Google rolled out a new experiment on Google labs known as Google Social Search that helps you find more relevant results from public content of your friends and contacts from your Google profiles. To enable this feature, you have to login with your Gmail account and go to Google experimental page and enable the Google Social Search. This video demonstrates how you can find relevant contents with Google social search and how Google social search works. Since Google introduced Google public profile page back in April 2009, I have added many social networking sites i am using, in my Google profile account. Now I can get the tweet or status updates or even photos result from Flickr or Picasa of my contacts and friends bottom of Google search page after enabling Google Social Search.
Wibiya has Google and local search (your blog search) and results are shown in your site, your site content is still remain.
Translate, Recent posts and Ramdom posts
For translation, Wibiya uses Google translate and Recent posts shows the latest posts with thumbnail. Random let your visitors to browse your posts randomly.
RSS, Share button, Facebook and Twitter make Wibiya widget useful for your blog. Share button allows your visitors to share anywhere like delicious, digg, stumbleupon, etc. Facebook fan and community tool allows Facebook users to become the fan of your blog and they can share any posts of your blog in their profile. Twitter tool, I find is that it is very useful because it allows Twitter users to tweet your posts instantly from your site that can get traffic for your site.
Wibiya is in beta state
Currently, Wibiya is in beta state but you can request to get beta invite (of course, you have to wait for a while). I added it today and will use it for sometimes to see the results.
Google Wave, a promising online collaboration and real-time communication tool from Google that I have been waiting for is now in my browser. I heard from some news in these days that it is second round invites send by Google. Luckily that I got the chance to use it today. Google Wave interface is pretty similar to Gmail interface and it has Navigation, Contacts, Wave preview and Wave panels. Every new wave you created can be shared to any contact in your contacts list. They can share, reply with rich text html, links, embedded video like Youtube, photos and map in wave. For me, it is hard to describe what it is. But it seems like Google try to organizes email system with chat, documents, photos and extensions with sharing capability. I got 8 invitations in my Google wave account just to nominate for next round. (Remember the invitation is just to nominate so you won’t be able to use Google wave directly but you have more likely to get to access Google wave next round.) Anyone of you interested to test Google wave, please leave your comments here so that I will sent invitations to you.
If you want to create barcode image without installing any software on your system, just go to Morovia.com and select “Code 128” and type the text and uncheck “Show human readable text” option. It will create a barcode image for you.
Alternatively, you can use ZXing to decode your barcode image. [via: Digital Inspiration]
Hi.im which is similar to card.ly that allows you to put together all your social networking profiles in a one place. It shows all of your profile links and latest updates from your social profile like Twitter, Flickr and blog posts on your hi.im page.
Snippage an adobe AIR application turns any parts of the web pages into widget with its simple crop tool. So that you can put and move around them on your desktop like the way you’re doing with Windows Sidebar widget or Google Desktop. It is pretty simple, just download Snippage AIR from Snippage and install it (your system must have Adobe AIR run time installed, if you don’t have you can grab from Adobe for FREE). After you installed Snippage, open it and type the web address on browser, drag and size the snipmarks where you can to capture and click scissor button. That’s!
I have got beta invite from Brizzly last week and I have been testing it for sometimes. Brizzly is a web based Twitter application that allows users to upload the pictures on its own server, ability to put the users into group and images and videos like Youtube video link are shown in status messages. Auto updating status is nice as well. Since Brizzly is in beta state, you need to get invitation from it. I have 10 invites from Brizzly. If you want to get invite code, just leave comment with your twitter username. I will sent to you.
I have been using Posterous for a while. I haven’t write anything about it yet. I might be late to write about it or may be you don’t know it yet. Posterous is very simple service allows you to post everything to anywhere by just emailing to [email protected] It will automatically posts to any services that you have authorized in your account. No signup required (how cool it is), just email to [email protected] It will automatically signup for you with posterous url. (example: youremail.posterous.com). After that you can authorize web sites like Facebook, twitter, Flickr, etc. in your account. Another feature is that you can add another email addresses if you want to allow yourself or someone to post in your Posterous account. You should try it out!
I like Polaroid cameras and photos taken with Polaroid camera. But I don’t have one yet in my life. I always have been wondering of making Polaroid effect photos using Photoshop before. And of course, I did some of my photos to make Polaroid look with Photoshop lately. But as you know, not everyone familiar with Photoshop tools and it is not really easy to do. So I tried to look for an online tool to convert Polaroid effect from digital photos. I found a service called Rolllip. Rollip allows you upload your photos and convert it into Polaroid photos within few clicks. All you need to do is to choose the effect, upload your photo and caption it. Then it will give you download link, so you can download the photo or share it on your social network of choice or by e-mail.
Every photographers want to know camera’s shutter count which is the number of shots has been taken with their camera stored in a photo’s EXIF data information. Or some people want to know before they buy used camera because they knew that shutter has its limit (don’t worry, you can change with new one). If you’re using NIKON SLR camera, Opanda IEXIF is ready for you. Opanda IEXIF is a free EXIF reader program that can read all the information from a photo taken by Nikon SLR cameras. To read EXIF data, click Open menu and select the photo you just taken now. It will show all the EXIF information like, Camera model, shutter speed, aperture, flash fired or not, etc. To find Number of shots, see “Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera“. Here mine is 15,377 :).