Paper.li is a website that let you publish newspapers based on topics you like.
You can create a newspaper just with your Twitter or Facebook account, the sources of the articles are:
- Me and the people I follow : The links that you and those your follow have shared (example : @kdhungerford )
- Single Twitter user : add a Twitter username and share all links that person tweets ( example : @jdevoo )
- Twitter List: The links shared for a Twitter List ( example : @kdhungerford/media )
- Twitter #tag : name any #tag and we’ll post the links shared for that tag ( example : #paperli )
- Keywords on Twitter : Key word search and query. Use Twitter advanced search to check your results before you publish
- Keywords on Facebook : Post content based on simple key words ( Ex : climate or “climate change” )
- RSS feed: Add your favorite RSS feed ( the feed needs to begin with http://….. Right mouse click on the RSS feed, and Copy Link to get the correct URL. Paste that URL into your RSS feed)
- Single Google+ user: simply enter the user ID which can be found in the URL of the Google user and we’ll import all future posts from this user.
- Keywords on Google+: if you conduct a search on Google+, just copy and paste your search results into the Keyword content stream and we’ll import all search results for public posts on Google+ e.g https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/machine%20learning?hl=en
It’s completely free, I started my newspaper some days ago, you can find it here.
Every day, around the world, millions of articles are featured on Paper.li, benefiting millions of readers.
They are based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) – Innovation Center (Lausanne, Switzerland), they have distributed team presence in Europe, Asia and the U.S.
“Responsive Web Design (RWD) essentially indicates that a web site is crafted to use W3C CSS3 media queries with fluid proportion-based grids, to adapt the layout to the viewing environment, and probably also flexible images. As a result, users across a broad range of devices and browsers will have access to a single source of content, laid out so as to be easy to read and navigate with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling.”
Wikipedia.org – Responsive Web Design
I’ve found a presentation that explains perfectly “What The Heck Is Responsive Web Design”, here is the link (presentation by @johnpolacek).
A usefull article is “Responsive Web Design” written by Ethan Marcotte for A list apart.
“Is the Internet changing the way we think?”
Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, asks if the Internet is changing the way we think and he wrote an interesting article on The Telegraph.
I recommend you to read it and think about how internet changed your life.
HootSuite is a social media management system for brand management created by Ryan Holmes in 2008.
The system’s user interface takes the form of a dashboard, and supports social network integrations for:
For some time I’m using this awesome tool to manage all my social accounts and I find it great! You can have an overview of all your profiles just changing tab in your page. I recommend it to everyone who has multiple social accounts.
The basic plan it’s free and it let you manage a maximum of 5 social profiles and it provides:
- Send Messages: send messages to multiple account and attach uploaded pictures, files or your actual location
- Schedule Messages: schedule message to post at a time when your audience is most likely to be online
- Mobile Apps: get the dashboard for your iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android mobile device for free
- Monitor Mentions: custom search streams allow you to monitor brand mentions, industry key words, competitor names and more
- RSS Integration: auto-update your profiles from your blog or news feed with RSS integration
- Ow.ly Custom urls: using custom urls you can get individual link stats and summary stats to measure the success of your messaging
- Themes: change the look and feel of your dashboard and personalize it
- Tabbed Layout: manage multiple social networks from one dashboard using tabs
The pro plan is $5.99/month and it offers:
- Custom Analytics: Show off your social media success. Create custom reports from over 30 individual report modules to share with clients and colleagues
- Team Collaboration: multiple contributors to your social profiles without sharing passwords
- Secure Profile: prevent team members from posting to corporate profiles by mistake. Enterprise-ready Secure Profiles protect your valuable corporate social profiles from errant messages
My first WordPress plugin is ready to downloaded!
“This plugin allows you to use a “[more...]” tag in a post to display a preview of it on the homepage.
The preview will display the text of the post, up to the “[more...]” tag, while the rest will be replaced by a “Read more…” link (which redirects the user to the post detail).
When viewing the post detail, the tag is removed automatically and the original, full post is displayed.
In the plugin settings you can easily configure the text of the “Read more…” link and the number of line breaks (“< br />” tags) displayed before the link.”
WordPress Read more link
Ditto is a tool that every windows users should have. It is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items later. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard, text, images, html and other. You can configure a keyboard shortcut that opens a window with all the things copied.
Ditto is free and it can be downloaded here, it has also a 64bit version and a portable one.
It seems weird what it does and how it does, if someone finds it usefull or have a reason to use it write comment below!
Sometime happens to find websites that use “text-indent: -9999px;” to hide texts and to display images. This property is used for SEO so the crawler will read the text instead of the image.
But this is not true, the correct way to do is to add an image and to insert title and alt attributes.
<img src="image" title="title" alt="title" />
Stop Using the text-indent:-9999px CSS Trick | Luigi Montanez
Aron Martinez wrote this interesting article about Edit Flow plugin.
Edit Flow is a modular plugin targeted mainly at editorial teams, but you can also use it to add some powerful features to your personal blog.
These are the features that the module offers:
- Calendar: Displays upcoming content in a calendar, you can choose a date range to display, filter by status, see details of the posts and even move the posts around to change their publication date.
- Custom Statuses: Allows to create custom post statuses, very useful if the default statuses (“Draft” and “Pending Review”) are not sufficient for your needs.
- Dashboard Widgets: Displays the two dashboard widgets Post Status Widget (a table with how many posts are in which status) and Posts I’m Following (an overview of the posts that the logged in user is following).
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ADrive is a cloud storage & backup system, it offers solutions for personal users, business or enterprise.
The personal plan it’s really interesting, it’s free and it offers:
- 50GB of Online Cloud Storage
- Anytime Access to Your Data, Wherever You Are
- Share Large Files Online
- Edit Your Document Online
- Remote File Transfer
The filemanager is written in Java, it seems a little bit old but works great. You can upload multiple files and download them easily.
This is not an alternative to DropBox, for me it’s a place where to put the files that I need online and ready to use.