In-Class Links

This is a list of links I’ve been compiling over the years. It is continually updated. Credit goes to a number of sources, including Amy Webb of Webbmedia Group and Katy Culver of University of Wisconsin-Madison and so many others.


Organizing and Storage Tools

  • Ping: Allows you to update your various social media status from one app.
  • DropBox: Great place to put documents etc that you’d like to share with people. Also a good way to backup your stuff on the cloud. Course you have to remember to actually upload the file.
  • SugarSync: Like DropBox, this allows you to upload files to the cloud. You can share them too. You do have to pay to upgrade.
  • Evernote: Kind of like Delicious but on a much grander scale. Allows you to capture actual web pages, video, everything and stores it both locally and on the cloud; has apps that help you organize. Quite nifty.
  • Delicious: Allows you to capture links and organize them like a clipping file
  • Selective Tweets: Updates your Facebook with only the Tweets you choose

Reporting Online (Finding Information, Networking)

  • Search engine that does data visualization around the keyword. In beta.
  • allows you to go back in time and and find that URL you wanted to write down but never did. Let’s you search all of your own files in DropBox. It is a personalized search engine basically.
  • Quora: Crowd-sourced questions and answers.
  • Viewdle: A social camera (for Android; in beta); Imagine being in a crowded meeting and being able to identify that source speaking by pointing your phone camera at them and having your phone tell you who they are.
  • Emotional Surveying! Check out what the Guardian has been doing with gauging emotional environment for people.
  • Precognition reporting (in other words: what’s the future?): Terminator Vision app (created during a hackathon) and Recorded Future to keep you up on future trends etc. Cool, cool stuff.
  • Social proximity networks: These sites go beyond Foursquare and gowalla to target very specific social circles — Shortlist (conference networking; in beta), Sonar (uses Foursquare to identify who is next to you), Street Spark, and Nerd Nearby.

Multimedia Concepts, Programs, Examples

New Interactive Platforms, Tools

Finding, Building Audiences Online

Detecting BS Online

  • RegretThe Error
  • How Long Have You Been Tweeting? Check how long the twitter account has been around.
  • Klout: Everyone who has been active in social media has garnered a “score” of 1-100. The higher the score, the more active and influential they are.
  • Identify (Firefox) and HoverMe (Chrome): A way to identify someone online; shows you their combined social-media profile.
  • Exif: data embedded on photos. Accessing the data via any number of programs can show you, among other things, date and time the photo was taken.
  • Image Error Level Analysis: This helps you determine if an image has been manipulated.
  • WhoisNet: Allows you to look up the history of a domain name.
  • PRChecker: Check’s Google’s page ranking of any site.

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