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She Comes In Colors Everywhere

Originally uploaded by amyallcock.

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Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Google launches Google Docs

Google launches Google Docs

Microsoft Live Writer

Trying out Microsoft Live Writer

Interesting article to map Box.net account to your desktop.

Box.net desktop for Macs (sorta)
Mount box.net account in Windows Explorer

Source: Lifehacker

PodBop: Events+Podcast Mashup

PodBop is a new service which provides concert info and songs from the bands performing in the city you search for. Currently available only in the U.S., PodBop provides concert info from Eventful.com and provides links to MP3 of the bands listed which can be subscribed to (RSS feed) for future events.

SONR: Useful Or Not

SONR, a podcast tracking service which allows you to track who listens to your podcasts, how long etc.

SONR (Sonar) is a media tracking tool for content providers. Specifically geared towards podcasters (and later, publishers of video content), SONR’s goal is to provide detailed information on how listeners interact with your content. Currently, most podcasters only know when a listener has downloaded their content, but with SONR’s media player, providers can now track how much of their podcast was listened to and what the user did while listening.

Pete Cashmore argues (which I totally agree with) that the service would not work as it defeats the purpose of portability which podcasts are about. SONR requires the listener to play the podcast from the website using a special SONR media player embedded in the webpage. This can provide statistics to the blogger but confines the listener to be present on the page to listen. Pete also questions: If you’re listening to an audio file on your PC without subscribing to an RSS feed, is that even a podcast?

Richard MacManus has different opinions on the subject.