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How To Get News From Social Network Aggregators Each day there are billions of posts on social media sites, and places like Facebook and Twitter allow users – with virtually no filter – to post whatever they may please. If babygurl14 wants to lay our her game plan for the day, she can (including pictures or Glitterfy links). If your grandpa accidentally posts his gym membership contract, no one is stopping him. However, with the growth in popularity of social media, comes the growth of social media content aggregators, websites that filter content for a user and their unique interests of how they want to spend their time online. With the fast growing popularity of social network aggregation, there are already more options than one can choose from, each of which offer a variety of specialties. They can also allow for interaction between users. Aggregators like these are becoming so lucrative that even Yahoo decided they wanted a piece of the action– in late 2005, they purchased the social bookmarking site, Delicious.

Triptrop NYC: extraordinarily pretty subway maps from anywhere to everywhere in new york city The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. First, who does curation? Bloggers, of course, but blogging is curation for Web 1.0. But NONE of the real time tools/systems like Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, give curators the tools that they need to do their work efficiently. As you read these things they were ordered (curated) in this order for a reason. This is a guide for how we can build “info molecules” that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now. A curator is an information chemist. So, what are the seven needs of real time curators? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 1.

Beginners: Learn Linux > Linux Reviews > A beginners guide to Linux for those with little or no computer experience. Linux is a free Unix-type operating system for computer devices. Linux gives you a graphical interface that makes it easy to use your computer, yet it still allows those with know-how to change settings by adjusting 0 to 1 . It is only the kernel that is named Linux, the rest of the OS are GNU tools. Linux is made with one thought in mind: Everything is a file . A blank piece of paper is called a file in the world of computers. If you make many drawings then you will eventually want to sort them in different piles or make some other system that allows you to easily locate a given drawing. A file is an element of data storage in a file system ( file systems manual page ). To organize our files into a system we use folders . / /home/ /home/mom/ /home/dad/ Behind every configurable option there is a simple human-readable text file you can hand-edit to suit your needs. For more details, check out: ls kde

Beautiful Word Clouds Slife Labs | Time Management Software Whrrl Upgrades Personalization Engine To Fuel Discovery How can you find a new restaurant, a well-curated boutique, or a artisanal cheese shop, if you never even knew it was there? Local search works well when people know what they’re looking for, but companies like Pelago, with its Whrrl application, are looking for alternative ways to enable those serendipitous discoveries. The start-up company today released version two of its software, which can be accessed on the Web and via apps for iPhone, Android, and, with the new release, BlackBerry. Through a system of rewards and by encouraging social behavior, Whrrl enables people to check-in, make a list of things they want to do locally, and join affinity groups of people with similar interests. “Our approach is grouping people together by interests, tastes and passions instead of being grouped together by explicit friending,” Jeff Holden, founder and CEO of Pelago said at the FM Signal:Austin conference. “This turns out to be very powerful.” So far, participation with Whrrl is rather light.

Leverage the Power of Influence: Klout for Business Online Project Management & Planning Software How to create your first web page using HTML and CSS Note: If you know anything at all about HTML and CSS, don’t bother reading this, it’s a guide for the uninitiated, technophobes, luddites, computer-illiterates, anyone who is more comfortable with a pen and paper than a keyboard and mouse. If making a web page seems like brain surgery to you, then this is the article for you. What you need to know The only prior knowledge I will assume is that you’ve used a computer before, you’re familiar with using a keyboard and a word processor, and you’ve at least seen a website. Other than that, I assume you are completely ignorant! The Basics When you visit a website (for example the one you’re reading now), you see a page in your web browser (the program you use to access the internet) , containing text, images and maybe some other things like videos, music etc. In order to display a page correctly, the web browser needs to know about the structure of the page, e.g. What HTML Looks Like HTML uses ‘tags’ to identify different parts of a page.

Fever° Red hot. Well read. 15 Free Online Tools for Web Designers on a Budget About two years ago when I became a full time freelance web designer, I made it a point to operate with little overhead. Even though I was confident I could make it as a freelancer, there was some fear that things might not go as planned. Because of this, I didn’t go out and spend lots of money on equipment and expensive software. Pixlr Pixlr is a powerful online image editing application. Google Analytics Google Analytics is probably the most popular free analytics tool available. Typetester The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. CSS Type Set CSS Type Set allows you to visually and interactively style text and it generates the CSS. net2ftp net2ftp gives you a fully featured ftp client within your browser. WhatTheFont WhatTheFont allows you to scan in or provide the URL of a font and it will tell you what it is. Color Scheme Designer Fontstruct Kuler Kuler is a community driven web app that lets your browse color palettes created by others. Bespin

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