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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Now Available in Gtalk - Group Chat

Google launched new features in Gmail (Gtalk), and added the ability to chat with multiple people without multiple windows:
  1. Start a chat with a single person in your Contacts list.
  2. Once you've started the chat, click Options at the bottom left of your chat window and select Group Chat.
  3. Once you've started the chat, click Options at the bottom left of your chat window and select Group Chat.
Also, new emoticons were added to the chat - Hallelujah!
Now you can express yourself better than just typing this :)

posted by Orli Yakuel at 8:47 PM 3 comments

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Editing Places with Google Map (US only)



Google added a new feature that enables you to add or correct locations on their Maps app. For example if you search for your own or friends house and see that Google Maps shows it in the wrong location, you can move the marker to the right spot.

Note that if you move the marker more than 200 meters or yards away form its original location, your change appears after further review. Some placemarks are restricted, including hospitals, government buildings and businesses whose listings have been claimed through the Local Business Center.

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posted by Orli Yakuel at 2:06 PM 1 comments

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Display your Facebook Status on your Blog



I was looking for this little feature for quite some time and didn't notice that Facebook added it as an option in their badge maker. (I know for sure it wasn't there when I first tried it)
Anyway, the good news is that now it can be done - You can easily display your Facebook status on your blog. The bad news is that the badge maker not working perfectly at the moment so you can't customize it well, but I'm guessing Facebook team will fix it soon..

Go2 the badges page and customize your desirable badge

Grab the code

Place it in your blog template
posted by Orli Yakuel at 7:41 PM 2 comments

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pijoo - Similar to MyBlogLog Only Prettier



Pijoo allows you to build a community based on your blog visitors. The new service enables you to share your blog with the world and meet like-minded people/bloggers/readers.
You can signup for free, add your blog information, quickly create the widgets, and embed it in your blog.

In order to view your blog stats, including page views, readers and votes, you have to become a sponsor. BUT - You are the one that get to choose the sponsor amount (minimum $30), and it is only one time payment. According to Pijoo, you will not be asked to make any further payments.

You can also install the Pijoo plug-in for Firefox and discover new blogs from the Pijoo Network.



Even though the widget looks better, I'm stying with MyBlogLog for now.
posted by Orli Yakuel at 9:00 PM 0 comments

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Show



On November 22 at 3pm EST, blogTV will broadcast Infected Mushroom Live Concert.

This is the first time ever that this world renowned band will be satellite linked to an interactive internet audience. Not only will every PC owning viewer (world wide) be able to get front row seats to this sold out concert, but every viewer will also get the chance to co-host. During this time viewers will be given the opportunity to showcase their musical talents on cam or just to comment on the event itself.

Infected Mushroom is known for its innovative tracks that break through previous stereotypes of what "trance" music generally means:












Direct link to the live broadcast.

Israel based blogTV allows you to broadcast your own live show using your webcam only. Recorded Video Player allows you to archive your shows, including your co-host and full chat.

To keep track the upcoming shows on blogTV, you can join their Facebook page.

Update from the comments:
Users from Israel will be able to see it only on MotoMusic channel on Nana10. (thanks Eyal)
posted by Orli Yakuel at 8:36 AM 2 comments

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

A New Nokia Commercial??

Web 2.0, let's keep it simple
It's all about connecting people..



Thanks to you Web 2.0 - There's no such thing as good bye
But now when you poke my Facebook, I can see it's you and not reply..
posted by Orli Yakuel at 7:56 PM 1 comments

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Read it Later - Firefox Extension [BETA]

This useful FireFox extension allows you to save pages of interest to read later. (Yes! A whole page). Also, you can quickly save links to del.icio.us and FireFox bookmarks or share them on Digg, reddit, stumbleupon and many, many more!

Watch the video for more information:


Thanks Eyal for the tip.
posted by Orli Yakuel at 9:36 AM 5 comments

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

boo-box in VIDEO Contextualization



I wrote about boo-box almost a year ago. Back then, they enabled you to display more marketing material and commercial offers with your text and image contents. Today they are adding contextualize recommendations on your videos.

First, you need to have an affiliate ID in one of boo-box’s partner programs:
  • Amazon (many countries)
  • eBay
  • Shopping.com
  • Americanas.com
  • BuscaPé, Submarino, Mercado Livre, and JáCotei (Brazilian services)
Next, download boo-box FireFox extension and follow these 4 simple steps:
  1. boo-box video enables you to monetize embedded YouTube Videos so first go onto the site and selct the embedding code or the URL of the video:

  2. Click on the boo-box icon on Firefox
  3. Type a tag and test it:
  4. Apply or copy the generated code into your site or blog.
Also, you can sent a recommendation through email address by clicking on the video menu. Your recipient will get an email with a list of the chosen products.



Not a FireFox user? Use boo-box bookmarklet here. (same process)
posted by Orli Yakuel at 5:04 PM 5 comments

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Get Go2web2 Updates on your Mobile



MoFuse is a web application that allows content publishers to quickly and easily create a mobile version of their website or blog. You can customize the look & feel of it, upload your custom logo or image header. Mofuse will use the content from your RSS feed to populate your mobile site with the information found on your full website.

Eyal Shahar (Go2web20 co-founder), which understand these things better than I do, created two cool links for mobile users:
  1. m.go2web20.net : Updates from our directory - Go2web20
  2. m.go2web2.net :Updates from my Blog here.


On the sidebar (on this blog), you'll see a new widget that allows you to enter your mobile phone number and get the URL (to my mobile site), via SMS message. Instead of typing this information into tiny keyboard..



According to MoFuse, they are the only company with mobile revenue sharing program that allows publishers to monetize their mobile site using Google AdSense Mobile and AdMob.
posted by Orli Yakuel at 2:52 PM 1 comments

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Your Facebook News Feed on FNN Channel

It could be so convenient.. ha!



Source: Israeli blog - holesinthenet
posted by Orli Yakuel at 5:54 PM 0 comments

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Welcome to Web 2.0, Oprah Winfrey



I came across the new official Oprah Channel on Youtube and was blown away by its statistics so far. After 5 days on the air, the channel has been viewed 235,616 times and 14,886 people have subscribed to it. It surely was a smart move for Oprah, and may I just add - that the new channel looks much better then the site itself...

Here is Oprah's Message to YouTube viewers:

First time that I see this message:

So just click on the picture, it will get you there...
( BTW, 721,773 people watched this video so far.. uploaded on November 01, 2007)

Update:
Chad Hurley & Steve Chen visit Oprah


posted by Orli Yakuel at 10:09 PM 2 comments

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True Knowledge First Demo



True Knowledge's unique online tool is able to provide an intelligent response to questions without human intervention by applying information gathered from several sources.

You can think about at as a Q&A site with a twist which enable you to ask questions about a subject and get a direct response. Or you can think about it as an enhanced search engine. This means you can treat the site just as you did with your previous search engine but in addition to receive a list of documents, your query will also be passed through True Knowledge technology.

The Demo show a quick overview of the product and a brief introduction to True Knowledge API - Which allows other computers to query their knowledge base and enjoy the same advantages.






Asking a yes/no question


An inline profile of Abraham Lincoln


Looks like a new Powerset competitor is born...

Techcrunch review.
posted by Orli Yakuel at 9:59 AM 0 comments

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Watch and Share Porn - Web 2.0 Style [Part 2]



I got many comments to my post about Web 2.0 porn applications. I checked them all and search for new services myself, and I think it is time for the second part of this issue. Here is the new list I came up with:


I'll start with YouPorn because they had a makeover lately and added some new features. Youporn is built with user-generated video content only and allows you to watch free porn movies in a larger player - with pretty good streaming. Registered users can upload/download, comment, bookmark and rate their favorite videos. They also added a chat room (powered by Meebo), a complete list of sex blogs and some other goodies...


HOTmarker is an online social bookmarking site for adult content. It enables users to publish, bookmark, review, comment and vote for the sexiest and most erotic websites, stories, videos and images. Anyone can easily surf through the content, but if you wish to vote or submit, you must register to the site. Only legal content is allowed.


Another porn video sharing website is Pornput. Browse the latest porn adult videos and watch them on Pornput for free. You can also explore more adult videos by searching or tagging. Subscribe to Pornput feeds (latest and popular), and get new videos delivered directly to you.


With yaKuna you don't have to waste too much time finding good, free porn on the Web. yaKuna is aggregating the best porn video for you (freeviewmovies, youporn, etc.,), and allowing you to watch them from the same page you click on. You can embed the videos on your site or blog.


Freeviewmovies is a large porn community with a big porn resource. Users within this site can upload their own videos, comment on hundreds of other members' uploads and save all their favorite movies. Also, send video message to users and have live chats using your webcam. Great video streaming in a very sweet interface.



Chill..
posted by Orli Yakuel at 5:15 PM 7 comments

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Friday, November 02, 2007

An Alternative OS with Google Apps for the Masses



UPDATE: The site is now alive.

OK, so this one has nothing to do with the new upcoming service from Google but it's still interesting to see a Web Operating System that uses a lot of Google apps.

gOS will give easy access to the best of Google apps and products, as well as to some popular Web 2.0 applications. (Wikipedia, Skype, Meebo, Facebook?). Looks pretty hot, based on the screenshot. It’s supposed to launch today, “Website coming 9am, November 1, 2007.”


posted by Orli Yakuel at 7:24 PM 4 comments

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New Features at FizzBoost Facebook Notifier



FizzBoost is a very useful Facebook notifier which I've covered last month.
Now, a new FizzBoost version is ready for download and has a whole bunch of new features. Including:
  • The ability to view your Facebook Feeds directly in FizzBoost
  • Update Twitter status directly in FizzBoost. You can also tell FizzBoost to keep your Twitter Status in Sync. So when updating your Facebook Status it will also update your Twitter Status.
  • FizzBoost now plays sounds when there are Notifications. You can play the default or customize the sound.

You can download FizzBoost 2.0 directly from here.
posted by Orli Yakuel at 5:40 PM 0 comments

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

A Smarter way to read Books Online



I was invited to test Book Glutton this morning and I was pretty impressed with the product. Book Glutoon is an online community for book lovers. They’ve integrated many of the features missing from Google Book Search, that should have been added a long time ago. The cool part about the service (besides the fact that you can read all the stories there for free) is the ability to make public comments on topics that interest you in each book. In addition, users can make private notes in the side bar of each book. (I found this really handy to remember my thoughts and insight on the stuff I read).

There are really cool social features as well. You can chat with other people reading the same book in real time. And you can search for other users and read books with them at the same time, or all together in groups that are organized around all kinds of subjects.



Bottom Line: Book Glutton is definitely an upgrade from the way people read books online today; and with their great social features, you can easily make new connections and friends around your literary interests - truly brining each book you read to life.

Book Glutton DEMO which shows the reading layout as well as the community features:

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