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Mar 10 2009

Tasty!

I know you are probably tired of hear about social networking this and that, but let me just turn your attention towards a wonderful site called del.icio.us.

Now, at first it might just appear to be a site that lets you store and organize your bookmarks through tagging and a handy-dandy add-on for you Firefox users out there (which you should all be if you read this site). It certainly does that; and for those of us who have more bookmarks in our browser than we know what to do with it is a great solution to keep track of many websites.

(handy-dandy delicious firefox add-on)

Delicious is more than a way to bookmark your favorite sites, it is social too! When you sign up you create an account and by doing this you have the ability to follow other people and see what they are bookmarking. You can also send bookmarks to these friends too, so sending off the latest YouTube video of something ridiculous becomes that much easier! It may seem a bit silly, but once you get into it and you start following people and using it all starts to make sense. Delicious allows you to get a glimpse into other people’s minds (just what you always wanted to do, right?) and form a connection, a community.

Here is the best part, you can add content to this Stuff4StarvingStudents! Once you’ve signed up on delicious (you are signing up, right?) you can bring cool stuff that you find to our attention by tagging the sites with this tag: sfssumw. So once you start tagging stuff it will appear on the front page of this site, how fracking cool is that?

What are you waiting for? Sign up, tag and share in the delicious(adj.) delicious(n.) love.

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Feb 17 2009

A Spoken Word Is Not A Sparrow…

…Once it flies out, you can’t catch it.

But we are not talking about just any spoken word, we are talking about SpokenWord.org and this is the kind of stuff that we don’t mind slipping out.

So, what is SpokenWord.org? I am glad you asked because it is a number of things.

First of all it is a directory for audio and video spoken-word recordings. So instead of hitting up google (and we do love google) hit up SpokenWord and you’ll find a plethora of just recordings that can satisfy your audio desires. SpokenWord also has the added benefit of being a user-generated content community. So if you know of some good recordings out there (hey free PR, baby!) you can submit it to the site and get mad Internet-props for not just being a consumer.

Now here is where SpokenWord takes it up a notch. While SpokenWord does not actually host any of the recordings (again just a directory) you can create ‘collections’ and subscribe (like an iTunes podcast) to those audio recordings you dig. SpokenWord can do this through an RSS feed of the recordings and if you aren’t familiar with RSS this quick video is a great way to learn. In addition, you can subscribe to your own collection or others users collections in iTunes (or whatever feed reader you choose). I know you are asking, how will I find other people’s collections or more importantly how will people find my awesome collection of audio recordings? Simple, you can tag your collection with various key terms that will help you find what you are looking for and help people find you.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up, contribute, and share – the wheels of the web don’t run if users like you don’t move.

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