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As we all know, social networking has been the buzz word for the past few years with Facebook and Twitter leading the way. But, lately, I have started to see a bigger push to go away from such a public space. As much as I love to use these social networks, there are times when I just want to share something with a few people, and not necessarily all 500 friends that I have on Facebook. There are other times when I want to message a group of people and I don’t want to bother using any of my social networking tools to do that. Does anyone else feel this way?
Everyme is one of those apps that understands this dilemma and wants to help you out in this area. Yes, it is another social network, so to speak, but it cuts out a lot of the clutter and noise. It gives you the opportunity to communicate with people on a smaller scale. Let me show you more about what I am talking about.
Goal setting is an incredibly important practice for our lives. We set goals in order to advance in our careers, learn new skills, pursue passions, get fit and much more. Unfortunately, keeping track of all the smaller steps needed to achieve goals is often difficult. Actually achieving all of the steps and thus the goal is even harder, without some form of external motivation.
That’s where the site WorkSimple comes in. WorkSimple is a social goal-setting and tracking application where users set goals and then share the goals with their peers. This creates a sense of accountability, allowing for the achievement of more goals. WorkSimple offers applications for both businesses and individuals, although this review is focused solely on the individual application. Read on to learn more about the capabilities of WorkSimple and what I thought of it.
We all love movies. Movies can be fun, but nothing spoils our mood like a bad movie. It’s so frustrating when a movie fails to live up to our expectations. You could turn to a typical movie rating application like IMDB to find out whether a movie is worth your time or not, but in my personal experience, half the time I found myself disagreeing with the rating given.
Your movie experience is subjective. What you don’t like now, you might love in the future, and vise versa. So, is it fair to quantify the movie experience? In this article, we’re going to find that out and see how GoodFil.ms fits in.
It’s election year in the US, and if you’re an American, you’ve likely already been bombarded with political marketing of every form and fashion. In 2008, online spending for campaigns in the presidential election totalled about $177 million. Experts estimate that online spending in the 2012 presidential election will total somewhere between $1 and $1.5 billion. Knowing that, online interaction with potential voters is of extreme importance for candidates.
Votizen, a site connecting politics and social networking, is hoping to capitalize on that need for interaction. Votizen provides you with a way to connect with other voters via social networks and verified voter registration. Once you are signed up you can explore campaigns, endorse candidates and view voter statistics. Even if you’re not running for office, you likely have views about the election that you’d love to share, and Votizen gives you a modern way to do that in a dedicated political social network.
It’s hard to even fathom the amount of influence Facebook has on our lives today. Facebook has connected nearly a billion of us in the world’s largest social network, and accounts for around one out of every five pageviews on the internet today. For so many users today, Facebook is the internet. It’s the way they communicate, discover new products, share memories, play games, and more.
That’s why your business’ Facebook page is as important as, or maybe more important than, your website. With your own website, it’s easy to add anything you want: analytics, contact forms, maps, extra pages, and more. On Facebook, though, it’s not quite as easy to bring all of those features together on your page. That’s where AgoraPulse comes in. It’s an app that makes it easy to keep tabs on your Facebook page, and helps you make it what you want with apps, contests, and more.
I love books. As Elizabeth Scott said, “I like that the moment you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting than yours will ever be”. Books are my best friends; they don’t lie to my face, for one thing. They keep me entertained and encouraged. Whenever I feel depressed or need a shoulder to lean on, I turn back to a book, be it Jonathan Livingston Seagull or Goblet of Fire.
But not all the books are worth your time. We often rely on critics like NYTimes, who heavily rely on sales numbers to measure a book’s quality, to find our next book. But, more often than not, we walk away disappointed. Wouldn’t it be a better idea to listen to your like-minded friends rather than a complete stranger? That’s what GoodReads is all about.
Remembering to purchase gifts and send good wishes for birthdays, anniversaries, and other events is often difficult. While I remember the biggest events, especially those for close family, it is hard to remember extended family and friend’s birthdays. You have to make special calendar events for those big days, and if you don’t realize it’s coming up until the day before the event, it is a challenge to find an appropriate gift on time. Luckily, a new gift giving service called GiftDish was created to make your gift-giving life a bit simpler.
GiftDish is a service which connects to your Facebook account to keep track of the birthdays of all of your friends. Sure, Facebook already tells you everyone’s birthdays, but it doesn’t let you automatically send gifts. GiftDish, instead, lets you keep up with Facebook birthdays easier and send simple gifts (a note, personal video, or gift card) far in advance of the birthday. GiftDish also allows you to add events that aren’t on Facebook, such as anniversaries, graduations, or simply birthdays for people you aren’t friends with on Facebook. Read on to learn what I think about the service and how to best use it.
I come from a long line of teachers, both on my father’s and mother’s side. But, I strongly believe that you can’t learn everything from a classroom. There always will be a gap when it comes to understanding a classroom lecture. The gap is often bridged by materials from the library, group study sessions, private tutors and, of late, the Internet.
The volume of learning resources available online is staggering and you aren’t limited by geography to gain access to it. Like every other aspect of online content, the problem isn’t the lack of resources, but discovering, storing and sharing them is. ClassConnect is focussed towards helping you with the above mentioned issues all the while assisting teachers to create and distribute content too!
You’ve likely already listed your favorite movies, music, and more on Facebook. You tweet and like new sites you come across online, and if anyone kept up with your online ramblings at all, surely they’d know your preferences in everything from software to soap.
Then comes Pinterest, the latest social network that everyone’s talking about. You may have already seen your friends sharing links to it, but unless you’re interested in dresses, crafts, and cooking, you likely didn’t give the site a second try. Then, the whole world started using it, and even the President is sharing his favorite things on it.
So what is Pinterest, and why in the world should it interest you at all? Could it really be the next big social network?
In an online world populated by social media, blogs, and more, we are always sharing tid-bits. We might share a photo or a video or perhaps just a random thought that popped into our head. Social media has allowed the individual to truly create an online persona – whether that persona is a great thinker or a lover of self-portraits, what we share has really begun to show who we are. The rise of social networking allows us to constantly connect online to share and influence our connections. While a great deal of power has been handed to us in terms of online sharing and publication, we do not often think of all that we share as a brand.
Via.Me is a web and iPhone application that allows the user to act as a publisher and provide a great deal of content that helps to shape our individual online brand. Via.Me allows the publishing of photos, videos, sound and text, aggregating our social presences and sharing the content across multiple platforms. Read on to learn about how Via.Me works and my thoughts on the application.