Sunday, 1 November 2009


Twitter does what it does well, and many, many people are using it. But what if you wanted to do more that write 140 characters? ScreenTweet allows you to 'post' pictures and videos to Twitter. You can use an image from your hard disk and a URL link will be created and inserted into your tweet. Or you can mail an image from your mobile using a unique PIN to your account.

It also works with videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and the like.


I've written about Ignitecast in my SquireMorley (Wordpress) blog, where you can see a longer

Ignitecast allows the combining of various media into a presentation, screencast, slideshow, an online course, broadcast video, and more.

However, I can embed the video, which I couldn't on

Monday, 14 September 2009

Pixlr - photo editor

Pixlr is a free online (flash based) light-weight photo editor, with the such features as brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, crop, and rotate.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Integrate Video Presentation & Slides

So you're doing a presentation, which you're videoing, and you think that it'd be useful to make the content available afterwards. Well there's a useful online service that you can use to combine your video (and audio) with your slides. It's called VCASMO.

It's great for demonstrations and making lectures available to your students.

An extended article on Integrated Presentation is available.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Twitter Analytics - is that tweeterlytics?

You use Twitter, right? And you possibly run a blog, or more, so you're obsessed with analytics. So you want to know what your Twitter usage is like, who has most significance to your tweetin' practices, who you RT and @ the most. Well, you can do all this using TweetStats. Just type in your twitter name and see what you've been up to.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Gliffy for diagrams

You need to produce a professional looking diagram, chart, technical drawing, or whatever and you want it to be easy to do. Gliffy is an online option you could go for. The free version allows you up to 2MB of space for publically visible diagrams (you can't have private ones on the free version).

Site link:

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Clogging via Amplify

Often people want to blog about or comment on something that they've read elsewhere on the web. Usually this requires a link to the original content early in their blog post. The problem with this is that it can take prespective reader away from your site and your interesting observations. Well the people who brought us Clickmarks (more about this in another post) have come up with what they term Clogs or clip logs. This allows you to clip a section (extract), including text, images, even videos from the original site (with full referencing back to the site) and make your observations directly below in the form of a blog post, allowing comments in the usual way.

Simply register with Amplify to maintain you Clog. You can link it in to your Twitter account, even register via it.

Site link: Amplify