12 ways to extend of your Twittering

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Twitter is a bit strange service. At the first view it’s not useful at all and absolutely chaotic. But it offers amazing functionality for extending and delivering different type of messages. SimpleHelp posted 12 web applications based on twitter which can make your life easier. What you can do with those applications? Get information about some places from MultiMap or about current weather, know how much fuel do you use, send some message to the group of people, setup alarm, track your FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL package, search for books, DVDs and music on Amazon.com, connect to your Google Calendar, Remember The Milk or eBay account. Really amazing, isn’t it?

BTW, I registered on the Remember The Milk and created a few tasks. Will see if it’s more suitable for me then Toodledo.

Another way to meet your Russian classmates

Leonid blogged a few times about Russian social network Odnoklassniki.ru. Basically, it’s good place to find your classmates from school, college, university or coworkers from the previous places of work. But personally I don’t like the way how it’s done and stability of that service. I found alternative service which is much better and reliable. It’s VKontakte.ru. It looks similar to very popular Facebook and offers a simple way to find classmates, coworkers and friends. It’s allows to upload photos, audio, video, write funny wall-posts, send private messages, create or join to some group. Technically VKontakte.ru satisfies the requirements of web 2.0 and ordinary users should find its interface simple and friendly.

I found a few my classmates from Military Mojaiski Academy, a lot of fun photos (black and white actually). So, I highly recommend to all Russian people check that service.

Find video with blinkx


Usually to search something in the web people use some keywords. Google provides an efficient way to make a search not only text documents but in the PDF, MS Word etc which are not readable without special applications. Now it’s time to search a video by words which occur there. Unfortunately, Google cannot help you but Blinkx can. Blinkx is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine:

Unlike other multimedia search engines that attempt to re-purpose technology built for the Text Web, blinkx uses a unique combination of patented conceptual search, speech recognition and video analysis software to efficiently, automatically and accurately find and qualify online video. Today, blinkx is the world’s largest single index of rich media content on the Web, delivering more content from a broader range of sources than either Google or Yahoo!

Where did all my money go?


If you ask yourself that question every time at the end of month you need Expensr. Expensr is moder, free Web 2.0 service which gives you a simple way to keep a home bookkeeping. Debit, credit, charts and analysis help you save your money and know where they exactly go. You can make your data as a private or share and compare them with other Expensr members. With Expensr your family exchequer is under control!

YouTube video downloader and converter


Sometimes low bandwidth Internet connection hampers to enjoy videos from YouTube. vConvert.net offers a simple way not only download video from YuoTube but convert it into appropriate format: .wmv, .mov, .mp4, .3gp, .mp3, and .flv to allows watch it later on your PC, PSP, iPod or mobile phone.

You may be interested to know about another ways to download YouTube Videos.

[via Mashable!]

Personalize your virtual desktop


If you’re working in web you need to have something similar to office desk. It may help your potential customers to gain some insight about you and your business before they start talk with you. One possible place to organize your working place online is Facebook. Sure it can be used just for fun as many others social services. But those 12 tips will help you use Facebook professionally. My favorite is “Limit time wasted on Facebook”. IMHO, it’s very important. “Facebook is a black hole. In order to get the most of Facebook, you have to be on the platform.” Sure, you may spend whole day paling with applications, but you have to work! Don’t forget it. Facebook should work for you but it shouldn’t be opposite 🙂

[via Web Worker Daily]

Edit your photos online


If you need to edit your photo but you don’t have Photoshop on your PC Phixr can help you do this online. It is a pretty advanced online photo editor and offers functionality similar to Photoshop Elements. Additionally, Phixr allows to import images from Flickr, Fotopic, Photobucket, Picasa, Smugmug, and Webshots, as well as from any URL and from your local hard drive. After editing the photo can be saved as a JPG, PNG, PDF, GIF or perform OCR (text recognition). Also it can be emailed or uploaded to all of the above, as well as Buzznet, Costco, DropShots, Fotolog, ImageShack, or LiveJournal.

There are at list five similar online services:

So, you have a choice 🙂

UPDATE: Petri Piirainen pointed me to another online tool for image editing – improveyourimages.com. It provides automated solution natural looking and consistent results. It uses innovative method which detects the illumination that was existent when the original photo was taken, detecting any errors of the imaging devices. Better results are achieved through advanced modelling of physics (photonics and color science).

[via Mashable]

15 Firefox hacks to Pimp up Google Reader

Google Reader is enough power tool to read and manage your RSS subscriptions on-line. But it also can be improved to provide additional functionality with help you be more productivity with Reader. Library clips gives 15 receipts to pimp up the Google Reader. Those receipts are based on Firefox and Greasemonkey – tool which allows to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. So, if you’re IE or Opera fan they definitely are not for you. The most interesting IMHO Google Reader + Twitter, Google Reader + del.icio.us, Google Reader’s BlogThis2Me and Integrate Google Reader with Gmail. So, feel free to grub appropriate hack for you!

P. S. I found very annoying POP-up snap-shot adds on the Library clips. I understand that the blog should work for money as well but it’s very difficult to read articles when those dummy POP-ups appear for every link.