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Opera. Irc. Socialwok. Tinychat - Free Chat Room audio video conference. How to Present While People are Twittering. This is a guest post from esteemed presentations and speaking expert Olivia Mitchell.

How to Present While People are Twittering

People used to whisper to each other or pass hand-scribbled notes during presentations. Now these notes are going digital on Twitter or via conference-provided chat rooms. Up until now, this back-channel has been mainly confined to the Internet industry and technology conferences. However, a survey of leadership conferences from Weber Shandwick shows that there is a significant increase in blogging and twittering at conferences.

So the next time you present at a conference, instead of being confronted by a sea of faces looking at you, you may be phased by a sea of heads looking down at their laptops. Photo credit : Pete Lambert Benefits of the back channel to the audience As a presenter, the idea of presenting while people are talking about you is disconcerting. 1. As a presenter, you might be worried that the back-channel will be distracting. Rachel Happe adds: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What about the speaker? RJI News Collaboratory. BeatBlogging.Org - pushing the practice of beat reporting. Online Mind Mapping - MindMeister.

EtherPad: Simple Real-Time Collaboration - ReadWriteWeb. EtherPad is not likely to win a prize for its user interface design, but it may just be one of the most useful web apps we have seen in quite a while.

EtherPad: Simple Real-Time Collaboration - ReadWriteWeb

EtherPad allows you to instantly create a workspace for text documents that you can then share with your colleagues, clients, or friends. Every edit to the document will immediately appear on your co-workers' screens in real-time. EtherPad acknowledges that Google Docs already allows for a similar kind of collaboration, but compared to EtherPad, Google Docs is clunky and slow when you just want to collaborate on a simple text document. Editor's note: Looking back over 2008, there were some posts on ReadWriteWeb that did not get the attention we felt they deserved - whether because of timing, competing news stories, etc. So in this end-of-year series, called Redux, we're resurrecting some of those hidden gems. No Sign-Up EtherPad, for example, doesn't require you to sign-up before you start working on your document. Features. 100+ More Ways to Organize Your Life.

Last year we featured over 100 web applications to organize every aspect of your life, from your belongings to your social calendar, and more.

100+ More Ways to Organize Your Life

Since then, many have been significantly improved and lots of new apps have been released. From basic to do lists to event planning, fitness, educational organizers, and more, here are 100 new applications to get you even more organized. Have a favorite? Tell us more about it in the comments. Organize Your Stuff LivingSocial - Organize your interests (restaurants, video games, books, TV shows, etc.) and share them with others.

Bit.ly, a simple url shortener. Top 10: Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Web Browsing. Intranet, Group Calendar, Small Business Organizer: Backpack. Current Backpack customers can sign in here.

Intranet, Group Calendar, Small Business Organizer: Backpack

Hello, We launched Backpack back in 2005 so people could “keep life’s loose ends together” in one place online. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have kept millions of loose ends safe in their online Backpacks. However, because we haven’t given Backpack much attention in the last few years, and as part of refocusing our efforts on a slimmer product line, we’ve decided to no longer offer Backpack to new customers.

Existing customers will be able to continue using Backpack as they always have. For those new customers who are interested in something like Backpack, we highly recommend checking out Basecamp. Onwards, Jason Fried, Founder & CEO, Basecamp.