New Media Picks Of The Week: Sharewood Picnic 67
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- Agggregate and compile the best video clipsvideos from YouTube, Google, Yahoo, Revver, to create your own unique video channels
- Web-based platform for video publishers to sell their videos and get paid
- Web service that generates RSS feeds for websites who don't have any
- Online service that allows you upload, store and edit your videos online
- Chat with your MSN, AOL and Yahoo buddies via your web browser
- Create and share a calendar that you can access from anywhere
- Share media files from your PC, Mac or camera phone by email
- Service that sends RSS newsfeeds to your AOL Instant Messenger account
- Create almost any kind of web forms, including multi-page forms and forms with conditional questions
- Service that enables you to publish and manage your own RSS feed in a few minutes
- Automatically collect relevant information from multiple sources in the Internet and publish it on a single page
- Get to know the performance of any AdSense advertisement on any of your web pages
- Search engine bar that you can include in your own blog or website
Sharewood Picnic is the weekly collection of the most interesting new media tools and resources selected and reviewed by Robin Good and Livia Iacolare.
Magnify is a platform that allows you to create a video site that collects videos from YouTube, Google, Yahoo!, Revver, and many other sources based on the reviews and recommendations of a community. Online publishers can use the Magnify to allow videos that are relevant to them and their users to be discovered and shared. To "Magnify" a video, you need to submit it to one of the many communities that are building their video repertories on the Magnify platform. This means that over time, user-generated video will get better, and searching for video will become more relevant and useful. Free to use.
Stage6 is a web-based platform for video publishers to sell their videos and get paid. Once you are registered, the content uploader will enable you to specify the final sale price for content you upload. If you choose to set a price, then your content will be listed for sale on Stage6 and visitors will have to pay the price you specify in order to view it. When visitors pay for your content, they will receive an encrypted copy of the video that only they can play back. They will be able to keep it forever, and play it on up to six registered DivX devices. Free sign up
Feeds2Be is a web service that generates RSS feeds for websites who don't have any. To use the service, all you have to do is search for a website in the feeds page, by using its name or address. Then, select the feed you want from the list and copy the link to your aggregator. If the website was not found, simply click the "Add it!" link and we will create a feed for it. This service is free to use.
StarterStash is a web-based service that allows you upload, store and edit your videos online. You can also record directly from your camcorder or digital camera with StashPad to create a library of video that you can organize on your local computer and sync with your online StashSpace. You can mash together scenes from any video in your stash to create exciting new movies on the fly. StarterStash comes with the following subscription plans:
- StarterStash: free with 5 Hours of Video / 500 photos
- Nickel Stash: $5/month or $50/year with10 hours of video / 1,000 photos
- Dime Stash: $10/month or $100/year with 25 Hours of Video / 2,500 photos
CalendarHub allows you to create a calendar that you can access from anywhere. You can keep it private, share it with others or publish it on the web. You can find local events and add them to your calendar, get reminders by email or on your phone and invite others to your events. CalendarHub sports an Ajax-based drag & drop interface and provides RSS feeds for any calendar view. You can also subscribe to public calendars (e.g. through iCal) and import/export data from Outlook, Yahoo! Calendar and other services. Free to use.
Twango is a service that enables you to share media files from your PC, Mac or camera phone through your email. Simply email your media to Twango: the service will capture it, store it, and send out compact notifications to recipients by email. When the recipients click on the notification, they see your media on Twango immediately. You can share with anyone who has an email address: no sign up is required for recipients to view the media you've shared with them. You can share media publicly or privately and you are provided with unlimited storage space.
- Feed Crier
Feed Crier is a service that sends RSS newsfeeds to your AOL Instant Messenger account. You can subscribe to any RSS feed using your AOL Instant Messenger, get job listings from Craigslist, Simply Hired and others, receive breaking news from thousands of sources and know right away when your favorite blogs are updated. Publishers can give readers an easy way to subscribe to IM alerts from their site. Feed Crier is free up to three feeds. To subscribe to more feeds you need the pro service, which costs $4 per month.
- The Form Assembly
The Form Assembly is a service that allows you to create almost any kind of forms, including multi-page forms and forms with conditional questions. The Form Assembly can host the form for you and give you a personal web address. This form processing service is not designed to safely process credit card information. The Form Assembly is free. If you want to also process submitted responses, the site provides both free and paid plans. See our plan comparison page for more information.
FeedPublish is a service that enables you to publish and manage your own RSS feed in a few minutes. You can create, update and distribute as many feeds as you like, create channels and update your feed online from anywhere. You can view how many times your subscribers clicked on each channel and track your statistics. There is no software to download and the service is free to use.
Fyuze is an information aggregator that automatically collects information from multiple sources in the Internet and brings them on your personal page. Once you open an account you can tell Fyuze what you're interested in, and you'll be able to see what's new on the web every time you log on. Fyuze works better with Firefox. Free to use.
- AdSense Detective
AdSense Detective is a service that allows you to know the performance of any AdSense advertisement on any of your web pages. You can easily determine the exact search terms used by your visitors to find your page. All visitors' IP addresses are easily retrieved, so you know your unique visitor ratio. And also the precise domains, which directories and more importantly exactly which pages of your web site produce the most clicks. AdSense Detective shows you the sites that payoff with higher clickthroughs and lets you get rid of the others. The standard subscription monitors up to 1000 page views per day and comes at $9.97 per month. Premium plans are available.
Blogbar is a free search engine bar that you can include in your own blog or website. With Blogbar, you will allow your web visitors to search within your blog/website and search the web with the major search engines, such as Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Technorati, Ask, Bloglines and more. Free to use.
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