Monthly Archives: March 2016

Diigo – Collect, Annotate, Organize, and Share Web Content

March 08, 2016

Diigo – Collect, Annotate, Organize, and Share Web Content
https://www.diigo.com/

Diigo is much, much more than just another bookmark app. Short for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff,” this browser extension is a great way to collect, annotate, organize, and share web content. Available for Chrome, IE, and Firefox, users will need to create an account to get started. From there, Diigo may be used to bookmark a page (using the Save option), take a screenshot, highlight certain parts of the page that are of interest, add sticky notes, and even share with friends – all from a user friendly interface. With its functions as a bookmark app, an annotation app, and a new kind of social media, many readers will find Diigo to be a favorite new tool for web research. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Popplet – Tool for iPad and Web To Capture and Organize Ideas

March 08, 2016

Popplet – Tool for iPad and Web To Capture and Organize Ideas
http://popplet.com/

Popplet is a tool for the iPad and web to capture and organize your ideas. For school: In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them. For work: In the office or on the go, professionals use Popplet to generate ideas and plan projects. Used to brainstorm or jot down notes, Popplet helps professionals organize their thoughts and generate their next big idea. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Wired: Science Blogs

March 08, 2016

Wired: Science Blogs
http://www.wired.com/category/science/science-blogs/

Wired has been covering technology, tech business, tech lifestyle, and tech products with its special brand of techno-utopianism and hacker wit since its inception in early 1993. It’s Science Blogs section, however,is a relative newcomer. Here readers will find the latest in the science of natural disasters, the ins and outs of everyday physics, and explanations of everything from how to race a motorcycle across the United States to what it takes to put rockets into space. Recent articles have presented a vision for a better, realities-driven higher education system, coverage of volcanoes in Chile and Indonesia, a philosophic treatise on the new Star Wars, and some erudite thoughts on how to measure the speed of light. For educators looking for ways to enliven class discussions and inspire students to think again about basic science concepts, these Science Blogs can be an inspiring resource. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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HTTPS Everywhere

March 07, 2016

HTTPS Everywhere
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by using clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS. 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 World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.

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HYPE Innovation

March 07, 2016

HYPE Innovation
http://www.hypeinnovation.com/

HYPE Innovation is a global leader in enterprise social software for idea and innovation management, with over 13 years of project experience and best-practice expertise, and clients around the globe. Their powerful software provides the backbone for innovation and helps drive long-term repeatable success for our clients. The flexible, enterprise-class software platform enhances ideation with employees and opens innovation in a smart, secure environment to partners, suppliers, customers, and the external community. HYPE supports a full life-cycle innovation process from ideas to market, enabling our clients to transform ideas from the crowd into revenue for their business. . This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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SPIGIT – Innovation Management Software

March 07, 2016

SPIGIT – Innovation Management Software
https://www.spigit.com/

Innovation management software helps you invent new products and experiences with the people that know your business best. Unlock the value of ideas through crowdsourcing. Unleash your employees, partners, and customers for idea and innovation management. Only Spigit can identify the best ideas, predict the business impact, and enable both sustained as well as breakthrough innovation with crowds of any size. Designed for global companies, Spigit has enterprise-grade security and language support. At Spigit, they own the patent on enabling crowds to determine the best idea – no matter how many ideas are generated. So go ahead and unleash your crowds, they can handle it. This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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WebTextTool – Turns Everyone Into an SEO Specialist

March 06, 2016

WebTextTool – Turns Everyone Into an SEO Specialist
http://www.webtexttool.com/

No matter how much you know about SEO, webtexttool will make sure you create search engine optimized webcontent! When writing your content, our tool gives you realtime suggestions on how to improve your content. You focus on the creative part, webtexttool will take care of the optimization stuff. Save time and create better optimized webcontent. Don’t check SEO friendliness after you write your content, do it on the fly! No rework, no hassle. Features include: 1) Find the best keywords to match your subject; 2) Be creative and write your content; 3) Get realtime SEO suggestions to improve your text; and 4) Send your optimised content to your client or publish it on your own website. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to eMarketing MiniGuide 2016 .

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Agency Compile – Latest In Agency Creative, Capabilities, News and More

March 06, 2016

Agency Compile – Latest In Agency Creative, Capabilities, News and More
http://www.agencycompile.com/

Marketers and advertisers come to Agency Compile to stay informed on the agency landscape. They want to see where agencies are located and which clients they work with. They want to see agency POVs on industry trends. They want to see which agency is responsible for an ad that they love. They want to find agencies that they didn’t even know existed. Some Compile visitors are looking for new agencies, some are just looking to stay current. In all cases, marketers are looking to gain valuable insight into the advertising industry. And they look to Agency Compile. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Canva

March 06, 2016

Canva
https://www.canva.com/

For readers who want to design beautiful posters, invitations, cards, website graphics, lesson plan accoutrements, or any number of other visuals – but who are not trained in the wily ways of professional design programs, Canva can be a welcome boon. The service allows users to choose from a host of templates for everything from presentations to Facebook covers, and then offers intuitive controls and a storehouse of beautiful images to help even nonprofessionals build beautiful materials. While some images are only available for a cost, there are a number of free items throughout the collection. To use the service, sign up with email, Facebook, or your Google account. Then choose whether you would like to use Canva for your work, personal, or educational needs. Educators will be especially interested in the lesson plans available in the Teaching Materials section of Canva’s Design School, featuring Workshops, Lesson Plans, and more. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Metro Monitor

March 04, 2016

Metro Monitor
http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2016/01/metro-monitor

The Metro Monitor aims to advance new ways of measuring economic success in metropolitan America with in-depth analyses of regional economic trends. Updated throughout the year, these analyses will seek to help leaders understand the factors and trends that contribute to or hinder progress toward increasing growth, prosperity, and inclusion and how new models of economic development can help deliver an advanced economy that works for all. The Metro Monitor measures the performance of the nation’s major metropolitan economies in three critical areas for economic development: growth, prosperity, and inclusion. Successful economic development should put a metropolitan economy on a higher trajectory of long-run growth (growth) by improving the productivity of individuals and firms in order to raise local standards of living (prosperity) for all people (inclusion). The Metro Monitor examines indicators within each of these categories that help assess metropolitan areas’ progress toward shaping an advanced economy that works for all. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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