Absolutely Delicious Tools Collection [Regularly Updated] Looking for the best delicious tools, mashups, hacks and services on the web. Delicious is a popular social bookmarks manager that lets you create and share your personal collection of links and categorize them with keyword tags. You can start by viewing the most popular bookmarks. The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news. Just a few years ago, the tools I used to use for reading and consuming content were Google Reader, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious… you know all the big names. More recently I’ve discovered some great new tools to read and share my favorite content which I’ve included here in this list.
Aggregate your Favorite Websites on One Page I really like for the sites and tools I use frequently to be kept together in one place, and not just as shortcuts on my desktop or in my Favorites (who’d ever find anything there?) Two very useful and time-saving web services I use for this purpose are Only2Clicks, which was profiled on MakeUseOf before, and Hyperigo, both of which allow you to organize your favorite websites on one tab-supported page. They come equipped with a few token sample offerings in place, but both are easily customizable for the main purpose: adding your own stuff! With either Only2Clicks and Hyperigo, you can add or upload any of your bookmarks and they will be displayed as small screenshots of the actual sites themselves, usually 15 to 18 to a page. Recently I came across another couple of sites which are similar in principle to Only2Clicks and Hyperigo.
Pearltrees Pearltrees refers to itself as "a place for your interests". Functionally the product is a visual and collaborative curation tool that allows users to organize, explore and share any URL they find online as well as to upload personal photos, files and notes. The product features a unique visual interface that allows users to drag and organize collected URLs, and other digital objects. that themselves can be further organized into collections and sub-collections, (URLs). Users of the product can also engage in social/collaborative curation using a feature called Pearltrees Teams. Pearltrees was founded by Patrice Lamothe, CEO, Alain Cohen, CTO, Nicolas Cynober, Technical Director, Samuel Tissier, Ergonomy/UI and Francois Rocaboy, CMO. History Development of Pearltrees began in 2007. In July 2012 Pearltrees launched their iPhone app.
Ryder to be Official Transportation and Logistics Provider of 14th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is a gold sponsor and the Official Transportation and Logistics Provider of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBEWFF), a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities. The Festival will utilize multiple Ryder vehicles including specialized refrigeration trucks to safely transport food and beverage products throughout the event.
Partners with StumbleUpon Don’t you love StumbleUpon, the discovery engine that helps you find the best of the web so easily? We have partnered with StumbleUpon to create the StumbleUpon featured Email App that allows you to keep your friends updated on your discoveries and get you new followers simply by emailing. Now you can share your latest great discoveries not only on StumbleUpon but also in every email you send! Get StumbleUpon Email App (Firefox / Chrome). StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended for each user.
Content Curation Meaning Content curation is an art of compiling information from a variety of sources and presenting them in a creative manner in front on your audience. Content curators compile the already available information from a variety of resources scattered around the web and compile them together in an organized fashion before their audiences. The curated content form a bunch of related content and satisfies specific user tastes. One may curate content on Cinema and gather the available content from the web together and all the cinema loving audiences might visit the content channel to find all the related information organized creatively in one place. This happens with the help of already available content curation tools.Content Curation vs Content Marketing Content curation is different from content marketing in the way that the former uses available content on the web while the latter generates content on its own. How to Curate Content?
Creatively Drained? 8 Tips to Recharge Trying to be more creative can be exhausting. In fact, sometimes it can seem like more work than your actual job. I should know--I just went through this at my new start-up, an online greeting card company called Open Me. While developing our logo we hit a serious creative rut. Finally, after looking for inspiration in the logos of other major brands, we came up with a simple and elegant solution. Need your own inspiration?
Well... I did it! (Evernote vs. Delicious vs. Instapaper vs. Pearltrees) After completing the Resesarch tools lesson, I decided I would try out each of the tools (Delicious, Instapaper, and Evernote) for myself. I have signed up for each one, and I KNOW I will love using them (or at least one of them). Bookmarking:
Incredible LEGO Printer Invented by 14-Year-Old Boy! We’ve seen LEGO wizards create some pretty amazing projects lately by combining the iconic blocks with technology. One fourteen year old LEGO genius, Leon Overweel, has used his skills to construct his very own LEGO printer! Dubbed the LEGO Mindstorms NXT printer (or PriNXT), the machine uses three motors to control an attached pen, which draws objects and messages. Leon previously built an incredible Robotic Arm, and he put his LEGO knowledge to use for this next project. Mapping del.icio.us with Anthracite and OmniGraffle Several people have asked me how I produced the visualizations that I used in my talk on del.icio.us. While those visualizations were constructed with a rather eclectic mixture of homebrewed code, assorted applications, and a good bit of elbow grease, I decided to put together a tutorial for people who might be interested in this type of visual exploration, but are not inclined to write custom Perl code to do so. Hence, I have selected a combination of two very nice applications for Mac OS X - Anthracite and OmniGraffle - to produce similar visualizations. Neither application is free, but both have free trial periods, should you be inclined to check them out. As an alternative to OmniGraffle, the excellent open source program Graphviz may be used, although it is less user-friendly than OmniGraffle.
Digital Preservation in a Box Introduction The “Digital Preservation 101″ section provides a gentle introduction to the concepts of preserving your digital information. The guidance is basic and is meant to be a place to get started. Digital preservation can be defined as the series of managed activities necessary to ensure meaningful continued access, for as long as it is required, to digital objects and materials. Technology killed storytelling, then resurrected it Ethiopia is a land of stories that are sometimes very, very mean. These are stories of children killing stepmothers, cuckolded husbands and wives wreaking terrible revenges and the occasional uplifting story involving local animals; the hyena is a particular favourite. Stories, like humankind, probably started in Ethiopia and gradually spread around the world.