Justin Stravarius

I am an Internet Junkie who loves technology and computers more than anything. In whatever little time I can squeeze between my movie and TV show marathons, I write. You can follow me at @stravarius for nerdy outbursts and rants.

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We come across a boat load of images every single day. In this social age, we share images of friends, happy moments, anniversaries, karaokes, pet hamsters, etc. via email or social networking sites. However awesome or how many images there may be, the standard form of consumption is click and view. That’s too many clickety clicks everyday. Is there a fun way to share and view images?

Team Animoto says Yes. Animoto team has a very nice intro video briefing what to expect from the service. The video runs for just 60 seconds and the visuals are stunning. Let’s see if the service also lives up to the awesomeness of the intro. video.


It’s another day and we have another ninja app lined up for your attention. Today’s social network ninja app is Brizzly that has been making waves with its acquisition of the Twitter iPhone app Birdfeed and making it available for free. Brizzly lets us manage two of the leading social networks, Facebook and Twitter. How best does it play? Well, let us go and see!


Spam tends to be an occupational hazard of using the internet. Everyday we receive tens or may be hundreds of spam mails, making life online unpleasant. All it takes is one rogue website to sell our email address and we will be in every spammer’s database in no time. Using temporary or disposable emails to sign up or subscribe to newsletters could help a lot in culling spam.

Today we’ll take a look at 16 web apps that provide disposable email addresses to find the best ones in this business. Jump in with me!


Here at Web.Appstorm, we love social networks and we love the web apps that help us manage our networks. Be it for personal or for business use, it is very useful to be on top of your social network. That is why we have this ongoing series to help you become a “Social Media Ninja”.

Today we will be reviewing one of the hottest startups in the Twitter ecosystem that serves the business or enterprise segment. Right from its launch, CoTweet has declared itself to be a “Social CRM” that helps businesses manage their brand identity on Twitter. Well do they really? Let’s find out.


Tumblr is fast becoming the micro blogging platform of choice across all sections of Internet users. The Tumblr app in itself is well rounded with a gorgeous user interface and nice set of features. Being the spoiled brats of the internet age we are, the quest for accessing and managing Tumblr from various platforms is always out there.

There are quite a few choices when it comes to tumblr apps. In this round up, let us take a quick look on the apps that help us to enhance the Tumblr experience.


In a world where even adults have the attention span of a three year old, conventional blogs with thousand word posts will not cut it. Blogs are very effective for professional bloggers and blogging networks like Envato, Techcrunch, etc. However, when it comes to personal weblogs, blogs are going fast out of fashion.

At the same time, 140 characters of Twitter isn’t always enough to express ourselves precisely. That is where, microblogging services like Tumblr come into picture. Tumblr falls in the twilight zone—between full featured blogs and 140 character services—capable of doing both tasks fabulously.

Let’s take a peek under the hood of Tumblr and its features.


Everyday we find ourselves at cross roads, unable to decide about things. When in doubt we always turn to friends and family to get our queries answered. Now that the world has become so connected by way of social networking, we have access to experts from across the globe.

There are a few web apps that help us tap into the social expertise network to get our questions answered. Yahoo answers is the most famous and Aardvark is the latest. In addition to connecting us with thousands of volunteer experts, Aardvark (also known as Vark) allows us to connect with our friends by integrating Facebook and Gmail accounts. Let’s see how best we can tap into the social knowledge base.


In the Twitter ecosystem, Seesmic has carved a niche for itself with its apps deployed across various platforms: desktop, mobile and web. Seesmic’s web app was launched to much fanfare and gets feature upgrades on a regular basis. The web app is boasted as being a tool to manage and organize your community online. Let’s go ahead and check if Seesmic performs as often advertised.


In the 21st century, an online service has the potential to garner hundreds of thousands of hits if it is social networking enabled. Networking is the key. Now after a decade of connecting with real world friends online, people suddenly have the desire to befriend strangers. Let us not get into the argument as to what good can come out of such an idea.

There are quite a few online chat services that help people to connect with random strangers irrespective of their geographic location and we’ve rounded up some of the best.


Getting things done (GTD) is the hardest thing to accomplish in a world filled with so many distractions. Keeping track of tasks to be done is not easy. However high your IQ is, it is not a better practice to keep everything in your mind. Right from a moleskin notebook to a sleek iPhone app, there is a number of ways to keep your life organized.

In this review, we will be taking a quick look at one such GTD tool, a web app, that promises to help you get things done.


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