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May 9, 2007  4:21 PM

Netvibes is a good start



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, blog, cool, desktop, free, Internet, personalization, productivity, search, social bookmarking, tool, useful

Netvibes.com is a terrific, highly customizable start page . It comes with some defaults but you can change just about anything on the page to get whatever you want to see first when you log in.

May 2, 2007  8:57 AM

Create your own Jackson Pollock



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
creativity, free, fun, interactive media

Caught in a boring phone meeting? Need a brain refresh between tasks? Create a work of art at jacksonpollock.org. You start with a blank canvas. Go fast for skinny lines, slow for blobs, click to change colors -- you'll figure it out. For a real...


April 23, 2007  4:17 PM

GrandCentral: One phone number, for life



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, cool, free, startup, Technology, telephony, tool

GrandCentral may just be the next new way you use your phone. All of your phones -- home landline, personal cellphone, office phone -- are merged into one number you keep forever, tied to you instead of a phone or location.


April 23, 2007  3:45 PM

Twitter: Microblogging mashed-up with moblogging and presence technology



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, community, conversation, cool, culture, discussion board, feeds, forum, free, fun, Google Maps, interesting, mashup, messaging, participation, social, social networking, startup, trend, Web 2.0, wireless

A new messaging service has gained some real traction in the blogosphere and offline among the "digerati," though to be fair most of those coders, writers and futurists are rarely truly offline anymore. Just look at how often they are creating...


April 19, 2007  1:20 PM

Dapper: Build Web applications and mashups without programming



Posted by: GuyPardon
AJAX, code, cool, feeds, free, innovation, interesting, mashup, programming, Web 2.0, widgets

Dapper makes it easy to extract and use information from Web sites. If you're familiar with Web services, you might recognize Dapper as an


April 19, 2007  1:04 PM

Videopedia: Find short video solutions for any practical question



Posted by: GuyPardon
collaboration, community, cool, crowdsourcing, education, forum, free, howto, information, interactive media, learning, participation, screencast, video, visual, wiki

Dennis, one of our most dependable sources for interesting links, submitted "Videopedia" today. It's quite interesting -- think...


April 17, 2007  10:10 PM

Microsoft + Novell = an OpenXML/ODF Translator for Word



Posted by: GuyPardon
free, Microsoft, Office, tool, useful, XML

One of our colleagues over at SearchWinIT, senior news writer Christina Torode, reports that the Microsoft and Novell partnership is starting to bear fruit. The OpenXML Translator, which lets users open and save documents in both OpenXML and ODF, has moved out of beta and can now be downloaded from...


April 17, 2007  9:32 PM

The Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, college, courses, ebooks, education, free, information, learning, resource, tutorial

Jimmy Ruska has created an outstanding index of free online educational resources, which he's called the Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts. An autodidact, in case you're wondering, is a self-directed learner....


April 16, 2007  10:19 PM

Free411.com: Free directory assistance at 1800FREE411



Posted by: GuyPardon
directory, free, service, useful

Even with the wonders of smartphones, VoIP software, satellite broadband and transoceanic fiber...

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April 12, 2007  1:18 PM

Project Gutenberg: More than 19,000 free ebooks from the public domain



Posted by: GuyPardon
collaboration, copyright, Database, downloads, ebooks, free, information, literature, public domain, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart...


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