As students everywhere know college textbooks prices are through the roof. The average student pays $900 per year on books alone. Fortunately educators and innovators are pioneering a revolutionary way to bring this cost down: open textbook. Open textbook allows students to choose the way they read from a digital copy for free, a self printed file, or a paid print. Open textbooks are dramatically cheaper than normal textbook because of this flexibility. The only problem big publishers dont want you know about them. via
Ever wondered how influential you are on Twitter? How to measure is the power, reach and authority of a twitter account. 1. Number of Followers: More followers leads to a more influence not to forget measuring reach. 2. Power of Followers: Recursive, how about the people following you. 3. Updates: How frequent you update and at is the time appropriate. 4. Update Recency: Users that are more current have an edge. 5. Follower/Following Ratio: The higher the ratio, the better. 6. Engagement: The more a given user’s tweets are being retweeted, the more times the user is being referenced or cited, the higher powerRead More
Blackbaud, a fundraising software company, has put together an infographic, overview of the social good ecosystem, including stats on U.S. online fundraising, average donation, fundraising method, motivation and type of cause supported. via
So you had promised your spouse you will fix food processor this weekend but you could not, made some other plans, forgot it, or you just hate doing these kinda stuff, such that you are willing to pat $50 to put it together for you. Perhaps one of your neighbors is an unemployed electrician who would take the offer. But how are you going to find him? Introducing Zaarly (free, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, web) to solve your problem, the name “Zaarly” is a play on the word “bazaar.” Anyone who signs up for the service can post a job bringRead More
Earlier this year Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was quoted as saying that he champions a single identity transparency or an online presence that dissolves the walls between our private and public selves. Christopher "Moot" Poole, who leads the well known image forum 4chan and its growing anonymous use base, position himself on the opposite end of the debate. He fight instead for the right to maintain undisclosed identities in order to promote unfettered content sharing,.
Microsoft Office plug-in OfficeTab a freeware build by Chinese software developer, adds tabbed document support to Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Wonder why Microsoft doesn't include this feature by default. It is compatible with both Office 2003 and Office 2007 on XP, Vista or Windows 7. OfficeTab enables you to open multiple documents within one office window without cramming up your taskbar (yes just like your brower). Easily switch back and forth between the document or even view them side by side within one window. Once installed head to the settings panel, enable or disable tabbed support in each application, moveRead More
Founded by Alan Chan Bre.ad a new startup for shortening URL but with a twist it does all the routine work like shortens links, syncs to Twitter and Facebook and provides click analytics etc but it also turns your link into a promotional tool for brands and causes. It helps users promote brands, interests and charities through a full-page interface. How does it work well when somebody clicks on a Bre.ad link, he or she isn’t immediately taken to the webpage it directs to. Instead, it takes that person to a web page created by the person who originally shortened theRead More
Gods have answered your prayers. Samsung's cooking up a $350 handset that ticks all the boxes on the superphone list one hell of a smartphone named the "Hercules." #1 Dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor (the same as the HP TouchPad), #2 42Mbps HSDPA radio, #3 1GB of RAM, #4 16GB of flash storage and #5 Android 2.3, #6 4.5-inch 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus display #7 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, #8 MHL support and NFC, #9 microSD card slot #10 16GB Internal Storage #11 5.16 x 2.76 x 0.37 inches