Jim’s WebLetter for 2/9/13

Hi-ya Webfriends!

Another issue with Facebook … another reason to be concerned about privacy … Graph Search may be the straw that broke this camel’s back. I am so tired of hearing that I need to go into my account and click this button or uncheck this box in order to keep some sort of privacy to anyone outside of my friend group. http://www.technewsworld.com/story/77127.html

I guess the thing most people like to do is share photos and videos, and throw an occasional “what’s happening” in for good measure. There are a number of places springing up online that allow for doing that and privacy is more protected. Kee.ps is one. This site gives you your own space and a unique address to access it. Access it online or through the Apple or Google App Store, sign up for an email address and get started. Privacy? Keeps is a private sharing network that is invite-only – there is no public access. Only you control who sees your events. Simply choose which friends you want to see which event. http://kee.ps/

The Office 2013 Web Apps are now alive on SkyDrive. I was wondering if Microsoft would do more for their cloud storage, and by adding the Web Apps, I can say kudos to the Microsoft Office Division. All you have to do is sign up for an account to be given cloud space with 7 gigs of room. Then, click on the Create button and choose from the type of file you want. Once you save your document, you get a link to share with others. http://www.outlook.com

Meanwhile, Google announced a new feature for its Drive service … a significantly improved Create menu featuring third-party apps. The change means Drive-connected apps are easier to access. Not only are documents and spreadsheets easy to create and share, but the apps included now allow for drawing and blue print planning, among other things. Now there is more space in the Create menu for apps and users can add them with the handy “Connect more apps” link at the bottom. This opens up a new “Connect apps to Drive” dialog, which Drive users can browse to connect Drive-enabled apps which looks similar to the Chrome Web Store. https://drive.google.com

Teachers … EQuizShow is a simple and free site that lets you design Jeopardy-type games online. This tool lives completely in the cloud, letting your create quiz shows and input your questions and answers within minutes. To create your educational quiz, start by clicking “Create”, or browse through several templates available for you. Templates are basically sets of questions and answers you can use to save time thinking up good questions. As you create your quiz, you can input the title of your game, the password for secure access, and the categories for your questions. It’s a quick and easy way to engage students and have them ready for exams or assessments tests. http://equizshow.com/

=== HuMoR ===
Top 10 Games for Old Folks

1.)Sag, You’re it
2.)Pin the Toupee on the bald guy
3.)20 questions shouted into your good ear
4.)Kick the bucket
5.)Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over
6.)Doc Goose
7.)Simon says something incoherent
8.)Hide and go pee
9.)Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
10.)Musical recliners
(thanks, Mary)
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As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home.
As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was.
“We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered with a smile on his face.
“Really,” I said. “I have to say you don’t look very discouraged.”
“Discouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look. “Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t been up to bat yet.”
(thanks, Robert)
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And that’s this week’s peek at the computer screen. Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!
Jim
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