eBossWatch was launched in June 2007 to help people avoid hostile work environments and workplace bullying . Because it is extremely difficult during the job interview process to discover the true atmosphere at a potential employer and the true nature of a potential manager, eBossWatch is a critical job search resource for people who are considering a career change. BossWatch enables you to anonymously rate your boss using a respectable and focused evaluation form so that job seekers can search for bosses at potential workplaces and can receive reports detailing the ratings that each boss has received.
Sparked is the world's first Microvolunteering network. &quot;Easy, social, online volunteering for busy people.&quot; WHY MICROVOLUNTEERING? Most of us live incredibly busy lives. With 60 hour work-weeks, kids, running errands, and the stress of everything else, it's difficult to take an entire day off to volunteer. And yet, we do have spare time. But it comes in moments throughout our day. In fact, every single day, we spend nearly 400 million hours on Facebook and we watch over two billion Youtube videos. At Sparked, it's our goal to offer *convenient* online volunteerism to you. We're driven to fit volunteerism into the same kind of time that you might normally spend on Facebook, Farmville, or Twitter. It's volunteerism for the digital age. We call it microvolunteering.
Ever have a need to follow a specific Web page that does not have a RSS feed or just would like an email summarizing any changes? Watchthatpage.com provides a free email alert service. It requires that you set up an account and list the the Web pages you would like to watch. When the Web page changes, you will receive an email with a brief summary. Check it out. WatchThatPage is created, maintained and supported by ATS Consulting AS. ATS Consulting AS is a Norwegian registered company that specializes in software development. The company is involved in consultancy as well as developing its own internet products and portals. You must register to use this site.
Aardvark is a new kind of tool that lets you tap into the knowledge and experience of friends and friends-of-friends. Send Aardvark a question (from the web, IM, email, Twitter, or iPhone) and you’ll get a quick, helpful response from someone with… The right knowledge and experience to help Similar tastes Friends in common
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
A visual guide to good food and where to find it. Foodspotting is the easiest way to find and share the foods you love: Instead of reviewing restaurants, you can recommend your favorite dishes and see what others have recommended wherever you go.
Tinychat provides simple, free to use, video chat rooms that just work! Enjoy chatting with your friends or making new ones, just create a chat room or join one . It is entirely web based, requires no downloads or plugins (aside from Flash ) and works on all browsers and operating systems.
Pinyadda is an early-stage internet company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Our product is a web application designed to make it easy to gather, customize, and share news and information from across the web. Pinyadda users create Personalized Information Networks made up of people, sites, and topics. From these sources, Pinyadda ranks and organizes content to match each user's preferences.
Mindquarry DO is an Open Source collaborative software platform for file sharing, task management, team collaboration and Wiki editing that is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Mindquarry runs as a web application with an optional desktop client for Windows, Linux and Mac OS that allows for desktop synchronization and offline work.
blekko is a better way to search the web by using slashtags. slashtags search only the sites you want and cut out the spam sites. use friends, experts, community or your own slashtags to slash in what you want and slash out what you don't.
An interactive feed aggregator and manipulator. List of 'hot pipes ' to subscribe to, and ability to create your own ( yahoo account required). Pipes is a free online service that lets you remix popular feed types and create data mashups using a visual editor. You can use Pipes to run your own web projects, or publish and share your own web services without ever having to write a line of code.
With Google documents, you can easily create, share, and edit documents online. Here are a few specific things you can do: Upload Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or plain text documents, create documents from scratch, and download your online ones. Edit documents online simultaneously with anyone you choose, and invite others to view them. Keep track of who made changes to a document and when, and roll back to any version. Publish documents online to the world, as webpages or post documents to your blog. Email your documents out as attachments.
TabletLegal is a blog discussing use of Apple’s iPad by lawyers and in the legal profession. TabletLegal is authored by Josh Barrett , a Portland, Oregon business attorney that advises startups; creative professionals and their firms; and family owned businesses. From time to time he may refer and link to various products and services available on the web. If they are products he uses, he may use a “referral link” that if you click, he may get some sort of spiff, free month of service, whatever…and won’t do this unless it is a product he uses myself.
The Tungle.me application now supports Google, Outlook, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, Lotus Notes, Windows Live, Yahoo! and connects to major social networks including Facebook, Plancast, TripIt, LinkedIn and Twitter. Meet with others by proposing multiple times to one or many people, inside or outside your organization, across systems and time zones. Let them meet with you by sharing your availability (not your calendar details) on your public page. They can request meetings with you by proposing multiple times. People you schedule with never have to sign up.
148Apps launched shortly after the iTunes App Store launched in July of 2008. From the start their purpose has been to provide insight into the very best in iOS applications through numerous reviews and latest news sections. Their goal is to sort through the best of the best and provide information needed to choose — so you don’t have to spend your days in front of an iPhone just to find the perfect app for you. In addition to the reviews and news, they keep track of what’s selling , what’s new and what prices are dropping in the iTunes App Store. They also have growing communities on Twitter , Facebook .
Yammer is revolutionizing internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Although Yammer is as easy to use as consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, it is enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives. Yammer is free for your whole company, enabling users to communicate, collaborate, and share more easily and efficiently than ever before. It reduces the need for meetings, increases communication across silos, surfaces pockets of expertise and connects remote workers. Sign up and start using Yammer in less than 60 seconds. All you need is a company email address.
Writeboard is completely free. You can create as many writeboards as you'd like and invite as many people to collaborate on the writeboards. There are no limits. However, if you'd like to keep all your writeboards in one place so you don't have to bookmark URLs and remember passwords, you should check out their Backpack organizer product. It lets you neatly organize to-do lists, notes, photos, files, and writeboards online – for another 60 sites session! Writeboard requires Internet Explorer 7, Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox. Writeboard doesn't work with Internet Explorer 6.x. You can send yourself any version of a writeboard via email or export it to a text file. At this time you can't import text from an external source into a writeboard (but you can always just copy and paste it in).
Weebly is a San Francisco, California based company that was founded in 2006 with the mission to help people put their information online quickly and easily. We now enable 3 million people to easily create personal sites and blogs or establish web presences for businesses, weddings, classrooms, churches, artistic portfolios, and more. In early 2007, the Weebly founding team joined a seed funding program called Y Combinatorand began working full-time to make the Weebly service spectacular. We were proud to be named one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2007, and have continued to improve Weebly’s feature set and ease of use. Weebly is backed by some of the most knowledgeable angel investors in Silicon Valley, including Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, Ron Conway (original investor in Google), Mike Maples (Floodgate), Aydin Senkut (Felicis VC), Rajeev Motwani and Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail).
Foursquare is a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. By “checking in” via a smartphone app or SMS, users share their location with friends while collecting points and virtual badges. Foursquare guides real-world experiences by allowing users to bookmark information about venues that they want to visit and surfacing relevant suggestions about nearby venues. Merchants and brands leverage the foursquare platform by utilizing a wide set of tools to obtain, engage, and retain customers and audiences.
Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. The most important thing is to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question. One way you can think of it is as a cache for the research that people do looking things up on the web and asking other people. Eventually, when you see a link to a question page on Quora, your feeling should be: &quot;Oh, great! That's going to have all the information I want about that.&quot; It's also a place where new stuff--that no one has written about yet--can get pulled onto the web.
Today, iLinc continues its innovative spirit, providing a SaaS based web and video collaboration tool that enables businesses, state government, and education institutions to break down traditional barriers and efficiently and cost-effectively engage, learn and collaborate. Their philosophy is that their customers are looking for a new way to solve an old problem- effectively get work done without needing to be there. At iLinc, they are committed to saving some Green- cash and CO2. Their motto is: It feels pretty darn good to solve real business problems, save some money, and save the planet!
Mecanbe is the free and open platform for change, designed to help individuals, teams and organizations measure, observe and inspire real change in any area of life. Measure Define. Set your Goals, identify the Tasks required to achieve them and then, as difficult as it can be, get offline and start performing. Review. Commit yourself to a consistent, periodic Performance Evaluation. The more frequently you review your Tasks, the greater your drive will be to cross the Goal finish line. Quality. Whereas a checklist is limited to tracking whether or not you accomplished a Goal, Mecanbe goes a lot further, allowing you to also measure the how and why of your progress, your Tasks.
Central Desktop's cloud-based social collaboration platform revolutionizes how people connect and share information to drive profitable business results. Central Desktop ® software creates a collaboration platform for businesses. This setup allows for management of projects, group workspaces, and creating team intranets. In other words, it’s a web based collaboration software for business teams to share information and collaborate on projects. One of its best features is that it brings a variety of services under one roof. Here, are a few examples of some things it can do: 1. Workspace Collaboration- Share files and projects with co-workers through a secure workspace. 2. Real Time Collaboration- allows for web and audio conferencing and the ability to share information online immediately in real time. 3. Document and Spreadsheet Collaboration- allows for online documents and spreadsheets that allow people to quickly add their ideas and other information to them. 4. Email Driven Collaboration- use your company’s email system for discussions rather than having to log into CentralDesktop
Daniel Marlos, The Curious World of Bugs author and The Bugman on the internet sensation What’s That Bug?, cannot find any problematic pests in his vegetable garden in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. Carrots and onions, seen flowering in the background, are both known to attract beneficial insects like wasps and syrphid flies. The adult wasps and syrphid flies feed on the nectar and pollen from the flowers, and their larvae eat garden pests like caterpillars, crickets and aphids. What’s That Bug? served over 900,000 page views in July, 2010 to almost 250,000 unique visitors. We generate revenue to pay for hosting and bandwidth costs when visitors click on ads on our site, when they donate through the PayPal link, and when they click through the Amazon.com link and buy a book. Whats That Bug? is a labor of love, although there are definite costs to keeping it running. Please keep this in mind as you browse the site.
SAP StreamWork is a collaborative decision-making solution that brings together the people, information, and proven business approaches to drive fast, meaningful results You can leverage SAP StreamWork to streamline collaboration with multiple stakeholders, both inside and outside your organization, to increase marketing effectiveness and build corporate memory. The integration of StreamWork, a social and collaborative decision-making tool, with SAP CRM Marketing is available through a consulting package.
Sage Project Lifecycle Management software provides web-based access and management of workflows, documents, and communications among project team members for better operational efficiencies. This collaborative platform greatly simplifies your overall workflow by making all your project-related information and documentation available online in a secure, centralized location. Sage Project Lifecycle Management acts as a central hub for all your projects so your building team can collectively view, edit, and manage project documents to carry out project plans faster, and with more accuracy.
Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We believe that: • A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide. • A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement. Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
Brainloop enables organizations to securely share and protect all their confidential documents anytime, anywhere through the most advanced on-demand document security solution available. Brainloop Secure Dataroom provides an unrivalled level of document security with top encryption, sophisticated security categories and a powerful permission system that is easy to use and to implement without the need for client-side software installation. Online document sharing is not only more secure, but also easier - inside and outside the enterprise.
We want to make it easier to meet new people. Post college it becomes more and more difficult to expand your friends. As you get older, your friends get married, move away, start hanging out with other people, or you just stop connecting with them altogether. Whatever the case may be, it's super hard meeting people you want to be friends with! It seemed like the only friends we hung out with were old college and high school buddies or colleagues from work. We didn't even get along with all of them, but we just hung out with them, because our circle was shrinking/we didn't want to be stuck at home. This pain was multiplied when we decided to move to Chicago last year to open a cream puff store not knowing anyone! Being new to a big city without any friends is rough. We tried the bars and lounges, but it was difficult. We couldn't carry on any good conversations in these noisy and dark places, plus it was super expensive and bad on our livers. We love eating and we love going to different neighborhoods in search of food and it dawned on us: Why can't we just hang out with cool people while we eat at these places? Fast forward a few months and Grubwithus was born.
EtherPad is the first web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time Etherpad is open source; you can host your own Etherpad by downloading the source code or try Etherpad for free on one of the Public Sites . The Etherpad Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the Etherpad project. All editing of the document is instantly visible on the screens of all participating users, enabling new and productive ways to collaborate on text documents. Etherpad is useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more
Simple sharing Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents. Invite friends, family or teammates to a folder. It'll be as if you saved the folder to their computers. See other people's changes instantly. Create photo galleries viewable by anyone you choose. Send a link to any file in your Dropbox using your Public folder.
MediaWiki is a popular free web-based wiki software application. Developed by the Wikimedia Foundation , it is used to run all of its projects, including Wikipedia , Wiktionary and Wikinews . Numerous other wikis around the world also use it to power their websites . It is written in the PHP programming language and uses a backend database . The software is highly customizable, with more than 700 configuration settings  and more than 1,600 extensions available for enabling various features to be added or changed.  More than 600 automated and semi-automated bots and other tools have been developed to assist in editing MediaWiki sites.  Software hacks are also available, although MediaWiki.org lightly discourages them and does not provide a central repository of them
Cozi is a free online organizer that helps families manage crazy schedules, track shopping lists and to do lists, organize household chores, stay in communication and share memories—all in one place.
TextFlow Redliner is the only redlining tool that can present a document's complete step by step history. TextFlow is an online document comparison tool for generating easy-to-read change reports from MS Word or PDF documents
Your friends are a trusted source of information, as they find some interesting content, they will share it... Sharetivity aggregates all of your network’s sharing making it available to search for when you have a need. In case your network doesn’t have anything related to the query we also give you Google results on that query. So you find a interesting holiday destination or an informative blog, you can share with any social method you like, FaceBook, email, even straight to Sharetivity, we save it all. Obviously more of your friends that contribute as they find interesting stuff on the web the richer the search experience will be. The beautiful thing about Sharetivity is we don’t need you or your friends to do anything new, Share as u normally would, email, post to FaceBook or Twtter, everything will be available for searching by your search network. Sharetivity allows a Group of friends to pool their sharing of web content to enhance their searching experience
Easy, open, affordable collaboration for online meetings, eLearning, desktop sharing, training, distance education, webinar, free web meetings. Recently acquired by SalesForce
The new Google Groups is an improved way to participate in online discussions. It’s easy to get started: search or browse for topics that interest you, or sign in to see all of your groups.
MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mind map and see each other's changes as they happen.
About Prezi At Prezi, we're all about helping people understand each other better. Presentations have not evolved much in the 50 years since the slide was invented, but Prezi is changing that. Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate, helping you and your audience connect. Zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details — a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books.
Campfire is a simple web-based real-time group chat tool for business. It makes real-time communication with 2-60 people as simple as visisting a web page
Wattpad was founded by Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen. Wattpad for mobile soon followed becoming a revolutionary way for readers to access the titles they want to read from anywhere. From the beginning, Wattpad has been an open platform allowing readers and writers to exchange ideas freely. To help readers find what other readers were looking at, Wattpad created the &quot;What's Hot&quot; and &quot;What's New&quot; lists, both of which have become permanent fixtures of the site and apps. Today, Wattpad's cloud based platform is the most popular ebook community in the world connecting millions of readers to almost 100,000 new works shared every month. The name Wattpad comes from watt which means power and pad which suggests book.
Stixy is a flexible, online “bulletin board”/drawing board. There’s little structure and it’s up to you how you want to use it, so it’s a great whiteboarding application. One of the useful ways to use Stixy is mocking up or wireframing web pages – your team member or clients can then go in and modify the design or post notes on particular aspects of the design.
About Footnote Historical images digitized Footnote helps you find and share historic documents. We are able to bring you many never-before-seen historic documents through our unique partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions. Our patented digitization process is helping bring other collections to life on the web everyday. But Footnote is more than just a dusty, digital archive online. We provide you the tools to share your historical passions and connect with others. Footnote is perfect for History Buffs Genealogists Researchers Family Historians Military HistoriansTeachersInstitutions Learn More
bubbl.us is a free, web-based application for collaborative brainstorming. You can create beautiful mind maps that you can share with team members. You can save, email, and print your mind maps or even embed them directly onto a web page.
Live Documents is an online office productivity suite that gives you the powerful productivity features of Microsoft Office coupled with the collaboration and mobility of Google Docs at a price point that doesn't burn a hole in your pocket. Live Documents is the only online office suite that provides &quot;non-lossy roundtripping&quot; for Microsoft Office documents - rest assured that the documents that you import do not lose data or formatting (even documents with esoteric elements that we do not support currently are retained as in the original and can be seen when exported back to Microsoft Office formats)..
Dabbleboard is a robust, online whiteboard that’s easy to use. Use Dabbleboard to create wire frames of your user interface , draw flow charts , and create network diagrams , among other things. You can create Toolkits (a set of reusable drawing objects) or use pre-made Toolkits.
In a world hungry for new language skills, and increasing broadband Internet access and VOIP adoption, our mission is to provide a more accessible, affordable, and engaging way to learn a language. Livemocha allows people around the world to help each other with language learning, and provides our community with opportunities to learn and practice new languages together.
Foodista is a collaborative project to build the world's largest, highest quality cooking encyclopedia. With your contributions, we can create a free resource that helps millions of people learn how to cook everything and anything.
ProjectPier is a self-hosted, open-source, PHP-based project management application. Manage your tasks, team members, and projects under one interface. The interface is very simple and lacks the “whiz-bang” features of other solutions, but its does project management and collaboration quite well. If you need more convincing, read the 10 reasons for using ProjectPier straight from the creators.
It's easy to-do! Over 4,000,000 to-do's created! Ta-da List is the web's easiest to-do list tool. Make lists for yourself or share them with others. It couldn't be simpler.
Twiddla touts itself as a free, web-based meeting playground. Twiddla is an exceptional, no-hassle whiteboard solution for collaborating online. You can browse websites and draw on them, share files, and chat with your team. There’s even an “audio” option so you can communicate verbally (great for people who don’t draw well). Whether you’re critiquing a design or surfing the web for design inspiration, you’ll definitely find a use for Twiddla.
What is Mikogo? Looking to host an online meeting without paying through the teeth? Look no further. Mikogo is a free desktop sharing tool full of features to assist you in conducting the perfect online meeting or web conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to share any screen content or application over the Internet in true color quality with up to 10 participants simultaneously, while still sitting at your desk. Mikogo can be employed for a range of professional, academic, or personal uses, including: online meetings web conferences product demonstrations web presentations remote support webinars and more!
Wetpaint is a freeform collaboration application that brings in features from wikis, blogs, forums, and social networks. Because it’s simple to use and requires no technical expertise, it’s an excellent platform for generating content from different sources which you can use “as-is” or on your website.
shwup was created by muvee to bring photo and video sharing and muvee creation to everyone who has an Internet connection. On shwup, you also have the option to use muvee’s award-winning automatic video editing tool that allows you to create personalized home movies that we like to call &quot;muvees!&quot;. Learn more about muvee and the additional software and services muvee offers.
If you want to manage projects using a desktop application to conduct your remote/web-based collaboration, check out Spicebird – a robust, open-source platform for all your collaboration requirements. It has a built-in instant messaging chat system, a group calendar, an address book to place your team’s contact information, and much more. View the video demonstration to get a feel for what Spicebird is all about.
“ ZipList was developed to help you and your family manage all aspects of your grocery shopping in one convenient, central place from any web browser or mobile phone. More than a free grocery list, you can also search over 500,000 recipes, save your favorites in a single place, and add recipe ingredients to your list in a single click.”
Vyew is a web-based conferencing application that’s free to use for up to 20 participants. You can share your desktops, use the built-in screen capture tool to save sessions, customize your Vyew by adding your company logo, utilize useful plug-ins like DiagramVyew to create diagrams to share with everyone, and much more.
What is Koios? Koios is a tool for collaborative problem solving. Koios is the first system of its kind. To use some quasi academic terms; It's a Collaborative Web Centric, Socio-Semantic, Multi-faceted, Polyscopic Information infrastructure for Collective Intelligence, Crowd Sourcing, Soft Systems Modelling and Complex Problem Solving. The service consists of these 3 main components: Analytical and holistic problem solving. Organization and management of grass root movements. Bottom up distributed citizen science. Goal Our goal is to develop a free web based service for anyone to start solving the world's challenges.
60 Sites in 60 Minutes, SLA 2011
SLA 2011 60 Sites in 60 Minutes John DiGilio Manager, US Research; Reed Smith LLP Gayle Lynn-Nelson Senior Librarian Relations Consultant; LexisNexis
Collaboration - defined <ul><ul><li>col·lab·o·ra·tion /kə Noun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. The action of working with someone to produce or create something. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Something produced or created in this way. </li></ul></ul>