Tag Archives: surprisingly useful tools

Ravelry, a DIY knitter’s paradise

A short but important DIY post this week, LLO readers. This one’s for the fiber artists out there. What Is It? Ravelry is a social network and online community for fiber artists: knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers. Once … Continue reading

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Facebook Timeline…once more, with feeling!

Good morning. Over the weekend, many Facebook users were told that as of August 4th, their profile pages would be switching to the new Timeline format. Let’s take a look at Timeline’s features and see how you can prepare for … Continue reading

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Doodle Me This…

When you’re trying to coordinate plans, one of the hardest things to do is to settle on a date and time. Why not use an online polling tool like Doodle to make that easier? What Is It? Doodle is a … Continue reading

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What to bring? – coordinating with PerfectPotluck

Hope your 4th of July was exciting in all the best ways. Today on Learning for Life Online, let’s continue the food theme and look at ways to make sure you don’t have 15 macaroni salads at your next backyard … Continue reading

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Listgeeks – for people who love lists

Sometimes, the simplest tool is the most interesting. This week on Learning for Life Online, let’s look at Listgeeks a social sharing tool that’s all about lists. What Is It? Listgeeks is just what it sounds like: it’s a social … Continue reading

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Spotify – Much more than radio

Much earlier in Learning for Life Online, we talked about Internet radio – the ability to listen to radio stations or services like radio stations over the internet. Click back and read that post for a quick review of what … Continue reading

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Scan It! – Mobile grocery shopping

Grocery shopping seems like the last place you’d be living life online, but new mobile apps are making it easier than ever to pick a few things up from the store. Mobile shopping inside the store Stop & Shop’s ScanIt! … Continue reading

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Two Neat Google Tools – Street View and Art Project

For our last May post, let’s look at a pair of online tools that could be useful if you’re traveling over the summer: an online map that shows you not just the streets, but the view as you drive down … Continue reading

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Where’s My Bus? How’s the Traffic? – Transit Information Apps & Websites

As the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside, more people are out on the roads and on public transit. There are many tools to help keep tabs on when the next bus or train is due, and … Continue reading

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Five Search Engines You Haven’t Heard of…Yet

With all our coverage of privacy, security, and account settings, April was a pretty heavy month here at Learning for Life Online. Let’s celebrate spring by lightening things up a little bit in May. We’ll start by showcasing five search … Continue reading

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