After I wrote the post about how to Find Full length Videos, I put together a bookmarklet that finds videos about a word or a phrase that are selected in the page. A bookmarklet is a piece of code that is saved as a bookmark. When clicked, it performs some action (rather than just taking you to a bookmarked website). to use the bookmarklet, simply drag it to your bookmarks bar (or right click it and save it to your bookmarks). When you see a word or a phrase that interest you, select them with the mouse and click the bookmarklet. Continue reading “A Bookmarklet to Help You Find Videos Online” »
Recorded lectures are one of the most valuable learning tools available online. The web is full of them – starting from universities that publish full courses (see YouTube – Education – YouTube EDU), through recorded conferences (see for example Semantic Universe on Vimeo), to privately made tutorials. Here is a way to easily find lots of full length videos on any topic that interest you. [Update 1/14/2010] There's a bookmarklet for that.
If you’re a typical web user, you’re unintentionally sending your browsing and search history with your name and other personal information to third parties and search engines whenever you’re online.
Take control of the data you share with Disconnect!
- Disable tracking by third parties like Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo, without requiring any setup or significantly degrading the usability of the web.
- Truly depersonalize searches on search engines like Google and Yahoo (by blocking identifying cookies not just changing the appearance of results pages), while staying logged into other services — e.g., so you can search anonymously on Google and access iGoogle at once.
- See how many resource and cookie requests are blocked, in real time.
- Easily unblock services, by clicking the toolbar button then services (and reloading current pages) — e.g., so you can play games on Facebook.
Below is the presentation of a talk I gave in an ISOC-IL meetup about information management.The presentation describes Tools and practices that will help you:
- Find interesting and useful stuff, mostly with RSS streams you build.
- Share and store what you find.
- Retrieve information you've processed.
Tool and practices for Finding and processing information online
Google analytics can now display clicking data visually on the pages of your website. This presentation, called 'In-Page Analytics', can help you understand how people use your website – where they click and where not. You can use it to decide whether to move certain components to a more prominent place, remove uninteresting things, redesign or rewrite certain parts, and so on.
To see your site's 'In-Page Analytics' click this option under the 'Content' section in Google analytics.
I'm listens to a huge amount of podcasts and recently I thought it would be a good idea to share them. Since I'm getting them through Google reader, I could generate an RSS feed you can subscribe to.
Note that I hand pick each episode (according to my preferences, of course). I'm subscribed to lots of podcast channels. Every time a new episode is published, I read what it is about and decide if I want to download it – and now, share it with you.