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”
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.”
Guardian – “DataSF.org makes publicly available more than 100 data sets from local government, including from the police, the transport authority and public works.”
NYTimes – ‘They have the ability to keep track of use â€” how many times a particular link was clicked and the geographic location of the clickers â€” which could be valuable to marketers, news outlets and companies looking to measure the impact of a link, tweet or mention online.’
Wow! Talk about managing your online identity. Take a look at UsernameCheck and find out were your favorite ID is registered. Very cool!
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.