Stacy's Weekly Mashup: Gigablast, Open Site, Orgoo, UltraFractal, Wizlite...

This week in Geek, Jack Thompson walks out on hearing after filing a 14-page objection letter, Microsoft has a branding problem and Firefox 3.0 is declared bug-free! Come check out the great mashup of links Stacy's put together this week, from sites and services, freeware and games, even wallpaper and video!
Published: Jun 5, 2008
Author: Stacy Reed

Web 2.0 Sites:

  • Open Site - Edited by volunteers, its content is freely available for everyone under the GNU Free Documentation License
  • Gigablast - High-quality, relevant search results. Period.
  • BBS Crawler Search Network - An alliance of Non-Profits who simply seek to make the web a better tool, using technology you're already familar with
  • whos.among.us - Want to know who's on your site and where they came from, in real time?
  • Orgoo - All your email accounts, all your IM accounts, video chat, video mail, SMS and more, working together

Freeware Feature of the Week: Phantasmagoria - A fun, light-weight image editing application

Shareware Feature of the Week: UltraFractal - Create your own fractals, change the colors, add layers, use masks, and create animations

Wallpaper of the Week: Robot Rock by Kon

The Week in Geek News:

Flickr Image of the Week: by C Mariani

Top Blog Picks:

Article of the Week: Why BitTorrent causes so much latency and how to fix it - Technology for Mortals

Librarian Chick's Smart Site of the Week: Wizlite - Allows you to highlight text (like on real paper) on any page on the Internet and share it with everybody (or just your friends)

Art Site of the Week: GFXartist

The Weekly Widget: Cellblock - Enables instant multimedia publishing across websites, desktops and mobile devices (i.e., your cell phone)

Free Game of the Week: Slither - Link dots to form lines around the squares to complete a single loop. The numbered squares tell you how many lines must surround them.

Video of the Week: Big Buck Bunny

Geek Weekly: Love Firefox? You need to check out Learn Firefox, a complete site that offers visual guides to help you learn how to use, tweak, enhance and optimize Firefox to best suit your needs.

Suggestions? Comments?

About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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