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v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Adieu Delicious!

I guess this shows you how much attention I paid to Del.icio.us! I learned the other day that Delicious went under last summer, purchased - for one last time, by Pinboard (another web 2.0 company) to maintain the site for historical reasons (good on them!).  Delicious was quite an innovative site at the time.  Launched in 2003 to make web bookmarks social and to enable people to share interesting
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Publons Year end Review.

The other day Publons, a service in which people can get credit for performing peer reviews for academic journal articles, sent me a link to my year-end-review.  Just like other year-end-reviews, I don't really treat it as a report card, but rather  as a "huh!, ain't that interesting!".  I think the old saying of you get out of something what you put into it is quite true with these
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Adieu Pi! We hardly knew ye...

This past semester one of my colleagues, and fellow co-instructor of the Instructional Design capstone project, suggested we use a new service called Pi to bring our sections together. This sounded like a great idea given that the capstone course tends to be pretty hermetic for most students, since they work on individual projects.  The separate sections also have a low number of students enrolled
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Adieu! Yahoo! Pipes!

Well, another useful piece of the internet is pulling the curtains as its show is complete.  Yahoo Pipes was an interesting "Web 2.0" service that came out when we were all hot and heavy on RSS-goodness, and had open ways to get content from one site, remix it with another, and create our own new thing. At the time of its announcement I was listening to a Greek Podcast by vrypan, and other Greek
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More classic goodness, in your web browser

Well.  As if running MacOS 6 in vMac on your smartwatch wasn't enough, if you are craving some classic operating systems check out PCE.js which allows you to run MacOS 6 in a web browser, as well as Windows and DOS.  I wonder what my younger self would think of this if I had seen this 20 years ago... Now it's time to start emulating Amigas, IIgs, and OS/2. If you feel nostalgic for Windows
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Adieu TvTag...

Well...I guess it's time to bid adieu to TvTag :-/.  This is a social television watching service that took over the old GetGlue once GetGlue was bought by i.TV.  The concept behind GetGlue, and later on TvTag was that you could check into shows that you were watching, you would thus have an opportunity to see what your friends were watching, get some recommendations for television shows,
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Adieu, SpringPad

Well, another nice online, and free, service is biting the dust. In about 20 days the online notepad, SpringPad, is closing its doors. I was introduced to the services three years ago through a work colleague and I have to say that I've used SpringPad exclusively for all work related note taking. While I do use Evernote for all of my personal notes (teaching, class work, homework, professional reminders,
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Still haven't found a good Reader replacement

Reeder for iPadDamn you Google! :)Since Google announced that they will be shutting down Google Reader I've been looking around for a Google Reader replacement, and I've been coming up almost flat.  When Google got rid of the "share item" sharing option, which gave you your own RSS page, it didn't really have much of an impact on me.  Sure, I wouldn't be able to see what my contacts shared,
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Adieu, Cinch

Well, that's a bummer!Cinch was a service that allowed you to record audio on your phone and seamlessly post it to the web. This for me was an easy way of getting a podcast together (and it also reminded me of another defunct service, utterly). I never really got started with that podcast (maybe I will get it going with audioboo now) but I liked to show off cinch for language learning classrooms.oh
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Adieu, Gist

Well... Another bites the dust!I just got an email today from Gist, a service that brought together all of your contact's information (including social networks).  Gist and Rapportive were competitors, and I ended up using Rapportive more than Gist.  They were acquired by RIM, and the rest is history.  So, adieu Gist!Here's the email:We started Gist in 2008 to make connecting with your
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Adieu, HelloTXT

Man, it just seem like yesterday that Ping.fm just went offline. Now the only (and my first) cross-posting service is also closing its doors. What the heck is going on? Are the various services' TOS changing so much so that it is impossible for these services to survive? It's sad to see helloTXT go. Thank you for all these years of service! Now I must find another service to cross post content.Here
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Adieu Spool

Well, that was a bit short lived! Just last week I was pondering how much longer Instapaper will be a paid app given that apps and services, among them Spool, we're available for free. Well, spool is now gone into the graveyard of Web 2.0 apps and services. The nice thing about spool was that you could save multimedia for late viewing, not just text. I hope other services jump on the multimedia time
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Ο θάνατος του Social Bookmarking;

Αυτό το περασμένο σαββατοκύριακο, εκεί που καθάριζα τις πεθαμένες πια web 2.0 υπηρεσίες από τα bookmarks μου άρχισα να σκέφτομαι περί του delicious και του diigo, αλλά και άλλον υπηρεσιών bookmarking  και social bookmarking, και το αν είναι ακόμα χρήσιμες
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Adieu, Mediafly onair

My weekend Web 2.0 cleanup yielded another service that apparently went belly up over the past six months. Mediafly still exists, but they are focusing their work on the Enterprise and not on the consumer. I wonder if they will go the way of Britekite due to this restructuring.In any case, mediafly onair was a way to subscribe to your favorite podcasts using a web interface and then access that list
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Adieu, Ping.fm

This past weekend I was doing some summer cleanup of various Web 2.0 services and I was planning on checking up Ping.fm to see if I needed to clean up anything in my settings. I really enjoyed being able to cross-post to various networks. Ironically, the networks that I had as backups to twitter (such as Jaiku, youare and posterous) have all either been bought out and closed, or have just ceased operations
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Adieu, Posterous

I guess this is the official end of Posterous. I got the following in my inbox the other day and it confirmed what the twittersphere and blogosphere had been going on about in the last few weeks.The irony is that I had Posterous and used it as a twitter backup (using ping.fm to cross post).  With over 11,000 tweets, I wonder how I can access my old stuff when companies keep folding or getting
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Adieu Amplify!

Another one bites the dust, eh?  Bellow is an email I got from amplify the other day announcing closure of their service.  I have to say that this is something that doesn't really affect me.  I noticed that a number of people that I follow on my professional (outward facing) twitter account had amplify accounts so I decided to give it a try.  Used it for a couple of stories
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Goodbye Digital Tumbleweed...

OK, so this past week I took the opportunity to take care of some digital tumbleweed - online social services that I signed up for in order to try and I've just not used in a while. While  going through these services I also discovered that some of them had gone belly up (or were closing shortly!)  So first of all, a very quick adieu  to Radar (the picture sharing service, ember (a service
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Adieu Vox!

Well, I got this in my inbox the other day:Vox has been a fun place to explore, create and connect with your friends. But Vox is closing its doors on September 30, 2010.This doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your blog. We want you to make sure you can keep the great content you’ve shared on Vox, and continue to have a home for your blog. To help you make the transition off of Vox, we’ve added
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Twitterrfic – Ωραίος client για το Twitter

Εδώ και κάτι εβδομάδες χρησιμοποιώ έναν (από τους πολλούς) client για την δημοφιλής υπηρεσία micro-blogging twitter. Το πρόγραμμα είναι δωρεάν και υποστηρίζεται με διαφημίσεις. Αν σου την σπάνε οι διαφημίσεις μπορείς άνετα να αγοράσεις
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Μπανερακι

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