New Media Tools Of The Week: Sharewood Picnic 73
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- Web-based collaboration tool integrates VoIP, web conferencing and digital media support
- Online space to buy, sell and promote people's original creative works
- Mobile community that connects you to your friends and information, anytime and anywhere
- Sell items on your own webpage without needing visitors to leave your site
- Convert your PowerPoint presentations into Flash files and show them online
- Service that enables photographers to showcase their photos and publishers to use them for free by linking them to each other
- Take pictures or videos from your phone and publish them straight to your blog
- Create online polls and place them on your website or blog, or anywhere online
- Software which allows you to 'listen' to your Outlook emails and Word documents on your iPod and mobile phone
- Mozilla Firefox extension which will allows bloggers to submit their blogs to the most important online directories
Sharewood Picnic is the weekly collection of the most interesting new media tools and resources selected and reviewed by Robin Good and Livia Iacolare.
Octopz is a online service that facilitates online collaboration, in either synchronous or asynchronous enviroments through the use of digital media, web conferencing, VoIP and content management technologies. You can easily import and collaborate on any printable document including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Octopz features on-screen annotation and allows you to markup files and add personalized time-stamped comments, in text or audio format.You can invite people to participate by sending them invitations via email. To receive a cost estimate you need to contact the company.
Cruxy is a place for people to buy, sell, and promote each other's original creative works. Cruxy sells video, audio, images, and more. Content is sold on Cruxy through an artist page or through the artist's own website or blog. All the content here is uploaded, priced, and described directly by its creator. Cruxy takes a service fee for every transaction which are $.10 + 3% of the retail price per transaction. Free sign up.
Mozeo is a mobile community that connects you to your friends and information, anytime and anywhere. Once you join the Mozeo community, you will have access to a dynamic user portal, where you can create a "Mozeo Go" group (to send messages to your group of friends), a "Mozeo TxTCast" (by creating your own sms broadcasts and let people subscribe to them), or simply get information you want on your mobile phone. Charges may be applied by your mobile carrier, not by Mozeo. Free sign up.
RightCart allows you to add a store to your own blog, your personal webpage, or your small business website in minutes. When users shop with RightCart they never have to leave the page they are on to learn more about a product or even buy it. The entire transaction takes place within RightCart. If you are a vendor, and an item of yours gets sold through a publisher, RightCart takes 1% of the sale and passes the rest on to you. If you are a publisher and someone buys an item on your page, you will be paid a commission which varies between 2% and 19% depending on the item. Free sign up.
Speechi is a tool that allows you to convert your PowerPoint presentations into a Flash files (with no audio) and showcase them online. Moreover, thanks to the other three paid plans provided by Speechi, you can also record live lectures, add voice narration to your presentations (check the prices) and use the Speechi integrated whiteboard option within PowerPoint. Free sign up.
PlinkMe is an online service that enables photographers to upload and get their pictures used across the internet with links back to their site, enabling them to check how their photos are being used. In the meantime, publishers can pick free photos and get a link to their pages from the PlinkMe users gallery. This way, both photographers and publishers can help each other for free. Joining PlinkMe is completely free.
Nakama is a web service that enables you to take pictures or videos from your phone and publish them straight to your blog, Flickr gallery, even your MySpace or Windows Live Spaces page. You can also look at your friends' stuff on your phone. Nakama basic service is free; your wireless operator may, however, charge you for picture / video messages as well as for using the browser on your phone. Free sign up.
MagneticTime is a software which allows you to 'listen' to your Outlook emails and Word documents on your iPod, mobile phone or PDA, in mp3 format. MagneticTime uses 4-5 times 'less' space (per email or document page) than a typical song on your iPod. Audio files are designed to look and feel like songs to take advantage of the standard functions of your audio player. Check out the system requirements to know more. A single license costs €33.99.
SubmitEmNow is a Mozilla Firefox extension which will allows bloggers to submit their blogs easily and freely to the most important online directories. SubmitEmNow provides an autofill command, which allow you fast and easy fill out common fields in the submission forms. Check out the blog and RSS directory list that you can subscribe to. Free to use.
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