Fuser: Manage All Your Email and Social Networking Messages in O Another product that aims to simplify your digital lifestyle is launching today. Give Fuser access to your email and social networking accounts, and the website will organize all of the messages from those accounts in one place so you don’t have to bounce back and forth between multiple interfaces to handle them. Fuser is still in beta and I ran into a few glitches while testing the site, but it certainly has promise. You can pull in accounts from any IMAP or POP email service and the social networks MySpace and Facebook. Once you have loaded your accounts, messages from all of them appear in one collective inbox.
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Random Motion The Basics Randomness is one of the most asked about uses of expressions and After effects gives us a pretty good arsenal of tools with which to implement it. The basic random() method has several different flavors. Make Blank Books, Sketch Books or Repair Paperback Books with a Simple Japanese Bookbinding Technique Make or repair books with this easy technique. Adapted from an article in Boys' Life (October 1991) by Brook West. Does your "Boy Scout Handbook" look as though it has been read by a grizzly bear? The Secret Strategies Behind Many “Viral” Videos Update: Dan has a follow up to this post, here. This guest post was written by Dan Ackerman Greenberg, co-founder of viral video marketing company The Comotion Group and lead TA for the Stanford Facebook Class. Dan will graduate from the Stanford Management Science & Engineering Masters program in June. Have you ever watched a video with 100,000 views on YouTube and thought to yourself: “How the hell did that video get so many views?”
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