Archive for February, 2010

Slidecasting with Slideshare

February 22nd, 2010

Creating a Slidecast with Slideshare is a great way to integrate PowerPoint presentations and audio tracks. The end result is a more powerful presentation that can easily be shared multiple different ways.
Emailing this presentation couldn’t be easier. just click on the email icon at the bottom of your Slidecast, enter your name and the email address of the intended recipient and click send. There is also a handy URL provided for pasting into an IM.


http://www.slideshare.net/jboutelle/slidecasting-101

Slidecasting is a new multimedia format for viewing slide decks synchronized with an audio file. It is for conference talks, musical slideshows, audio picture books or whatever else you can imagine.

http://www.slideshare.net/faqs/slidecast

Use Meebo iPhone widget to connect with your website visitors in real time.

February 18th, 2010

Meebo, the sweet multi-network chat app/widget/desktop platform has just released a cool iPhone app that will allow you to chat across multiple IM networks.

Just to name a few networks: AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber ( I see Facebook too!)

But thats just the beginning…

You can use Meebo to connect instantly with your website visitors in real time via the new Meebo iPhone app. (it’s FREE!)

If you haven’t allready…sign up for a Meebo account!
Then…simply add the the Meebome widget to your site…install the Meebo iPhone app (and sign in with your Meebo account) and you are golden!

Start interacting with your site visitors instantly, via your iPhone and create your very own social network in real time.

But I don’t have an iPhone…

Thats OK!

Meebo saw the exploding popularity of Android Mobile OS and has already released an app for that! http://www.meebo.com/meebomobile/

…for all other web enabled phones

If you are on any other mobile OS with web access, you can simply point your browser to www.meebo.com and sign in to access the full featured Meebo mobile. (…and you will be able to chat with your website visitors…in real time!)

I have to give thanks to LifeHacker for the scoop!

http://www.meebo.com/iphone/
http://www.meebo.com/meebomobile/
http://www.meebo.com/meebome/
http://www.meebo.com/

Google Buzz website widget

February 14th, 2010

Google Buzz is barely out 5 days. On day 1 we saw TechCrunch and Mashable integrate some form of Google Buzz buttons that allowed you to “Buzz” their content directly into your BuzzStream.

Today, I have been alerted to what I believe to be the first iteration of a Google Buzz widget for your website or blog.

the Google Buzz Widget from buzzcounter.net

Check it out:

As you can see, the widget is a simple yet powerful tool that can quickly build your Buzz audience. Readers of your site can easily follow you or even comment on your buzzes.
This widget is so easy to setup! Just enter your Google Profile name, click the “Create Widget” button and then copy your code.

The widget obviously cannot display comments to your buzzes due to size constraints. (Robert Scoble comments number in the hundreds)

I think a comment counter on each post would be a nice feature that would definitely increase the likelihood of reader interaction.

This is a JavaScript widget, so there may be some restrictions on where you can place it. However, JavaScript does make it iPad/iPod friendly…if thats what you’re into.

Check out buzzcounter.net

Google “Buzz It” share button

February 12th, 2010

Google Buzz and the Buzz It button:

Google released “Buzz” on Feb 9/10 2010 and it has become very popular. So popular in fact that within hours a “Buzz It” button was created.

This button allows your users to easily share your content on Buzz with a single click.


(found this button on this awesome post about BUZZ on AEXT.net Design Magazine)

You will need to edit the appropriate fields in the code to reflect your website’s info.

Have a blog? Increase your traffic by adding a simple Buzz widget. In your blog’s theme, simply use the following URL (replace the appropriate data):


Mashable’s “Buzz It” button.

Head on over to Mashable, TechCrunch & others to see how their usage of the “Buzz It” button has turned out. (Warning: Mashable sports a GIANT Google Ad near the top of their page that resembles some “Buzz” functionality.)

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