Jim’s WebLetter for 10/20/12

Hi-ya Webreaders!

I’m up early to get this out before a busy day of broadcasting basketball games on the Web and a car show in downtown Fernandina, of which I will be taking some photos to make a YouTube video. So let’s take a look at a few Webworthy sites …

Chrome Web Lab is a year-long project that lets you play inside the London Science Museum through a Chrome web browser. As the lab reports, the installations will let visitors “see the magic of the web brought to life through five Chrome experiments.” http://www.chromeweblab.com/basic/

Google has launched a new tool for those participating in it’s YouTube Nonprofit Program called Campaigns. The tool acts as a progress bar ‘thermometer’ that nonprofits raising money have used for years to represent their progress toward a goal. This digital version can be used on videos and in channels, showing the progress of the overall campaign, but for video views instead of money. This can help to drive people to share the video as you’ve set a goal that can be measured and seen by everyone who ‘contributes’ by watching it. http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits?info_lang=au

Make Use Of reported on a new service called Scoopinion, a free to use service that provides you with reading suggestions. The program studies your reading habits and provides suggestions based on your reading interests. The Scoopinion dashboard provides four headline suggestions from which you can hide the suggestion of stories that do not interest you. Emails are sent to you twice every week; these emails include the best articles worth reading. The Scoopinion website also offers a Chrome extension and a Firefox add-on that work in the background to monitor your reading habits and learn from them so that your reading suggestions are improved. https://www.scoopinion.com/

Here’s how to take a group photo or set up outside to take pictures of birds, but sit remotely to avoid scaring them away. With WiFi Camera, you can connect two iOS devices over WiFi or Bluetooth and use one to capture a photo from the camera of the other. Works for iPad as well as iPhone and iPod Touch. Just download the free app in both devices and connect them by wireless. Then when you click the camera button on one, the other will take the picture. Find WiFi Camera in the App Store … https://itunes.apple.com/app/wifi-camera-wirelessly-connect/id374351996?mt=8

==== HuMoR ====
I was not thrilled with the idea of letting my clueless 13-year-old son babysit his younger brothers, even though he begged me to.
“What about a fire?” I asked, referring to my No. 1 concern.
“Mom,” he said, rolling his eyes, “I’m a Boy Scout. I know how to start a fire.”
While working at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, I was responsible for emptying the trash cans in front of the castle.
One afternoon as I was changing out the trash bag in one of the refuse bins, I saw a small girl point at me and overheard her ask her mother, “Who’s that lady?”
“Why, honey,” her mother replied, “that must be Cinderella, before she met her fairy godmother!”
Well, I need to get ready and head down to the church for the Upward basketball games broadcast. Later, we’re heading downtown for the annual car show put on by the Amelia Cruizers.

Until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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