Mini-Review: Threadsy – a unified communications client

Communication in today’s computer networked world comes in different forms and most of us have use more than one: e-mail, Facebook, IM, RSS feeds, etc. Many times, we have multiple accounts. I know I do! Checking them all can be daunting or at least near impossible as more of them gain more real-time streams. Startup… Continue reading Mini-Review: Threadsy – a unified communications client

Livemocha – learn a new language online

Looking to make that backpacking trip to Europe you’ve been talking about for years, but would like to learn some of the languages first? Take a look at online language education site, Livemocha, which has a number of free online courses in 36 different languages as well as more advanced, premium courses. Livemocha takes your… Continue reading Livemocha – learn a new language online

Readability Bookmarklet for Web Reading

While cleaning up some old bookmarks today, I ran across a company that was acquired by Twitter which lead me to one of the owners Twitter’s feed. The last item in the feed then pointed me to a brilliant web experiment called Readability which is a arc90 lab experiment that provides a bookmarklet that you… Continue reading Readability Bookmarklet for Web Reading

Google Rolls Out Realtime Search Results

Google has thrown their hat into the realtime search arena, joining other services such as Twitter, FriendFeed and Facebook. Although those Web2.0 websites have had real-time search for some time, Google has been surprisingly absent until now. Google announced this today at their Search Event conference. However, at this point in time, not every single… Continue reading Google Rolls Out Realtime Search Results

BillShrink helps you save money on credit cards, gas, cell phones and savings accounts

A new online service that aims to help you save money has popped up on the ol’ Interwebs – BillShrink. BillShrink tries to help you save money in a few key areas: credit cards, gas, wireless (a.k.a. cell phone) and savings/CDs. It asks you a few questions about your current usage, including your current plans,… Continue reading BillShrink helps you save money on credit cards, gas, cell phones and savings accounts

Facebook attracts an older crowd too

Web 2.0 is coming home to older users as Facebook’s demographics show that for example, women over 55 are one of its fastest growing groups. Not surprising as Facebook has become the solution to a problem people didn’t really think they had – how to keep in touch with friends and family without expending a… Continue reading Facebook attracts an older crowd too

kwiry adds new features: Facebook app, e-mail, photos, more

Remember kwiry, the text-to-webpage service that we blogged about late last year? Well, they’ve been hard at work building and rolling out new extensions to their basic service. For starters, the kwiry Facebook application lets you change the privacy of your kwirys and manage your kwirys without leaving FB. Now you can send photos to… Continue reading kwiry adds new features: Facebook app, e-mail, photos, more