Archive for July, 2007

I came across RSS Mixer a couple of days ago and have been trying to figure out how to demonstrate it usefully in a screencast. What is RSS Mixer? Well, quite simply, it allows you to create mixes of RSS feeds and then gives you a nifty little widget to put on your website or […]

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough to know that I started out posting my screencasts on, then you may or may not remember my previous screencast for Tumblr.  Well, sometimes these “cool things I find on the web” change a bit and when I really like a service I try to create […]

Fichey gives you a unique and fun way to find popular content on the Web. It grabs popular pages from, digg, downfly, reddit, and StumbleUpon from whatever day you select. You’ll quickly get a screenshot of the article which you can scroll through and then choose if you want to doubleclick and visit the […]

CircaVie is a service from AOL where you can create “multimedia timelines all about your life”. You can sign into circaVie using your OpenID, your AIM Screenname, or create a new account. These timelines can be created for just about anything – photos during a vacation, your child growing up, or even just a description […]

The Visual Lounge is a blog written by Betsy Weber – Techsmith’s Chief Evangelist.  I’ve been using a Techsmith product, Camtasia Studio, to create my screencasts for over a year now and it’s a great product.  Last month, Betsy gave me the honor of naming one of my screencasts, Screencast of the Week.  Well, she […]

Phonevite is a free service that allows you to send invitations and announcements to your friends, family, and co-workers over the phone. All you need to do is sign up for an account, quickly verify your number which is used as your caller ID, add your recipients numbers, and record your message over the phone […]

YouTube has added a nice little feature recently – the Custom Player. You can choose from one of nine color schemes, pick a layout, and add videos from your favorites or playlists. Then, just grab the code, smack it on your blog or website, and you’re all set. Here’s my screencast tour of YouTube Custom […]

There are a lot of ways to share links and all the other random stuff you find on the web, with your friends. Siphs gives you another way. Just sign up for an account, add your friends email addresses, and install the Siphs bookmarklet. When you find something you like, highlight it and click on […]

Well, today is Friday and I think it’s time to examine a few fun tools you can use to waste away the rest of the afternoon. These next three screencasts are for services created by pimpampum and will show you how to do some pretty cool stuff with flickr images. Bubblr helps you make fun […]

Buddystumbler is a service that hooks you up with other guys and/or gals with similar interests and then gives you an easy way to connect via IM.  You can search for people by tags or by adding a bit more detail, like age and location.  You need to agree to be buddies before IM names […]