Online presence is a must for most of us whether because of work, utility or pleasure and web service providers make it easy to sign-up for their services. We all have many (too many?) accounts opened across the web because sure enough, it’s nice to stay in touch with people on Facebook, to shop online at Amazon, or to get the latest news in the mail.
But quitting, if for any reason you want to, is made much harder by Internet companies. It seems that some want to hang on to you at any price and make the process of leaving them as hard and frustrating as possible. This conscious arrangement is called “dark pattern”, which may include, for instance, the delete account button to be hidden in an unrecoverable corner of the service’s website, or having to have a lengthy phone call with a customer service adviser.
Have you ever tried to express who you are and what you do, on a single web page? Do you already have a business website up and running, but you’d like another one that reveals other sides of your personality? And would you like your one page online presence to link to your main site, to show updates from your social profiles, and include a contact form?
about.me lets you do just that. You can create a one page online ID, with photos, bio, apps, and links, and you can start connecting with people on the about.me page straight away. And sure enough, you can also get in touch with anyone from your social networking circle and even outside of it with your short, personal URL, for instance, about.me/jamrelian. You even get a free about.me email address to promote your page, and business cards too, if you are heading into that direction.
There comes a time in each and every kid’s life when they first hear about the fantastic time machine. Whether it happens while reading H. G. Wells, while watching a science fiction movie or a cartoon, or because dad can not come up with a better bedtime story, the idea of traveling back in time to see the past, is too appealing to be dropped.
And it is not only kids that have the desire to see lost civilizations, cultures, exciting and mystical places and witness past historical events. Let us be honest: we, mature, rational thinking adults have it just as much. The only difference is that we come to the sad conclusion that it is just not going to be made possible for a good while. But deep inside? The spark of desire to rewind and witness human history never dies.
If for some reason you never got to try Pinterest, now may be a good time to do it. Previously you needed an invitation to sign-up, but that’s no longer the case. Anyone can now sign-up for free, without waiting.
Launched in 2010, Pinterest became the fastest-growing site ever, and it’s now considered to be the third largest social networking site, behind Facebook and Twitter. Women account for 60 percent of Pinterest’s visitors.
On Pinterest users collect photos and images in an elegant virtual pinboard, with boards for fashion clothes, beauty products, well-designed technology, architecture, or anything else they want to organize and share.
Do you want to spice up your SMSes, emails, chats, tweets or Facebook statuses with cool and interesting symbols like シ, ϟ, ☏, ♥, ❀, ✪, ✔, ✌, ♛? Or write ⓐ ⓒⓞⓞⓛ ⓜⓔⓢⓢⓐⓖⓔ ⓛⓘⓚⓔ ⓣⓗⓘⓢ ⓞⓝⓔ? With i2symbol it’s very easy.
i2symbol is a web tool that provides you with a wide range of rich graphical text symbols and special characters: faces, love symbols, smileys, emoticons, flowers, stars, music related, geometric shapes, signs, or technical symbols. There are over 50+ classes of symbols, and coverage of nearly all world alphabets and numerals.
Micropayments startup Gumroad wants to help people sell anything they create, without having to set up their own store or use an existing commerce marketplace. Anyone can sell digital things like unreleased music, a blog post, well-written poems, exclusive videos, their best photos, app invites, class study guides, unpublished lyrics, source code. Or physical things like music albums or T-shirts.
The process is very simple: you just choose the product you want to sell and attach a price, a description and an image. You get a unique webpage that you can share with your fans or potential customers via Twitter, Facebook, or any other channel.