I have had a YouTube account for years (www.YouTube.com/jim32034) and have used it to place videos I’ve shot of our town, places we’ve visited and events I’ve been a part of. Up to now, it’s been a repository for videos, but YouTube has just opened up its new design for channels for it’s users. YouTube One Channel, as it’s called, gives users the ability to add a big header on the top of their channels and to have a video trailer which starts playing for all visitors who aren’t yet subscribed to the channel. Users can also organize their channel videos and playlists better, having more control over what content subscribers see when they click on their channel. To start with the new channel layout, go to https://www.youtube.com/onechannel and upgrade your channel to the new look by clicking on the button on the bottom of the page.
StickyIO is a free to use web service that helps you take notes. The service logs in through your Google account and lets you create notes in different notebooks for better organization. To help yourself find notes later on, you can add tags to them.
The best feature of the app is that it sends you an invitation on Google Chat. While using Gmail, you can open the chat box with the StickyIO contact and send notes directly to your StickyIO account by using ‘@’ for specifying the notebook and ‘#’ to add tags. http://sticky.io/welcome
StickyMoose is a free to use web service that helps you gather the opinions of your friends through a very simple process. The site lets you ask a question that has multiple choices as answers. People can vote on these options and you can see which option got the most votes. Just visit their website, specify the question that you want answered, add a title to your question and add any further questions. For each question you enter, you can specify multiple choices for people to vote on. You can optionally setup a deadline for the votes along with your email address. When everything is set up, you can obtain a shareable web address for the page which you can share with friends so they can begin voting on the options. After the deadline you will be emailed the results. http://www.stickymoose.com/
I Read Faster is a free to use web service that helps you to develop, maintain, and polish your speed reading abilities. The site does this by offering you three user-friendly tools. It’s great for adults with slower reading abilities and for kids learning to read because it helps you focus on quickly registering words, reading your visual span (that’s the time spent reading) and improves eye movement while reading. What I really like about the program is, it’s free … http://www.ireadfaster.com/
=== HuMoR ===
From halfway across the store, I could hear a mother calling for her son: “Jimmy, Jimmy!”
I turned a corner into another aisle and found a six-year-old by himself playing with some umbrellas. “Are you Jimmy?” I asked.
“Yes, I am.”
“Didn’t you hear your mother call?”
“Aren’t you going to go to her?”
He shook his head. “No, she’s not hysterical yet.”
Driving back from Vermont, I stopped at a vegetable stand. It was deserted except for a sleeping German Shepherd. I stepped over the dog, helped myself to some corn, then opened the cashbox to pay. Taped to the inside of the lid was this note: “The dog can count.”
That’s what’s up this week … make it a good weekend friends, and until next, may God bless you and keep you safe.
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