Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twibfy – Creative Space to Share Inspirations

December 27, 2013

Twibfy – Creative Space to Share Inspirations
http://www.twibfy.com/

Twibfy is a creative space where you can share what inspires you. Create, collect, organize and submit images, videos, art and design from around the web and share them instantly with your friends. Twibfy was designed to amaze. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and inspiration, where beauty is in your hands. Starting on the homepage, Twibfy has a vast collection of images and videos hand picked and updated daily by our own editorial team. With Twibfy’s collection tool, you can easily organize what you love by theme. Collections can be public or private, all shareable. You can even collaborate with your friends. Twibfy’s advanced drag & drop feature allows you to simply drag an image and drop it onto your friend’s profile picture for fast and uncomplicated sharing. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Curiyo – App Delivers Everything You Need to Know from Top Publishers, Social Networks and Bloggers

December 27, 2013

Curiyo – App Delivers Everything You Need to Know from Top Publishers, Social Networks and Bloggers
http://curiyo.com/

Curiyo is a new browser app that brings you everything you need to know from top publishers, social networks and bloggers. Just long-click™ on any word and discover relevant content in a simple popup. Cut the clutter and enjoy instant access to content, facts and commentary from top sources: encyclopedic (e.g. Wikipedia) and dynamic (e.g. Twitter). Say goodbye to dozens of open browser tabs. Curiyo automatically identifies the most interesting topics on any page you’re reading and subtly underlines them. It brings information to you, not you to it. Examples: Selena Gomez, ITLAPD, Theory of Relativity, Jennifer Lawrence, East Timor, waif, I Have A Dream, Charles Darwin, Elvis Presley, 2014 FIFA World Cup, Allen Iverson, Olinguito, The Scream, Cubism, Maldives, Ke$ha. If you’re a publisher or blogger, Curiyo can help you engage your readers and make them happier while keeping them on your site longer. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Nuggety – New Vertical Search For Any Topic

December 26, 2013

Nuggety – New Vertical Search For Any Topic
http://nuggety.com/

Vertical search is a powerful way to focus your intent on topics (like health and shopping) or types of content (like images and videos). But even the most ambitious meta-search engine is limited to a few hundred different topics, built and organized by staff members. Nuggety removes these limitations and allows anyone to create a new search vertical for any topic. This is possible because Nuggety considers every website a potential search engine. This means you can simply list your favorite websites on any topic and Nuggety will generate a search list, enabling you to search each website directly (or as a secondary option, search the website using Google). With Nuggety it is simple to create a search vertical for something specific, like motorcycle parts. If you know of several websites for searching and buying motorcycle parts, you can build a search list that others can use as well. In this way, Nuggety is a social platform that determines the best search resources on every topic through user expertise. Because Nuggety is built around search engines and not web pages, there are many unique search lists that can be made. For example, if you ever wanted to see Google’s results for different countries, here is a search list of every international Google. If you’ve ever had a web page go down, you can probably find a cached version by searching for the URL using one of these caching services. For a final example, this list lets you find different information about a single word, including definitions, synonyms, etymological roots, pronunciation and more. Because Nuggety is new, many topics are in need of expertise. Try Nuggety now, and help build the future of search. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Anki – Friendly Intelligent Flash Cards Making Remembering Easy

December 26, 2013

Anki – Friendly Intelligent Flash Cards Making Remembering Easy
http://ankisrs.net/

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it’s a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless. For example: 1) Learning a language; 2) Studying for medical and law exams; 3) Memorizing people’s names and faces; 4) Brushing up on geography; 5) Mastering long poems; and 6) Even practicing guitar chords! Features include: a) Synchronization – Use the free AnkiWeb synchronization service to keep your cards in sync across multiple devices; b) Flexibility – From card layout to review timing, Anki has a wealth of options for you to customize; c) Media-Rich – Embed audio clips, images, videos and scientific markup on your cards, with precise control over how it’s shown; d) Optimized – Anki will handle decks of 100,000+ cards with no problems; e) Fully Extensible – There are a large number of add-ons available; and f) Open Source – Because the code and storage format is open, your important data is safe. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Interactive Visualization of Jobs, Businesses and Other Key Economic Statistics

December 26, 2013

Interactive Visualization of Jobs, Businesses and Other Key Economic Statistics
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_surveys/cb13-193.html

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a new interactive tool designed to visualize the key economic findings found in the statistical agency’s most recent Business Dynamics Statistics report released in July. The Business Dynamics Statistics Visualization Tool spans four decades of information about America’s economy – providing key insights on job creation and loss during the most recent recession. Economic measures such as employment, number of establishments and number of firms can be analyzed for a single year or multiple years from 1977 to 2011. The tool has three major components: an interactive thematic map for the 50 states, interactive bar charts that give side-by-side comparisons of states and business sectors as well as time series data comparisons over a range of time. “We are providing a new and easy way for users to look at key economic trends about America’s economy by visualizing statistics over time,” said Thomas Louis, the associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist at the Census Bureau. “The latest Business Dynamics Statistics report shows older firms dominate the economy, new firms are entering the economy slowly, and there has been an overall decline in job creation in recent years.” In partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Census Bureau has produced annual data series for the Business Dynamics Statistics since 2008. For more information on the Business Dynamics Statistics program, go to <http://www.census.gov/ces/dataproducts/bds/>. Guidance on how to use the visualization tool can be found at <http://www.census.gov/ces/dataproducts/bds/what_to_do_first.html>. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™.

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Merry Christmas 2013

December 24, 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my friends, associates and business acquaintances a Very Very Merry Christmas!! Also I wish all safe travels during this holiday period.

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Media Cloud

December 24, 2013

Media Cloud
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/research/mediacloud/#

Media Cloud is a project that seeks to track news content comprehensively – providing open, free, and flexible tools for quantitative analysis of media trends. Print newspapers are declaring bankruptcy nationwide. High-profile blogs are proliferating. Media companies are exploring new production techniques and business models in a landscape that is increasingly dominated by the Internet. In the midst of this upheaval, it is difficult to know what is actually happening to the shape of our news. Beyond one-off anecdotes or painstaking manual content analysis, there are few ways to examine the emerging news ecosystem. The idea for Media Cloud emerged through a series of discussions between faculty and friends of the Berkman Center. The conversations would follow a predictable pattern: one person would ask a provocative question about what was happening in the media landscape, someone else would suggest interesting follow-on inquiries, and everyone would realize that a good answer would require heavy number crunching. Nobody had the time to develop a huge infrastructure and download all the news just to answer a single question. However, there were eventually enough of these questions that they decided to build a tool for everyone. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Wild Music – Traveling Exhibition About the Sounds and Songs of Life

December 24, 2013

Wild Music – Traveling Exhibition About the Sounds and Songs of Life
http://www.wildmusic.org/

Experience the sounds and songs of life. Features include: a) Play Symphony in Sea by Phillip Blackburn, b) Soundscapes – Build your own soundscape, explore and contribute to a map of sounds, and learn what makes up a soundscape; c) Animals – How do animals make sound? Investigate unique sounds from birds, mammals, and insects, and how they have influenced music; d) About Sound – How does sound work? Play with vibrations and frequencies, and test your hearing; and e) Research By Scientists and Musicians – Learn about current study of sound and how the natural world influences musicians. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)

December 24, 2013

GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)
http://www.gnupg.org/

GnuPG is the GNU project’s complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 . GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available. Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME. GnuPG is Free Software (meaning that it respects your freedom). It can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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PDFstash – Never Lose Your Place Again

December 23, 2013

PDFstash – Never Lose Your Place Again
https://www.pdfstash.com/

PDFstash makes it easy to organize and manage your digital library. Features include: a) Your library in the cloud – You’re on the move – and with PDFstash so are your documents. Never worry about not having the document you need on your current computer; b) Tracking, Bookmarks, and Folders – PDFstash automatically keeps track of your place as you read and will resume where you left off. Bookmark important pages and organize your documents into folders for quick access; and c) Easy ImportsDrag and drop documents from your computer, email documents as attachments, import them from public websites or your twitter stream. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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