, templates, software, videos and other digital products. Whether you are a company with thousands of digital (downloadable) products, or you have written an e-book or a piece of software code, Blish offers you a place to sell that content. You can also submit free products. Blish keeps 50% of the revenue for each sale. Free sign up.
Fotolia is an online marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. Fotolia offers one of the largest image bank of free and affordable royalty free photos and illustrations suitable for any medium, web or print. Photographers and designers receive commission from each photo sold and revenue from advertising on the free section. Free sign up.
Fotki is a photo sharing web site that offers unlimited space to store your photos. On Fotki you can create albums, store videos and keep personal blogs. Free Account comes with basic Fotki features. Premium Account costs $50 per year and comes with advanced features and tools. Additionally, Fotki allows you to print your picture at very competitive costs: check out Fotki photo printing and delivery prices. Free to use.
- JotSpot Live
JotSpot Live allows you and your team to take notes together on the same web page at the same time. You can use JotSpot Live during online meetings and see changes that others are making in real time. It is possible to edit any changes made by others and also drag things around to rearrange the web page. JotSpot Live offers three subscription plans: the Personal one is free and allows you to create up to five pages per month and share with unlimited people. The Team plan costs $4.95 per month (you can create up to 15 pages) and the Workgroup plan comes at $19.95 per month and lets you create unlimited pages per month. Free sign up.
NumSum is a web-based service that enables you to create spreadsheets and share them with other people. You can also select and copy a range of data from Excel or Open Office Calc and past them onto your online spreadsheet. You can publish a spreadsheet on your blog or other website by pasting some HTML code and also publish your spreadsheet as an RSS feed. Free to use.
- Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk is an online service that helps you manage your tasks and share them with your contacts. Remember The Milk sports a very clean interface and enables you to create to-do lists and easily manage them. You can receive reminders via email, SMS, and instant messenger (AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Skype and Yahoo! are all supported). This service is completely free.
Diigo is a service that allows users to add highlights and sticky notes on any web page they read. Users can write as they wish, as private notes or public comments. Users can read public comments left by other readers of the same page and interact with them. When you highlight a word on any page a drop down menu automatically appears that lets you search for inbound links to the URL you are on in four different search engines (including Technorati and Google) and search for highlighted terms in four social bookmarking systems. Free to use.
Spongecell is an online calendar that allows you to create, view appointments and receive reminders on your cell phone. You can stay in sync with your devices and services with SpongeSync and Spongecell also offers iPod sync support. You can forward or CC email from any mail service to firstname.lastname@example.org: Spongecell will search the entire message for new events and add them to your calendar. Additionally, you can publish public and private calendars via RSS and iCalendar. Free to use.
TinyMailto lets you convert your e-mail address into an URL that is protected from spammers. You can use a tinymailto URL to put it in public places, like web pages, forum/e-mail signatures, etc. If someone wants to get your e-mail address, the person must pass a Captcha test in order to view and use your e-mail address. This way, you can protect your e-mail address from spammers and web robots.
Wufoo is an Internet application that helps you build online forms. You can create a mailing list, a contact form, a marketing survey or even a complete customer management system. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easily. Forms are hosted by Wufoo, therefore all you need is a browser and an Internet connection. Free to use.
MyEmail is a free web-based email client that lets you check your existing POP3/IMAP email accounts from one web page. From MyEmail site, you can read, answer, forward, and even store your email messages safely and quickly. Just enter your email address and password; there's nothing else to configure. MyEmail offers 1000MB of storage and is free to use.
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