Category Archives: Tools

Weekly tool, platform and services post.

Facebook – Privacy Settings

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Facebook Timeline Note: We’ve moved the short look at Timeline that was here to a later post, with more details and suggestions. Check it out! Facebook Settings That said, with Timeline and other new features Facebook has developed, it’s more … Continue reading

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I’ll Tumblr For Ya…

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This week, we’ll finish this month’s ‘social finding and sharing’ theme with a look at Tumblr, a social sharing site that mixes blogging and image linking with great results. What Is It? Tumblr‘s tagline is Follow the world’s creators, and … Continue reading

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Just a little Pinterest

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One of the hottest new tools for sharing online is Pinterest. It takes everything we’ve seen about sharing so far and makes it all visual. What Is It? Pinterest describes itself better than I could: “Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. … Continue reading

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Finding and Sharing…and Being Social

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Last week, we took a look at using more traditional sources of news online to find neat stuff to share. Now, let’s look at the social news sites that make finding and sharing news a much more interactive experience. What … Continue reading

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Yahoo! – More than just a search engine

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As we continue our month of looking more closely at online accounts, we’ll leave Google for now and see what another provider has to offer. Yahoo! started life as just a search engine (much like Google) and has added features … Continue reading

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Stay on Schedule with Google Calendar

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Continuing our theme of going deeper with online accounts, this week we’ll take a brief look at Google Calendar. What Is It? For starters, it’s a calendar that is easy to check and edit from anywhere you can log in … Continue reading

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Google Documents – Working together far apart

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First, an apology – there was no lesson from LLO last Monday due to circumstances beyond our control. Sorry for the missed week, but we’re back today! As you may remember, we posted early on in Learning for Life Online … Continue reading

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eBooks – Reading on Other Devices

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Last week, we introduced eBooks and eReaders. Today, we’ll look at what’s needed to read ebooks on other devices. After a quick look at some free independent ebook apps, I’ll go into detail about the Kindle apps, using them as … Continue reading

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eBooks & eBook Readers – The Basics

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With the surge in popularity of eBooks and eReaders, it’s easier now than ever before to have nearly anything you could want to read at your fingertips in moments. Over the next few weeks, we’ll look at what ebooks and … Continue reading

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Online audio – Music & audio libraries

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Now that we’ve talked about freely available internet radio and podcasts, let’s start looking at your music and audio – the stuff you’ve downloaded or copied from your CDs. What Is It? Not too long ago, your personal audio library … Continue reading

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