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October 15, 2008  9:00 AM

What is Blog Action Day? A chance to help fight global poverty.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, communications, cool, culture, Development, education, entrepeneurship, event, free, green, Internet, learning, media, open source, politics, resource, science, small business, Technology, tool, useful, volunteer, Web 2.0

Blog Action Day is, according to its founders, "an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day."

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August 8, 2008  11:03 AM

Google helps you keep up with the Olympics



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, blogging, cool, event, free, Google, Google Earth, Google Maps, howto, innovation, Internet, resource, Technology, tool, useful, widgets, YouTube

These days, Google isn't just a search engine, though of course google.com is the starting point for most online searches. As Dylan Casey points out on the Official Google Blog, Google has now made it easier than ever for users to


August 7, 2008  4:31 PM

How you can watch the Olympics live online (and what sysadmins can do about it)



Posted by: GuyPardon
communications, cool, event, feeds, free, Google, government, hacking, howto, interactive media, Internet, IPTV, media, Microsoft, multimedia, participation, resource, streaming, Sun Microsystems, Technology, useful, video, Web applications, Web services, wiki, Yahoo!, YouTube

After years of buildup, the Olympics are about to kick off tomorrow in Beijing. As Shamus McGillicuddy reports,


July 18, 2008  11:40 AM

Bit.ly: A better URL shortener for developers, data geeks and microbloggers



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, code, collaboration, communications, community, cool, creativity, data, design, feeds, free, geek, hacks, innovation, interface, Internet, programming, public domain, resource, reviews, social bookmarking, social publishing, software, startup, statistics, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, useful, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web design, Web services, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

The old adage about not reinventing the wheel doesn't quite extend to Web applications. URL shorteners may have been around for years but there is plenty of room for improvement. This


June 17, 2008  9:53 PM

What are the best new features of Firefox 3?



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, communications, cool, downloads, freeware, innovation, Internet, learning, open source, resource, reviews, screencast, software, tutorial, video, Web 2.0, Web applications

After downloading Firefox 3 today, I noticed the speed difference. Thankfully, there were no problems with transferring any settings or plugins, either. I'm a huge fan of the keyword search of Web history in URL address field. The sharp rendering by the Gecko engine...


June 15, 2008  11:27 AM

What is Twitter? Is this distributed microblogging platform ready for the enterprise?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Given that I've become an avid user of Twitter, I'm frequently asked what, exactly, Twitter is and what in the world it's useful for. Isn't it just it a presence messaging on steroids? What...


May 28, 2008  2:10 PM

Drop.io: Free, online file sharing made simple, easy and anonymous



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, backup, collaboration, cool, data, feeds, free, innovation, Internet, Mobile, MP3, privacy, resource, reviews, service, Storage, tool, Web applications, Web services, widgets

Do you need a simple way to post and share large files on the Web temporarily? Is sending an attachment over email a bad option, for whatever reason? You could try Amazon S3 or


May 22, 2008  4:00 PM

Observing Memorial Day: How to celebrate the fallen online



Posted by: GuyPardon
event, history, Internet, learning, memory, resource, useful, video

Next Monday is Memorial Day. During the federal holiday, most U.S.-based workers will take the time to be with family, pay their respects to fallen soldiers and family...


May 5, 2008  9:32 AM

Screencast: Installing Ubuntu to Dual Boot with Windows



Posted by: GuyPardon
demonstration, free, howto, Linux, open source, operating systems, resource, screencast, tutorial, video

Learn how to install Ubuntu on a PC that already has Windows installed. After installation, when the PC boots-up, a boot menu allows a user to choose which operating system to run. This is made...


April 16, 2008  9:58 AM

Video: Matt Cutts debunks 5 SEO myths



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, business, community, Development, entrepeneurship, fundamentals, Google, howto, Internet, IT marketing, resource, search, search engine, SEM, SEO, video, YouTube

Google's Matt Cutts has long since become the blogosphere's "go to guy" for information on SEO and webmaster guidelines. WhatIs.com's Word of the Day today,...


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