Category Archives: Tools

Synchronising networks (Twitter, Facebook & Buzz) #fb

In my previous posting about how I was using Twitter, Facebook and Buzz, I mentioned that I initially synchonised postings across the 3 different networks -  to see how that worked for me.  I've had a few enquiries asking me how I was doing that, so I thought I would point you to the relevant […]

iPlayer broadcasts with Twitter subtitles

Martin Hawksey, e-Learning Advisor (Higher Education) for JISC RSC Scotland North & East, has an interesting idea which he emailed me: "Building on the work of Tony Hirst I’ve come up with a tool which allows users to view BBC iPlayer broadcasts with subtitles pulled from twitter. The concept being many users are engaging in […]


Pixorial is an online video service where home movies and people interconnect. Customers can collaborate with others by adding and sharing full resolution home movies in the secure Pixorial service. Customers can edit and remix this online content to create unique, customized video products. The final products retain the full quality and resolution of the […]

Readfresh – watch your favourite websites in real-time

Readfresh watches sites for you and brings the most recently updated sites to the top, so you can see what's new at a glance. To add a site, just type its URL into the box and click Add Site. Readfresh

Google Buzz launched

Yesterday the Official Google blog announced Google Buzz, explaining: "Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always […]

Shmoop – Study Guides & Teacher Resources

Shmoop offers free Learning Guides in seven subjects: literature, poetry, bestsellers, U.S. history, civics, biography, and music. Shmoop uses a conversational tone in combination with pop culture, trivia and humor to help make topics approachable and relevant to high school students. Examples include comparing The Odyssey with the Iraq war, and connecting The Adventures of […]

Penzu 2 – free online diary and personal journal

I wrote about Penzu back in 2008.  They have now launched a new version of this popular online diary and journaling application: Penzu 2. Penzu 2 is a complete overhaul of our previous UI, with many feature additions and improvements. You can now import photos from your Flickr account, share entries via a public link […]