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Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit
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Day 13 ( part 2): Good shit

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A discussion of some of my most used cloud-based services.

A discussion of some of my most used cloud-based services.

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  • 1. Web 2.0 & Online Communities, Summer School 2011 Day 13: Virtual worlds / Good shit
  • 2. This week (Week 5!)Tuesday (day 13):– Virtual worlds (with Melanie)– Some of my favourite servicesWednesday (day 14):– SecondLife community investigationThursday (day 15):– The mobile social internetMiscellany:– Blog assignment 3 marks (shortly)– We have our judges (dragons)– Project: Pretty much finished! 2
  • 3. Next week (Week 6–OMG!)Tuesday (day 16):– Internet as religious recruiting ground– Copyright & creative commonsWednesday (day 17):– Pitches to dragonsThursday (day 18):– Summary of everything– Exam prep & goodbyes Miscellany:– Project: Present & submit 3
  • 4. Part 2: Cool shit 4
  • 5. What is a CMS?Actually a “WCMS”Enables online content submission with no technical knowledgeMakes website administration far simpler:– Offers access control options, journalling, etc.– Social media options bundled in by default– Includes design templatesTypically a scripting language (e.g., PHP) & a database (e.g., MySQL)Examples: Joomla, Drupal, Silverstripe, ... 5
  • 6. Weebly.comSimple content management system (CMS)Remotely hosted (US)Drag ‘n’ drop interface (elements, themes)It is FreeAccess to HTML & CSSCommerce optionsCompetitors: Wix.com, Yola.com 6
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  • 8. IWantMyName.comNZ‐based domain registrarSet “A” DNS record to point to service (e.g., Weebly, Tumblr, ...)Simple, elegant (cf. GoDaddy.com  )Friendly & responsive support (e.g., Twitter)Setup to connect with social mediaDomain prices compare favourably... & iPhone app 8
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  • 12. Dropbox.comCloud‐based data storage:– 2GB (free)– Up to 100GB ($9.99/$19.99 per month)Automatic change detection & backupsAllows for collaboration & sharingSync files of any size or type (Win/Mac/Linux)Range of mobile appsCompetitors: box.net, mozy.com 12
  • 13. Twitterfeed.comAutomatically generate tweets from RSS feedsFree or donationAdvanced editing features:– Prefix/suffix– Filtering– LimitingSet & forget <‐ problem any here?Example feeds: Google news, news media, topical sites, Yahoo pipes, ... 13
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  • 18. pixlr.com & screenr.comCloud‐based image editor & screen casterWhat’s the advantage? 18
  • 19. Some othersPocketsmith.com– Calendar based financial planning appMailchimp.com– Publish and manage email newslettersBandcamp.com– Free music distribution for artistsInvoicemachine.com– Create and manage invoices for freelancers 19
  • 20. Any recommendations? 20
  • 21. The End 21

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