Category: software, applications
Flash refers to the Adobe Flash Platform, a proprietary multimedia platform for adding RIAs (rich internet applications) including animation, video and interactivity to digital and mobile content, ads, games, etc. The term “Flash” can also refer to the Adobe Flash Player.
In the 70’s there was a great commercial featuring a sweet-tempered Mother Nature who becomes enraged when she discovers that what she thinks is butter is actually Chiffon margarine. If you’re old enough you might remember the tagline: “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”
It’s the same thing on the Internet. People don’t like it when companies pose as customers and write glowing reviews of their own products on blogs and review boards. But despite witnessing imposters getting called out time after time, some companies still think they can get away with it.
The latest company to get slapped down is Slide, a company that makes widgets to help people express themselves, says Techcrunch. Apparently company employees wrote a slew of fake reviews on the company’s own reviews board.
Presumably Slide never heard of Wal-Mart or any number of other brands that posted fake posts or comments and then spent lots of time and money trying to repair the damage to their brands.
Are you tempted to lob some false comments on a blog or forum to get some good buzz for your brand? Just don’t do it---chances are you’ll get caught. And since actions speak louder than words, people will judge your brand by your company’s bad behavior.
FriendFeed enables users to keep up-to-date on and discuss the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing.
Once users sign up for FriendFeed and invite some friends, they get a customized feed of the content shared by their friends---from news articles to family photos to interesting links and videos. For example, if your friend favorites a video on YouTube, you get a link and a thumbnail of the video in your feed. And if your friend likes a news story on Digg, you get a link in your feed.
You don't need to install anything to use FriendFeed; you cann add it to your Facebook account, view it in your Google home page or read it in a feed reader. You can also make your feed publicly available by embedding your feed in your home page or blog.
Are they the World's Easiest Database? Blist says they are.
Blist is a web-based database application that provides users with the ability to create and manage databases online. According to Techcrunch, it requires no knowledge of SQL, the database language, and is generally designed to be easier to use than Microsoft Access."
So are they the World's Easiest Database? Take advantage of Blist's free trial and decide for yourself.
OpenX is a free, open source ad server trusted by more than 30,000 web publishers in over 100 countries around the world. Formerly known as OpenAds.
Ustream.TV is a social networking community and live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size. In less than two minutes, anyone can become a broadcaster by creating their own channel on Ustream or by broadcasting through their own site, empowering them to engage with their audience and further build their brand.
Mogulus is a social networking community and video hosting site that gives users the power to create live, original television programming on their own global broadcasting channel via one simple, easy to use application.
BlogTV is a social networking community and video broadcasting platform where viewers from all over the world can come share their personal talents and opinions. Any person with a lap top or PC and a webcam is only seconds away from having their very own live broadcasts, recorded videos and television style scheduled programming.
SpanishPod helps users learn Spanish using free daily podcasts, lesson review, and guidance from experts.
LinkBunch enables users to create a tiny, shortcut link to multiple links, which can be sent easily over instant messengers, Twitter, Pownce or even an SMS from their mobile phone.