New Media Tools Of The Week: Sharewood Picnic 71
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- Use Skype from your mobile phone, without having to download anything on your device
- Record instantly from your webcam and post your recordings on blogs, in messages or comments
- Enhance your site performances by analyzing the behavior of your visitors
- Organize and track the work of your team within a web-based project management space
- Send free SMS from your mobile in exchange of putting some ads in them
- Online RSS feed reader and aggregator that remunerates publishers
- Video and image hosting service allows you to upload and share your videos and images with no registration
- Web-based tool that enables you to resize your pictures within your browser
- Photo sharing service that offers unlimited uploads also from camera phones
- Online community of publishers sharing Google AdSense revenue
Sharewood Picnic is the weekly collection of the most interesting new media tools and resources selected and reviewed by Robin Good and Livia Iacolare.
Voxlib enables you to use Skype from your mobile phone, without having to download anything on your device. All you have to do is install a software on your computer, which will connect Skype and your mobile. If you call your SkypeIn number to access Voxlib, the only costs you will incur when calling a Skype contact will be for minutes of mobile usage billed by your mobile operator. SkypeOut charges will also apply if Voxlib is used to call a regular telephone. If you prefer not using SkypeIn to access Voxlib you can also use SMS. Watch the demo to know more. Free download for a limited time.
Flixn is a service that allows you to record instantly from your webcam and post your recordings on blogs, in messages or comments. You can also use this service to send video emails. Once you visit the homepage, you will be asked to give Flixn access to your camera and microphone; then you will simply need to click on "record" and copy the code that the site will generate. You can record for an unlimited time. Free to use.
CrazyEgg is a service that enables you to enhance your site performances by analyzing the behavior of your visitors. CrazyEgg lets you test different versions of a page to see which works better and discovers which ad placement and which design encourage visitors to click deeper. CrazyEgg has four subscription plans, one of which is completely free and allows you to track up to 5000 visits and four pages at once. There is nothing to download or install. Free sign up.
- Zoho Projects
Zoho Projects is a web-based service that helps teams organize their work and track progress. You can create and view tasks, milestones and meetings with the help of a dedicated calendar. It is possible to generate reports, upload files and manage them online. Zoho Projects smoothly integrates with the other tools of the Zoho Suite. Free to use.
Crickee is a service that enables you to send free SMS from your mobile in exchange of putting some ads in them. Once you subscribe, you will receive a SMS on your mobile which will point you to a URL where you will be able to download Crickee on your phone. Crickee works on any Java-enabled mobile and with all operators around the world. Free to use.
FeedShow is a web-based RSS feed reader and first the online aggregator to remunerate publishers theough Google AdSense. Revenues are generated by clicks on the displayed ads. FeedShow gives the publishers 50% of the revenues. When displaying ads, both your Google AdSense codes and Feedshow codes are used, so that the number of ads displayed for the publishers account and the FeedShow account are the same. Google and the AdSense program will then pay the editors directly without any interaction with FeedShow. Try out the demo of FeedShow. Free to use.
Tinypic is a video and image hosting service that allows you to easily upload, link and share your videos and images on MySpace, eBay, blogs and message boards. Valid formats for images are: jpg, png, bmp, gif, tif; valid video types are: avi, mov, mpeg, asf, wmv, divx, 3gp, qt, dv. Videos longer than five minutes are automatically cut. Tinypic does not require registration and is completely free to use.
ResizR is a little web-based tool that enables you to resize your pictures. Once you have uploaded your image, you can set the width in pixels by dragging the slider or entering a value into the text field below the slider. When you are ready, click "ResizR" to start the resizing process. With ResizR you can also resize any images from the web: you simply have to click the "From Web" tab and paste the URL of the image. All uploaded images are deleted once per day to protect users' privacy. Currently only jpg images can be resized. Free to use.
Photoblog is a photo sharing service that offers unlimited uploads and unlimited storage, and allows users to save photographs and memories by specific date. Current features include tagging, profiles, friends list and drag and drop organization. Additionally, Photoblog allows you to post pictures from your camera phone: once you take them, you simply need to email them to Photoblog. Member have their unique email addresses to which they can send their camera phone pictures. Free to use.
TrendyFriendy is a online community of publishers sharing Google AdSense revenue. After you have registered, you can create your personal journal, you can post picture galleries, links and other content. If you want to earn money, remember that the rating depends on posts written by you, which have been rated by other users. You need to have your own Google AdSense account and your rating directly defines your participation in ad rotation on the whole site. All advertisement space on TrendyFriendy is divided in two: 50% percent belongs to owners of the website, while the other half is spread between users. Free sign up.
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