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March 7, 2008  10:16 AM

Video: How to log into websites using OpenID



Posted by: GuyPardon
authentication, blogging, business, collaboration, community, cool, free, howto, interactive media, Internet, interoperability, learning, multimedia, open source, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web services, word meanings, YouTube

One of our newest definitions explains OpenID:

"OpenID is a decentralized single sign-on authentication system for the Internet. The goal of the OpenID initiative is to allow users to log in...

March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzz, commentary, communications, community, conversation, cool, culture, education, fundamentals, geek, howto, interactive media, interesting, Internet, learning, mashup, media, messaging, Mobile, multimedia, new media, participation, resource, screencast, social networking, tool, trend, video, Web 2.0, widgets, wiki, word meanings, YouTube

CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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November 19, 2007  4:02 PM

Vector Magic: A great webapp for precision bitmap to vector art conversion



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, design, freeware, howto, image, Internet, resource, screencast, small business, software, useful, Web applications

Are you thinking ahead to making gifts for the holidays? I certainly am; once the Thanksgiving holiday is on the immediate horizon, my internal clock starts ringing madly. Less than a month until the gift exchanges begin?!

{angst}

Fortunately, a...


July 13, 2007  1:09 PM

The Library Lookup Project: Use bookmarklets to reserve library books discovered on Amazon.com



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, cool, downloads, education, free, howto, interesting, learning, resource, tool, Web applications

Merlin Mann, author of the brilliant organization and productivity blog 43 folders, recently resurfaced an "old"


June 26, 2007  11:14 AM

Sneakernets, removable storage and hassle-free file transfer methods



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, backup, Bluetooth, collaboration, command line, cool, data, downloads, freeware, fundamentals, howto, Internet, lifehack, media, Mobile, MP3, music, network, open source, software, Storage, useful, wireless

One of WhatIs.com's faithful readers wrote in recently with a suggestion for a much-beloved IT sniglets...


June 11, 2007  12:38 PM

Google search field hacks



Posted by: GuyPardon
cheatsheet, cool, ebooks, education, free, Google, hacks, howto, Internet, listings, search, search engine, tool, useful

I'll admit it: I'm a frequent Googler. I Google from the office, when I need to research new terms for WhatIs. I Google from home, when I need information about events, people, tide charts or news. These days, I'm Googling from the car and train as well, enabled by the handheld attached to my belt...


May 24, 2007  9:19 AM

Lifehack.org can save your life!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
blog, blogging, discussion board, education, forum, howto, information, learning, lifehack, useful

Seriously. One of the top articles on Lifehack.org this month is 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life. Here's 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  9:37 PM

ToDo.txt: Gina Trapani lifehacks her way into productivity scripting



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, command line, Development, freeware, howto, lifehack, scripting, tool

Are you always struggling with multiple todo lists and trying to be more productive? Are you comfortable with the


April 16, 2007  11:15 AM

CSSZengarden: Making the Web more beautiful through demonstrations of CSS template design



Posted by: GuyPardon
CSS, howto, Web design, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

Cascading Style Sheets (


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