Archive for March, 2008

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  • reviews of 26 powerful tools you can use to make Twitter do all kinds of groovy things
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  • Dimdim is the world´s first free web meeting service based on the open source platform. Dimdim is a browser-based web 2.0 service that allows anybody to share their desktop, show slides, as well as talk, listen, chat, and broadcast via webcam. Dimdim´s
  • Use Fluid to run YouTube, GTalk, Flickr, Basecamp, Delicious, .Mac webmail, or any other WebApp as a separate Mac desktop application.
  • Mashups for social change? Apparently, you’re not the only one that thinks this is a good idea. Last week, 122 project ideas were submitted to the annual NetSquared Mashup Challenge.
  • If you are familiar with names like Adobe, Alias, Apple, Avid, Discreet, Eyeon, Media100, Newtek, Pinnacle, Sony and Quantel, you will be surprised to find out that there is an open source video editing and post-production program that is freely available
  • First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drankwhile they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue-cheesedressing, and tuna from a can. They didn’t get tested for Diabetes and there are no Ultrasound photos of us in the womb.
  • The situation in Burma has been getting out of control. People are dying as they fight for peace. Some of the monks have been beaten, arrested, and killed.
  • share your photos on twitter with twitpic
  • Jahshaka is a video and film compositing, editing and special fx system that uses OpenGL & OpenML hardware rendering to give operators real time interactivity. The system is cross platform, and also includes full CG, paint and image processing modules.
  • links for 2008-03-24

  • This plugin is streamlined for some best practices for WordPress SEO. While it gives you many options the defaults reflect the settings I recommend using.
  • ooVoo is the next evolution in online communication — a remarkably easy way to have a face-to-face video chat with friends, family or colleagues, no matter where they are in the world.
  • People everywhere, equipped with cameras and access are posting what they see, for a few friends or the entire world. It is the reporting of everday people and places and incidents that will never be ready for prime time, but are useful and interesting to
  • When I was last in San Francisco a few weeks ago, my good friend, Shel Israel interviewed me, as part of his new gig. We talked about “Social Objects”, with a heavy emphasis on “Social Markers”.
  • Justine Ezarik’s blog. submitted on springnet’s bookmarks on on her birthday. March 23, 2008 she turned 24.
  • In a follow-up post, I encouraged others outside our Twitter edtech network to join and today, Paul Terry Walhus (twitter @springnet) contacted me because he not only wanted to duplicate the concept for his SXSW network but he wanted to interview me (ME!,
  • 10. Wendy Cheng 9. Blair Butler 8. Kristen Holt 7. Amanda Congdon 6. Veronica Belmont 5. Cali Lewis 4. Olivia Munn 3. Jessica Chobot 2. Morgan Webb 1. Amber MacArthur
  • sxsw network starting, join up!


    Were you at SXSW and want to keep the experience going and stay in touch with others you met there? Here’s how! I put out a tweet to request that anyone in our “network” who has a account and is willing to share their “name,” to please send it my way and I will compile the list. This way, we can add each other to our networks. One of the drawbacks of all these social networking sites, is the separate interfaces, usernames and such. We are all hoping for the ultimate Mashup of social networking one day.

    I’m very excited to get this ball rolling and even more excited to explore all the great bookmarks that our friends who are hot on sxsw are sharing. If you would like to be included, just post a comment here with your “name” and I will add you to our network or send a direct message to . Then, just follow these easy steps:

    1. Go to (sign up for an account if you don’t have one already)
    2. Click on Your Network (top left)
    3. On the right-hand side, in the text box, type in sxswtwit
    4. Click ADD
    5. Now sxswtwit will appear in your network beneath in blue
    6. Click on sxswtwit
    7. You are now in sxswtwit’s bookmarks, but there are none… BUT WAIT
    8. In the gray box at the top, it reads:

      All sxswtwit’s items (0)
      sxswtwit is in your network, view sxswtwit’s network

    9. Click on VIEW sxswtwit’s network

    That’s where the magic happens. There you see all the bookmarks shared by everyone in the network, which can be a little messy OR you can look over at the right. There you can click on each member’s name and look at his/her individual bookmarks. You can even add each member to your own network. As more members join this sxswtwit network, you’ll see them added.

    Right now, the only member is (me) but that will hopefully change soon. Join now!

    Great idea you say? Well, all the credit goes to GeekyMomma who thought it up for her edtech network and the above is practically word for word from her blog post.

    Add your name to the comments below and you’ll be good to go or just send a direct message to

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    sxsw video Zadi Diaz on drums at Cedar Street Courtyard


    One of the brightest stars in tech podcasting, Zadi Diaz plays drums in a rock band competition at SXSW at the Cedar Street Courtyard on 4th Street in Austin, Texas.She was on the panel at SXSW called “Quit your day job and vblog” Watch Zadi Diaz play drums at Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin here. Speakers on Zadi’s SXSW panel: Lindsay Campbell ( and, Zadi Diaz (, Lisa Donovan (, Bre Pettis (, Tim Shey (



    Thanks to Lindsay Campbell for including me in


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