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One of the things that I absolutely love about tech gadgets and products is that there so many cool things that are out there. So many people have amazing imaginations to make the most simple, yet innovative things for every day life. But, with the rapid pace of life and everything else that gets in the way, how can we stay on top of all of this “awesomeness?”
That is where Mine, a web app that lets you showcase the cool stuff that you buy with others, can really come in handy. We have so many different sites at our disposal to share things, mainly Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and a handful of others, but Mine took snippets of these, and came up with its own way to share things. Let me show you around and you can see what I am talking about.
I am learning more and more that it is not only about what you know, but also who you know. I believe the two go hand in hand with each other and they can be very beneficial when you are trying to get a job or stay connected. In my work as an educator and blogger, it is very important for me to not only stay connected with people in field, but also to be able to produce good work so that people will be able to endorse me based off of what I do and not just that they know my name.
Most online resumes that you can do online mainly let you showcase things that you have done, what you know, or who you know. But what would make it even more powerful is to be able to combine all of these things together. This is where a web app like Enthuse.me can come in very handy for people. It takes the power of who you are as a person and is able to showcase not only your work experience, but also it gives you the opportunity to show what you truly know. Let me show you more about what I am talking about.
We’re always seeking out new ways to learn what other people think – whether you need an opinion on which app you should choose or have questions concerning a small business you want to start. Large companies and other major organizations have teams at their disposal to accomplish this. They’re able to question and analyze the results of asking their questions of large groups of people relevant to their organization or cause. Obviously the majority of us can’t afford such teams, so we’re left to our own devices. We can try asking groups like our Facebook friends, but those groups can be fairly homogenous. Yacket is a cool new web app which aims to provide a way for the majority of us to ask questions and get answers from a variety of people.
Yacket is a new survey/polling site powered by user’s questions. Ask any question you can think of, and it’s placed on the site. Visitors to Yacket can then answer the poll, and any data that Yacket knows about them is utilized in the analysis and breakdown of the answers. You can view anonymous results of how users answer based upon various factors, including gender, age, religion and much more. It’s an interesting premise and I got into it pretty quickly. Stick with me after the jump to learn more about Yacket and see what I really thought of it.
In the days before email and smartphones, postcards were an amazing way of sending a pictorial message to someone. It showed the recipient when that sender was seeing, along with a note at the back describing what that was or their feelings at the time. It was personal.
Smartphones changed that to a large extent with their cameras and internet connectivity, making the modern ‘e-postcard’ much faster. And now, Findery is taking it to the next step of the postcard’s evolution. It’s no longer about you sending a postcard to a friend, it’s about sharing it with the world and pinpointing it on a map for anyone to find.
That’s right, Findery lets you leave notes for the world. (more…)
The world loves food. Even if you may not be a foodie, there has to have been a time when you came across a dish and it brought you instant joy. As Voltaire put it, nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
And given our obsession with what we put in our mouths, it’s no surprise that there are tons of web apps that focus on helping you find good restaurants to eat at. But that just tells you where to eat at, not what to eat there. Foodspotting wants to fill that void. (more…)
These days, businesses are just so competitive. They are driven by the motivation to match their competition feature by feature. So, there aren’t many distinguishing traits or USPs for products and services to stand apart. That is, except when it comes offering their customers exceptional support.
We are better off forking a bit more money for a brand that promises to treat us with respect when knocking their doors for help. Such decisions end up saving a lot of time and frustration of dealing with indifferent and rude support people. Sadly, this doesn’t work all the time and you might have to fight hard with a brand to get your issue resolved.
Fighting alone against a brand to get heard is an uphill task. But, the same is going to be a whole lot different if you fight alongside hundreds or thousands of people facing the same problem. That’s where PublikDemand comes in.
Social networks can be a fun way to communicate with your peers, and if you don’t let them take up too much of your time, they can even be productive and make it easier to collaborate. While most of us probably spend the majority of our time on the major social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and App.net, there may be times when you need to use a niché or even private social network to communicate with others. Unfortunately, for a lot of nichés, social networks do not yet exist.
If you’re serious about creating a social network for your niché, organization or business, you can do so pretty easily today. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be the next Zuckerberg to create it. All you need is Ning, a popular web platform which allows you to create your own social network in minutes.
Social networks are precious data mines that are available for free. Accessing them isn’t a problem as all popular social network APIs are open and free. Making sense of the billions of existing messages and the millions that are generated everyday is where the problem arises. From customer feedback to competition analysis, social networks have opened a whole a new frontier for businesses.
Web apps of varying sizes and formats are available to track, monitor and consume the social data in a meaningful way. Sprout Social is one among them and it emphasizes on the four components of social media effectiveness: Monitoring, Engagement, Measurement and Growth. Let’s take a closer look!
We all have done it or thought about it at one time or another: keeping a proverbial Bucket List, a list of all the major things you plan to do. It is one of those things that I don’t necessarily keep a good track of as some other people do, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have things that I want to make sure I do before I pass on. I haven’t necessarily decided whether I should actually sit down and make one at some point as I take the approach of “one day at a time.”
Having the opportunity to try out Bucketlistly over the past couple of weeks has really made me think twice about making a bucket list for myself and our family. The developer of the app has taken what is a simple task and turned it into a social network of sorts. At first I thought the concept was a little interesting, but the more I played with it, the more I started to see how useful it could be. Let me show you more of the app and you can decide for yourself whether you want to use it or not.
I have always been jealous of others that are able to be disciplined enough to keep a journal and be consistent with it. I have tried so many different times to start one, only to stop in a week or two. I tried a variety of ways to make this happen, including pen and paper, typing, using cool apps to do it, but nothing seems to work for me. I struggle with this because, I feel like I am at a point in my life where I want to be more reflective as there are some very significant things happening right now and I want to be able to look back on them and see what my thoughts were.
A few weeks ago, I came across a web app called Loccit, that takes a different approach on journaling. When I watched their video on how it works, I started to realize that they may be on to something. Their whole premise is to take the apps that you use on an every day basis to share what is going on in your life and bundle them into one to create your own journal. Now, there are other similar services out there that do this, but this one just seemed like it was interesting to try.