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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday - November 4, 2013
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- pixlr.com - claims to be the most popular online photo editor in the world. Very cool add-on for just your Web browser (like for using with Firefox) - well worth checking it out!
- FineHomeBuilding.com - great resource for homeowners - includes: how to articles and videos, tool guides and lots more.
- TheHockeyWriters.com - an ice hockey resource that covers the NHL, AHL including current news and history of the sport.
- Instagram.com - a way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures taken with your phone; share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. Apps for iPhone and Google are free.
- thyca.org [ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. - Website is maintained by thyroid cancer survivors Oct./1995.] This resource maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers. It receives ongoing input and review from numerous thyroid cancer specialists. This Website also serves as a resource for anyone interested in thyroid cancer survivors' issues.
- NobleDesktop.com - computer graphics training resource; some really good free support material - like "Photoshop’s keyboard shortcuts for the Mac" .
- Fantrax.com - a fantasy sports "web portal"; Have fun!
- FederalReporting.gov - is the central government-wide data collection system for Federal Agencies and Recipients of Federal awards under Section 1512 of the Recovery Act. Recipients will access FederalReporting.gov in order to fulfill their reporting obligations. Federal Agencies, Prime Recipients and Sub Recipients are required to submit data on a quarterly basis for grants, loans, and federally awarded contracts under the Recovery Act. This Website provides a user-friendly mechanism for submitting required data.
- PayScale.com - free salary report (what are you worth?), a college salary report, and strategies to use.
- GitHub.com - online collaboration, code review, and code management for open source and private projects ["Powerful features to make software development more collaborative"]. Also visit: "Git".
- NitroDesk.com - their application is called "TouchDown" which is the leading ActiveSync Email Solution for securing corporate email on mobile devices. This cost-effective solution provides a highly secure container for all corporate data so IT can successfully separate and partition corporate data from personal, ensuring their BYOD programs are not only flexible, but also secure.
- *****wondershare.com - they make some pretty neat programs; especially of interest if you own an iPhone or Android smartphone or need help with backups or disaster data recovery - check out their "Data Recovery" programs.
- *****macrium.com - another backup software program; also has ghosting feature (duplicating "drives" - especially hard drives - check out their FREE version of their "Macrium Reflect" software.
- ****Classic Shell ---> This is a Windows 8 "free utility" to make it look more like Windows-7 or Windows XP. I have used it a few times on Windows 8 systems; and, it has worked well for me. Good luck!
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- insulate.org - Insulation Contractors Association of America (I.C.A.A.); represents the residential and commercial contractors. Become better informed about your insulation needs for your home. Also visit "Building Energy Codes by the State Program".
- Industrytap.com - industry news in a variety of industries: architectural, automotive, aviation, consturction and more.
- ObamaCareFacts.com - provides information on ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act or ACA), health care reform and the health insurance marketplace. Also visit: the "Health Insurance Marketplace"; Insurance plans in the Marketplace are offered by private companies. Find out more about what your options are.
- Recovery.gov - this federal government resource shows the American public how Recovery funds are being spent by recipients of contracts, grants, and loans, and the distributio?n of Recovery entitlements and tax benefits. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 distributes funds in three ways; visit the Website for details.
- InnerBody.com - this resource explores the human body. 100's of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of 1000's of objects in the body.
- PsychForums.com - psychology and mental health forums on a wide variety of topics.
- FamilyHandyman.com - a Do-It-Yourself home improvment resource; claims to be #1 - lots to look at and review : articles, videos, and more.
- Heavy.com - breaking news, including entertainment and celebrity gossip. Plus latest technology news and hottest social content on the Web.
- Tumblr.com - a resource to create your own "[Web]blog" and to follow your favorite ones; requires you to setup an account (I do not use this, nor endorse this resource - you are on your own).
- CafeMom.com - a resource for "moms"; claims to be a meeting place for moms or mothers-to-be; articles, videos, advice and more to explore here.
As discussed on a previous show - I have listed resources to help you search for access to public information, and, information that may be purchased.
Note: I have no affiliation or am I making any endorsement for use of these resources; just pointing out examples to access this kind of information on the Internet and World Wide Web. I tried to group the resources together as best as possible.
Keep in mind that even though you may sign-up to be a member of a Web site - that some of your information, such as a "user name" for your membership may be accessible outside of that resource by search engines such as Google.com (this also includes images). So you may want to change your use of your "user name" across multiple sites; similar to changing your use of the same passwords to protect yourself. Or it is a question to ask yourself - how visible or invisible do I want to be online? If you associate your name (even a nickname or alias and someone knows it) with a face then you are visible.
A way to save money - sign-up for a trial account that may give you "a 7-day window to use the service" if you pay the annual fee; however, make sure you note the cancellation date or you may end-up paying for the entire year!
Google.com [make sure you check out their "Other Products Page"] , Google's Image search, YouTube.com (part of Google), and Google's Plus (similar to Facebook); note Google makes money by selling advertising - they make this statement as related to Google Plus - "'Google may use my account information to personalize +1s on content and ads on non-Google web sites.'"
Yahoo.com and Bing.com two other search engines to work with that are also popular.
Facebook has become popular not only for individuals but business and organizations to use as a social media marketing tool to gain popularity.
LinkedIn - typically considered for business professional but also used by others.
MySpace - was more popular before Facebook but still used by individuals. Another social connectivity resource like facebook.
Twitter - a social networking tool - find out what’s happening, right now, with the people and organizations you are interested in (if they tweet !!!).
Manta.com - business community where you can find out more detailed information on a business and its contacts.
Bizapedia.com - provides free online company search and people search tools.
CorporationWiki.com - information on 37+ million Companies and 35+ million executive.
Netprospex.com - helps Business-to-Business companies discover and connect with millions of targeted sales prospects. Find verified contact information, including email, phone, and social media.
LookUpAnyone.com and PublicRecords.com - comprehensive people search resources to use; costs/fees to access (I have no experience with them).
pipl.com - search engine that claims to be the "most comprehensive people search on the Web"; dive into the deep Web to bring you results you won't find in any other search engine then we use a powerful identity resolution engine to link those seemingly disparate results into a set of meaningful profiles so you can easily find the person you are looking for.
Radaris - another comprehensive people search resource to use.
Spoke.com - another comprehensive people search resource to use.
SocialDiligence.com - a social media search tool.
Ancestry.com - looking for close relatives, family tree, divorce, marriage, birth, death records?
Archives.com - claims to have an extensive database of images, newspapers, vital records, and more for your ancestors' historical records.
Areaconnect.com - a resource that has access to local Yellow Pages, White Pages, search, directories, news, weather and more.
411.info - looking for phone numbers, addresses, reverse look-ups?
Netronline.com- gain entrance to those official state Web resources that provide online access to property tax and related information. Check out the State of Wisconsin info and local Dane County examples below.
Wisconsin and local resources examples:
Access to the Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) from the Wisconsin Court System - commonly referred to as "CCAP"; and City of Madison Property Taxes
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