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    • Free! Ten Alternatives to Expensive Technology by Andrew Shuping Learning Commons/Emerging Technologies/ILL Librarian Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University April, 2009
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      • http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/04/06/funny-pictures-bbc-budget-gets-slashed/
    • Conference Sessions-- Wiggio
        • It has multiple features including:
          • Calendar which can import from Google, Yahoo, etc
          • Folders for uploading files or creating a document
          • Can have a virtual meeting, conference call, or chat
            • Virtual has tools such as whiteboard, screen sharing, etc.
            • can only have 10 participants 
          • Polls
          • Send messages thru e-mail, sms, sticky note, voice note
        • Check out the FAQ for all that it offers
    • Networking-- card.ly
        • Easy to use
        • Simple interface
        • Cheap social streaming
        • Easy to embed and share 
        • People can contact you through the sites services
        • Different themes, although some themes are pay for
    • Photo editing-- FotoFlexer
        • Edit photos from other social networks and save to other sites
          • Can share edited photos easily
        • Multiple effects, animations, flashy stickers and other add ons
        • Flash based
        • Can handle layers
        • Check the privacy and terms of service policy before using
    • Free webpages-- Weebly.com
        • Free hosting with no limit on bandwidth 
        • Easy to use drop and drag editing 
        • 70+ templates or design your own 
        • NO ADVERTISING! 
        • Publish on own domain name
        • If you can imagine it, you can do it with them (sell products, forums, slideshares, etc.)
    • Online Storage/backup--- ADrive
        • 50GB of Free storage
        • Java based upload (does prevent using browser window while uploading)
        • Any file can be uploaded or downloaded
        • Built in PDF reader with now downloads 
        • More storage can be purchased
        • Does not autosync for the free account
    • Screen Sharing-- Screencast-O-Matic
        • You can upload to YouTube or export movie (MP4, avi, flv)
        • Easy to use
        • Java based
        • You can add more after accidentally stopping recording  (no editing features though)
        • You choose screen capture size
        • Free is limited to 15 minutes  and there is a watermark
          • Pro Account one time $5 fee for 1 hour of recording and no water mark basic editing and more features coming
    • Text Messaging-- Google Voice
        • Web based platform
        • Transcriptions  of transactions
        • Able to block numbers
        • Route multiple numbers into one number
        • Pick a number from any area code (within Google's directory)
        • Easy to use
        • Invitation only at the moment
    • Other-- Aviary
        • Flash Based
        • Multiple tools including screen capture and audio editing
        • Images stored on their servers
        • Has layers
        • Import from other sites (Facebook, Flickr, etc.)
        • Active forum
        • Check FAQ closely for information on images and privacy
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    • Productivity-- drop.io
        • 100 MB of free storage
        • Password protection and flexible expiration settings
        • The ability to store and share images, documents, video, audio, and other digital content
        • Realtime Chat and File Sharing
        • Also feature present.io as a way to share presentations during real time. Participant sees everything the presenter does
        • Also features confrenc.io for creating media chat rooms
    • All else fails... Alternative to
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        • Web based search to discover alternatives 
        • Provides reviews
        • Can limit by OS or online
        • Mix of online and downloadable software
        • Mix of free and pay for 
        • Can filter by type of license  
    • Other tools to try
      • Conference Sessions
      • TinyUrl Chat rooms
      • DimDim
      • Free Conference calls
      • Vyew
      • Twiddla
      • Networking
      • Ceevee
      • VisualCV
      • Productivity 
      • EasyPlanner
      • PDF to word
      • Webpages without RSS
      • Remember the Milk
      • Lovely Charts
      • Photo Editing
      • PhotoShop
      • Picnik
      • FotoFlexer
      • Sumo Paint
      • Aviary Phoenix
    • Other tools to try pt. 2
      • Free Webpages
      • Roxer  
      • Dinky Page
      • Online Storage
      • Backupify
      • Screen Sharing  
      • zscreen
      • ScreenToaster
      • ScreenCastle
      • ScreenPreso
      • SMS text messaging
      • Poll Everywhere
      • Other
      • Liber Key--portable aps
      • Openwith
      • PortableApps
      • Survs  
      • Zamzar.com
    • Sources?
        • Search for a need via Google
        • Blogs:
          • Lifehacker
          • Download Squad
          • Techcrunch
        • Listserv and other blogs
        • Most important, colleagues.  Both in real life and virtual networks.
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      • Thank you!
      • I can be found at:
      • http://ashuping.net
      • [email_address]
    • Questions?
      • http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/10/31/11197/