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How to Find Legal Online Movies

by Barbara J. Feldman August 25, 2009

Speedcine is an index of about 13,000 full-length movies you can legally watch online. Some of the sites it links to offer free movies, such as Hulu and Fancast , while others charge, such as Amazon’s Video on Demand. While still in beta, Speedcine warns that not all movies are listed in the alphabetic index […]

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How to Create a Google Reader Feed Bundle

by Barbara J. Feldman August 4, 2009

The bundles feature of Google Reader is a really simple way to create OPML files for sharing with even your most- technology challenged friends. An OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language) is an xml file that contains links to other RSS feeds, but Google makes it all transparent. To create your own shareable bundle, click on […]

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How to Aggregate Multiple RSS Feeds

by Barbara J. Feldman July 7, 2009

Yahoo! Pipes is a sophisticated composition tool for manipulating RSS feeds. With it, you can filter, sort, translate and geocode your RSS feeds into perfection. For the simpler task of just aggregating multiple feeds into a single RSS feed, there’s Feedstitch. Both tools are free, and allow you to use your resulting RSS feeds however […]

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Twitter Search for Power Users

by Barbara J. Feldman June 30, 2009

For Twitter power users, the single-tasked Twitter Search (http://twitter.com/search/ ) may not be enough of a good thing. TweetGrid allows you to define a custom grid of Twitter search results, such as 1×2 or 3×3, each cell displaying different search results. TweetDeck is a multi-column Twitter client that also gives you the option of displaying […]

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New Search Engine from Microsoft

by Barbara J. Feldman June 2, 2009

Microsoft recently unveiled their newest search engine, Bing as a replacement for Live.com. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that Bing is focusing on helping users with four common search tasks: shopping, travel, health and local. Here is a video tour of Bing, produced by Microsoft.

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How to Use RSS Autodiscovery

by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2008

If you are using a modern browser such as Firefox 2.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, or Safari you might have noticed an orange (or blue) RSS icon in the upper right-hand corner of many websites, such as my Jokes By Kidssite. If the site owner has added the appropriate RSS autodiscovery code to their site, […]

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