Recent Links 03/26/2009

  • OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.

    tags: maps, opensource, wiki, map, mapping, collaboration

  • Thirty sites where you can find completely free images, available for use on your blog or web site. All of these sites offer royalty free images for your use.

    tags: photos, image, photography, resources, design, clipart, stock

  • Image optimization is an art that not many people master. There are many good image editing tools that allow us to get the best visual result for a certain file size but “under the hood” a lot more optimization can be done. Smushit.com is a service that goes beyond the limitations of Photoshop, Fireworks & Co. It uses image format specific non-lossy image optimization tools to squeeze the last bytes out of your images – without changing their look or visual quality. You’ll get a report of how many bytes you can save by optimizing your images and all the changed images as a single zip for download.

    tags: tools, photos, image

  • conference.io: is an applet from drop.io specifically tailored for real time collaboration and file sharing. Create a conference.io drop in one click and you are instantly in a rich media ‘chat’ feed. Invite participants (as many as you want), use all core drop.io settings, collaborate and exchange files at will in your browser, third party chat client, and mobile. Ideal for events, and with our free conference call function, teams working remotely. Pictures, video, audio, and documents all appear in-line and can be previewed and downloaded. Files can also be emailed in, and voicemail can be recorded on your conference.io’s private line. All files are stored (up to 100mb for free) and can be viewed in a variety of ways.

    tags: chat, collaboration, backchannel

  • Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.

    tags: learning, research, university, opencourseware

  • Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide – Save Money, Eat Better, Help The Environment: Keep It or Toss It? How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What’s the best way to store it?

    tags: food, cooking, health, frugality

  • Use Yodio to add your stories to your photos or presentations, and share these narrated photos with your friends and colleagues.

    tags: digitalstorytelling, photos, audio

  • Create, publish, share your novel, comic, magazine, photo album, brochure, etc.

    tags: ebook, publishing, publications, books

  • MixedInk takes a fresh approach to collaborative writing. It’s a free, democratic and elegant way for people to weave their best ideas together. MixedInk is used by students, employees, fans, activists, political & community groups, unions, citizen journalists… pretty much any group with an opinion.Together, people write op-eds & letters to the editor, text for petitions, mission statements, questions & comments for politicians & starts, news articles, blog posts …

    tags: writing, collaborative, online, docs

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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