Internet Tools You Should Know About

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A brief overview of some interesting kinds of tools available on the net.

A brief overview of some interesting kinds of tools available on the net.

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  • 1. Internet Tools You Should Know About a brief survey of what's coming, what's arrived, and why you should care Chris Warren [email_address] x4323
  • 2. General Functions
      • communicating
      • publishing and sharing
      • collaborating
      • creating
      • researching and learning
      • organizing
      • entertaining
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    • The boundaries are fuzzy, but most tools have a main focus
  • 3. Kinds of tools
    • There are three main kinds of tools  
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    • Hosted - "remote" / "in cyberspace" / "in the cloud"
    • Download - installed on your computer
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    • Extension/Plugin - changes an existing application on your computer
  • 4.
    • How to find tools:
      • SEARCH GOOGLE "free X" also, "hosted" "tool" "list"
      • SEARCH WIKIPEDIA
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    • Some tools
      • various google tools
        • many good ones (docs, calendar, sites,scholar, reader, groups, talk, notebook, images, ...)
      • tagging and crowd filtering (del.icio.us, stumbleupon, furl)
      • audio and video point-to-point (skype, gtalk)
      • web site hosting (wordpress, blogger, google)
      • wiki hosting (wikidot, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki_farm)
  • 5.
      • micro-blogging / mind-casting ( twitter , status updates)
      • photo/image sharing ( flickr , wetcanvas)
      • scheduling (google calendar)
      • project management ( unfuddle , basecamp)
      • networking
        • social (facebook)
        • professional (linked in)
        • specialized ( ning )
      • data sharing / access (swivel)
      • presentation sharing / access ( slideshare )
      • 3D modeling ( sketchup )
      • 3D from flat (make3d)
  • 6.
      • video sharing (youtube)
      • feed reader (google, bloglines)
      • maps / GIS (google maps, google earth, MS Live)
      • conferencing (openhuddle,palbee)
      • create diagrams / drawings ( gliffy , drawanywhere)
      • 3D space (second life)
      • surveys (survey monkey, polldaddy, wordpress)
      • source control (SVN, Git)
      • news ( polymeme , digg, reddit)
      • live broadcasting (ustream)
      • content-aware image resizing(demo only)
  • 7.
      • mind mapping (bubbl.us)
      • voice to text (jott)
      • media file conversion (zamzar)
      • make PDFs ( pdfonline , expresspdf)
      • book reviews (goodreads)
      • image manipulation ( gimp , pixlr, aviary(phoenix))
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      • general web sites can also do A LOT
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      • many extensions for firefox, IE, and safari
        • https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_Explorer_extensions
        • http://pimpmysafari.com/
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    • What do you want to do...?