Springpad: An Intelligent Online Notebook for Everything Online notebooks are a dime a dozen, with Evernote at the head of the class and at least 17 other eager alternatives close behind. So, do we really need another one competing for our online filing needs? We'll leave the answer to that question up to you, but we certainly think that Springpad, an online notebook that collects and manages tasks, web notes, and events in a super clean and user-friendly Web interface, is worth a nice long look. The site, which launched in beta last November, adds a few fresh features to the mix. Once you create an account you can start creating notebooks or pages. Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe Real-Time News Curation: Part 6 - The Tools and Technologies In this part of the guide you will find: 1. A Brief History of News Curation Tools
10 ways to make Android faster, more productive, and more secure than the iPhone IPhone users love to brag about their phones. They line up around the block and stand in line for hours when a new one is released. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform. Yes, its Achilles' heel is a big one: security. Android's openness and large market share mean that it's a juicy target for attackers. iOS vs. Latest TwitChimp List Curation, Search and Discovery Features Announced TwitChimp.com is a new capability designed to help make Twitter better serve several niches of the community. TwitChimp makes it easy for experts on any topic to create curated lists of Twitter accounts to follow. These lists are then made easy to discover, which helps those seeking producers of relevant content. Although Twitchimp is still in beta, its most recent delivery of features has made it a very powerful capability that can help you make the most of Twitter right now. An ability to easily create and curate feature-filled lists of twitter accounts on any topic you desire. Summation of top concepts/words and hashtags in tweets for an entire list, and a hotlinking of those words to Twitter searches.
Instapaper, ReaditLater, Readability, Klip.me, Evernote Clearly, etc. I’ve been experimenting with all of these for a little while (ok, Clearly the most recently since it’s new). For those who aren’t already familiar with these tools/services, they provide distraction-free reading when you’re browsing online. I’m not surprised that they’ve become so popular since webpages look increasingly like Times Square; these tools make reading so much more comfortable. If you don’t already use one, I highly recommend you choose one—maybe after reading this post. As they get more popular, there’s more competition.
5 Time-Saving Tools For Content Curation As a business owner, you're expected to keep up with trends and effectively run your business. But sometimes, it seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day. I recently opened my Google Reader to find that I had more than 1,000 unread posts from the blogs and sites that I had subscribed to. We're all bombarded by online content from of millions of blogs, online news sites, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. In the early days, information was exchanged at the water cooler or through the telephone. Ever since the Internet went mainstream, we've been discovering content by searching for it or having it delivered by e-mail.
30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes. The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way. These new tools range from simple, application-specific types such as social media aggregators and discovery engines, to more complex, full-blown publishing solutions for organizations.
The Top 5 Apps for Your SmartPhone Smartphones were once a luxury. Since their evolution, they’ve become in-disposable tools with so many uses. Not the least of which is saving money. Apps abound that propose to save you time and money. Clearly Distraction-free reading Create the perfect online reading experience by clearing away everything but the content. Make it your own Choose from several pre-set themes or build one to suit your needs.
Introducing The Curator's Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web by Maria Popova UPDATE: Some thoughts on some of the responses, by way of Einstein. UPDATE 2: This segment from NPR’s On the Media articulates the project well — give it a listen. Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.” ~ Ray Bradbury 16th April 2012 Browse in a collective database, create your moodboards: get inspired! Imagine to prepare the inspiration for your projects using only one free web application. Research, collect, select the materials and create your moodboards in the same environment. Writing Your First Android App - Body Mass Index Calculator This tutorial will guide you to write a simple Android app using the available button and text widgets. What our app will do is ask user for his weight and the height and calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) for him with the information that whether the user is underweight, normal or overweight. 1. Create the Eclipse Project for the Android App First make sure you have installed the Android Development Tools by following my previous blog post, Installing Android Development Tools in Windows.