New Media Picks Of The Week: Sharewood Picnic 60
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- Get paid for publishing your best video clips and images to this user-generated content
- Mobile blogging service provides ability to easily publish to the web your best shots
- Server-based open-source free online collaboration space to share, comment, interact, revise, collaborate, and collaborate
- Hosted online service support creative work projects collaboration by providing audio commenting, alerts, IM integration and more to distributed design teams.
- Podcast directory and social networking venue allows you to listen to podcasts in an cool integrated pop-up Flash player
- Online platform allows you to build dynamic websites and offers a range of features including group blogging
- Search multiple search engines and information sources by customizing your selection of sources and engines
- Build a fully wiki-based website where you can collaborate and work with others
- Web-based organizer and calendar that tracks priority, due date, and time estimates for each task
- Follow comments to blog posts automatically and easily thanks to web-based service where you elect what to track
- Social event calendar that allows you share events with friends and family, and syndicate your calendar to your own site
- Create and maintain one or more dynamic websites with integrated blogs, RSS feeds and photo galleries, with no technical know-how
- Download massive amounts of images, videos, audio, executables or documents from any website
The Sharewood Picnic is the hand picked weekly collection of the most interesting new media tools and resources discovered by Robin and his team during their online explorations.
Eefoof is a new online publishing clearinghouse that pays its users for their video clips, images and other types of user-created content that they submit. Pay-back is tied to views and use, and therefore those that submit the more interesting and appealing content are those that will make the greater amounts of money. More specifically, Eefoof pays you on your published items relative traffic share, as it splits proportionally its ad revenue with all individual publishers. Eefoof is completely free to use.
Xanco is a service that provides a mobile weblogging platform. You can take photos or shoot videos with your camera phone and share them with your friends or family anywhere in the world. Add a subject and description and simply upload them to Xanco using email or MMS. Xanco members get a personalized web page like http://username.xanco.com. Free to use.
activeCollab is an easy to use, web-based, open-source collaboration and project management tool. activeCollab allows you to set up an environment in which you, your team and your clients can collaborate on active projects using a set of simple, functional tools. activeCollab is a script that must be installed on your own web server and requires PHP5 to run. Free download.
TracBac is a web-based application to share, comment, interact, revise, collaborate, exchange your creative works with your clients. With integrated features like audio comments, post-it notes, visual tools for marking and reviewing, IM integration, instant email alerts, users have the power in their hands to review things faster and better. TracBac requires no downloads and no installation. All you need is a web browser and an internet connection. Everything will happen inside your browser. TracBac supports Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Camino and Safari. Free to use.
Blubrry is a podcast directory cum social network. You can search for podcasts, browse by tags, listen to podcasts in a pop-up Flash player and add them to a subscription list. There are RSS feeds for every podcast. Blubrry users have a profile page, and you can add other members to your friends list. You can also leave comments on podcasts and profile pages. Coming soon: the possibility to post/submit your own podcast. Free to use.
Zimbio provides a platform to build public portals. Public portals are interactive, dynamic websites that offer a range of features including group blogging, member photos, links to favorite websites, RSS headlines, tracking of search results, and discussion forums. Free to use.
Opsdo is a new meta-search engine allowing you to search via multiple engines and information sources which are not well covered by major search tools, and to search groups of such sources, e.g. RottenTomatoes, IMDb and Amazon. Type in your search query, select the engine or set of engines that you want to search, and hit enter. If you place a query without selecting any engines, the results default to Google. If you select your sources but leave your query blank, you will be directed towards the home pages of the engines selected. Opsdo also provides a downloadable search toolbar lugin. Free to use.
Barewiki is a quick and easy way to build a website where you can collaborate with others and utilize standard wiki features like revision history and full protected access. Barewiki provides a built-in "Microsoft Word style editor" allowing full use by non-technical users with no HTML know-how. Very easy to use and free.
Voo2do is a web-based group organizer and shared calendar that tracks priority, due date, and time estimates for project-related tasks. Tasks can be grouped by project, and you can view or edit a group of projects together. Voo2do supports some basic sharing of tasks. Voo2do works on Internet Explorer 6, Firefox, and Opera 8. Free to use.
Commentful is a service that watches comments/follow-ups on blog posts, Digg submissions, Flickr pictures, and many other types of content. Whenever there is an update, such as a new follow-up or comment, Commentful notifies you instantly. Commentful supports almost all types of blogs and new 2.0 online services like MovableType, Blogger, Wordpress, Digg, Flickr and Zooomr. Free to use.
Upcoming is a social event calendar that allows you to manage and share events with your network of contacts and to freely syndicate and re-publish any such group shared calendars on your own site or blog. The Upcoming Dynamic Badges lets you post your public event watchlist, or a group's event list to your online blog or journal. Free to use.
Bryght is a content and community management system that allows you to create and maintain a dynamic website for your organization without having any technical knowledge. Bryght requires nothing but a web browser to easily create and maintain content - from web pages to news and photos. Bryght provides blogs, RSS feeds and photo galleries, polls, forums, a feed aggregator and many more features. Bryght full featured community content hosting and web publishing platform is priced at $39.95 US per month. Check out Bryght features page for more information and details on all of Bryght services and integrated features.
WebRipper is a free downloadable software tool that allows you to automatically download large amounts of images, videos, audio, executables or documents from any website unattended. You don't need to waste your time clicking the links and saving every file manually. WebRipper is compatible with Windows. Free download.
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