Take Part in Citizen Journalism for the 2008 U.S. Elections

If you’re taking part in the American elections today, please consider using citizen journalism to make sure your vote counts. Here are a few ways to get involved using Twitter, video, photography, and more. URL: Take Part in Citizen Journalism for the 2008 U.S. Elections.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2008


Sumo Paint is a free image editing software that gives you the opportunity to create, edit, and comment images online with powerful tools and layer support. URL: Sumopaint.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2008


Helps startups recruit interns. Started by a couple of Berkeley students bothered by the vast resources available for large companies, internshipIN is helping the underdog (the startup and small company) get closer to universities. URL: internshipIN.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2008


A web based data management system created for collecting, storing and processing data via the Internet. Create and publish web forms in mere minutes without any programming knowledge. Includes a visual form creator, data processing tool, contact manager, invitation module and report tool. URL: VizzualForms.

Monday, Nov 3, 2008


A social browser service which works automatically as you browse popular sites about books, music, movies, wines, restaurants, gadgets, stocks, actors, tv shows and other everyday things around the web. The Glue bar appears right on your current page to show you friends who looked at the same things and what they thought. URL: Glue.

Monday, Nov 3, 2008

Twitter Vote Report

Millions of Americans will be voting this Election Day on November 4, 2008. Twitter Vote Report is an all-volunteer network of software developers, designers, and other collaborators have teamed up to help provide a way for citizens to report their voting experience. You can do this by 1) sending a text message starting with #votereport […]

Saturday, Nov 1, 2008


A digital lifestream service that uses a story-telling metaphor so you can present your activities in various formats. In just a few simple steps you can update your status, share a song you liked, give your opinion or link to an interesting site. Pick from a range of compelling templates that are easy to customize. […]

Friday, Oct 31, 2008


Send a message to an individual or group, know if the message was received, and gather responses to make quick decisions. URL: Notifu.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2008


An established stock photography agency has now opened a new community site allowing photographers to upload, maintain and keyword their photographic content for sale. URL: Moodboard.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2008


A sincere approach towards creating a one stop shop that helps you in making an educated decision in buying your electronics. Explore reviews from multiple websites, as well as images and videos from the web related to that product. [Originally posted to eHub on J uly 8, 2008] URL: Konsulted.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2008


A site that aggregates mobile optimized websites and mobile applications. You can rate and comment on the sites and apps you like and build a profile of your favorites. The site is available for both PC (mjelly.com) and mobile (m.mjelly.com). URL: mjelly.

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008


A new online comparison service that lets people help each other through the money maze. Combine price comparison tools with the first comprehensive customer ratings system for financial products. Consumers can get the inside story on the best banks and banking products from thousands of real customers, and compare financial providers on everything from rates […]

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2008


A social music community for independent musicians and music fans of all genres and tastes. Completely community-driven, members can legally download/stream/(re)sell music and videos; they can vote, comment and plug their favorite bands/artists for a commission; discover the latest music and even make new friends. Musicians can keep current and new fans up-to-date, set their […]

Monday, Oct 27, 2008


A simple and intuitive way to do project management. At its core, Scrumy is a virtual taskboard, and is free. Scrumy Pro has more Scrum-specific features like multiple sprints, burndown charts, and daily snapshots. URL: Scrumy.

Monday, Oct 27, 2008

Google Earth iPhone App

Download Google Earth for your iPhone or iPod touch. Explore the same global stellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s land mass. URL: Google Earth iPhone App.

Monday, Oct 27, 2008


A free, easy and secure way for people to record and organize important events, milestones and memories in their lives for friends, family, communities. Users contribute text, photos, and video to describe these events, share them with self-designated groups (like family members, colleagues, schoolmates or youth sports teams) and explore these events using dynamic timelines, […]

Thursday, Oct 23, 2008


Take panoramic photos with your iPhone using this app. Costs $2.99. Emily’s blog post. URL: Pano.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2008


A free and open source cross-platform media center and entertainment hub with social networking features. Enables its users to view, rate and recommend content to their friends through many social networking features. Still under development and is currently only available as Alpha releases for Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux. Currently limited to alpha testers. […]

Thursday, Oct 23, 2008


A free service for companies and organizations that uses micro-messaging to stay in touch with co-workers, ask questions, share knowledge, track time, and update agendas all in one place. URL: Co-op.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2008


A free service for publishers to turn any RSS feed into a mobile application for the iPhone. Android will be added later. For developers, you can monetize your applications and get detailed statistics on where, when and how your app is being used. Currently accepting limited signups. URL: AppLoop.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2008


Originally posted in eHub on June 5, 2007, the service just relaunched. Upload and play your iTunes library and all your digital music online. Easy download to your iPod or PC. Safely share music and playlists. See our eHub review from June: Do More With Your Music at Lala by Matthew Murphy. URL: Lala.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2008


Offers non-profit organizations and socially-aware companies a complete and integrated online cause administration platform, covering electronic payments, donor management, publishing, and communication tools. The service automates complex, critical processes from beginning to end, allowing organizations to run a better operation, increase revenue, and build and manage relationships. URL: GivenGain.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008


A new domain search that helps you explore the entire domain name space beyond the ubiquitous – and crowded -.com, and .net. URL: Domai.nr.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008


An online community, dedicated to provide the necessary tools so you can share your opinions and gain useful information on almost anything you can imagine. The site is totally free of charge and easy to use. URL: PlanetRate.

Monday, Oct 20, 2008


A price search startup that claims to have “built a search engine capable of finding shoppers lower and more accurate prices than any existing price comparison service”. The search is currently limited to electronics and appliances but will expand to include other products. URL: Bountii.

Saturday, Oct 18, 2008


A free web service for bands. It’s not another place to put your music, instead, Bandcamp powers a site that’s yours. Fans see your design, your music, your name, your URL. You retain all ownership rights, enjoy fast, dependable streaming downloads, audio format conversion, stats, and viral tools. URL: Bandcamp.

Friday, Oct 17, 2008


Enables individuals to become published writers and citizen journalists on any number of topics. People share their opinion through writing essays that are sorted for quality through peer review. URL: Helium.

Friday, Oct 17, 2008

Social Media Classroom

The Social Media Classroom (SMC), started by Howard Rheingold, includes a free and open-source (Drupal-based) web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for its own purposes – integrated forum, blog, comment, wiki, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets, and video commenting are the […]

Thursday, Oct 16, 2008

Blog Action Day 08: Focus on Poverty

Today is Blog Action Day, a day in which over 11,000 bloggers and sites around the world publish, donate or promote awareness to the issues of poverty (earlier post at eHub). Blog Action Day originally began when a college student named Shawn wanted to see if he could make a personal difference in the world. […]

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2008


A free website that allows visitors to view, create and compare timelines. These timelines can be illustrated with pictures, text, YouTube movies and MP3s. The company offers this software as a service to companies and institutions, and can be fully integrated in the website of that company or institution. URL: TimeRime.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2008