Friday, March 16, 2007

Web 2.0 at MACUL

OK, Steve Demob is going to be another one of those speakers I look for at these meetings. Steve went through about 20 or 30 different websites while highlighting his Top 10 Free Web 2.0 Sites. All his links are available at 10freesites.pbwiki.com, so I won’t list them all here.

Here are some of the cool new things I learned:

  • Jumpcut - A free online video creation/editing site now allows you to do the Ken Burns Effect with your photos
  • Picnik - This is a free online image editor. I’ve heard of it before, but I’ve never used it. I will now. It does all the basic editing you need. You can upload photos or you can pull them directly from the web (including your Flickr). When you’re done editing you can save them, email them, dump them to Flickr, or send them to a number of places that will print them out for you.
  • Vyew - Webinars free on the web. You can use your browser to host a webinar. The participants, who only need a browser, can watch your presentations or you can share a real time screen cast. There is a chat window available and you can share audio by having participants call into a phone number. Up to 100 people can call into the free version!

Steve talked about a lot of stuff more than I will mention here. His list of 10 Free Sites is great and you should give it a look.

2 comments:

Tracy G said...

Another great freebie I can suggest is Yugma's recently launched free web collaboration service at http://www.yugma.com . I started using it a couple of months ago for project meetings and it is truly fast, easy, and works great between Mac and windows PC! Definately worth a look.

Steve said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out.