Everybody hates having to copy and paste a link to a Google search? The URLs are often so long, that you can’t cut and paste the whole thing. If you’re having that problem, you should see the simple solution provided by Look.fo. With this site, you’ll be able to create simple links to Google search results, which are much easier to share through any IM client or Twitter. Now, when you want to share a Google search, you can tell your friends to just look.fo/(search keywords). I’ve been trying it out for sometime and it makes sharing Google searches a lot simpler.
This is one of those sites that seem so simple yet they’re very useful. You’ll be quickly drawn in to the site’s simplicity and high usefulness factor. When in doubt, just “Look Fo It”.
* Get short links for Google search results.
* Create as many short links as you like.
* No sign-up needed.
I tried Look.fo out with something easy like “TheTechTalker” and the site performed well. It quickly formed the URL (http://look.fo/thetechtalker) and the Google search results it returned were accurate enough for me to justify sending that to someone who wants to know more about TheTechTalker.com.
Similarly use http://look.fo/microsoft for search results of ‘Microsoft’. Also, for specific Youtube, Wikipedia and Dictionary Definitions searches:
Checkout Look.fo for easy sharing of Google Search result URLs. Something different or one should say – a twist in usual URL snipping service!
Tweet-SQL is a set of SQL Server stored procedures that let you work with the Open Source Twitter API just by writing T-SQL code. You can do things like:
* Get the list of people you’re following into a database
* Retrieve their messages into a table
* Analyze who’s following who, and figure out who you should be following
* Compile metrics about what’s going on out there
* Simple deployment.
* Simple GUI for configuration.
* Stored Procedures for configuration changes with TSQL.
* Over 30 procedures to interact with the Twitter API.
* Flexible ways to deal with resultsets.
* No unfair licensing restricting you to a single Twitter account.
* Free updates for 1 year.
To get started, you’ll need a 30-day eval copy of Tweet-SQL. It’s free to evaluate, and costs £25 at this point of time.
The Twitter API is pretty darned powerful, and it enables you to do things like:
* Find out who your followers are following, which might be people you also find interesting
* Find influential people in your Twitter network
* Get recap reports of what links have been sent out recently, or what hot topics are out there
* Get peoples’ updates without actually following them directly
* Build a web-based equivalent to TweetDeck, with multiple user functionality
PixelPipe is a unique Web 2.0 service which can send your media to over 45 unique destinations. You can send to one or many, the choice is yours. Pixelpipe allows you distribute all forms of media across the web – Images, Videos as well as Audio Clippings.
The web-interface is elegant, non-cluttered and easy to use. Once you add pipes (associate various services) uploading multimedia content is basically a matter of few clicks.
Current list of supported services via Pixelpipe:
Photo & Video: Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Photobucket, Nokia Ovi, Phanfare, Smugmug, vimeo, ImageShack, Pikeo, webshots, kyte, FotoTime, Zooomr, Fotki, DRR.net, 23hq, 72 photos, ipernity, Viddler
Micro-Blogs: twitter, Pownce, FriendFeed, TwitPic, Seesmic,
Social Networks: Facebook, Friendster, imeem, Vox, bebo, Hyves.nl
Blogs: Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, MoveableType, tumbler, LiveJournal, Atom, MetaWeblog
Photo Printing/Sharing: Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly, photobox
Online storage: box.net, Acrobat.com
Generic: FTP, Email
You can use various desktop & mobile tools to get your media online.
To name a few here are some free tools available:
# Pixelpipe Uploadr: This includes some nice features such as the ability to add your titles, tags and even rotate in advance of uploading. There’s no support for video at this time
# Picasa: Add a button to upload from within Picasa on your desktop.
# Windows XP Web Publishing Wizard: (Not compatible with Vista) This enables simple upload directly from Windows Explorer using a built-in wizard.
# Fotofox: Firefox 3 extension, supports drag and drop upload of photos, naming, tagging and privacy
It also tool to upload via iPhone.
Complete list of free tools from PixelPipe is available here: Free Tools
While not everybody will need Pixelpipe and almost no one will use all the pipes offered by Pixelpipe, its certainly an extremely valuable resource to (lazy) folks who wish to maintain an updated album in multiple sites.