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Tools for Remote Collaboration and Interaction

Karen Coombs – “Over the last two years I’ve been doing a lot of work with folks who are geographically dispersed. My second book is being authored with a colleague in upstate NY, my boss at LISHost is in NY as well, I been working with and helping folks in KY, OR, and CA. To accomplish this I’ve amassed a collection of tools for communicating and collaborating across distance. Below are some tools, tips and tricks I’ve learned”

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Distraction Free Writing in Google Docs; No Add-Ons Necessary

Lifehacker – “Over at Digital Inspiration they’ve created a simple Google Docs template that emulates the green-on-black minimalism of early word processors. All you need to do is visit the link below to open the template in Google Docs, hit CTRL+SHIFT+F (to “Fullscreen” Google Docs), and then hit F11 (Fullscreens most web browsers). Two keyboard shortcuts and you’ve got a distraction free writing space.”

Get the template

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Tracked.com

CNET has a review. On first glance, it looks very useful. Take a look.

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San Francisco, the city that’s open for data

Guardian – “DataSF.org makes publicly available more than 100 data sets from local government, including from the police, the transport authority and public works.”

Direct to the site

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7777 Betas

Congrats to MOMB

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Shorter URLs May Offer Tracking Benefits to Marketers

NYTimes – ‘They have the ability to keep track of use — how many times a particular link was clicked and the geographic location of the clickers — which could be valuable to marketers, news outlets and companies looking to measure the impact of a link, tweet or mention online.’

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Where is your Username Registered

Wow! Talk about managing your online identity.  Take a look at UsernameCheck and find out were your favorite ID is registered.  Very cool!

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PrintWhatYouLike: Make Any Web Page Printer Friendly:

Technology Bites – “Printwhatyoulike.com is a useful service to save ink while printing web pages. With this tool you can print any web page by removing unnecessary elements with mouse clicks.”

Very cool. I tried it out and it works very well.  Into the 130 tools in 160 minutes presentation it goes.

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be nice, highlight

be nice, highlight is an interesting site, reminding me of CiteBite. The URL that they give to the highlighted page didn’t work, but I’m sure it will soon.

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Sullr

Sullr is a quickie reverse number look-up tool. Works pretty well. (via)

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