Information Architects Japan » iA Notebook » Web Trend Map 2007 by Oliver Reichenstein We have done it before: the 200 most successful websites pinned down on the Tokyo Metro Map, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective. Now we have done it again — and better. Download It! We figured that this would make a nice desktop background image as well. What’s New? First of all, the new Trend Map features many more websites than the previous one. More Consistency The different trend lines have been renamed, simplified and cleaned up. More Lines The original raster (Tokyo metro map) has been substantially modified to fit the needs of an Internet Trend Map. Less Japanese Jokes There are less insider jokes about the different stations and more consistency between the connections and the neighborhoods of the different sites. Google has moved from Shibuya, a humming place for young people, to Shinjuku, a suspicious, messy, Yakuza-controlled, but still pretty cool place to hang out (cf. More Revealing Coincidences Trend Forecast More Mistakes
Flash Video Downloader Downloader We are always looking to add support for sites we don't accomodate yet, so if you have a suggestion feel free to Contact me & let me know. Note: Videos that require logging in to view may not work with the downloader Firefox Extension Now Available! (Approved by Mozilla)! Go there and rate it 5 stars! Bookmarklet available here (drag link onto bookmarks toolbar): FLV Resources Downloader . December 15, 2009: The Mega Download script has been updated to fix the same problems the updated add-on fixed! December 03, 2009: The Firefox addon update (v1.0.3) has been approved and made public by Mozilla! December 01, 2009: Check out the new " RTMP Downloader " page for info on a new project I am working on to take flash video downloading to the next level and how YOU can help! Example Input Usage for: YouTube: The .flv downloader currently supports: Click here to unhide the adult sites the downloader currently supports Thanks to Geek Niche for hosting support.
More tools to lengthen tiny URLs To accompany Sunday’s look at Twitter tools that unmask shortened URLs, here are some utilities that reveal the true destination of shortened URLs outside of Twitter. I’ve shortened five URLs, including one YouTube link, with the five URL shorteners that were used the most in tweets within last 24 hours. And here are screenshots of how six tools expanded the links LongURL Mobile Exander This Firefox plugin displays a long URL after holding your mouse over a shortened address for a few seconds. TheRealURL The other tools I tried all require you to visit their site and paste a short URL into a form. PrevURL Untiny ExpandMyURL.com url snoop LongURL This service provided the title of the destination page, a screenshot, and meta information — much more detail than the other tools: Here are some tools that I did not try out: If you want to have fun, try out the aptly named hugeURL and SoCuteUrl.com. To explore more URL lengtheners, bookmark my growing Delicious collection.
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