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The Internet & the World Wide Web.
  • The Internet & the World Wide Web.
  • Facebook Messenger - instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voice communication. Integrated with Facebook's web-based Chat feature.
  • The four top web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Internet Explorer.
  • App Store (iOS).
  • QR code - users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the telephone's browser.
  • Reddit - social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text ('self') post.
  • Inside Google's data centers.
  • Skype - proprietary voice-over-IP service and software application. Allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet.
  • Netflix - American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media.
  • Dictionary.
  • Facebook - world's largest online social networking service with over one billion active users.
  • LinkedIn - world's largest social networking website for people in professional occupations.
  • A Small World - A private online community designed for those who already have strong connections with one another. By invitation only.
  • Encryption - in cryptography, Encryption is the process of encoding messages (or information) in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot read it, but that authorized parties can.
  • WikiLeaks - international, online, non-profit organisation which publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.
  • Instagram - online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook or Twitter.
  • Dropbox file hosting service.
  • Download music on Itunes.
  • Google Translate - free statistical multilingual machine-translation service provided by Google Inc. to translate written text from one language into another.
  • Concierge & hospitality services.
  • Gmail - free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google.
  • Computer security.
  • Useful websites.
  • American whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Top (Free) Resources and Services on the Internet

"If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends." - Jeff Bezos.

App Stores (Top 10) Browsers/Operating Systems (25+) Concierge Services (Top 60)
Dictionaries (Top 40) Encryption (Top 10) File Hosting Services (Top 25)
Free Email Service Providers (15) (Free) Web Phone Services (Top 10) Hot Links Archive (2017-2018)
Image Hosting Services (Top 25) Instant messaging/Online chat25 Miscellaneous Services: A-Z (300)
Movies On-Demand (Top 35) Music Streaming Services (Top 20) QR Code Resources (Top 5)
Search Engines & Resources (75) (Social) Bookmark Managers (35) Smartphone News & Resources 150
Smartphone Photo Tips & Tricks 50 Social Networking: A-Z Translation Services (Top 10)
    App Stores
  • App Store.
  • Amazon Underground, a New Kind of App Store, Is Blowin’ Up - Wired.
  • An app a day to keep the doctor away - The Guardian.
  • Apps for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions - The New York Times.
  • Apps to Streamline Thanksgiving Every Step of Process - The New York Times.
  • Best Apps for Delivering Celebrity News - The New York Times.
  • CAMANGI MARKET - "Android Developer." Application for Android tablet and devices.
  • FANTASTICAL VS. TODAY - calendar apps.
  • GIPHY - "Search All the GIFs & Make Your Own Animated GIF." How you search, share, and discover the world's best GIFs.
  • How to Protect Your Privacy While Using PokÉmon Go & other apps - The New York Times.
  • How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever - Wired.
  • KILLER APP - definition & explanation.
  • Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference - "At Build, we’ll dive deep to cover all the areas you care about. How to design and build beautiful Windows 8 apps. How to sell your apps in the Windows 8 Store and make money. And much more."
  • SHOUTEM - "The World's Simplest Mobile App Maker. Make an App. Build Apps with Easy Application Creator."
  • the apps I use to pretend that I'm a competent adult - The Guardian.
  • Wired Well - Personal Health Technology.
  • World Summit Award Mobile | WSA Mobile - since 2010. Global initiative to select and promote the world’s best in mobile content and innovative applications within the framework of, and in cooperation with, the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
    • AMAZON APPSTORE FOR ANDROID - American mobile application store for the Google Android operating system and was opened on March 22, 2011. It was launched with around 3,800 applications. These applications can be either free or paid.
    • ANDROID MARKET - thousands of applications and games available. NOW GOOGLE PLAY.
    • App Store - (as of September 9, 2014: 1,300,000+ apps). Digital distribution platform for mobile apps on iOS, developed and maintained by Apple Inc. The apps can be downloaded directly to an iOS device, or onto a personal computer via iTunes. Applications in "The App Store" are targeted at iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, and may make use of specific attributes of those devices, such as motion sensors for game controls and cameras for online video calling. Apps may be downloaded for free or for a set cost, and they may include in-app monetization (costs levied through buyable features and/or advertising). Apple takes 30 percent of all revenue generated through apps, and 70 percent goes to the app's publisher. As of the end of 2013, App Store users spent over $10 billion in 2013, users downloaded almost three billion apps in December 2013 making it the most successful month in App Store history, and App Store developers have earned over $15 billion since the inception of the App Store.
    • APPOLICIOUS - Android & iOS app directory (browse by category) in association with Yahoo!.
    • BLACKBERRY WORLD - "Download apps to play games, check the weather, listen to the radio and more. Choose some free apps, or purchase one right from your BlackBerry smartphone."
    • DRAGON MOBILE APPS - provides BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch users with fast, accurate and easy-to-use voice-enabled solutions for emailing, texting, surfing the mobile web, and much more.
    • GOOGLE PLAY - (formerly the Android Market). 1.3+ million apps and over 50 billion downloads (August, 2013). "Gives you one place to find, enjoy, & share Apps, Music, Movies & Books - instantly anywhere across the web & android devices. Google Play is your entertainment hub."
    • Hot App Finder - "The Hot App Finder automatically searches the Apple AppStore and finds the hottest apps for you!" Get the hottest apps of the Apple AppStore now!
    • LG Smart World
    • MAC APP STORE - "Thousands of apps. One simple way to get them."
    • Samsung Apps & Entertainment - "Get the Ultimate Samsung Experience." Pump up your Samsung device with powerful services and apps to make your life a little easier and lot more fun.
    Browsers & Operating Systems
  • The three top web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox & Chrome.
  • 15 fun things to type into Google - The Guardian.
  • Android - Wikipedia.
  • Android version history - Wikipedia.
  • Apple iOS 9.3 'Night Shift' Mode Might Improve Your Health - Forbes.
  • copyleft - general method for making a creative work as freely available to be modified, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the creative work to be free as well.
  • HOLA! - "Unblock censored sites with free VPN Proxy & Accelerate your Internet."
  • iOS 9: The best hidden features - The Telegraph.
  • Kernel (operating system) - in computing, the kernel is a computer program that manages I/O requests from software, and translates them into data processing instructions for the central processing unit and other electronic components of a computer. The kernel is a fundamental part of a modern computer's operating system.
  • Microsoft continues to bleed browser share at record rates - Computerworld.
  • MOBILE BROWSER - Wikipedia.
  • MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM - Wikipedia.
  • NetMarketShare - "Market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems and search engines."
  • OPERATING SYSTEM - Wikipedia.
  • Siri, Alexa & Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test - The New York Times.
  • Test Driving Apple’s iOS 9 - The New York Times.
  • WEB BROWSER - Wikipedia.
    • ANDROID - since 2008. Mobile operating system. It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.
    • BADA - (2010-2014). Was an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It was developed by Samsung Electronics.
    • BlackBerry 10 - since 2013. Proprietary mobile operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited for its BlackBerry line of smartphone.
    • Dolphin Browser - since 2011. Proprietary mobile browser for the Android operating system and iOS.
    • Google Chrome - since 2008. Freeware web browser developed by Google.
    • IOS - since 2007. (Previously iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers many of the company's iDevices.
    • INTERNET EXPLORER - since 1995. (Formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Internet Explorer is one of the most widely used web browsers, attaining a peak of about 95% usage share during 2002 and 2003. Its usage share has since declined with the launch of Firefox (2004) and Google Chrome (2008).
    • LINUX - since 1991. Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.
    • LINUX KERNEL - since 1991. Unix-like computer operating system kernel. The Linux kernel is the most widely used operating system kernel in the world; the Linux operating system is based on it and deployed on both traditional computer systems, usually in the form of Linux distributions, and on embedded devices such as routers. The Android operating system for tablet computers and smartphones is also based atop the Linux kernel.
    • Mac OS X Lion - since 2011. (Version 10.7; marketed as OS X Lion) is the eighth major release of Mac OS X, Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.
    • MAC OS X SNOW LEOPARD - since 2009. (Version 10.6) is the seventh major release of Mac OS X, Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.
    • MEEGO - (2010-2012). Was a Linux distribution developed by volunteers from the Linux Foundation, using source code from the operating systems Moblin (produced by Intel) and Maemo (produced by Nokia). Primarily targeted at mobile devices and information appliances in the consumer electronics market.
    • Microsoft Edge - "The web is your canvas." Web browser developed by Microsoft and included in the company's Windows operating system. Officially released on July 29, 2015, it replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows 10. It will also be the default browser of the forthcoming release of Windows 10 for smartphones and small tablets. Unlike other browsers, Edge is exclusive to Windows 10 and cannot be used on previous Windows versions.
    • MOZILLA FIREFOX - since 2002. Free and open-source web browser developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with a mobile version for Android.
    • NETSCAPE - (1994-2008). U.S. computer services company, best known for Netscape Navigator, its web browser. Netscape's web browser was once dominant in terms of usage share, but lost most of that share to Internet Explorer during the first browser war. The usage share of Netscape had fallen from over 90 percent in the mid-1990s to less than one percent by the end of 2006. Netscape's browser development continued until December 2007. Official support ended on March 1st, 2008.
    • OPERA - since 1995. Web browser developed by Opera Software. The latest version currently runs on Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems.
    • OPERA MINI - since 2005. Web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants.
    • OPERA MOBILE - since 2000. Mobile web browser for smartphones and PDAs.
    • PrivatOS - operating system used in the Blackphone, that is targeted at users who seek improved privacy and security. It provides encryption for phone calls, emails, texts, and internet browsing.
    • SAFARI - since 2003. Web browsers developed by Apple Inc. included with the OS X and iOS operating systems.
    • SYMBIAN - (1997-2012). Was a closed-source mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for smartphones. Symbian was used by many major mobile phone brands, like Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and above all by Nokia. It was the most popular smartphone OS on a worldwide average until the end of 2010, when it was overtaken by Android.
    • Tails - "Privacy for anyone anywhere." Live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to: use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.
    • UBUNTU - since 2004. Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment. It is based on free software.
    • Windows 10 - "Get the best Windows ever." Operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems released on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as a "universal" application architecture; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens.
    • WINDOWS MOBILE - (2000-2010). Family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs. In February 2010, Microsoft announced Windows Phone to supersede Windows Mobile. As a result, Windows Mobile has been deprecated.
    • WINDOWS PHONE - since 2010. Smartphone operating system developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Windows Mobile, although it is incompatible with the earlier platform.
    Dictionaries
  • Dictionary.
  • ACRONYM & INITIALISM - Wikipedia.
  • Can Duolingo's chatbot teach you a foreign language? - The Guardian.
  • Come quick, the dictionaries are fighting - The Verge.
  • DICTIONARY - Wikipedia.
  • GLOSSARY - Wikipedia.
  • Google Translate now lets you chat to anyone in a foreign language - The Telegraph.
  • INTERNET SLANG - Wikipedia.
  • LEXICON - Wikipedia.
  • Oxford English Dictionary finds space for 1,000 new words - The Guardian.
  • SLANG - Wikipedia.
  • THESAURUS - Wikipedia.
    • A DICTIONARY OF SLANG - "Dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms of the U.K."
    • ABBREVIATIONS.COM - "We are the world's largest and most comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms on the Internet. Abbreviations.com holds hundreds of thousands of entries organized by a large variety of categories from computing and the Web to governmental, medicine and business."
    • ACRONYM FINDER - "With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms."
    • ALL ACRONYMS - "2,980,000 Acronyms and Abbreviations. 2,520 Topics."
    • BABYLON'S ONLINE DICTIONARY - Babylon's Online Dictionary is dedicated to serving you the finest selection of the dictionaries, glossaries and encyclopedias on the web: more than 1400 dictionaries. More than 75 languages. Search myriads of terms, expressions and phrases.
    • BUSINESS DICTIONARY - "Over 20,000 terms. Clear. Concise. Comprehensive."
    • COLLINS ENGLISH DICTIONARY - free online dictionaries.
    • CREDO REFERENCE - "Smart Research Starts Here." Puts the world's best citable information at your fingertips. Find: encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, crossword solver, measurement conversions.
    • DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH SLANG AND COLLOQUIALISMS
    • FINANCIAL DICTIONARY - by Investopedia a Forbes company.
    • HISTORICAL THESAURUS OF ENGLISH - contains almost 800,000 words from Old English to the present day arranged into detailed hierarchies.
    • INTERNETSLANG.COM - Internet slang words, Internet dictionary.
    • INTERNET SLANG ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS - "15,089 Internet slang acronyms and abbreviations."
    • INTERNET SLANG DICTIONARY & TRANSLATOR - "Confused by internet slang? Can't read a text message? Translate internet slang and acronyms."
    • INVESTOPEDIA - financial dictionary.
    • LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY - legal resources & definitions.
    • LEGAL-EXPLANATIONS.COM - "Free legal resources in plain English." Legal-Explanations.com provides the very best in free legal resources written in plain English. Our website currently contains over 2,500 legal definitions and will be expanded in coming months to include a vast collection of legal resources.
    • MACMILLAN DICTIONARY - "Free Englishline online dictionary and thesaurus."
    • MEDICINE NET.COM - "We Bring Doctors' Knowledge to You."
    • MERIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE - "Dictionary and Thesaurus."
    • MODELLING TERMINOLOGY - "The terms used to describe various types of modeling and photography are often poorly defined. Such ambiguity can result in misunderstandings and uncomfortable situations for models, photographers, and other industry professionals. In an effort to clarify terms and reduce miscommunication, we have provided a list of terms which describe various types of modeling and photography, as well as various styles and states of dress."
    • NETLINGO - "The Internet Dictionary." Acronyms, text message jargon & smileys.
    • NINJAWORDS - "A really fast dictionary... fast like a ninja."
    • ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY - "Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago."
    • ONLINE SLANG DICTIONARY - "American, English, and Urban slang."
    • OXFORD DICTIONARIES - "Language matters."
    • OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY - "The definitive record of the English language." Discover the story of English. More than 600,000 words, over a thousand years.
    • OXFORD LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES ONLINE - "The world's most trusted dictionaries." At Oxford we know what it's like to learn, study, and use languages, and this site is designed to support you every step of the way. Oxford Language Dictionaries Online provides you with authoritative, up-to-date translations of all the words and phrases you need, plus a wealth of tools and resources to help you learn and use language more effectively.
    • QUORA - "A continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it." By invitation only.
    • STYLEPEDIA - "Mr Porter's Glossary of Men's Style."
    • THE FREE DICTIONARY - "The world's most comprehensive dictionary: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!" 7,135,906,944 visitors served.
    • THE FREE DICTIONARY LANGUAGE FORUMS - by The Free Dictionary.
    • The Knot - "Jewish Weddings: Glossary of Terms."
    • THE TECH TERMS COMPUTER DICTIONARY - "Free online dictionary of computer and technology terms."
    • Thesaurus - "Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Words." Contains more than 145,800 unique entries from three top sources: Collins Thesaurus of the English Language - Complete and Unabridged, The American Heritage Roget's Thesaurus, and WordNet.
    • URBAN DICTIONARY - "The slang dictionary you wrote." 4,293,657 definitions written since 1999.
    • USING ENGLISH.COM - a general English language site, specialising in ESL (English as a Second Language) with a wide range of resources for learners and teachers of English.
    • WEBOPEDIA - "Online Tech Dictionary for IT Professionals."
    • WIKTIONARY - "The free English dictionary." 3,869,170 entries with English definitions from over 1400 languages.
    • WORD DOMINATION.COM - "Dominate in Any Word Game!" Select number of letters in the word, enter letters you have, and find words!
    • Wordnik - since 2009. "All the words." Online English dictionary and language resource that provides dictionary and thesaurus content, some of it based on print dictionaries such as the Century Dictionary, the American Heritage Dictionary, WordNet, and GCIDE. Wordnik has collected a corpus of billions of words which it uses to display example sentences, allowing it to provide information on a much larger set of words than a typical dictionary.
    • WORDREFERENCE DICTIONARIES - "I started this site in 1999 in an effort to provide free online bilingual dictionaries and tools to the world. The site has grown gradually ever since to become one of the most-used online dictionaries, and the top online dictionary for its language pairs of English-Spanish, English-French, English-Italian, Spanish-French, and Spanish-Portuguese. It is consistently ranked in the top 500 most-visited websites in the world and is a top 100 website in Spain, France, Italy and all of Latin America."
    • YOUR DICTIONARY - "The Dictionary You Can Understand." Dictionary and thesaurus. YourDictionary is the easiest-to-use online dictionary. It is a dictionary you can understand with lots of tools to help you choose your words precisely, understand a word, avoid usage pitfalls and be confident in your use of words.
    Encryption
  • Encryption.
  • After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption - Wired.
  • Anonymity application - Wikipedia.
  • Apple's statement to Congress on the FBI warrant fight - The Verge.
  • Apps to Encrypt Your Smartphone Communications - The New York Times.
  • Building a new Tor that can resist next-generation state surveillance - Tor is an imperfect privacy platform. Ars meets the researchers trying to replace it.
  • ENCRYPTION - Wikipedia.
  • Hashing - transformation of a string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value or key that represents the original string.
  • how weakened encryption jeopardizes 'secure' sites - The Guardian.
  • Is Law Enforcement “Going Dark” Because of Encryption? - The Intercept.
  • Onion routing - Wikipedia.
  • ONLINE ANONYMITY - Wikipedia.
  • steganography - definition & explanation.
  • The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War - Wired.
  • Trusted third party | TTP - entity which facilitates interactions between two parties who both trust the third party.
  • Two Tips to Keep Your Phone’s Encrypted Messages Encrypted - Wired.
  • When Phone Encryption Blocks Justice - The New York Times.
    • ANONYMIZER - email & Internet anonymity.
    • Crypto AG - since 1952. "High-security products and services from a single company. End-user, network & radio security: 25 products, 7 systems, 5 services." Swiss company specialising in communications and information security. The company is a long-established manufacturer of encryption machines and a wide variety of cipher devices.
    • GOOGLE SHARING - how to hide from Google. A special kind of anonymizing proxy service, designed for a very specific threat. It ultimately aims to provide a level of anonymity that will prevent google from tracking your searches, movements, and what websites you visit.
    • Hotspot Shield - since 2005. "Free VPN Service." Allows users to surf the Internet privately by creating a virtual private network so the user can gain secure access to all internet content, while staying in control over their personal privacy.
    • HTTPS Everywhere - Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
    • I2P.
    • I2P - "The Invisible Internet Project." Since 2003. Computer network layer that allows applications to send messages to each other pseudonymously and securely. Uses include anonymous web surfing, chatting, blogging and file transfers. The software that implements this layer is called an I2P router and a computer running I2P is called an I2P node. The software is free and open source and is published under multiple licenses.
    • iMessage - instant messenger service developed by Apple Inc. for iOS and OS X Mountain Lion. Not to be confused with Messages (application). iMessage allows users to send texts, documents, photos, videos, contact information, and group messages over Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE to other iOS or OS X users, thus providing an alternative to standard SMS/MMS messaging for all users with devices running iOS 5 or later. On iPhones, green buttons and text bubbles indicate SMS-based communication; on all iOS devices, blue buttons and text bubbles indicate iMessage communication. All iMessages are ENCRYPTED and can be tracked using delivery receipts. If the recipient enables Read Receipts, the sender will be able to see that the recipient has read the message. iMessage also allows users to set up chats with more than two people - a "group chat".
    • MEGA - User Controlled Encryption. "Cloud storage will never be the same." Kim Dotcom's new cloud storage service. "The Privacy Company. Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer."
    • PGP | PRETTY GOOD PRIVACY - data, email & hard drive encryption.
    • Proof of Existence - Provides Intellectual Property Rights. Can be used to demonstrate document ownership without revealing the information it contains, and to provide proof that a document was authored at a particular time. The key advantages are anonymity, privacy, and getting a decentralized proof which can't be erased or modified by anyone (third parties or governments).
    • PSIPHON - develops a wide range of tools and solutions aimed at preserving security, privacy, and access to content.
    • ROBOFORM - password manager and management, form filler, encrypt your passwords, generate random passwords, and more.
    • 
SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation that media organizations use to securely accept documents from anonymous sources.
    • Secure Drop - open-source whistleblower submission system managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation that media organizations use to securely accept documents from anonymous sources.
    • Silent Circle (software).
    • Silent Circle - since 2012. "The World’s Solution to Mobile Privacy." In a digital world with eyes and ears everywhere, privacy is hard to find. Get in the Circle. Encrypted communications firm providing multiplatform secure communication services for mobile devices, desktop and email.
    • Tails - "Privacy for anyone anywhere." Live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to: use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.
    • Tor (anonymity network).
    • Tor | The Onion Router - system intended to enable online anonymity. Tor client software directs internet traffic through a worldwide volunteer network of servers to conceal a user's location or usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor makes it more difficult to trace Internet activity, including "visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages and other communication forms", back to the user and is intended to protect users' personal freedom, privacy, and ability to conduct confidential business by keeping their internet activities from being monitored.
    • TorGuard - "Online privacy protection services." Anonymous VPN Service: Anonymize and Encrypt all web Traffic through Private VPN Service. Anonymous Proxy: Keep Your Personal Identity Anonymous & Private on Bittorrent. Stealth VPN: Bypass DPI Firewalls and VPN Blocks with TorGuard Stealth VPN. Private Email: Communicate in Complete Security with OpenPGP email Encryption.
    • TRUECRYPT - "Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Encryption." TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux. In case an attacker forces you to reveal the password, TrueCrypt provides and supports two kinds of plausible deniability.
    • Wickr - "Top-Secret Messenger. The Internet is Forever. Escape the Internet with Wickr!" Proprietary instant messenger for iOS and Android and of the company that produces it. Wickr allows users to exchange end-to-end encrypted and self-destructing messages, including photos and file attachments.
    File Hosting & Cloud Storage Services
  • Dropbox.
  • Cloud computing - Wikipedia.
  • Cloud storage - Wikipedia.
  • Comparison of file synchronization software - Wikipedia.
  • Comparison of online backup services - Wikipedia.
  • Computer data storage - Wikipedia.
  • Content management - Wikipedia.
  • File hosting service - Wikipedia.
  • File synchronization - Wikipedia.
  • My Cloud - "Save anything. Access anywhere." A cloud of your own. Keep your content safe at home. Store, organize and back up your photos, videos, music and important documents all in one place. Free apps to upload, access and share from anywhere with your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.
  • Network-attached storage | NAS - Wikipedia.
  • Online backup service - Wikipedia.
  • OTIXO - "All your cloud files from a single login."
  • PASTEBIN - Wikipedia.
  • The best 10 cloud storage - Cloud Storage Review.
  • TREND MICRO - "Global leader in cloud security, Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information."
  • With Amazon Atop the Cloud, Big Tech Rivals Are Giving Chase - The New York Times.
    • altdrive - "Online Backup Service - Superb Unlimited Backup."
    • Amazon Cloud Drive - since 2011. Web storage application from Amazon. "Unlimited Photos. Unlimited photo storage, plus 5 GB for videos and files for just $11.99 per year." & " Unlimited Everything Securely store all of your photos, videos, files and documents for just $59.99 per year."
    • AMAZON S3 - (Simple Storage Service) is an online storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides storage through web services interfaces (REST, SOAP, and BitTorrent). Amazon claims that S3 uses the same scalable storage infrastructure that Amazon.com uses to run its own global e-commerce network. Amazon S3 is reported to store more than a trillion objects as of June 2012.
    • backblaze - "Unlimited data backup for your Mac or PC for just $5/month."
    • Backup genie - "Backup, Sync & Share... Access files anywhere." Simple online backup for your documents, music, photos and more. Backup your computer, backup your life. Sync your files across all your computers and mobile devices, access your documents anywhere at any time.
    • Bitcasa - "Your External Hard Drive in the Cloud. Infinite Storage." Your Secure Cloud Accessible Everywhere. Your personal cloud storage platform. Simple, private & secure, as much space as you need, for all your devices.
    • BOX - "Free Cloud Storage, Secure Contant & Online File Sharing." Online file sharing and Cloud content management service for enterprise companies. The company has adopted a freemium business model, and provides 5GB of free storage for personal accounts. A mobile version of the service is available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, WebOS, and Windows Phone devices.
    • carbonite - "With unlimited cloud space, our Personal Plans safeguard everything from your favorite photos to family financials and everything in between."
    • crashplan - "Online Data Backup - Offsite, Onsite & Cloud." Computer backup made simple.
    • Cubby - "Cloud storage, syncing and sharing, with a smile." Work simply. Work Securely. Enterprise sync and share: IT tested, User approved. Now individuals, teams and enterprises can share files with the simplicity users demand and manageability IT needs. It’s productivity paired with peace of mind.
    • DROPBOX - "Simplify your life." The easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. free download.
    • Evidence.com - offers digital storage in a highly secure, easily accessible environment. EVIDENCE.COM is a full featured digital evidence management solution that allows the agency to securely store and track access to any type of digital evidence including AXON Flex videos, digital photos, videos from still cameras, reports (such as officer reports and witness statements), and download records from all TASER CEW devices in a highly secure, easily accessible environment.
    • flickr - since 2004. "Everyone gets a free terabyte." Image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite.
    • GLADINET - "1TB Free Cloud Storage." Backup, Sync and Collaborate. Looking for a Dropbox alternative that meets your needs? Try Gladinet. Provides cloud storage access solutions.
    • GOOGLE DRIVE - file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, released on April 24, 2012, which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.
    • iCLOUD - cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011. As of July 2013, the service has 320 million users.
    • just cloud - "Free Online Storage." Store all your files in the cloud. Access your files from anywhere at anytime, from any device. Professional Cloud Storage from JustCloud is Simple, Fast and Unlimited. Just Cloud will automatically backup all your documents, photos, music, videos and more to the cloud so you are never without files again.
    • livedrive - "Cloud Storage & Unlimited Online Backup."
    • MEGA - since 2013. "Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer." Free 50 GB End-to-End Encryption. Secure Global Access. We are a dedicated group of technologists who were given the time, opportunity and Internet access to build an awesome cloud storage service that will help protect your privacy. We have programmed this Internet service from scratch in Auckland, New Zealand. Unlike most of our competitors, we use a state of the art browser based encryption technology where you, not us, control the keys.
    • mevvo - "Unlimited Online Backup."
    • Mozy - "Online Backup, Cloud Backup, and Data Backup Solutions." Protect your business from data loss.
    • mypcbackup.com - "Backup your computer, Backup your life." Online Backup for your photos, music, emails, videos, documents & more!
    • OneDRIVE - since 2007. (Previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders) is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. It is part of the Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.
    • PASTEBIN.COM - "#1 paste tool since 2002." Pastebin is a website where you can store text online for a set period of time. The most popular text sharing service on the internet. More and more people use a Pastebin type of service to share large amounts of text online.
    • sos online backup - "Infinite Cloud Storage. Encrypted Automatic Backup." Take your cloud on the go. PC + Mac + Android + iOS.
    • SpiderOak.
    • SpiderOak - since 2007. "Store. Sync. Share. Privately." SpiderOak makes it possible for you to privately store, sync, share & access your data from everywhere. US-based online backup tool to back up, share, sync, access and store data using an off-site server. The software uses encrypted cloud storage and client-side encryption key creation, so even employees of SpiderOak cannot access users' information. In a July 2014 interview, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden recommended SpiderOak over Dropbox, citing its better protection against government surveillance.
    • SugarSync.
    • SugarSync - since 2009. "File Sharing, Online Backup & Cloud Storage from Any Device." Access All Your Files.Anytime. Anywhere. Cloud service that enables active synchronization of files across computers and other devices for file backup, access, syncing, and sharing from a variety of operating systems, such as Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Mac OS X, Samsung SmartTV, Symbian, Windows, and Windows Mobile devices.
    • Zip cloud - "Free Cloud Backup from Zip Cloud." Simple. Safe. Secure. Simple Cloud Storage for your documents, photos, music and more. Backup your computer, backup your life!
    • zoolz - "Secure, Lifetime Storage Cloud Backup for Home and Business."
    Free Email Services
  • Gmail.
  • Airmail for iOS is here: the email app that can do everything - The Verge.
  • Airmail might be the perfect email app for your iPhone - engadget.
  • COMPARISON OF WEBMAIL (EMAIL) PROVIDERS - Wikipedia.
  • EMAIL - Wikipedia.
  • Emoji - ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages, whose use is spreading outside Japan.
  • Foiling Electronic Snoops in Email - The New York Times.
  • Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users - TechCrunch.
  • Guide: Extreme online security measures to protect your digital privacy - The Guardian.
  • How to Set Up Gmail With Aliases & Import Other Inboxes - Wired.
  • IFTTT - "Put the onternet to work for you." Web-based service which allows other services (e.g., Gmail, Google Reader, Instagram, Craigslist) to be programmed by means of simple conditional statements (called "recipes"). An example of such a program is one whose effect is to sent an e-mail message if the IFTTT user tweets a certain hashtag. Or, if the user's photo is tagged by someone on Facebook then that photo will be added to the user's cloud-based photo archive.
  • MailChimp - "Send Better Email." Online email marketing solution to manage contacts, send emails and track results. Offers plug-ins for other programs. Easily manage email campaigns. Get your free account today!
  • Mailchimp Sends a Billion Emails a Day. That’s the Easy Part - Wired.
  • Ray Tomlinson, email inventor & selector of @ symbol, dies aged 74 - The Guardian.
  • Restoring That Email You Just Deleted Accidentally - The New York Times.
  • Stop writing 'I hope you're well' in emails - here's what to say instead - The Telegraph.
  • The tyranny of messaging & notifications - The Verge.
  • Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done - Amazon.com.
  • You won't believe what gets an email flagged at Goldman - CNBC.
    • AOL MAIL - since 1993. Free web-based email (webmail) service provided by AOL. The service is sometimes referred to as AIM Mail where AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger
    • Ghostmail - "Secure & Private Encrypted Email." Sign up to military grade encrypted GhostMail and enjoy instant free and secure email & chat. No download or installs needed.
    • GMAIL - since 2004. Free advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well as via POP3 or IMAP4 protocols.
    • GMX Mail - since 1997. Free webmail service provided by GMX (Global Mail eXchange, in Germany: Global Message eXchange).
    • Hushmail - since 1999. Web-based email service offering PGP-encrypted e-mail, file storage and vanity domain service. Hushmail offers "free" and "paid" versions of service. Hushmail uses OpenPGP standards and the source is available for download.
    • INBOX.COM
    • Lycos Mail - aince 1995. Premium web-based email service that offers 5 GB of storage, POP3/IMAP access, advanced spam filtering, and domain and address blocking.
    • Mail.com - since 1995. Web portal and web-based email service provider owned by the German internet company United Internet. It offers news articles and videos and a free webmail application with unlimited storage.
    • Neomailbox - "Secure Email Hosting. Anonymous Surfing. Encrypted Email Service. Offshore Email Accounts." To protect yourself, your family and your organization from the serious and growing risks of profiling, identity theft and privacy invasion online you need strong security for your email and web surfing. Neomailbox has been providing secure and reliable email and private surfing services for over 11 years, enabling thousands of individuals and organizations to protect their privacy online.
    • Outlook.com - since 1996. Free web-based email service run by Microsoft. One of the world's first webmail services, it was founded in 1996 as Hotmail (stylized as HoTMaiL).
    • ProtonMail - "Secure email without compromises." ProtonMail is an open source secure email service, brought to you by CERN and MIT scientists. We provide free and easy-to-use encrypted email. Over one million people in 150 countries use ProtonMail to securely email friends, family, and colleagues. We protect your privacy and ensure that nobody, not even us, can read your communications. Our end-to-end encryption is completely seamless so there is nothing to install and no extra steps before you can start emailing securely.
    • SAFE-MAIL - FREE high security web-based e-mail system which extends considerably the communication system to much more than currently exists.
    • SaneBox - "Email Management for Any Inbox - Free Trial." SaneBox determines the importance of each email based on your past interaction with your Inbox. It moves unimportant messages out of the Inbox into a new folder called SaneLater, and summarizes them in a digest.
    • Thunderbird - since 2003. Free, open source, cross-platform email, news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
    • TorGuard - "Online privacy protection services." Anonymous VPN Service: Anonymize and Encrypt all web Traffic through Private VPN Service. Anonymous Proxy: Keep Your Personal Identity Anonymous & Private on Bittorrent. Stealth VPN: Bypass DPI Firewalls and VPN Blocks with TorGuard Stealth VPN. Private Email: Communicate in Complete Security with OpenPGP email Encryption.
    • YAHOO! MAIL - since 1997. Free email service (except for Yahoo! Mail Business Email Plans) offered by the American company Yahoo!
    (Free) Webbased Phone Services
  • Skype.
  • voice and video calls and chats over the Internet - Wikipedia.
  • Voice over IP - Wikipedia.
  • VoIP Services Review - Reviews and Comparisons.
    • FRING - free peer-to-peer mobile service enabling live chat, audio and video calls from mobile phones.
    • ICQ - since 1996. "FREE calls from any device. Call your ICQ contacts free of charge and stay in touch wherever you are." Instant messaging computer program.
    • OFONO - since 2009. "Open source telephony." A place to bring developers together around designing an infrastructure for building mobile telephony (GSM/UMTS) applications.
    • Project Fi - "A new way to say hello." Project Fi is a program to deliver a fast, easy wireless experience in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and our users.
    • SKYPE - since 2003. "Free calls to friends and family." Skype keeps the world talking. Call, message and share whatever you want for free. Freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client that is currently developed by the Microsoft Skype Division. "Do amazing things for free: voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype; conference calls with three or more people; instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing; call landlines and mobiles worldwide."
    • Skype Translator - "Speak another language without learning another language. Simply set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language to you and start talking. Your conversation is translated into their language in real time. And what they say is translated back in your language.
    • Tango - "Free calls and messages everywhere. Connect, Get Social, Have Fun!" TTango automatically locates friends who also have the free app; just click on a name to place a voice or video call. The app doesn’t need to be open for you to receive calls.
    • VIBER - "Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere!" Initially launched for iPhone on Dec 2 2010, in direct competition with Skype. Proprietary cross-platform instant messaging voice-over-Internet Protocol application for smartphones. In addition to text messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages.
    • Vonage - "Crazy generous." Free International Calls in iPhone & Android." Free Talk, Text and Video Worldwide. Download and make FREE high-definition phone calls and video calls and send FREE texts, video messages and photos to Vonage Mobile users worldwide.
    • VOPIUM - "Reach the world for less." SAVE up to 94% when making international calls on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia or sending SMS from your mobile phone in your home country.
    • Wire - "Simple, beautiful conversations on your phone, tablet and desktop." A team of more than 50 people from 23 countries, supported by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is launching Wire, a communications network for messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, music and video on your phone, tablet and desktop. Wire is available on iOS, Android and OS X. It offers communications with an emphasis on high fidelity paired with elegant design. People can use Wire for personal and group messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, SoundCloud music and YouTube video sharing. Wire conversations are kept in sync across all your devices. It is engineered to take advantage of today’s devices, including iPhone 6, iPads and the latest Android devices.
    Image Hosting & Photo Sharing Services
  • flickr.
  • Backing Up Into Google Photos - The New York Times.
  • Finding Photo Programs That Recognize Faces - The New York Times.
  • Google Images - search service owned by Google and introduced in July 2001, that allows users to search the Web for image content.
  • Google Photos Now Builds Perfect Vacation Albums on Its Own - Wired.
  • Hipstamatic - digital photography application for the Apple iPhone. It uses the iPhone's camera to allow the user to shoot square photographs, to which it applies a number of software filters to make the images look as though they were taken with an antique film camera. The user can choose among a number of effects which are presented in the application as simulated lenses, films and flashes. Several of these are included with the application, while others may be acquired through an in-app purchase.
  • how Derek Blasberg became Gatsby of Instagram age - The Guardian.
  • How Your iPhone Photos Make You Happier - TIME.
  • Image hosting service - Wikipedia.
  • Meet fashion's super-influencers: the women with the power to charge £58,000 for one Instagram post - The Telegraph.
  • Photo sharing - Wikipedia.
  • PHOTOSYNTH - takes your photos, mashes them together and recreates a 3D scene out of them that anyone can view and move around in.
  • Pinterest Reinvents Itself to Prove It’s Really Worth Billions - Wired.
  • Pixelated photos unblurred using artificial intelligence - The Telegraph.
  • Russian face recognition company that could end public anonymity is going global - Fusion.
  • SCALADO PHOTOBEAMER - "View your photos on any screen, anywhere."
  • Selfie - self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networking.
  • Time to Give Up on Flickr, Everybody - Wired.
  • VINE - "Explore a world of beautiful, looping videos." Mobile app by Twitter that enables its users to create and post short video clips. Video clips created with Vine have a maximum length of six seconds and can be shared on a variety of social networking services, such as Twitter or Facebook.
  • Wikimedia Commons - since 2004. Online repository of free-use images, sound, and other media files.
  • Zen & the Art of Managing Smartphone Photos - The New York Times.
    • CAMYOO - "Film it, send it." Photo and video sharing site devoted to all the picture and video takers, lovers and critics!
    • Cinemagram - application that provides its users with a beautiful and creative way to animate photos. Animate small portions of you photo to create a magical image that’s part-photo and part-video. Apply filters and share your masterful and hilarious creations with your friends and the Cinemagram community.
    • Dronestagram - "Share your best aerial pictures viewed from a drone."
    • FFFFOUND! - "Image bookmarking." Web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user's tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience!!
    • FLICKR - since 2004. "Inspiring photography." Everyone gets a free terabyte. The best online image and video hosting management and sharing application in the world. The Verge reported in March 2013 that Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily.
    • FOTOLOG - "Make your world talk with pictures." Share your life, live your passions and make friends with photos.
    • Gifboom - "Express yourself in motion. Use the GifBoom app to take a series of pictures, add effects, texts, and comments. Then, share it on gifboom and other social networks!"
    • Google Photos - photo and video sharing and storage service by Google. The new Google Photos includes unlimited photo and video storage, and apps for Android, iOS, and the browser. Users back up their photos to the cloud service, and become accessible between all of their devices connected to the service.
    • IMGUR - "The simple image sharer." Online image hosting service. Allows users to create custom image galleries and manage their images. Users can also sign in with Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo accounts.
    • Instagram.
    • INSTAGRAM - "Fast beautiful photo sharing." Online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take a picture, apply a digital filter to it, and share it on a variety of social networking services, including its own. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras.
    • kollaborate.io - "Online meetings the easy way." No downloads. No plugins. No Skype. Kollaborate.io is a fun little collaboration tool. Think of it as cross between Google Hangouts (multi-way video chat) with canvas-like collaboration (like Prezi). The center of the interface is a scalable canvas, much like Prezi. On top of the canvas users can import documents, videos, and images. A really unique feature to this tool is the ability to hold text-based conversations around each item placed on the canvas.
    • LiveLeak - since 2006. "Redefining the Media." UK-based video sharing website that lets users post and share videos.
    • Mobli - "See the world through other peoples eyes." Social mobile photo and video-sharing website.
    • PHEED - "A place to express yourself." Launched on October 12, 2012. "We offer the standard sharing features such as text, photos and videos, but decided to spice it up a little by adding new stuff like voice-notes, audio clips and live-broadcasting. Pheed gives you the option to monetize either by applying a monthly subscription fee to your channel or setting a pay-per-view live broadcast event. In both cases, you select the pricing and earn directly. Or, you can always share and hang out for free, it's up to you."
    • PHOTOBUCKET - "The best place to store, edit and share all your photos & videos for free." The premier destination for uploading, downloading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos and graphics. Host all your images and videos for free, then share them by email or on social sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace."
    • PICASA - a software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It's free, and easy to use.
    • PINTEREST - "Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love." Pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own collections or 'like' photos.
    • RAPIDSHARE - founded in 2002. "Your Pictures, Videos, Documents & Music..." One-click hosting service that offers both free and commercial services. RapidShare is one of the world's largest file-hosting sites, with 10 petabytes of files on its servers, and handling up to three million users simultaneously.
    • Shots - "Share what you are doing through selfies and photos." Selfies and Self Expressions. Self-portrait photo sharing mobile app. The app is designed to share selfies and photos can only be taken through the front-facing camera.
    • SMUGMUG - "Your Photos Look Better Here. Devoted to priceless photos." Photo Sharing. Stunning Photo Websites.
    • SNAPCHAT - "Real-time Picture Chatting for iOS and Android." Photo messaging application. Using the app, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. Users can set a time limit for how long recipients can view their photos, up to 10 seconds, after which they will disappear.
    • SNAPSEED - "Snap it. Tweak it. Love it. Share it."
    • Socialcam - "The easiest way to take and share videos." Mobile social video application for iPhone and Android, that was launched March 7, 2011.
    • Vimeo - since 2004. "Your videos will love it here." Video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos.
    • Webstagram - "The best Instagram web viewer online." View photos of the people you follow; Like and Comment on photos; Follow and Unfollow other users; See your followers and following; Browse popular photos/tags/users; Get your RSS feeds; AND MANY OTHER STUNNING FEATURES...!
    • Wire - "Simple, beautiful conversations on your phone, tablet and desktop." A team of more than 50 people from 23 countries, supported by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is launching Wire, a communications network for messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, music and video on your phone, tablet and desktop. Wire is available on iOS, Android and OS X. It offers communications with an emphasis on high fidelity paired with elegant design. People can use Wire for personal and group messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, SoundCloud music and YouTube video sharing. Wire conversations are kept in sync across all your devices. It is engineered to take advantage of today’s devices, including iPhone 6, iPads and the latest Android devices.
    • ZOOOMR - since 2005. Website for sharing digital photos. In 2012, the web site was updated for Zoomr's 7th anniversary, announcing an "official closed beta" of a new version of the site that would discard "older concepts that kept the previous version of Zooomr too technically deep from every day users".
    Instant Messaging & Online (Video) Chat Services
  • Facebook Messenger.
  • 15 hidden WhatsApp features that everyone should know about - The Telegraph.
  • 17 best Facebook Messenger tips & tricks 2016 - PC Advisor.
  • A Single App That’ll Wrangle Your Millions of Messengers - Wired.
  • Emoji - ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages, whose use is spreading outside Japan.
  • For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words - The New York Times.
  • Full stop falling out of fashion thanks to instant messaging - The Telegraph.
  • How to Emoji-Flirt Like a Real Teenager - Wired.
  • How to Stop WhatsApp From Giving Facebook Your Phone Number - Wired.
  • Instant messaging | IM - online chat which offers real-time text transmission over the Internet.
  • Online chat - refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to receiver.
  • Real-time text | RTT - text transmitted instantly as it is being typed or created. Recipients can immediately read the message while it is being written, without waiting.
  • Software and protocols - Wikipedia.
  • Text messages that end in a period seen as less sincere - ScienceDaily.
  • The tyranny of messaging & notifications - The Verge.
  • True Private Messaging - 7 Apps to Encrypt Your Chats.
  • WeChat breaks 700 million monthly active users - Business Insider.
  • Why Google can't stop making messaging apps - engadget.
  • YouTube’s New Messenger Means You’ll Never Have to Leave YouTube - Wired.
    • Adium - since 2001. Free and open source instant messaging client for OS X that supports multiple IM networks, including Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ and XMPP.
    • AIM - since 1997. "Chat, Share, Connect. Chat with your friends on AIM, Facebook, Google Talk." Instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.
    • Any Meeting - "Free Web Conferencing Software, Free Online Meetings." Strictly, AnyMeeting is more of a videoconferencing service than it is a video chat service, but it fills the role nicely enough that some of you nominated it. It's lightweight, and only requires a browser plugin to work. It's free (although it's ad-supported).
    • BlackBerry Messenger - proprietary Internet-based instant messenger and videotelephony application included on BlackBerry devices that allows messaging (and videocalls for BlackBerry 10 smartphones) between BlackBerry users. Messages sent via BlackBerry Messenger are sent over the Internet and use the BlackBerry PIN system, so communication was only possible between BlackBerry devices until 2013.
    • Confide - "Your off-the-record messenger." Spoken words disappear after they're heard. But what you say online remains forever. With confidential messages that self-destruct, Confide lets you avoid the Cloud, and takes you off the record.
    • eBuddy - since 2003. "XMS. Unlimited messaging. Better. Free." Unlimited messaging through your Internet connection. Message any way you want with text, pictures, videos, location, emoticons and more. eBuddy is a pioneer in the mobile messaging landscape with its services having 400 million users; 300 million downloads; and 650 billion messages processed. The company's flagship service is XMS, a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging service.
    • Facebook Messenger - instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voice communication. Integrated with Facebook's web-based Chat feature and built on the open-source MQTT protocol, Messenger lets Facebook users chat with friends both on mobile and on the main website.
    • Facebook Video Chat - launched in 2011 as a simple and easy way to stay in touch with the friends you already have on a social network you already use. Powered on the back end by Skype.
    • FRING - free peer-to-peer mobile service enabling live chat, audio and video calls from mobile phones.
    • Google+ Hangouts - "Bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free." Instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication. The instant messaging service is colloquially known as "gtalk" or "gchat" to its users.
    • ICQ - since 1996. "Free texting in the app or via SMS. FREE calls from any device. Call your ICQ contacts free of charge and stay in touch wherever you are." Instant messaging computer program.
    • iMessage - since 2011. Instant messenger service developed by Apple Inc. for iOS and OS X Mountain Lion. Not to be confused with Messages (application). iMessage allows users to send texts, documents, photos, videos, contact information, and group messages over Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE to other iOS or OS X users, thus providing an alternative to standard SMS/MMS messaging for all users with devices running iOS 5 or later. On iPhones, green buttons and text bubbles indicate SMS-based communication; on all iOS devices, blue buttons and text bubbles indicate iMessage communication. All iMessages are ENCRYPTED and can be tracked using delivery receipts. If the recipient enables Read Receipts, the sender will be able to see that the recipient has read the message. iMessage also allows users to set up chats with more than two people - a "group chat".
    • iMessenger.
    • iMessenger - "Real Communication for iPhone." iMessenger 1.2 has a completely new MMS system. Your contacts have to be on the latest to receive MMS message.
    • Jive Chime - "Free Work Messaging. Seamlessly communicate with colleagues from any device, anytime, anywhere." Intuitive messaging for quick 1-1 and group conversations.
    • Messages - "Unlimited texting. Unlimited fun." If you’re a texter, you’ll love Messages on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Now they all come with iMessage, a service that’s an even better kind of texting. Because it’s free for you and anyone texting over Wi-Fi using an iOS device or Mac with iMessage. And it’s unlimited.* So say as much as you want.
    • Off-the-Record Messaging - allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging by providing: Encryption (No one else can read your instant messages), Authentication (you are assured the correspondent is who you think it is), Deniability (the messages you send do not have digital signatures that are checkable by a third party), Perfect forward secrecy (if you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation is compromised).
    • ooVoo - since 2007. "Lets you video chat with up to 12 friends for FREE. Anytime. Anywhere." Free video chat and instant messaging client. Proprietary audio and video instant messaging client software.
    • Skype.
    • Skype - since 2003. Freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client that is currently developed by the Microsoft Skype Division.
    • Slack (software).
    • Slack - since 2013. "A messaging app for teams." Be less busy. All your communication in one place, integrating with the tools and services you use every day.
    • Snapchat.
    • Snapchat - since 2011. Photo messaging application. Using the app, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps (as of November 2013, the range is from 1 to 10 seconds), after which they will be hidden from the recipient's device and deleted from the Snapchat server.
    • Tango - "Free calls and messages everywhere. Connect, Get Social, Have Fun!" TTango automatically locates friends who also have the free app; just click on a name to place a voice or video call. The app doesn’t need to be open for you to receive calls.
    • TigerText - since 2010. "Work Securely." Multi-platform, secure, real-time messaging application for the enterprise that allows text messages to be deleted from both the sender's and the receiver's phones after expiration, which could be a set period of time or after reading. The messages cannot be saved, copied or forwarded by recipients. TigerText does this by storing the message on a company server, not the receiving and sending device, and deleting when the expiration conditions are met. TigerText can be used on any Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, tablet, Mac or PC.
    • Tinychat - "Live video chat rooms, simple and easy." Tinychat is an online video chat community. Discover and meet friendly people just like you. Connect and chat with your friends.
    • Tor Chat - decentralized anonymous instant messenger that uses Tor hidden services as its underlying Network. It can be used for text messaging and to transfer files to other users. The characteristics of Tor's hidden services take care that all traffic between the clients is encrypted and that it is extremely difficult (if not impossible) to tell who is communicating with whom and where a given client is physically located.
    • Tox - "A New Kind of Instant Messaging." Free and open-source, peer-to-peer, encrypted instant messaging and video calling software. With the rise of government monitoring programs, Tox provides an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is totally free, and comes without advertising.
    • Viber.
    • Viber - since 2010. "Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere!" Proprietary cross-platform instant messaging voice-over-Internet Protocol application for smartphones developed by Viber Media. In addition to text messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages. The client software is available for Mac OS, Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, Bada, Windows Phone, and Microsoft Windows.
    • Vonage - "Crazy generous. Free International Calls in iPhone & Android." Free Talk, Text and Video Worldwide. Download and make FREE high-definition phone calls and video calls and send FREE texts, video messages and photos to Vonage Mobile users worldwide.
    • WhatsApp Messenger.
    • WhatsApp - since 2009. Proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages.
    • Wickr - "Top-Secret Messenger. The Internet is Forever. Escape the Internet with Wickr!" Proprietary instant messenger for iOS and Android and of the company that produces it. Wickr allows users to exchange end-to-end encrypted and self-destructing messages, including photos and file attachments.
    • Wire - "Simple, beautiful conversations on your phone, tablet and desktop." A team of more than 50 people from 23 countries, supported by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is launching Wire, a communications network for messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, music and video on your phone, tablet and desktop. Wire is available on iOS, Android and OS X. It offers communications with an emphasis on high fidelity paired with elegant design. People can use Wire for personal and group messaging, voice calling, sharing pictures, SoundCloud music and YouTube video sharing. Wire conversations are kept in sync across all your devices. It is engineered to take advantage of today’s devices, including iPhone 6, iPads and the latest Android devices.
    • Yahoo! Messenger - "Chat, Instant message, SMS, Video Call, PC Calls." Advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo! Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo! services.
    • Yik Yak - "Ride the Yak. Get a live feed of what everyone's saying around you." Anonymous social media app. It is available for iOS and Android and it allows people to anonymously create and view posts within a 1.5 mile radius depending on how many other users are nearby. It differs from other anonymous sharing apps such as PostSecret and Whisper in that it is intended for sharing primarily with those in close proximity to the user, potentially making it more intimate and relevant for people reading the posts. All users have the ability to contribute to the stream by writing, responding, and up voting or down voting yaks.
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    • Angelfire - free web hosting services.
    • 1&1 - "World's #1 Webhosting Company."
    • 4chan - since 2003. English-language imageboard website. Users generally post anonymously, with the most recent posts appearing above the rest. 4chan is split into various boards with their own specific content and guidelines. Registration is not required, nor is it possible (except for staff).
    • 10 BEST VPN SERVICES 2015 - Top 10 Rated.
    • 50 podcasts you need to hear - The Guardian.
    • ABOUT US - "The Wiki Way of Websites - the editable guide to websites."
    • ACTIVEDEN - with thousands of Flash components, files and templates, ActiveDen is the largest library of stock Flash online.
    • ADOBE AIR - a cross-platform runtime environment developed by Adobe Systems for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, or Ajax, that can be deployed as a desktop application.
    • ADOBE FLASH PLAYER - is software for viewing animations and movies using computer programs such as a web browser; in common usage, Flash lets you put animation and movies on a web site.
    • ADOBE READER - (formerly Acrobat Reader) is available as a no-charge download from Adobe's web site, and allows the viewing and printing of PDF files. Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a way to present information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.
    • ALEXA - known for its toolbar and website. Once installed, the toolbar collects data on browsing behavior which is transmitted to the website where it is stored and analyzed and is the basis for the company's web traffic reporting.
    • ALL ABOUT COOKIES - "All About Cookies is a free resource to help marketers and consumers understand the issues surrounding the use of cookies."
    • AMAZON S3 - (Simple Storage Service) is an online storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides storage through web services interfaces (REST, SOAP, and BitTorrent). Amazon claims that S3 uses the same scalable storage infrastructure that Amazon.com uses to run its own global e-commerce network. Amazon S3 is reported to store more than a trillion objects as of June 2012.
    • Amazon Mechanical Turk - marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. The Mechanical Turk web service enables companies to programmatically access this marketplace and a diverse, on-demand workforce. Developers can leverage this service to build human intelligence directly into their applications.
    • ANGELFIRE - founded in 1996. Free web hosting services. "It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a polished web designer, Angelfire's website builder gives you the tools to build a professional-looking website within minutes."
    • Ask Lifehacker - "Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done."
    • Ask.fm - since 2010. Social networking website based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where users can ask other users questions, with the option of anonymity.
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    • BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SEO - SEOmoz.
    • BEST VIDEO DOWNLOADER - "YouTube Video Download Made Easy." FREE add-on for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox that allows users to do YouTube Downloads quickly and easily!
    • Bidding For Good - since 2003. "Fundraising Auctions That Work For You." We provide a unique online auction platform, where nonprofits, schools, consumers and businesses converge to create dynamic and exciting fundraising events and ultimately, to raise more money for the causes we care so much about. With the help of over 8,000 customers and the 400,000+ shoppers in our Bidder Community, we have created a new category of shopping, Charitable Commerce.
    • BIG THINK - "Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders." Big Think is an online knowledge forum, founded in 2007, that features interviews, multi-media presentations, and roundtable discussions with major intellectuals from a wide range of fields. The concept for Big Think has been described as a YouTube for ideas.
    • BITLY - "Shorten, share and track your links." A simple URL shortener.
    • BITTORRENT - the global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet.
    • BLACKBAUD - "Your Passion. Our Purpose." Fundraising software, nonprofit accounting software & nonprofit management system.
    • BLEETBOX - "Make any site social." Browser based chat application that allows you to chat with anyone, about anything, anywhere on the Web. "We want you to be able to: Discover and share anything you find interesting on the Web. Find and chat live with other people that have the same interests as you. Find, follow and create the latest news and trends."
    • BLOGGER - "Create your free Blog." Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.
    • BLOGLINES - "The fastest way to find and track your favorite websites and blogs in real-time. Aims to deliver the best experience for our users by creating a service where users can subcribe, create, manage and share news feeds, blogs and rich web content from across the web."
    • Bond - the robot that creates handwritten notes for you.
    • Bond - "Be noteworthy." A handwritten card, signed and sealed by the latest technology. Lets you send handwritten notes on customizable stationery from your phone or computer.
    • BONZO BOX - "It's Your Homepage." Interactive web tool that allows people to build their own customized "BonzoBox" home page with links to their favorite websites.
    • BORDOM - "In a sentence, Bordom is a vast collection of funny memes, strange news, and other fascinating things found on the Internet."
    • BOX - (formerly Box.net) is an online file sharing and Cloud content management service for enterprise companies. The company has adopted a freemium business model, and provides 5GB of free storage for personal accounts. A mobile version of the service is available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, WebOS, and Windows Phone devices.
    • Brands of the World - "Download vector logos and logotypes."
    • BUY GOOD REVIEWS - Internet Repuration Management.
    • BUYDOMAINS.COM - "Business Starts Here." Buy premium domain names. Available & domain names for sale.
    • BUZZFLASH.NET - most popular stories as ranked by our readers.
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    • CIA World Factbook.
    • CIA: THE WORLD FACTBOOK - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
    • CLUSTRMAPS - "Locate all visitors... fast!." Hit counter map widget and tracker shows locations of all visitors to any site.
    • COLOUR LOVERS - "Whether you’re simply looking for a color palette to kickstart your next project or want to produce a piece of vector art, we have the tools and services to help anybody from go from design inspiration to execution. There are 787,336 COLOURlovers around the world who have created 4,200,566 Colors, 1,716,386 Palettes and 1,744,061 Patterns. (As of August 23, 2011)."
    • COMIC CONNECT - "The Online Marketplace for Buyers & Sellers!"
    • COMMISSION JUNCTION - global leader in the online advertising channels of affiliate marketing and managed search.
    • COMPETE, INC. - web traffic analysis service operating in the United States that publishes the approximate number of global visitors to the top 1,000,000 web sites in the world. This number is computed from sources including internet service providers, opt-in panels, application providers, and users of the Compete toolbar.
    • COMSCORE - a marketing research company that provides marketing data and services to many of the Internet's largest businesses.
    • CONNECTED HISTORIES - Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace.
    • COOLIRIS - "Photo sharing made simple." Media browser plug-in, mobile app, gallery builder.
    • COOL TOOLS - "Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. All reviews on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it."
    • copyleft - definition & explanation.
    • CRAIGSLIST - provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events serving 570 cities in 50 countries.
    • CREATIVE COMMONS | CC - a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. "We provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof."
    • CREDO REFERENCE - "Smart Research Starts Here." Puts the world's best citable information at your fingertips. Find: encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, crossword solver, measurement conversions.
    • CROSSLINK BUILDER - "The art of search engine promotion." Search engine optimisation (seo) by building web links for free.
    • Crunch Base - "The Free Tech Company Techbase." Free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.
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    • Dropbox - Simplify your life.
    • DLNA | DIGITAL LIVING NETWORK ALLIANCE - connect and enjoy. Standard used by manufacturers of consumer electronics to allow entertainment devices within the home to share their content with each other across a home network.
    • DNA ANCESTRY PROJECT - genetic genealogy: trace your ancestry with DNA.
    • DON CROWTHER.COM - "How to find free (and legal) pictures online."
    • DOUBLECLICK - develops and provides Internet ad serving services.
    • DROPBOX - "Simplify your life." The easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. free download.
    • DRUPAL - open source content management (CMS) platform. Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
    • DRUPAL GARDENS - "Building beautiful websites just got easier." Launch a product, promote an event, engage a community. Create socially smart websites and microsites that accelerate your business with Drupal Gardens.
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    • Evernote - Remember Everything.
    • E-GOLD - Internet payments 100% backed by gold.
    • EASYSHIFT - "A new, fun way to earn cash."
    • EGO ARCHIVE - keeps track of all your web stuff! It saves every web page, every update in your social streams to help you organize, archive and search your browsing history.
    • EHOW - "How To Do Just About Everything! How To Videos (over 150,000) & Articles."
    • ELANCE - hire professionals, outsource work. Hire, manage, pay experts online.
    • ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA - online encyclopedia. Articles are aimed at educated adults, and written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert contributors. It is regarded as the most scholarly of encyclopaedias.
    • ENVATO - "We operate marketplaces where hundreds of thousands of people buy and sell digital goods every day, and a network of educational blogs where millions learn creative skills. The Envato Marketplaces allow anyone to buy or sell digital goods like WordPress themes, background music, After Effects project files, Flash templates and much more."
    • EOFFICE - access 100 locations in more than 30 countries. Office spade, offices for rent, serviced offices, meeting rooms, conference rooms, virtual offices.
    • EUROPEANA - "Think Culture." Search through the cultural collections of Europe. It links you to over 20 million digital items (2012).
    • EVERNOTE - "Remember Everything". Makes it easy to remember things big and small from your notable life using your computer, phone, and the web. Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook.
    • EVI - "Ask me anything." Our goal is to power a new kind of search experience where users can access the world’s knowledge simply by asking for the information they need in a way that is completely natural to them; just as if they were talking to another human being. As of April 13, 2011: Answering questions based on 486,723,077 facts on 16,035,662 things.
    • EVITE - invitation, free eCards, and party planning ideas.
    • EXPERTEER.COM - "Make the right career move." Europe`s leading personalised career service for experienced professionals.
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    • FactCheck.ORG - aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
    • FACTCHECK.ORG - aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
    • FAKE NAME GENERATOR - "Generate a Random Name." The most advanced name generator. With 30 languages and 22 countries, the Fake Name Generator is the most advanced name generator on the internet.
    • Figure Running - new sport that encourages you to get creative, go outside and discover new places while running and getting fit. The competition is not about your running speed or distance, it’s all about drawing.
    • FixYa - "Solutions for Everything." Product problem support, troubleshooting help & repair solutions. FixYa is a community based trouble-shooting resource that provides consumer-generated, practical product tips to help consumers solve problems on 8 million products.
    • FLAG COUNTER - "Plain old "hit counters" are boring! You need a FREE flag counter!"
    • FLATTR - "Flattr is a social micropayment platform that lets you show love for the things you like."
    • Flipboard - social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software for Android and iOS. It collects the content of social media and other websites and presents it in magazine format and allows users to "flip" through their social-networking feeds and feeds from websites that have partnered with the company.
    • FLIPPING BOOK - "Software for creating online publications, magazines, photo albums and flip books with the real turning page effect."
    • FLIXEL - open source game-making library that is completely free for personal or commercial use. Written entirely in Actionscript 3, and designed to be used with free development tools, Flixel is easy to learn, extend and customize.
    • FREE ADVICE - free legal advice in 100+ law topics.
    • FREE SERVERS - "All you need to get started is a Web address. Buy your own domain here, personalize a free sub-domain from us, or redirect a domain you already own."
    • FREE UNIVERSITY LECTURES - Lecturefox: computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and more.
    • FREE WEBSITE CONTENT - webmaster tools.
    • FREE WEBSITE REPORT - website worth estimation and web information service. Website reporting services focused on estimating website advertising revenue.
    • Freemake Video Converter - freeware software application for video conversion. The program can be used to convert between video formats, rip DVDs, burn DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, create photo slideshows and music visualizations, and upload files to YouTube. Freemake Video Converter can import the majority of video, audio, and image formats, and outputs to AVI, MP4, WMV, Matroska, FLV, SWF, 3GP, DVD, Blu-ray, MPEG, and MP3. The program also prepares videos supported by various multimedia devices, including Apple devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad), Xbox, Sony PlayStation, and Samsung, Nokia, BlackBerry, and Android mobile devices. The software is able to perform DVD burning and is able to convert videos, photographs, and music into DVD video. Freemake Video Converter allows for simple video editing tasks, such as cutting, rotating, flipping, and combining multiple videos into one file and can also create photo slideshows with background music. Users are then able to upload these videos to YouTube.
    • Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online - International New York Times.
    • FundRazr - since 2009. "Raise money for what matters to you." Canadian crowdfunding site and Facebook app first released in 2009. It allows users to set up crowdfunding pages and/or embed fundraising apps on their Facebook pages to raise money for a variety of causes such as medical care, memorials, and animal rescue causes. Tens of millions of dollars have been raised from over 40,000 fundraising campaigns.
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    • Google Maps.
    • GEEKBENCH - very comprehensive benchmarking utility. It is a cross-platform tool that allows you to measure the performance of your computer.
    • Get Satisfaction - since 2007. Customer Community For Social Support, Social Marketing and Customer Feedback."
    • Getty Images - "Stock Photography, Royalty-Free Photos, Video Footage & Music."
    • GIGWALK - "Instantly mobilize people to do work anywhere."
    • GIPHY - "Search All the GIFs & Make Your Own Animated GIF." How you search, share, and discover the world's best GIFs.
    • GLADINET - provides cloud storage access solutions.
    • GLASSDOOR - free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies.
    • GO DADDY - domain names, web hosting & SSL certificates.
    • GOOD COUNTER - "100% free web statistic counter for your web site."
    • GOOGLE - "Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."
    • GOOGLE ANALYTICS - "The enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way."
    • GOOGLE ANALYTICS OPT-OUT BROWSER ADD-ON - provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics.
    • GOOGLE ANDROID - Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.
    • GOOGLE APPS - "More than two million businesses run Google Apps. Reliable, secure online applications wherever you work: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Groups, Google Sites & Google Video."
    • GOOGLE BOOKS - a service from Google that searches the full text of books that Google scans.
    • GOOGLE CHROME - Google's new webbrowser for Windows.
    • GOOGLE DASHBOARD - new service that shows a summary of the data stored with a Google account.
    • GOOGLE DOCS - free web-based word processor and spreadsheet, which allow you share and collaborate online.
    • GOOGLE DRIVE - file storage, sync and online backup service.
    • GOOGLE EARTH - a virtual globe, map and geographic information program.
    • GOOGLE FEEDBURNER - Feeds are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers.
    • GOOGLE GOGGLES - downloadable image recognition application created by Google Inc. which can be currently found on the Mobile Apps page of Google Mobile.[1] It is used for searches based on pictures taken by handheld devices. For example, taking a picture of a famous landmark would search for information about it, or taking a picture of a product's barcode will search for information on the product.
    • GOOGLE LATITUDE - lets you see your friends on a map. Get it on your phone or your computer.
    • GOOGLE MAPS - a basic web mapping service application and technology.
    • GOOGLE MAPS WITH STREET VIEW - "Explore the world at street level." Provides 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic views from a row of positions along the street (one every approximately 10 or 20 metres) for many streets in the world, from a height of about 2.5 metres.
    • GOOGLE OCEAN - allows users to zoom below the surface of the ocean and view the 3D bathymetry beneath the waves.
    • GOOGLE PROJECTS FOR ANDROID
    • GOOGLE READER - a web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds online or offline. Read them in one place with Google Reader, where keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email.
    • GOOGLE SHARING - how to hide from Google. A special kind of anonymizing proxy service, designed for a very specific threat. It ultimately aims to provide a level of anonymity that will prevent google from tracking your searches, movements, and what websites you visit.
    • GOOGLE STREET VIEW - provides 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic views from a row of positions along the street (one every approximately 10 or 20 metres) for many streets in the world, from a height of about 2.5 metres.
    • GOOGLE TRANSLATE - free translation service into 59 languages.
    • GOOGLE WAVE - a service that melds e-mail, instant messaging, online forums, and wikis into a grand messaging service. Coming soon.
    • GROOVLE - Groovle - Your Groovy Custom Homepage - was created so people can customize their Internet homepage with images ranging from favorite celebrities or sports teams to more personal images of friends and family etc.
    • GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS - "Home of the Longest, Fastest, Shortest, Fastest facts and feats."
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    • HOLA! - "Unblock censored sites with free VPN Proxy & Accelerate your Internet."
    • HOSTMONSTER - "Trusted by Over One Million Websites". HostMonster has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Professional Web Hosting for US$5.95/month.
    • Hotspot Shield - since 2005. "Free VPN Service." Allows users to surf the Internet privately by creating a virtual private network so the user can gain secure access to all internet content, while staying in control over their personal privacy.
    • HOWCAST - the best how to videos on the web.
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    • IFTTT - if this then that.
    • I-TOMB - "The World Virtual Cemetery."
    • iCLOUD - (the successor to MobileMe) is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc.
    • IFTTT - "Put the internet to work for you". A service that enables customers to connect channels (i.e. Facebook, Evernote, Weather, Dropbox, etc.) with personally created or publicly shared Recipes that fit the simple statement: if this then that.
    • IGOOGLE - iGoogle is your personalized Google page. Add news, photos, weather, and stuff from across the Web to your page.
    • IMAGE RESIZER FOR WINDOWS - utility that lets you resize one or more selected image files directly from Windows Explorer by right-clicking.
    • Indiegogo - since 2008. "The world's funding platform. Fund what matters to you." International crowdfunding site where anyone can raise money for film, music, art, charity, small businesses, gaming, theater, and more.
    • INSSIDER - an award-winning FREE WI-FI NETWORK SCANNER for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
    • INSTAGRAM - free photo sharing program launched in October 2010 that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a variety of social networking services, including Instagram's own.
    • INTERNET ARCHIVE | IA - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
    • ISSUU - "You publish." Publish by Millions. Turns your documents into beautiful online publications.
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    • Joomla!
    • JCONNECT - fax and voicemail by email and conference calling.
    • JOOMLA! - free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.
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    • Klout.
    • KELKOO - "Find. Compare. Save." A European price comparison service founded in France in 1999.
    • KHAN ACADEMY - "Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free." The world's totally free virtual school!
    • KICKSTARTER - "A New Way To Fund & Follow Creativity." A funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers.
    • KLOUT - "The Standard for Influence." A website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank its users according to online social influence via the "Klout Score", which is a numerical value between 1 and 100. In determining the user score, Klout measures the size of a user's social media network (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Wikipedia, and Instagram) and correlates the content created to measure how other users interact with that content.
    • KULER - "Explore, create and share color themes."
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    • LiveJournal.
    • LACARTES - "Your Guide To Everything Around You..."
    • LEGAL-EXPLANATIONS.COM - legal resources in plain English.
    • Lifehacker - "Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done."
    • LIGHTBOX 2 - "Lightbox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It's a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers."
    • LISTVERSE - "Ultimate Top 10 Lists. We are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser-known trivia. Every day we present a new unique list in any one of our twenty-two categories, from art to travel."
    • LIVEJOURNAL - since 1999. "It's fast, fun, and free!". Virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community. Available in 32 languages.
    • LIVE LEAK - "Redefining the Media." Video sharing website that lets users post and share videos. Liveleak places emphasis on current events, politics and reality-based footage such as war scenes from various parts of the world.
    • LONGREADS - posts links to new stories every day, including long-form journalism, magazine stories from your favorite publications.
    • LOREM IPSUM - placeholder text (filler text) commonly used to demonstrate the graphics elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography, and layout. The lorem ipsum text is typically a section of a Latin text by Cicero with words altered, added and removed that make it nonsensical in meaning and not proper Latin.
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    • Magento.
    • MAGENTO - open source ecommerce web application that was launched on March 31, 2008
    • MAIL A MAFIA THREAT STRAIGHT FROM CORLEONE
    • MAKEUSEOF.com - booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive. The aim of MakeUseOf is to guide you through the web and tell you about hot websites that you have never heard of, best software programs, and all kinds of "how to" tips for Windows, Mac and Linux computer users.
    • Math.Answers.com - informative guide for both students and educators with extremely helpful articles on many forms of mathematics.
    • measuring worth - Relative Worth Calculators & Data Sets.
    • MENSA INTERNATIONAL - check your IQ!
    • META FILTER - general-interest community weblog, founded in 1999. "Metafilter is a weblog that anyone can contribute a link or a comment to. A typical weblog is one person posting their thoughts on the unique things they find on the web. This website exists to break down the barriers between people, to extend a weblog beyond just one person, and to foster discussion among its members."
    • MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS - free software helps you avoid viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
    • MICROSOFT SKYDRIVE - file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device.
    • MOCKINGBIRD - online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application.
    • MOLLUM - web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop spam on your blog, social network or community website.
    • MOVABLE TYPE - "Professional publishing platform." Free software weblog publishing system.
    • MULTIPLY - secure, family-friendly media sharing.
    • MY AOL - your personalized home page that offers weather, calendar, horoscopes, mail, news, stock quotes, pictures and many more customizable features, and more.
    • MY FREE COPYRIGHT - FREE copyright protection. “How to Protect Your Creation in 3 Minutes.”
    • MY PR GENIE - the only, Do-It-Yourself, PR platform and newswire that gives you access to over 540,000 journalist contacts. Using MyPRGenie, you can create a business profile on search engines and directories, upload your press release in any language and significantly increase your exposure online!
    • myus.com - since 1997. "#1 International Shipping, Mail and Package Forwarding Service." Shop the USA & Ship Anywhere in the World - Faster, Safer, & Less Expensively! With MyUS you can now easily buy from stores in the USA! Save 80% on International Shipping and get your goods faster with 2-4 day delivery worldwide!
    • MY WEB FACE - "A world of fun. All in one toolbar. Turn yourself into a cartoon! See how you'll look old! Use it on Facebook and other social networks!"
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    • Newser.
    • NetMarketShare - "Market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems and search engines."
    • NEWSER - founded in 2007. "Read Less. Know More." Web-native news site, seeking to speak to the new online news behavior—the need to survey multiple news brands—and to combine the machine search capabilities used in sites like Google News and Yahoo News with the newsroom oversight of traditional news organizations. Searching hundreds of news sites, Newser’s goal is to provide an efficient and entertaining one-stop shop for headlines and news summaries throughout the day. Newser has pioneered a summary form which compresses traditional, often repetitive, news exposition into a more stream-lined, compact, fact-oriented form tailored to web browsing. Newser marries these short takes to photographs and relevant videos.
    • NEWSVINE - updated continuously by citizens like you. Newsvine is an instant reflection of what the world is talking about at any given moment.
    • Next Big Sound - "Analytics and Insights for the Music Industry." Launched in 2009, Next Big Sound is the leading provider of online music analytics and insights, tracking hundreds of thousands of artists around the world. Provides a dashboard, charts, and reports to monitor popularity, activity, and metrics for musicians across social media, sales and events.
    • Nickname Generator
    • NOTEPAD++ - a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
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    • OFONO - open source telephony. A place to bring developers together around designing an infrastructure for building mobile telephony (GSM/UMTS) applications.
    • ONE POLL - "Research specialists - investigating the opinion of the people. OnePoll conducts online surveys. Once you’re registered - for free - your account opens and you start earning."
    • ONLINE STOPWATCH - "Everybody needs a stopwatch at some point -- and there's never one around! Well... Now there is! Online Stopwatch! A Simple, Fast Flash Online Stopwatch and Online Countdown timer always available when you need it."
    • OPEN CULTURE - "The best free cultural & educational media on the web."
    • OPEN DIRECTORY PROJECT - the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
    • OPEN ID - OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites (nearly ten-thousand), simplifying your online experience.
    • OTIXO - "All your cloud files from a single login."
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    • Picasa.
    • PANORAMIO - "Photos of the World." Also show photos not selected for Google Earth. Panoramio is a website that enables digital photographers to geolocate, store and organize their photographs–and to view those photographs in Google Earth and Google Maps.
    • PASTEBIN - "#1 paste tool since 2002." A type of web application that allows its users to upload snippets of text, usually samples of source code, for public viewing.
    • PAY PAL - "Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account with PayPal."
    • Pencil Pushups - one of the major vision therapy exercises for Convergence Insufficiency and other binocular deficiencies.
    • PEOPLE FINDERS - "Find anyone, anywhere." People search. Find people. Search public records.
    • PEOPLE SEARCH PRO - free people search, search people, phone numbers, or public records for free.
    • PEOPLE SMART - people search & background checks by name, phone, email or address. Find contact information, social networking data, and public records in a way that respects privacy.
    • PERMALINKS - this website provides permanent links (so called PermaLinks).
    • PETITION SPOT - "Start a Petition for free at Online Petition Spot."
    • PHOTOSYNTH - "Capture your world in 3D. Shoot wraparound panoramas or full "synths", share them with friends, and publish them to Bing." Powerful set of tools for capturing and viewing the world in 3D. You can share these views with your friends on Facebook, publish them to Bing Maps, or embed them in your own Web site.
    • PICASA - a software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It's free, and easy to use.
    • PINGDOM - "Uptime and performance monitoring made easy. Be the first to know when your website is down." Service that tracks the uptime, downtime, and performance of websites. Based in Sweden, Pingdom monitors websites from multiple locations globally so that it can distinguish genuine downtime from routing and access problems.
    • PIPL.COM - "The most comprehensive people search on the web. We 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."
    • PLAXO - "Your Address Book For Life." Online "smart, socially connected address book" and social networking service.
    • POCKET - "View when Ready." If it's in Pocket, it's on your phone, tablet or computer. You don't even need an Internet connection. Help people who discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device -- phone, tablet or computer.
    • PODIO - online work platform with a new take on how everyday work gets done. It gives people more power than they’ve ever had before to do manage their work better, smarter and in their own way. Combining hundreds of specialized and flexible work apps with messaging, tasks, reporting, workflow and contact management, Podio lets you build and shape the online workplace most fitting to your role.
    • POKEN - "Collect people and things with a touch." Poken is revolutionizing the event industry with its innovative and simple solutions to generate high quality leads, get unprecedented insight into people's interests, and boost networking between participants. We provide tools and technology for tradeshow managers, exhibitors and event organizers to create interactive and exciting events, while measuring the return on investment of their lead generation activities.
    • Population Reference Bureau - informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment. "We focus our work around these "core themes": Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children and Families; Global Health; Population and the Environment; Aging; Inequality and Poverty; Migration and Urbanization; and Gender."
    • POSTEROUS - "Share it Your Way for Free." Simple blogging platform started in May 2008. It supports integrated and automatic posting to other social media tools such as Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook, a built-in Google Analytics package, and custom themes.
    • PowaTag - since 2014. "No cash, No Plastic, No fuss." Mobile payment enabling technology. With the app, users can make purchases using a smartphone, with payment and delivery details tied to a specific smartphone device. The app incorporates elements of QR code detection, audio recognition, and beacon technology. Audio watermarks in the form of inaudible tones embedded within radio, commercials, or live broadcast events are detectable by the app, taking users to a mobile commerce store where a purchase can be made.
    • PROPELLER - is a social news portal, meaning that it is programmed by you – the audience. Our members post links to stories from all over the Web. Many of these stories originate from the websites of traditional media, including newspapers and magazines. But you will also find many stories that seldom pop up in the mainstream.
    • PULSE - "Your News. Anywhere." RSS reader. App for Android, iOS and HTML5 browsers, originally released in 2010. The application, displays news from multiple RSS feeds in a single page using a tile based interface. Pulse has been praised by users for its sleek, easy to use design.
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    • QUACKIT - "Free Webmaster Tutorials. Teaches beginners how to create websites. We start off slowly, teaching you the basics such as HTML and CSS. We then introduce you to more advanced topics so that you can add more features to your website."
    • QR code.com - "The QR code is that carry meaningful information in the vertical direction as well as the horizontal, hence the two-dimensional term. By carrying information in both directions, QR code can carry up to several hundred times the amount of data carried by an ordinary bar codes. On this site, We would like to introduce the QR code through the feature, the standard, the introduction procedure, how to make the code, the example of the QR code usage, and FAQ."
    • QR CODE READERS - list of the best QR-Code reading software available to download on the Internet.
    • QUORA - "Quora connects you to everything you want to know about. A continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it." Question-and-answer website created, edited and organized by its community of users.
    • QWIKI - platform that creates interactive, on-the-fly, multimedia presentations of information. It reads automatically selected information from various websites and automatically grabs photos and associated pictures on the subject.
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    • Reddit.
    • Random Name Generator
    • RANKER - "A World of Lists: The Best of Top 10, Top 100 & More Lists: List Making Is Easy at Ranker."
    • RAPIDSHARE - founded in 2002. "Your Pictures, Videos, Documents & Music..." One-click hosting service that offers both free and commercial services. RapidShare is one of the world's largest file-hosting sites, with 10 petabytes of files on its servers, and handling up to three million users simultaneously.
    • Real Phone Lookup - "Find out who owns that number, even if it's unpublished!"
    • RECAPTCHA - "Stop Spam, Read Books." A free anti-bot service that helps digitize books.
    • REDDIT - since 2005. "What's new online!" Keep up with the latest development updates, community announcements, and general reddit tomfoolery. Social news website where the registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text "self" post. Other users then vote the submission "up" or "down", which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site's pages and front page.
    • REFDESK.COM - "Fact Checker for the Internet." Reference, facts, news. Free and family-friendly resources.
    • REFUGEES UNITED - aims to assist refugees with an anonymous and safe internet search engine to find and reconnect with missing family members.
    • Regator Semantic API - uses proprietary real-time semantic technology to provide context, categorization data, related content, up-to-the-minute trends and more.
    • Reputation.com - Online Reputation Management. "Your Online Reputation. It's Business. It's Personal." In a nutshell, online reputation management, or ORM as it’s known, is the practice of making people and businesses look their best on the Internet. To accomplish that, people need to control their online search results because they frequently contain inaccurate, misleading or outdated material which can adversely influence how web searchers view them.
    • RSS & ATOM FEEDS - available Google news feeds.
    • RSS READER - free RSS reader displays any RSS and Atom news feed.
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    • SkyDrive.
    • SaneBox - "Email Management for Any Inbox - Free Trial." SaneBox determines the importance of each email based on your past interaction with your Inbox. It moves unimportant messages out of the Inbox into a new folder called SaneLater, and summarizes them in a digest.
    • SCRIBD - document-sharing website that allows users to post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format.
    • SEARCH ENGINE LAND - "Must Read News About Search Marketing & Search Engines."
    • SECUNIA PERSONAL SOFTWARE INSPECTOR | PSI - used by millions of home users around the world, the Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer against vulnerabilities in programs.
    • SECURESAFE PRO - password and credit card manager software.
    • SEDO - the global marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites.
    • SEND A MAFIA THREAT FROM CORLEONE, SICILY!
    • SEO ANALYST
    • SHVOONG.COM - "The Global Source for Summaries & Reviews". Shvoong is a global hub for Summaries & Reviews on virtually every topic imaginable. On Shvoong you’ll find book reviews, book summaries, movie reviews, website reviews, make money online reviews, business reviews, product reviews, travel reviews, and much more.
    • SHOPIFY - "Sell online. Create your online store today." Shopify provides you with an ecommerce website, an easy to use administration area, and secure hosting - everything you need to sell your products online.
    • SHOUTEM - "The World's Simplest Mobile App Maker. Make an App. Build Apps with Easy Application Creator."
    • SHOZU - the leading provider of mobile social media services that connect mobile consumers with their online social networks, personal blogs, photo storage sites and other Web 2.0 properties from the handset.
    • SIMPLEVIEWER - "Spectacular image galleries made simple."
    • Siri, Alexa & Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test - The New York Times.
    • Site Valuation - "Website & Domain Price Checker." Have you ever wonder how much your website potentially worths? SiteValuation.Org is a tool to estimate the value and the potential of your domain and your website. Get the complete stats about your website information including Alexa rank, Google pagerank, Domain Authority... Based on those information, our algorithm will calculate and estimate the website daily income, daily visitors, the website value...
    • sketchfab - "The Easiest Way to Share Your 3D Models." The place to be for 3D files. Publish and find the best 3D content. Easy and free.
    • SKYDRIVE - file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device.
    • Smarter Living - "The latest tips for making the most of your daily life."
    • SMASHWORDS - "your ebook.your way." Ebook self-publishing publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers and readers. 1,604,946,340 words published as of March 9, 2011.
    • SMILEY WORLD - list of smiley's.
    • SOCIALOOMPH - TOOLS TO BOOST YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCTIVITY.
    • SOFTPEDIA - free downloads encyclopedia.
    • SOUND CLOUD - "Share Your Sounds. SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.
    • Speedtest by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test.
    • STAT COUNTER - free invisble web tracker, hit counter and web stats.
    • Strong Password Generator - generates new passwords here in your browser, using JavaScript. A strong password: has at least 15 characters; has uppercase letters; has lowercase letters; has numbers; has symbols.
    • Sunrise Software - provides outsource and offshore web design, web development and internet marketing services and it has offices in the Philippines, Australia and Switzerland.
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    • TARGET MAP - free online mapping tool. Create & share customized data maps on Googlemaps.
    • TECHCRUNCH - a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies created by MICHAEL ARRINGTON.
    • The Awesomer - daily blog filled with awesome stuff for awesome people. Initially conceptualized as a gadget shopping blog, it’s now more or less a massive repository for whatever we find interesting. We’re like that closet that you throw everything into, albeit a bit more organized, and minus the ratty tee you’ve worn since freshman year. In short, The Awesomer samples a bit of everything – from gadgets to cars, from clothing to video games. The more interesting/funky/goofy, the better.
    • THE FREE LIBRARY - FREE ONLINE LIBRARY (20,659,476 articles and books articles & books: December 30, 2012): news, magazines, newspapers, journals, reference articles and classic books.
    • The Grid - "This is not another do-it-yourself website builder. The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it - videos, images, text, urls and more - and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you."
    • THE MOTH - "True Stories Told Live." The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it.
    • THE OPEN SOURCE NEWSPAPER - 1.Promoting open source software CMS as an alternative to proprietary entreprise software for professional newspaper web publishing.
    • The secret dossier of the Dreyfus Affair - released for the first time.
    • THE STRONGBOX PASSWORD SECURITY SYSTEM - website security: cryptographically secure site defense system.
    • The True Size Of ... - "Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find!"
    • THEMEFOREST - premium WordPress themes and web templates.
    • TIMEANDDATE.COM - "Lots of time and date related information, such as yearly and monthly calendars, counters, countdown, and the world clock which shows the current time in cities."
    • TRAVEL RISK MAP 2016 - Global health & travel security risks review.
    • Trend Tablet - explains how trends grow, evolve and flow.
    • TRENDSMAP - "Real-time local Twitter trends."
    • TUCOWS - since 1994 known for its popular website directory of shareware, freeware, and demo software packages available to download.
    • TUMBLR - a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog.
    • Tweet Deck - "The most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing and engagement."
    • TWEETMEME - "Hottest Links on Twitter." A service which aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular.
    • TYPEPAD - blogging software, business blogs and blog services.
    • TYPO3 - free and open source web content management system (CMS). It can run on several web servers, such as Apache or IIS, on top of many operating systems, among them Linux, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and OS/2.
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    • UNBLOCK US - "Smarter Faster VPN. Enjoy freedom of access to blocked Internet content ANYWHERE YOU ARE in the world! Experience access to region-blocked video and audio! Works on your computer or TV. Star to enjoy your favorite shows, movies and music on your PC, Mac, game console, Internet enabled TV or Blu Ray player, iPhone, iPad, or iPod - anywhere you are!"
    • UNHEAR IT - "Get that damn song out of your head!" We created this site for those of you that have a song stuck in your head and you can't get it out no matter what you do. Using the latest in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology, we've been able to allow our users to "unhear" songs by hearing equally catchy songs.
    • UNICODE 6.1.0 - computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems consisting of a repertoire of more than 110,000 characters covering 100 scripts.
    • Unlocator - "Unblock Websites the Easy Way." Watch Netflix, Hulu and many other websites anywhere in the world.
    • Urban Gardening - the process of growing plants of all types and varieties in an urban environment.
    • U.S. National Debt Clock - Real Time.
    • U.S. National Debt Clock - Real Time.
    • usa2me.com - "RV Mail Forwarding Services, Remailing, US Mailing Address, Mail Receiving." Have your own USA address to receive mail and packages. Forwarding anywhere in the world. Online mailbox management. Great rates and member services.
    • USTREAM.TV - "You're On." Free LIVE VIDEO Streaming, Online Broadcasts. Create webcasts, video chat, stream videos on the Internet. Live streaming videos, TV shows.
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    • Vimeo.
    • VALIDATOR - Markup Validation Service. This validator checks the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc. free service by W3C that helps check the validity of Web documents.
    • Vimeo - since 2004. "Your videos belong here." Video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos.
    • VIRB - "Build an elegantly simple website with Virb."
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    • Wikimedia Commons.
    • W3C MARKUP VALIDATION SERVICE - this validator checks the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc. free service by W3C that helps check the validity of Web documents.
    • W3SCHOOLS - "Educate yourself - beginners and experts!" The world's largest web development site.
    • WEB STATS CHECKER - "Giving you the competitive advantage." Checks stats for domains, keywords, competitors, inbound links and more.
    • WEBLOGS.COM - a ping server run by Moreover Technologies that automatically notifies subscribers when new content is posted to a website or blog. Essentially it acts as a central hub between publishers and consumers of content.
    • WebDAV - extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that facilitates collaboration between users in editing and managing documents and files stored on World Wide Web servers. The WebDAV protocol makes the Web a readable and writable medium. It provides a framework for users to create, change and move documents on a server; typically a web server or web share. The most important features of the WebDAV protocol include the maintenance of properties about an author or modification date, namespace management, collections, and overwrite protection. Maintenance of properties includes such things as the creation, removal, and querying of file information. Namespace management deals with the ability to copy and move web pages within a server’s namespace. Collections deals with the creation, removal, and listing of various resources. Lastly, overwrite protection handles aspects related to locking of files.
    • Website Cloning - refers to the copying or modification of an existing website design or script to create a new website. Website cloning allows designers to create websites without the need to write scripts from scratch.
    • WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? - The world at seven billion.
    • WHITE PAGES - people search. "Your go-to source for the most reliable contact information online. With accurate information for almost 200 million U.S. adults, we make finding and connecting with others incredibly simple—and incredibly free."
    • WIBIYA - "Boost your website with interactive features." web toolbar is free & perfect for blogs, e-commerce sites, small businesses & others by providing access to innovative & useful web applications.
    • Wiki Galaxy - "Explore Wikipedia in 3D."
    • WIKIA - a collection of wikis that anyone can edit. Find and collaborate with people who love what you love.
    • WIKIBOOKS - a community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.
    • WIKIHOW - "to do anything". The how-to manual that you can edit.
    • WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - online repository of free-use images, sound and other media files. The repository contains over 15 million media files.
    • WIKINEWS - the FREE news source you can write!
    • WIKIPEDIA - free encyclopedia with 13 million articles contributed collaboratively using Wiki software, in 271 languages.
    • WIKIQUOTE - free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language.
    • WIKISOURCE - an online library of free content publications.
    • WIKIVERSITY - is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.
    • WISE GEEK - "Clear answers for common questions." Provides short, clear and concise answers to common questions. As of April 4, 2011: 133,315 articles.
    • WIX - "Create Your Free Website." 44,972,346 users and growing. Get online now! Easy to customize. No coding. Google friendly. We empower people like you to create your own online presence for free and exactly the way you want.
    • World's Countries' Overall Int'l Debt Burden (% of GDP) - interactive map.
    • WORLDLE - a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide.
    • WORLDPRESS - blog tool and publishing platform. WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
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    • Yelp.
    • YAHOO! - best known for its web portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search) and for a variety of other services, including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States. According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo! websites every month. Yahoo itself claims it attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages."
    • YELP - social networking, user review, and local search web site. Business ratings and reviews.
    • YOU SEND IT - send, receive and track large and important files. FTP replacement.
    • YOU TUBE - "Broadcast Yourself." Video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos.
    • YOUR STORY - "The Free Press Release resource. Find or submit multiple press releases for free to our human edited, global press release service."
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    • Zite - "Tell Zite your interests and let it do the rest." Stop searching and get only what you care about. Zite delivers the best of your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos. Your Zite can be as unique as you are. Zite learns your interests and reading habits and gets smarter as you use it. You'll get the best of the web completely tailored to your unique set of interests.
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  • Netflix.
  • 10 BEST VPN SERVICES 2015 - Top 10 Rated.
  • Downloading Video Streams to Go - The New York Times.
  • FAKE NAME GENERATOR - "Generate a Random Name." The most advanced name generator. With 30 languages and 22 countries, the Fake Name Generator is the most advanced name generator on the internet.
  • Freemake Video Converter - freeware software application for video conversion. The program can be used to convert between video formats, rip DVDs, burn DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, create photo slideshows and music visualizations, and upload files to YouTube. Freemake Video Converter can import the majority of video, audio, and image formats, and outputs to AVI, MP4, WMV, Matroska, FLV, SWF, 3GP, DVD, Blu-ray, MPEG, and MP3. The program also prepares videos supported by various multimedia devices, including Apple devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad), Xbox, Sony PlayStation, and Samsung, Nokia, BlackBerry, and Android mobile devices. The software is able to perform DVD burning and is able to convert videos, photographs, and music into DVD video. Freemake Video Converter allows for simple video editing tasks, such as cutting, rotating, flipping, and combining multiple videos into one file and can also create photo slideshows with background music. Users are then able to upload these videos to YouTube.
  • HIDE MY ASS - "Secure Private Virtual Network Service." VPN client software. VPN connections made easy. Securing and encrypting your internet connection has never been so easy. Simply install our software, enter your username and password and click the connect button! Absolutely no technical knowledge is required.
  • HOLA! - "Unblock censored sites with free VPN Proxy & Accelerate your Internet."
  • Infinitelooper - "Easily loop your videos." The easiest way to loop full or partial YouTube videos.
  • Internet Archive - founded in 1996. "Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine."
  • iStreamGuide - "The BEST site for what's new on Netflix, and a COMPLETE list of what's available."
  • MAKEUSEOF.com - "How To Get Full Access To American Netflix Selections On Your UK Account – With Any Device!"
  • Netflix explains why it's switching to HTTPS streaming
  • Netflix for billionaires - Daily Mail.
  • Netflix is open to letting you save shows to watch offline - Tech Insider.
  • NetFlix Streaming by Alternate Genres - Ogre's Crypt.
  • Netflix's speed test tool is now on iOS & Android
  • OVERPLAY - "SmartDNS | High speed VPN servers." By rerouting your internet connection through our worldwide VPN servers you can: change your IP address to one in another country; improve your security by ensuring your internet traffic is encrypted; access content that is normally restricted at your location.
  • STREAMING - multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
  • The Downside to Cord-Cutting - The New York Times.
  • TorGuard - "Online privacy protection services." Anonymous VPN Service: Anonymize and Encrypt all web Traffic through Private VPN Service. Anonymous Proxy: Keep Your Personal Identity Anonymous & Private on Bittorrent. Stealth VPN: Bypass DPI Firewalls and VPN Blocks with TorGuard Stealth VPN. Private Email: Communicate in Complete Security with OpenPGP email Encryption.
  • UNBLOCK US - "Smarter Faster VPN. Enjoy freedom of access to blocked Internet content ANYWHERE YOU ARE in the world! Experience access to region-blocked video and audio! Works on your computer or TV. Star to enjoy your favorite shows, movies and music on your PC, Mac, game console, Internet enabled TV or Blu Ray player, iPhone, iPad, or iPod - anywhere you are!"
  • Unlocator - "Unblock Websites the Easy Way." Watch Netflix, Hulu and many other websites anywhere in the world.
  • Video on demand | VOD - systems which allow users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content on demand. IPTV technology is often used to bring video on demand to televisions and personal computers.
  • VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK | VPN - private network across public networks like the Internet.
  • Why the war on VPNs is one Netflix can't win - engadget.
    • 675 FREE MOVIES ONLINE - "The best free cultural & educational media on the web." Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
    • Amazon Instant Video - (formerly Amazon Video On Demand) is an Internet video on demand service offered by Amazon.com in the United States. It offers television shows and films for rental and purchase. 1,290,812 results as of July 10, 2014.
    • APPLE TV - Apple TV gives you access to an easy-to-navigate world of entertainment. Rent HD movies. Buy HD movies and get iTunes Extras. Buy HD TV shows. Listen to your iTunes music and Internet radio.
    • BLINKX - "A simple way to discover and share great videos." Over 35 million hours of video. Search it all. Internet video search engine for video and audio content that allows searching and classification of audio files, video clips and streaming media such as Internet television and video on demand. the largest deep indexed Video search engine with 35 million hours indexed (almost 4,000 years) and agreements with over 720 content companies.
    • BOXEE - "Watch Movies, TV Shows and clips from the Internet on your TV."
    • CLASSIC CINEMA ONLINE - watch free movies online.
    • CRACKLE - "Watch Movies Online, Free TV Shows & Original Online Series."
    • DAILYMOTION - "Watch, publish, share videos."
    • episodetivi.com - "Watch TV Online For Free."
    • FANCASTER - watch streaming full length movies online for free.
    • HBO - since 1972. "The Home of Series." American premium cable and satellite television network. Offers movies, original series and specials previously seen on the network. On January 3, 2011, HBO became the first premium channel and the first cable network to offer a 3D-only VOD service.
    • HD-TRAILERS - "Best Place on the Web to Download HD Trailers."
    • HULU - "Free TV Shows and Movies." Website and over-the-top (OTT) subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, TBS, and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in the United States, its overseas territories and Japan.
    • ITUNES STORE - online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. Download movies, tv shows, music, and more.
    • JERRY SEINFELD - Personal Archives. Showing three new film clips each day.
    • LEGIT TORRENTS - "100% Legally Free Media." Download free legal music, movies, games, software and more! Legit Torrents is the biggest and best free and legal torrent tracker!
    • LET ME WATCH THIS - "Watch movies online free. The #1 place to watch movies online without paying ridiculous theater prices."
    • LiveLeak - since 2006. "Redefining the Media." UK-based video sharing website that lets users post and share videos.
    • MOVIE-LIST - "Watch Movie Trailers."
    • MOVIECLIPS - "Movie Trailers, Previews, Clips of Old, New & Upcoming Films."
    • MOVIEWEB - "Movie Trailers, New Movies, Movie News, DVDs."
    • NETFLIX - since 1997. "Streaming | Watch Instantly." World's largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail.
    • ONLINE SERIES - "Watch Series Online - Full Episodes, TV Shows, Streaming."
    • Popcorn Time - "Watch torrent movies instantly."
    • QUICK SILVER SCREEN - watch movies online free.
    • REDBOX - American company that specializes in the vending of rental of DVDs, Blu-Ray & Games via self-service/interactive kiosks.
    • ROKU Streaming Player - since 2011. "Roku makes it easy to enjoy the hottest movies, TV shows, music, games and more on your TV. Millions of people use their Roku players every day to watch their favorite entertainment instantly and on demand."
    • TRAILER ADDICT - "Your daily dose of hi-res movie trailers."
    • TV.COM - "Free Full Episodes & Clips. Show Info and TV Listings Guide."
    • Ultra - since April 4, 2016. Sony's new 4K Ultra HD movie streaming service exclusive to their own 4K UHD TVs.
    • USTREAM.TV - "The easiest and most powerful way to stream live video." The leading HD streaming video platform.
    • VIMEO - "Your Videos Belong Here." Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make. We provide the best tools and highest quality video in the universe. As of December 2013, Vimeo attracts over 100 million unique visitors per month and more than 22 million registered users.
    • VUDU - "Rent, buy & watch HD movies and TV shows on demand."
    • Wally TV - "Watch TV Online. Free Online Movies."
    • YOU TUBE - since 2005. Video-sharing website. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, and amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
    Music Streaming Services
  • iTunes.
  • A Field Guide to Streaming Music Services - The Wall Street Journal.
  • AMARRA - "Breathtaking Sound." Digital Audio for Professionals & Music Enthusiasts. "You’ve never heard such depth, richness and character from your music; rock, blues, classical or hip-hop, doesn’t matter - the same music you’ve listened to for years sounds better with Amarra." Works with your existing iTunes library.
  • Apple Music Is Strong on Design, Weak on Social Networking - The New York Times.
  • Apple Music, Spotify and a Guide to Music Streaming Services - The New York Times.
  • AUDIRVANA - "The Sound of Your Dreams." Audirvana is the creator of high-end audiophile players for the Mac platform, aiming at the best possible sound quality.
  • Beatles Albums to Go on Streaming Services at Midnight - The New York Times.
  • Comparison of on-demand streaming music services - Wikipedia.
  • DATA TO DATE: THE RAPID RISE OF SOCIAL and STREAMING - Next Big Sound.
  • FAKE NAME GENERATOR - "Generate a Random Name." The most advanced name generator. With 30 languages and 22 countries, the Fake Name Generator is the most advanced name generator on the internet.
  • HOT 100 - Billboard: the week's most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions.
  • How to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music - The Telegraph.
  • Infinitelooper - "Loop YouTube Videos." The easiest way to loop full or partial YouTube videos.
  • Internet Archive - founded in 1996. "Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine."
  • Lossless compression - Wikipedia.
  • MUSIC Download - Wikipedia.
  • Music Genome Project - was an effort to "capture the essence of music at the fundamental level" using almost 400 attributes to describe songs and a complex mathematical algorithm to organize them.
  • New to Spotify? Follow These Easy Tips to Get Started - Wired.
  • NEXUS Q - "World's first social streaming media player from Google."
  • OVERPLAY - "By rerouting your internet connection through our worldwide VPN servers you can: change your IP address to one in another country; improve your security by ensuring your internet traffic is encrypted; access content that is normally restricted at your location."
  • People are giving up on Apple Music - The Verge.
  • PING - "A social network for music." Set your inner groupie free by following your favorite artists on Ping and friends to discover the music they're talking about, listening to, and downloading. Ping is built into the iTunes app on iPhone and iPod touch. So you can see artist updates from anywhere.
  • Playlist - in its most general form, a playlist is simply a list of songs. They can be played in sequential or shuffled order.
  • RAPIDSHARE - founded in 2002. "Your Pictures, Videos, Documents & Music..." One-click hosting service that offers both free and commercial services. RapidShare is one of the world's largest file-hosting sites, with 10 petabytes of files on its servers, and handling up to three million users simultaneously.
  • SPOTIFY IS OUT OF CONTRACT WITH ALL THREE MAJOR LABELS - AND WANTS TO PAY THEM LESS - Music Business Worldwide.
  • STREAMING - Wikipedia.
  • Streaming is now the US music industry's biggest money maker - "It just edged out downloads in 2015."
  • The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good - Quartz.
  • TORRENT FREAK - weblog dedicated to bringing the latest news about BitTorrent and everything that is closely related to this popular filesharing protocol.
    • Amazon.com MP3 Music Downloads - as of April 8, 2015: 44,649,517 results.
    • Apple Music - since June 30, 2015. Music streaming service by Apple Inc. Users select music on a device, which then plays on the device via Internet streaming. The service also provides music recommendations based on user taste. While Apple Music's cost and music library are similar to other music streaming services, the service aims to distinguish itself with added features and content exclusives.
    • Beats Music - since 2014. "A Music Service With Heart." Subscription-based online music streaming service owned by the Beats Electronics division of Apple, Inc. First developed in 2012 under the name "Daisy", the service combines algorithm-based personalization with expert music suggestions from a variety of sources. The service builds upon Beats' existing consumer electronics line, and its 2012 acquisition of the similar service MOG. The service launched in the United States on January 21, 2014.
    • Deezer - since 2007. Web-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group on various devices online or offline.
    • EMUSIC - works on any MP3 player.
    • GOOGLE PLAY - gives you one place to find, enjoy, & share Apps, Music, Movies & Books - instantly anywhere across the web & android devices. Google Play is your entertainment hub.
    • Groove - since 2012. (Formerly Xbox Music and Zune Music) is a digital music streaming service developed by Microsoft that offers music streaming through subscription or purchase through the Xbox Music Store. The service is web-based and also available via applications for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox product lines, as well as Android and iOS. The Groove catalog has over 38 million tracks.
    • HYPE MACHINE - since 2005. "Popular MP3 & Music Blog Tracks."
    • ITUNES - "Home to everything that entertains you." Media player and media library application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video on personal computers running the OS X operating system and the iOS-based iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices, with editions also released for Microsoft Windows.
    • LAST.FM - "Listen to free music and watch videos with the largest music catalogue online." Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you listen to.
    • MUSIC Key - since 2014. Paid subscription music streaming service operated by Google and marketed by its subsidiary YouTube. The service is an extension of Google's existing Google Play Music All Access service; along with the existing audio-only streaming functionality provided as part of All Access, Music Key adds integration with YouTube to provide advertising-free streaming of music videos hosted by the video hosting service. Music Key launched in a limited beta on November 17, 2014, and will become generally available in 2015.
    • Pandora - "Listen to Free Music You'll Love. At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you'll love. To understand just how we do this, and why we think we do it really, really well, you need to know about the Music Genome Project. Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It's the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go."
    • PlayStation Music - since 2015. On-demand streaming music service powered by Spotify. Providing free and premium access to over 30 million tracks, it is available in 41 markets via the PlayStation Network on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xperia tablet and mobile devices.
    • rara.com - since 2011. Music streaming service offering ad-free, on-demand music streaming from a range of major and independent record labels.
    • RDIO - "Your Music Everywhere. Unlimited access to music from your computer and mobile phone, even when you're offline."
    • REDIGI - "Unlock your digital wealth." The World's First Pre-Owned Digital Marketplace. ReDigi | REcycled DIGItal is a free cloud service that allows you to store, stream, buy, and sell your legally purchased pre-owned digital music.
    • RHAPSODY - "Unlimited Music Anywhere." Music downloads, music videos, lyrics and photos.
    • SOUND CLOUD - "Hear the world’s sounds." SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.
    • SPOTIFY - since 2008. "Music for everyone." Spotify is now free on mobile, tablet and computer. Listen to the right music, wherever you are. Millions of songs on your computer, on your mobile and available offline. Brought to you ad free.
    • Tidal - since 2014. Subscription-based music streaming service that combines lossless audio and high definition music videos with curated editorial. The service has over 25 million tracks and 75,000 music videos. Currently offering no free subscription plans, Tidal claims to pay the highest percentage of royalties to music artists and songwriters within the music streaming market.
    • TUNECORE - "The best way to sell your music on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & more." Digital music distribution.
    • WHYD - "The community of music lovers." Collect and share the best music in the world.
    • WIMP - since 2010. Music streaming service focusing on inspiring users to find new music and old favorites. Through local editorial teams in each country, WiMP provides daily recommendations, tips and playlists for any occasion. The ad-free service is available on computers, mobiles, tablets and network players. WiMP HiFi is now available in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland.
    • YOU TUBE - video-sharing website. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, and amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
    QR Code Resources
  • QR Code.
  • QR Code Generators QR Code Readers
    • Deeple - "Bringing Goog Things Back." Online Lost & Found QR Tags. Save time and money if you lose your personal belongings! QR tag designed for keys, suitcases, bags, bagpacks, and all other applications where a keyring/steel-wire-attached tag will fit. The tag can be used as a QR key ring or attached to your luggage.
    • QR Code - Wikipedia.
    • QR Code.com - official website.
      • QR Code Generators
      • GOQR.ME - "Create QR Codes (for free) [logo, business card, vCard, t-shirt, mug]."
      • KAYWA - "QR Code Generator and Management with Tracking, Analytics and Support." Free QR code generator since 2006.
      • QR Stuff - "QR Free Online Code Generator And Encoder For T-Shirts, Business Cards & Stickers."
        QR Code Readers
      • QR CODE READERS - list of the best QR-Code reading software available to download on the Internet.
    Search Engines & Resources
  • Google.
  • Bing for iOS now lets you search Web with your camera
  • decision engine - Wikipedia.
  • Filter bubble - Wikipedia.
  • KNOWLEDGE BASE - Wikipedia.
  • SEMANTIC SEARCH ENGINE - Wikipedia.
  • WEB SEARCH ENGINE - Wikipedia.
    • ALL MY FAVES - "Why Search? AllMyFaves Did The Search For You." With AllMyFaves, users can smoothly cruise on the vast Internet highway without wasting valuable time or having to sieve through irrelevant search results. Our visual platform not only directs users to their sought-after information fast but also introduces them to new and exciting sites, both of the same and different categories.
    • ALLMOVIE - a commercial database of information about movie stars, movies and television shows.
    • ALTA VISTA - (1995-2013). Was an early web search engine. It was once one of the most popular search engines, but it lost ground to Google and was purchased by Yahoo! in 2003, which retained the brand but based all AltaVista searches on its own search engine. On July 8, 2013, the service was shut down by Yahoo! and since then, the domain redirects to Yahoo!'s own search site.
    • ANSWERS.COM - "The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions." Where everyone is an expert at something.
    • AOL SEARCH - since 1991.
    • ASK - "What's Your Question?" (Originally known as Ask Jeeves) is a question answering-focused web search engine founded in 1995.
    • ASK US 24/7 - "Chat With A Librarian." Have a question? Get live answers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A service of cooperating New York State Libraries. We can find answers to your reference questions and provide information on your local library.
    • BING - since 2009. (Known previously as Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft.
    • BLACKLE - since 2007. "Energy Saving Search." Blackle aims to save energy by displaying a black background and using grayish-white font color for search results. Blackle has claimed to have saved over 2,321,211.641 watt hours (as of February 10, 2010).
    • BLINKX - "Over 35 million hours of video. Search it all." Internet video search engine for video and audio content that allows searching and classification of audio files, video clips and streaming media such as Internet television and video on demand. the largest deep indexed Video search engine with 35 million hours indexed (almost 4,000 years) and agreements with over 720 content companies.
    • BUZZZY - Buzzzy is a search engine for Google Buzz. With Buzzzy, you no longer need to be a gmail user to find out what's really buzzin'. We've added our own take on search relevancy with some added filters which we hope you'll find useful.
    • CHACHA - since 2005. "Questions & Answers." Like having a smart friend you can call or text for answers on your cell phone anytime for free! ChaCha works with virtually every provider and allows people with any mobile phone device - from basic flip phones to advanced smart phones - to ask any question in conversational English and receive an accurate answer as a text message in just a few minutes.
    • CREDO REFERENCE - since 1999. "Smart Research Starts Here." Puts the world's best citable information at your fingertips. Find: encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, crossword solver, measurement conversions.
    • DMOZ - since 1998. Multilingual open-content directory of World Wide Web links. The site and community who maintain it are also known as the Open Directory Project (ODP). It is owned by AOL but constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors.
    • DOGPILE - since 1995. Search engine that fetches results from Google, Yahoo! and Yandex, and includes results from several other popular search engines, including those from audio and video content providers.
    • DOMAIN TOOLS - "Every online investigation starts with DOMAINTOOLS." Domain Whois Lookup, Whois API & DNS Data Research. DomainTools is the recognized leader in domain name intelligence. Wildcard search of all current/deleted/expired whois domains. DomainTools combines the most comprehensive set of domain name ownership records available with important web hosting data to expose new opportunities in website improvement, domain investment and brand protection. DomainTools data reaches back through more than a decade of Internet history.
    • DuckDuckGo - since 2008. Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the "filter bubble" of personalized search results.
    • EBAY - since 1995. E-commerce company, providing consumer-to-consumer & business-to-consumer sales services via Internet.
    • EMBASSYWORLD.COM - "Absolutely All Of The World's Embassies In A Searchable Database."
    • ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA - online encyclopedia. Articles are aimed at educated adults, and written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert contributors. It is regarded as the most scholarly of encyclopaedias.
    • ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM - "Search over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries!"
    • EUROPEANA - since 2008. "Think Culture." Internet portal that acts as an interface to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It links you to over 30 million digital items (2014).
    • EXCITE - since 1995. Offers a variety of services, including search, web-based email, instant messaging, stock quotes, and a customizable user homepage.
    • EXPERTEER.COM - "Make the right career move." Experteer is Europe’s premium career and recruitment marketplace, used by 5 million executives and professionals ready for their next career move. They use Experteer as their trusted source to access the high-end job market with over 80,000 opportunities above €60,000 and confidentially connect with approved headhunters and corporate recruiters across Europe.
    • FIND A GRAVE - since 1998. "Millions of Cemetery Records." Find famous graves. See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world. Search 121 million grave records. Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.
    • FOOTNOTE - the place for original historical documents online. 54,573,914 historical documents.
    • GIGABLAST - founded in 2000, Gigablast was created to index up to 200 Billion pages with the least amount of hardware possible. Gigablast provides large-scale, high-performance, real-time information retrieval technology for partner sites.
    • GOOGLE - since 1997. Web search engine owned by Google Inc. It is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, handling more than three billion searches each day.
    • GOOGLE BOOKS - a service from Google that searches the full text of books that Google scans.
    • GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS - home of longest, shortest, fastest, tallest facts and feats.
    • HITQUARTERS - world's largest music industry search directory, including contact information and individual track records.
    • HOW STUFF WORKS - learn how everything works!
    • HUNCH - decision-making is difficult, and decisions have to be made constantly. In 10 questions or less, Hunch will offer you a great solution to your problem, concern or dilemma, on hundreds of topics.
    • IA | INTERNET ARCHIVE - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
    • IBDB | INTERNET BROADWAY DATABASE - the official source for Broadway information.
    • IMDB | THE INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE - visited by over 57 million movie and TV lovers each month!
    • INTELIUS - "Live in the know." Pioneers in the information commerce industry, innovating technologies to collect, interpret and deliver information to consumers and businesses online. Advanced people search in the U.S. Background check. Reverse cell phone lookup.
    • IWON - the best free online games, casinos & sweeps.
    • JOEANT - providing a directory of quality sites for Internet users.
    • LACARTES - "Your Guide To Everything Around You..."
    • LINKS TO LANDMARKS AROUND THE WORLD
    • LISTVERSE - "Ultimate Top 10 Lists. We are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser-known trivia. Every day we present a new unique list in any one of our twenty-two categories, from art to travel."
    • LYCOS - Lycos is one of the original (est. 1995) and most widely-known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.
    • LYRICS SEARCH ENGINE
    • MAGMA - Magma is for exploring, discovering, collecting, sharing, and tracking videos from everywhere.
    • MAHALO - Mahalo is a human-powered search engine dedicated to help people easily find information and resources they can trust.
    • MAMMA - metasearch.
    • MSN - direct access to: Hotmail, Messenger, My MSN, download IE8, and more
    • MYBO.COM - the best search links on the net.
    • MYLIFE - people search. "Find everyone. All in one place. Get up-to-date info for anyone from over 100 social networks & public records sources!"
    • NATIONMASTER - world statistics, country comparisons.
    • NETSCAPE - official support ended on March 1st, 2008.
    • NNDB | NOTABLE NAMES DATABASE - "Tracking the entire world." NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead.
    • PEOPLE SEARCH PRO - free people search, search people, phone numbers, or public records for free.
    • PEOPLE SMART - people search & background checks by name, phone, email or address. Find contact information, social networking data, and public records in a way that respects privacy.
    • PIPL.COM - "The most comprehensive people search on the web. We 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."
    • Quixey - "The Search Engine for Apps." There are millions of apps and the ecosystem shows no signs of slowing down. Quixey helps people search through the clutter and find the right apps and functionality for any need, at any time.
    • RADIO LOCATOR - the most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet.
    • Real Phone Lookup - "Find out who owns that number, even if it's unpublished!"
    • SEARCHME - the first multimedia search engine.
    • SLASHDOT - news for nerds and stuff that matters.
    • SPOCK - the world's leading people search engine.
    • TECHNORATI - search engine for searching blogs. "The leading blog search engine and directory, Technorati.com indexes more than a million blogs. The site has become the definitive source for the top stories, opinions, photos and videos emerging across news, entertainment, technology, lifestyle, sports, politics and business. Technorati.com tracks not only the authority and influence of blogs, but also the most comprehensive and current index of who and what is most popular in the Blogosphere."
    • THE FREE LIBRARY - FREE ONLINE LIBRARY (14,557,847 articles & books): news, magazines, newspapers, journals, reference articles and classic books.
    • THE GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT - trace your ancestry with DNA.
    • TRUE KNOWLEDGE - "The Internet Answer Machine." Our goal is to power a new kind of search experience where users can access the world’s knowledge simply by asking for the information they need in a way that is completely natural to them; just as if they were talking to another human being. As of April 13, 2011: Answering questions based on 486,723,077 facts on 16,035,662 things.
    • VIRTUAL PERPETUAL CALENDARS
    • WEBCRAWLER - the web's top search engines spun together.
    • WHEN IS - dates of religious and civil holidays around the world.
    • WHITE PAGES - people search. "Your go-to source for the most reliable contact information online. With accurate information for almost 200 million U.S. adults, we make finding and connecting with others incredibly simple—and incredibly free."
    • WHO IS - check the availability of a specific name in up to 10 Top Level Domains at once followed by either .com, .net .org, or one of the 246 country code suffixes.
    • WHOIS SEARCH - provides Whois (.aero, .arpa, .asia, .biz, .cat, .com, .coop, .edu, .info, .int, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro, and .travel) domain registration information.
    • Wiki Galaxy - "Explore Wikipedia in 3D."
    • WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - a database of 4,461,423 (April 20th, 2009) freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
    • WIKIPEDIA - a free encyclopedia with millions of articles contributed collaboratively using Wiki software, in dozens of languages.
    • WOLFRAM ALPHA - since 2009. "Computational search engine." Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.
    • WORLD INTERESTING FACTS - interesting facts around the world.
    • WORLD NAMES PROFILER - search for a surname to view its map and statistics.
    • WORLD TIME ZONES
    • YAHOO! - 2nd largest search engine on the web by query volume.
    (Social) Bookmark & Sharing Managers
  • Reddit.
  • Bookmark Manager - Wikipedia.
  • LIST OF BOOKMARK MANAGERS
  • LIST OF SOCIAL BOOKMARKING WEBSITES - Wikipedia.
  • SOCIAL BOOKMARKING - Wikipedia.
  • SOCIALOOMPH - TOOLS TO BOOST YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCTIVITY.
    • A1 WEBMARKS - "Anywhere 1 click away." Free service that combines the convenience of a personal webmark server with the power of social webmarking.
    • ADD THIS - since 2004. "Get likes, get shares, get followers. The #1 bookmarking and sharing button on the Internet." A widely used social bookmarking service that can be integrated into a website with the use of a web widget. Once the widget is added, visitors to the website can bookmark an item using a variety of services, such as Facebook, MySpace, Google Bookmarks, Pinterest, and Twitter. The site reaches 1.3 billion unique visitors monthly and is used by more than 14 million web publishers.
    • BIT.LY - "The power of the Link." A simple url shortener. Shorten, share, and track your links.
    • BIZ SUGAR - "Share small business news and tips." Social bookmarking and networking site for small business and medium-sized business owners and managers. It allows you to submit, share and vote for the best business information links on the Internet.
    • BLINKLIST - "Discover, blink & share." Powerful productivity tool that makes is much easier for anyone to share and save their links for later.
    • BLOGMARKS - a collaborative link management project based on sharing and key-word tagging.
    • BLOGTROTTR - "Delicious news, fed to your inbox." Free realtime RSS and Atom feed to email service. Get your favorite blogs, feeds, and news delivered to your inbox.
    • BLURPALICIOUS - "Social Multiblogging platform where you can create, publish and share web content for free."
    • BOX - "Simple, Secure Sharing." Share, manage and access all your business content online.
    • BUDDY MARKS - "The online personal, group and social bookmarks manager."
    • CITEULIKE - "Everyone's library." Free service for managing and discovering scholarly references.
    • DEL.ICIO.US - "Never lose a link again." Delicious is a free and easy tool to save, organize and discover interesting links on the web. Search the biggest collection of bookmarks in the universe.
    • DIGG - "What the Internet is talking about right now." A place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web.
    • DIIGO - "Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more."
    • DROPBOX - file hosting service using cloud computing. The easiest way to store, sync, and share files and folders online. free download. Free for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Mobile.
    • FARK - community website that allows members to comment on a daily batch of news articles and other items from various websites. The site receives many story submissions per day and approximately 100 of them are publicly displayed on the site, spread out over the main page and tabs (Entertainment, Sports, Geek, Politics and Business).
    • FOLKD.COM - "Social bookmarking and social search webservice that helps you to save and share websites you like."
    • FRIEND FEED - "The easiest way to share online." Enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.
    • GOOGLE BOOKMARKS - "With Google Bookmarks, you can save shortcuts to your favorite webpages and navigate to them in seconds from anywhere."
    • IMGUR - "The simple image sharer." Online image hosting service. Allows users to create custom image galleries and manage their images. Users can also sign in with Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo accounts.
    • KIRTSY - social media platform. "Kirtsy is just like that friend who always finds the best stuff. Only better. A place to find cool things. To read smart scoop. To connect with fab ideas, exceptional people, useful information, excellent products. All of it. And more."
    • LINKARENA - "Die andere Suchmaschine." Sammeln und finden. Social bookmarking.
    • LINK-A-GOGO - "Need instant access to your favorite bookmarks? from any browser? With our unique dynamic bookmark toolbars you will have your favorite sites always at hand."
    • LIVEJOURNAL - since 1999. "It's fast, fun, and free!". Virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community. Available in 32 languages.
    • MISTER WONG - "Leading social bookmarking service with over 1 million users globally."
    • NETVIBES - "Dashboard Everything." Leading personal start page to manage your digital life. Add widget to read your newspapers, play games, watch TV, movies, listen to podcasts, manage your links.
    • NETVOUZ - "Social bookmarking service that allows you to save your favorite links online and access them from any computer, wherever you are."
    • PASTEBIN.COM - "#1 paste tool since 2002." The most popular text sharing service on the internet. More and more people use a Pastebin type of service to share large amounts of text online.
    • PICASA - "Organize, edit, and share your photos." A software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It's free, and easy to use.
    • POCKET - "When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket." If it's in Pocket, it's on your phone, tablet or computer. You don't even need an Internet connection. Help people who discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device - phone, tablet or computer.
    • REDDIT - since 2005. "The front page of the Internet." Keep up with the latest development updates, community announcements, and general reddit tomfoolery. Social news website where the registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text "self" post. Other users then vote the submission "up" or "down", which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site's pages and front page.
    • SQUIDOO - "Squidoo is millions of useful, fun pages built by real people. Like you." Popular publishing platform and community that makes it easy for you to create "lenses" online. Lenses are pages, kind of like flyers or signposts or overview articles, that gather everything you know about your topic of interest--and snap it all into focus.
    • STUMBLE UPON - "StumbleUpon is a giant collection of the best pages on the Internet. You tell us your interests. We recommend great websites, photos and videos. Simple." Personalized recommendations to help you discover the best of the web.
    • TWITPIC - "Share your photos and videos as they happen with Twitpic."
    • YAHOO BOOKMARKS - "Allow you to store your bookmarks on Yahoo and access them from anywhere with an Internet connection. In order to use Yahoo Bookmarks, you must be a registered Yahoo user."
    Social Networking: A-Z
  • Social networking services.
  • 7 amazing Facebook 'secrets' you probably didn’t know about - The Telegraph.
  • 20 First People To Sign Up For Facebook
  • Are YOU 'beautiful'? Try the simple 'hot or not' finger test that's taking social media by storm - Mail Online.
  • Cyber Shill - definition & explanation.
  • DATA TO DATE: THE RAPID RISE OF SOCIAL and STREAMING - Next Big Sound.
  • DRONIE - definition & explanation.
  • Duck Face Is Over. The New Selfie Face Is Fish Gape - Cosmopolitan.
  • Dunbar's number - suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships.
  • Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars Selfie Is The Most Retweeted Tweet Of All Time, Breaks 2 Million Retweets - BuzzFeed.
  • f8 - yearly event held by Facebook and takes place in San Francisco, California. Its mission is to bring together the developers and entrepreneurs who are building the social web.
  • Facebook Adds Privacy Features to Social Login
  • Facebook has another hidden inbox you probably didn't realise was there - The Guardian.
  • Facebook: One Billion and Counting - September 14, 2012.
  • Facebook Redesigned its "friends" logo - The Verge.
  • Facebook Tracking Through Social Plug-ins - Belgian Privacy Commission.
  • Facerape - definition & explanation.
  • FOMO - definition & explanation.
  • Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online - International New York Times.
  • GEOSOCIAL NETWORKING - Wikipedia.
  • Ghosting - refers to ending a romantic relationship by cutting off all contact and ignoring the former partner’s attempts to reach out.
  • HASHTAGS - are words or phrases prefixed with the symbol #, a form of metadata tag.
  • Hikikomori - definition & explanation.
  • How Old Do I Look? - Microsoft website guesses your age.
  • HOW TO GET MORE 'LIKES' ON FACEBOOK
  • How to see every photo your friends have ever liked on Facebook - The Telegraph.
  • HUBSPOT - "How to Use Facebook for Business."
  • IMAGE HOSTING SERVICE - Wikipedia.
  • INSIDE FACEBOOK - "Tracking Facebook and the Facebook Platform for Developers and Marketers."
  • Inside Facebook’s Decision to Blow Up the Like Button - Bloomberg Business.
  • INSIDE SOCIAL GAMES - "Tracking Innovation at the Convergence of Games and Social Platforms."
  • Instagram Exerts a Force in Beauty Trends - The New York Times.
  • Introducing A New Optional Feature Called Nearby Friends - Facebook.
  • KLOUT - "The Standard for Influence." A website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank its users according to online social influence via the "Klout Score", which is a numerical value between 1 and 100. In determining the user score, Klout measures the size of a user's social media network (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Wikipedia, and Instagram) and correlates the content created to measure how other users interact with that content.
  • Life after death: How will you handle your digital legacy? - engadget.
  • LIST OF ACTIVE SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES
  • LIST OF DEFUNCT SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES
  • MASHABLE - "The Social Media Guide." Top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.
  • Meerkat app - "Tweet Live Video."
  • Miley Effect - selfie-posters posing for the camera (often their own) with their tongues sticking out.
  • Most of your Facebook friends couldn't care less about you - engadget.
  • NING - "Create your own social network for anything. Build a social destination to create a community. Foster conversations, drive action and earn revenue. All in a matter of clicks." Online platform for people to create their own social networks, launched in October 2005.
  • ONLINE CHAT - Wikipedia.
  • Passenger Shaming humiliates inconsiderate travellers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - The Independent.
  • PEER INDEX - "Understand Your Online Social Capital."
  • POKE (FACEBOOK) - feature is intended to be a poke gesture (similar to "nudge" in instant messaging) to attract the attention of another user.
  • See the Most Googled Person in Each Country in 2015 - TIME.
  • SELFIE - a self-portrait photograph or group photograph featuring the photographer, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone.
  • Selfie is the New Autograph - autographs are social currency. They represent the social equity of “Hey, I met this person.” The selfie is an even more powerful version of that.
  • Shitstorm - definition & explanation.
  • SKA DATE - advanced dating & community software. Dating layouts & social networking software templates.
  • SOCIAL CAPITAL - definition & explanation.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA - Wikipedia.
  • Social Media Week - since 2009. Leading media platform and worldwide event with local presence and global reach across five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
  • Social media's effect on truth - "The best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web."
  • Social network aggregation - is the process of collecting content from multiple social network services, such as MySpace or Facebook. The task is often performed by a social network aggregator, which pulls together information into a single location, or helps a user consolidate multiple social networking profiles into one profile.
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING WATCH - "News on the Social Networking and Social Media Industry."
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE - Wikipedia.
  • SOCIALOOMPH - TOOLS TO BOOST YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCTIVITY.
  • STREISAND EFFECT - the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
  • study concludes we can only have five best friends - engadget.
  • The definitive list of what everyone likes on Facebook - The Verge.
  • the history of Twitter's rules - Motherboard.
  • The Kardashian index - "A measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists."
  • The New Queen of Instagram - Tech Insider.
  • The Not-So-Universal Language of Laughter - Facebook.
  • TRENDSMAP - "Real-time local Twitter trends."
  • Tweet Deck - "The most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing and engagement."
  • TWHIRL - a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform.
  • twiplomacy - definition & explanation.
  • Twitter Considering 10,000-Character Limit for Tweets - Re/code.
  • Twitter turns 10: The 100 greatest tweets of all time - The Telegraph.
  • Twitter’s New Stickers Are Snapchat Filters, But for Tweets - Wired.
  • Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 15% of iPhone battery life - The Guardian.
  • VINE (TWIITER) - mobile app by Twitter that enables its users to create and post short video clips. Video clips created with Vine have a maximum length of six seconds and can be shared on a variety of social networking services, such as Twitter or Facebook.
  • WEB CHAT - Wikipedia.
  • Webstagram - "The best Instagram web viewer online." View photos of the people you follow; Like and Comment on photos; Follow and Unfollow other users; See your followers and following; Browse popular photos/tags/users; Get your RSS feeds; AND MANY OTHER STUNNING FEATURES...!
  • WORLD MAP OF SOCIAL NETWORKS - created by Vincenzo Cosenza.
  • YOU ARE WHAT YOU LIKE - Facebook personality test.
  • ZYNGA - "Connecting The World Through Games." Social network game developer: FarmVille, Café World, Treasure Isle, Mafia Wars, Frontier Ville, Petville, Zynga Poker.
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    • A SMALL WORLD | ASW - "Founded in 2004 as one of the first social networks, ASMALLWORLD re-launched in the spring of 2013 as a subscription-based ($105 annually) international members-only travel and social club. ASMALLWORLD offers its members content, privileges, and community in over 100 cities around the world. Our membership comprises internationally-minded people committed to opening their lives to each other and ensuring that, above all else, members can live like locals wherever they go. ASMALLWORLD hosts an average of 50 international events per month and offers member benefits from over 500 luxury partners. As a member-vetted community, ASMALLWORLD cultivates a distinct sense of trust atypical to digital platforms. Membership requires an invitation from an existing member or an approved membership application by our international committee of trustees."
    • AERO - "The place where you can meet people, make friends, share photos, chat and much more!"
    • AFFLUENCE.ORG - the exclusive organization of the world's wealthiest people.
    • AIM - instant message your online buddies for free.
    • ARENA365 - helps you, your team and your friends plan, communicate and reach goals within sport and active living.
    • ASIANAVE - your place to meet and connect with Asians around the country.
    • Ask.fm - since 2010. Social networking website based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where users can ask other users questions, with the option of anonymity.
    • AUDIOBOO - the iPhone audio blogging app.
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    • BEBO - "Blog Early, Blog Often". Hottest bands, sexiest celebs and fresh new videos. Keep track of friends on other social sites from one place. Find friends and invite your network to join.
    • BEST OF ALL WORLDS - "Next Generation Social Media."
    • BIGGER POCKETS - "Knowledge, Networking, Dealmaking." The Premier Real Estate Social Network Community & Real Estate Investing Resource Directory.
    • BIZ SUGAR - social bookmarking and networking site for small business and medium-sized business owners and managers. It allows you to submit, share and vote for the best business information links on the Internet.
    • BLEETBOX - "Make any site social." Browser based chat application that allows you to chat with anyone, about anything, anywhere on the Web. "We want you to be able to: Discover and share anything you find interesting on the Web. Find and chat live with other people that have the same interests as you. Find, follow and create the latest news and trends."
    • BLIPPY - "Blippy is a fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying." A social media "sharing" site for users to post and follow each other's updates about their purchases of goods and services. It has been described as the "Twitter of personal finance".
    • BLOGGER - create your free blog. Share your thoughts, photos, and more with your friends and the world.
    • BOARDLITE - "Discuss The Latest News and Trends."
    • BRAINIFY - academic social bookmarking. Brainify is academic social bookmarking and networking for college and university students. If you are looking for the best sites and a great community to help with your courses, this is the place for you.
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    • CAMYOO - photo and video sharing site devoted to all the picture and video takers, lovers and critics!
    • CARE2 - the largest online community of people making a difference in healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.
    • CBOX - free tagboard and chat widget for your site.
    • CHATROULETTE - a website which pairs random strangers for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website randomly begin an online stranger chat (video and text) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat and initiate another random connection.
    • CHIQ - social network of trendsetters.
    • Cinemagram - application that provides its users with a beautiful and creative way to animate photos. Animate small portions of you photo to create a magical image that’s part-photo and part-video. Apply filters and share your masterful and hilarious creations with your friends and the Cinemagram community.
    • CLASSICAL PLACE - the social network for classical music.
    • CLASSMATES.COM - find friends from college, military, workplace.
    • CROWDGATHER - "Our rapidly growing network allows forum owners, forum goers, and marketers to interact and develop deep, meaningful ties."
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    • DESIGNMOO - a network of designers and community resources and provide a centralized location for finding great-looking free design resources.
    • deviantArt | dA - "The world's largest online art community." The largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 26 million registered members, attracting 65 million unique visitors per month. As a community destination, deviantART is a platform that allows emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works within a peer community dedicated to the arts.
    • DIASPORA - "Share what you want, with whom you want." Lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique to Diaspora, aspects ensure that your photos, stories and jokes are shared only with the people you intend.
    • DIGZIGN - a place for professional or wannabe designers — or simply for those who love design — to discover and share design related content from anywhere on the web.
    • DIPDIVE - create your own Dipdive identity: upload pictures, videos, audio, and blogs to your personal profile to let Dipdivers know what you're all about.
    • DOSTI - Indian social networking.
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    • Ello - since 2014. Ad-free social networking service. "Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers. We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use."
    • EONS - lovin' life on the flip side.
    • Eter9 - "Living Cyberspace." A social network site that will post for you 24/7 even after you die based on your behavior.
    • EXPAT NETWORK - expat jobs abroad.
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    • FACEBOOK - "Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected." Launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users, more than half of whom use Facebook on a mobile device.
    • FAME GAME - a rapidly-growing website that maps and analyzes your social connections and media attention to help you promote meaningful ideas, people, and organizations in culture.
    • FANBOX - "The world's largest mobile community." FanBox enables people to buy, sell, and promote their digital content through web & mobile technologies.
    • FARK - is a news aggregator and an edited social networking news site.
    • FAVES - "Sites you'll love, from people like you." Social bookmarking and networking software that installs a single browser button for users to "fave" a webpage, making a link to the page part of their Faves profile.
    • FAVORITES - upload and share your own videos with the world.
    • FLATTR - Flattr is a social micropayment platform that lets you show love for the things you like.
    • Flipboard - social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software for Android and iOS. It collects the content of social media and other websites and presents it in magazine format and allows users to "flip" through their social-networking feeds and feeds from websites that have partnered with the company.
    • FLIXTER - "Watch movies. Tell friends." Flixter is a community for movie fans of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are a die-hard horror fan or lover of romantic comedies (or both), Flixster is a place where you can find others who share your taste and through them discover new movies that you will love.
    • FOURSQUARE - location-based social networking website, software for mobile devices, and game. Users "check-in" at venues using text messaging or a device specific application.
    • FRIEND FEED - enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.
    • FRIENDSITE - social bookmarking. "The Free Site Where Friends Connect With New Friends."
    • FRONTLINE SMS - allows you to text message with large groups of people anywhere there is a mobile signal
    • FUNNY OR DIE - a comedy video website that combines user generated content with original, exclusive content. The site is a place where celebrities, established and up-and-coming comedians and regular users can all put up stuff they think is funny.
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    • Gifboom - "Express yourself in motion. Use the GifBoom app to take a series of pictures, add effects, texts, and comments. Then, share it on gifboom and other social networks!"
    • Glogster - "Poster yourself." Social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or Glogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content.
    • GOOGLE+ - "Real life sharing." Google's new social network.
    • GOOGLE BUZZ - social networking and messaging tool from Google that is integrated into the company's web-based email program, Gmail. Users can share links, photos, videos, status messages and comments organized in "conversations" and visible in the user's inbox.
    • GOOGLE BUZZ FOR MOBILE - see what's going on nearby, post a message tagged with your location, and follow your friends on the go.
    • GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT - grow traffic by adding social features to your site.
    • GOOGLE LATITUDE - lets you see your friends on a map. Get it on your phone or your computer.
    • GOWALLA - "Discover, capture and share places and events with your friends."
    • GREE - the third largest social networking site in Japan.
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    • HI5 - an international social network with a local flavor. It enables members to stay connected, share their lives, and learn what's happening around them.
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    • ICQ - whether you want a personal communication tool or to target your campaigns to a young and captive audience, ICQ is the solution.
    • IDENTI.CA - a social microblogging service similar to Twitter, built on open source tools and open standards. Allows users to send text-based posts up to 140 characters.
    • ILIKE - "Do you love music? Get personalized concert alerts from your favorite artists in iTunes. Share playlists and recommendations with friends. Join over 50 million music lovers across Facebook, Bebo, Orkut, hi5, and iGoogle."
    • Indiegogo - "The World's Funding Platform." Since 2008. International crowdfunding site where anyone can raise money for film, music, art, charity, small businesses, gaming, theater, and more.
    • INSTAGRAM - "Fast beautiful photo sharing." Online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take a picture, apply a digital filter to it, and share it on a variety of social networking services, including its own. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras.
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    • JAIKU - social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter.
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    • KABOODLE - have fun shopping with friends, share and discover new products.
    • KLOUT - "Discover and be recognized for how you influence the world." Provides social media analytics to measure a user's influence across his or her social network. The analysis is done on data taken from sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and measures the size of a person's network, the content created, and purports to measure how other people interact with that content.
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    • LAST.FM - "Last.fm is a music service that learns what you love... Every track you play will tell your Last.fm profile something about what you like. It can connect you to other people who like what you like - and recommend songs from their music collections and yours too."
    • LINKEDIN - "Over 225 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities." The world's largest business network.
    • LIVE LEAK - "Redefining the Media." Video sharing website that lets users post and share videos. Liveleak places emphasis on current events, politics and reality-based footage such as war scenes from various parts of the world.
    • LIVE SPACES - access Hotmail, Messenger and Xbox LIVE.
    • LIVEJOURNAL - since 1999. "It's fast, fun, and free!". Virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community. Available in 32 languages.
    • LOCKERZ - founded in 2009. "Get rewarded for what you love to do online." Lockerz’ mission is to be the homepage for men and women ages 13 to 30, building a community of trendsetters and tastemakers who love to shop, play and connect on the Web. As a members-only site, Lockerz has grown to nearly 19 million members worldwide, offering major discounts on the best fashions, electronics, music and more.
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    • Medium - "A place to share your stories and ideas."
    • MESSENGER - instant messaging client created by Microsoft.
    • MIGENTE - "Your home for what's relevant to you & your community."
    • MIXI - the biggest social networking site in Japan.
    • MIXX - registered users of Mixx can submit great content, vote for their favorites and mixx it up by adding comments and making friends.
    • MSN MESSENGER - instant messaging client created by Microsoft.
    • MULTIPLY - secure, family-friendly media sharing.
    • MUMSNET - a British community website set up by mothers to give advice on parenting and family issues.
    • MY.ARFIE - show off your pets on Dogpile's Online Community!
    • MY BLOG LOG - the source for all things.
    • MY NIKKI BEACH - the Jet Set social network.
    • MY(SPACE) - social networking website with an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos for teenagers and adults internationally.
    • MYBATANGA - encuentra amigos, crea estaciones de Internet radio, sube fotos y más.
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    • NAYMZ - reputation management and networking for professionals.
    • Netropolitan - "Online country club for people with more money than time hungry for a place to communicate with like-minded people." Founded on September 16, 2014 by James Touchi-Peters. The Netropolitan Club is a completely private and extremely secure online environment. Aside from the login screen, the whole service is inaccessible from the public Internet; we display absolutely no third-party advertising; we do not sell or give away any member data; and all transmissions to and from the service are encrypted. We cannot guarantee you absolute security and privacy; but Netropolitan is as secure a social environment that you will find online, anywhere. First year membership fee is US$9,000. Every year-long subscription after that is US$3,000.
    • NETWORK FOR GOD - Network for Good is a website where users can donate to charities and search for volunteer opportunities.The website was founded in 2001 by America Online, Cisco Systems and Yahoo!.
    • NEWSLE - "News about your people. Know your network. When your friends make the news, we make sure you know."
    • NING - lets you create and join new social networks for your interests and passions.
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    • OMEGLE - used for talking to strangers and "meeting new friends" via stranger chat. The service randomly pairs up users online into one-on-one chat windows, where they can chat anonymously using the handles "You" and "Stranger"; either party can disconnect at any time.
    • OPEN ART COLLECTION - Worldwide social art network for Artists, Collectors and Professionals. "Meeting the right people in the art world just got easier."
    • OPEN SOCIAL - defines a common API for social applications across multiple websites.
    • ORKUT - social networking and discussion site operated by Google.
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    • Parlio - "A community for the curious, civil, and open minded."
    • PASSENGER SHAMING - "Are these assholes serious? Photos taken by anonymous flight attendants & passengers from all over the world. Don't end up here."
    • PHEED - "Express yourself." Launched on October 12, 2012. "We offer the standard sharing features such as text, photos and videos, but decided to spice it up a little by adding new stuff like voice-notes, audio clips and live-broadcasting. Pheed gives you the option to monetize either by applying a monthly subscription fee to your channel or setting a pay-per-view live broadcast event. In both cases, you select the pricing and earn directly. Or, you can always share and hang out for free, it's up to you."
    • PHOTOBUCKET - offers image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing. Upload your photos, host your videos, and share them with friends and family.
    • PICASA - a software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It's free, and easy to use.
    • PING -"A social network for music." Set your inner groupie free by following your favorite artists on Ping and friends to discover the music they're talking about, listening to, and downloading. Ping is built into the iTunes app on iPhone and iPod touch. So you can see artist updates from anywhere.
    • PING.FM - "Update all of your social networks at once!" Free social networking and micro-blogging web service that enables users to post to multiple social networks simultaneously.
    • PINTEREST - "Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love." Pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own collections or 'like' photos.
    • PLAXO - "Your Address Book For Life." Online "smart, socially connected address book" and social networking service.
    • PLURK - "your life, on the line." Free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links, which can be up to 140 text characters in length.
    • POSTEROUS - "Share it Your Way for Free." Simple blogging platform started in May 2008. It supports integrated and automatic posting to other social media tools such as Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook, a built-in Google Analytics package, and custom themes.
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    • QUBE - invitation-only social and business network. Qube from Quintessentially is the ultimate Social and Business Network for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
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    • REDDIT - a social news website. "What's new online!" Keep up with the latest development updates, community announcements, and general reddit tomfoolery.
    • RICH GIRLS CLUB - "Place where you want to be!"
    • RIVIERA BUSINESS CLUB - "The network for international businesspeople." We are an international association that connects with more then 1,200 international people of many different European and worldwide nationalities living and working on the French Riviera. Now in its 16th year of existence, The Riviera Business Club is now the largest international business network in the South of France. The Riviera Business Club is a non-profit organisation and our objective is to make contact easy between people looking for and people promoting English-speaking businesses and services on the Cote d'Azur.
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    • SALAMWORD - "Salamworld is a global social network based on Islamic idea of "collaboration". Salamworld allows to express your individuality through different communities. Salamworld is the chance for every user to claim about its social integrity and interests."
    • SCRIBD - the largest social publishing company in the world — the website where more than 60 million people each month discover and share original writings and documents.
    • SECOND LIFE - a free online virtual world imagined and created by its Residents. From the moment you enter Second Life, you'll discover a fast-growing digital world filled with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity.
    • SEESMIC - stay connected and share information with your friends.
    • Sina Weibo - since 2009. Chinese microblogging (weibo) website. Akin to a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, it is one of the most popular sites in China, in use by well over 30% of Internet users, with a market penetration similar to the United States' Twitter.
    • SKYROCK - social networking site offering its members a free web space where they can create a blog, add a profile, and exchange messages with other registered members. The site also offers a specific space for members who create blogs showcasing their original musical compositions.
    • SLURL - location-based linking in Second Life.
    • SNAPCHAT - "Real-time Picture Chatting for iOS and Android." Photo messaging application. Using the app, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. Users can set a time limit for how long recipients can view their photos, up to 10 seconds, after which they will disappear.
    • Socialcam - "The easiest way to take and share videos." Mobile social video application for iPhone and Android, that was launched March 7, 2011.
    • SOCIALTEXT - private "Twitter" network for you and your co-workers, free.
    • SOUND CLOUD - "Share Your Sounds. SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.
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    • TECHNERD.COM - "Champion Your Dreams - Your Skills - Your Future." A way to get individuals & there ideas together. Allow communication among members on various Technical skills, disciplines, products, & services. To begin building an online community of members dedicated to exchange & communication of ideas & knowledge. To facilitate the exchange of ideas.
    • TECHNORATI - help bloggers to succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the online global conversation.
    • The Girls' Lounge - "Confidence is Beautiful." A 'go to' destination at industry conferences for women to connect, collaborate and inspire each other. Every day, we support and mentor women to find their voice, embrace their feminine leadership powers and work together to transform corporate culture for this and future generations. Together, we are making meaningful strides to effect real change for real women.
    • THIS NEXT - recommend, share and discover great products. "We are a community of shoppers sharing our best finds from across the web. We are passionate about new, unique, and interesting products that enable and enrich our lives. ThisNext is a place where you can find others who share your taste and through them discover new things that you will love. By harnessing the collective wisdom of our community, ThisNext is invaluable for tastemakers and thought leaders who turn to ThisNext to find the products and trends that are shaping their world."
    • Tinder (app).
    • Tinder - "It Starts Here. Tinder is how people meet. It's like real life, but better." Since September 15, 2012. Tinder is a matchmaking app that facilitates communication between nearby users. It is used for dating as well as other kinds of networking. Tinder app users create accounts through using Facebook. Tinder maintains the first name of the user, and randomly selects 5 photos from the Profile Picture album of the user. The Tinder account can be modified by selecting different Facebook photos to be displayed and adding a short statement. The Tinder app also accesses the user's Facebook "likes" and "friends". When selecting other Tinder users to interact with, the app will show if the other user has any Facebook "friends" or "likes" in common with the user. Tinder users select "like" or "nope" to other users profiles. As the profile contains limited information, Tinder is well known for allowing users to judge other users based on appearance. If two users select "like" for one another, the match is made known to both users. At this point, users gain access to a message system exclusively through the app, allowing users to converse without sharing any extra personal information.
    • TOTALPRESTIGE - "Business & Lifestyle Luxury Network. Serving Celebrities, High Net Worth Individuals And Corporations Since 1993." Totalprestige Community is a members-only community and a professional social network for entrepreneurs, professionals and luxury lifestyle aficionados. Described as "High Society Network," in The New York Post, "Il social-network per l'alta società," in Il Corriere della Sera, and defined as "A Facebook for the Filthy Rich," in Wired Magazine.
    • Trend Tablet - new social media platform designed and curated by lidewij edelkoort. this tool is accessed for free. It explains how trends grow, evolve and flow, and helps us better understand and perceive how they interact in our daily lives. It shows the connections between edelkoort’s forecasts and a piece of art, a plant, a dress or a car...
    • TRENDSMAP - "Real-time local Twitter trends."
    • TUMBLR - a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog.
    • TWEET TRAVELERS - a place for travelers to connect. A travel free social network focused on travel and includes user-generated travel blogs, photos, videos, and travel info.
    • TWEETDECK - TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more.
    • TWINITY - "Powered by Real Life." A 3D mirror world based on real cities and real people. The world’s first mirror world made of real people and real places. The virtual cities of Berlin and Singapore have already launched in Twinity, with London set to join them soon.
    • TWITPIC - share photos on Twitter.
    • TWITTER - is a micro-blogging service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
      Also visit: The Big Juicy Twitter Guide, 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence, CoTweet: how business does twitter and Twitter 101: Guide for businesses.
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    • VIMEO - "Video Sharing For You." Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make. We provide the best tools and highest quality video in the universe. 3,400,000 members as of May, 2010.
    • VK - since 2006. "VK is the largest European social network with more than a 100 million active users." The largest Russian social network in Europe with adult content. It is available in several languages, but is especially popular among Russian-speaking users, particularly in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Like other social networks, VK allows users to message each other publicly or privately, to create groups, public pages and events, share and tag images, audio and video, and to play browser-based games. As of November 2014, VK had at least 280 million accounts.
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    • WAYN.COM - "The fastest growing travel and lifestyle social networking community website in the world. WAYN is present in 193 countries and membership has grown from 45,000 users in March 2005 to over 21.7 million members today (April, 2013)."
    • WAZE - free social GPS application featuring turn-by-turn navigation, developed by the Israeli start-up Waze Mobile for GPS-enabled smartphones with a data plan. Waze supports Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile (but not Windows Phone), and J2ME (RIM).
    • WEBUTATION - "Website Reputation Community against fraud and badware." Lookup any website for reputation and safety information.
    • Whisper - Share Secrets, Express Yourself, Meet New People.
    • WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER - (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an instant messaging client created by Microsoft.
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    • XING - find business contacts at the click of a mouse.
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    • YAHOO! BUZZ - community-based news article website, that combines the features of social bookmarking and syndication through a user interface that allows editorial control. Users can be allowed to publish their own news stories, and link to their own or another person's site that links to a full story of the information.
    • Yik Yak - anonymous social media app. It is available for iOS and Android and it allows people to anonymously create and view posts within a 1.5 mile radius depending on how many other users are nearby. It differs from other anonymous sharing apps such as PostSecret and Whisper in that it is intended for sharing primarily with those in close proximity to the user, potentially making it more intimate and relevant for people reading the posts. All users have the ability to contribute to the stream by writing, responding, and up voting or down voting yaks.
    • YOU TUBE - "Broadcast Yourself." Video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos.
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    • ZYNGA - "Connecting the world through games." Web 2.0-based social network game developer located in San Francisco, California, United States. The company develops browser-based games that work both stand-alone and as application widgets on social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace.
    Translation Services
  • Google Translate.
  • Dictionary.com Translator - "Full Text Translator."
  • free translation online - "Free Translation for Spanish, French, English, German, Portuguese, Russian and Italian languages."
  • freetranslation.com - "Online translation resource that enables individuals and businesses with a simple way to translate documents, web sites and typed text for a variety of needs." With over 3,000,000 unique visitors a month, SDL freetranslation.com is currently one of the most popular destinations for online translation.
  • GOOGLE TRANSLATE - free translation service into 81 languages. Multilingual service provided by Google Inc. to translate written text from one language into another. It accepts voice input for 15 languages and allows translation of a word or phrase into one of more than 50 languages. Translations can be spoken out loud in 23 different languages. Google Translate, like other automatic translation tools, has its limitations. The service limits the number of paragraphs and the range of technical terms that can be translated, and while it can help the reader to understand the general content of a foreign language text, it does not always deliver accurate translations. Some languages produce better results than others. Google Translate performs well especially when English is the target language and the source language is one of the languages of the European Union. The company stated in 2013 that it served 200 million people daily.
  • THE FREE DICTIONARY LANGUAGE FORUMS - The Free Dictionary.
  • ONE CLICK TRANSLATION - "Wherever you are, Babylon translation software is only a click away." From any language to any language.
  • ONLINE TRANSLATION - "Offering hundreds of dictionaries and translation in more than 800 language pairs."
  • Reverso - "Online translation in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese." Online translator with Reverso translation software.
  • Sigmo translator.
  • sigmo - "Voice translating device that will revolutionise the way you are able to communicate and understand other languages." SIGMO allows real-time translating of 25 languages.
  • Skype Translator - "Speak another language without learning another language. Simply set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language to you and start talking. Your conversation is translated into their language in real time. And what they say is translated back in your language.
  • world lingo - "Translate Free Online."
    Whistleblower Sites
  • Wikileaks.
  • 10 famous/infamous whistleblowers - POLITICO.com.
  • A Guardian guide to US government Whistleblowers - "For employees of the United States government, blowing the whistle has long been a fraught decision. From Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the historic Pentagon Papers, to Edward Snowden, America's whistleblowers have faced varying personal and legal ramifications after the event."
  • CRYPTOME - Wikipedia.
  • Edward Snowden - American computer specialist, former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA). He came to international attention when he disclosed thousands of classified documents to several media outlets. The leaked documents revealed operational details of global surveillance programs run by the NSA and the other Five Eyes governments of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, with the cooperation of a number of businesses and European governments.
  • Greatest Movie Whistleblowers - "The 10 Most Infamous Whistleblowers On Film." AskMen.
  • ICIJ OFFSHORE LEAKS DATABASE - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
  • Investigation of the Year awards - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
  • Julian Assange - Australian publisher and journalist best known as the editor-in-chief of the whistleblower clearinghouse WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming. WikiLeaks achieved particular prominence in 2010 when it published U.S. military and diplomatic documents leaked by Chelsea Manning. Assange has been under investigation in the United States since that time. In the same year he was accused of rape and other sexual offences in Sweden. In 2012, facing extradition to Sweden, he took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. There he remains, having been granted political asylum by Ecuador.
  • List of whistleblowers - "This is a list of major whistleblowers from various countries. The individuals below brought attention to abuses of government or large corporations. Many of these whistleblowers were fired from their jobs or prosecuted in the process of shining light on their issue of concern. This list is not exhaustive."
  • OFFSHORE Leaks - the name of a financial scandal that unmasked details of 130,000 offshore accounts in April 2013. The report originated from the Washington D.C.-based investigative journalism nonprofit, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), who collaborated with reporters around the world to produce the series of investigative reports. 86 journalists from 46 countries were a part of the investigations including the BBC, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Le Monde, the SonntagsZeitung and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
  • OPENLEAKS - Wikipedia.
  • RUSLEAKS - RusLeaks, the fake version of WikiLeaks. English Pravda. Now closed.
  • Top 10 Most Influential Whistleblowers - Activist Post.
  • Vatileaks - the Vatileaks scandal is a scandal initially involving leaked Vatican documents, exposing alleged corruption; in addition, an internal Vatican investigation purportedly uncovered the blackmailing of homosexual clergy by individuals outside the Church. The scandal first came to light in late January 2012 in a television programme aired in Italy under the name of The Untouchables (Gli intoccabili).
  • WatchDog Watcher - "exploring the changing landscape of global investigative journalism." We are in a pivotal moment for investigative journalism. It’s a moment ripe with opportunity, but it’s also one fraught with challenges and threats. In the West, the collapse of business models that have supported traditional media has led to fears about the demise of accountability journalism, especially in newspapers. Elsewhere, technology, democracy and globalization have opened up the media space, allowing exposure of wrongdoing that was not possible in the past.
  • WHISTLEBLOWER - Wikipedia.
  • Why be a Whistleblower? - "Should I be a whistleblower and report government fraud?"
  • WIKILEAKS - Wikipedia.
    • CRYPTOME - founded 1996. Functions as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. "Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance - open, secret and classified documents - but not limited to those."
    • 
SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation that media organizations use to securely accept documents from anonymous sources.
    • Freedom of the Press Foundation - non-profit organization founded in 2012 to fund and support free speech and freedom of the press. The organization is headed by both mainstream and alternative journalists such as Daniel Ellsberg and Xeni Jardin as well as activists, celebrities, and filmmakers. The mission is to help "promote and fund aggressive, public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government", and it offers a way to crowd-source funding for WikiLeaks and independent journalistic organizations. In October 2013, the Foundation released Secure Drop, developed in part by the late programmer Aaron Swartz. The tool allows for anonymous communication between two parties, allowing whistleblowers to contact journalists without ever exchanging one anothers' identities or contact information.
    • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists | ICIJ - founded in 1997. "Leak To Us." Encourages whistleblowers everywhere to securely submit all forms of content that might be of public concern - documents, photos, video clips as well as story tips. "We accept all information that relates to potential wrongdoing by corporate, government or public service entities in any country, anywhere in the world. We do our utmost to guarantee the confidentiality of our sources."
    • OPENLEAKS - founded 2011. "Here and there and everywhere." The new whistleblowing website. "We are using our collective experience in an attempt to support, and help others to support whistleblowers; thus making the leaking of information more widespread, while simultaneously reducing the personal risk to those who fight corruption."
    • The Intercept - online publication launched in February 2014. Platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues.
    • TRADELEAKS - founded 2010. "Dedicated to openness and transparency in trade and commerce. Our goal is to bring important news and information about businesses to the public. We provide an anonymous way for consumers and sources within businesses to leak important information direct to the public. We ask our sources to post credible information, including evidence and documents where possible, which they believe consumers need to know about businesses."
    • VATI LEAKS - "Keeping the public updated on Church affairs while reinstating suppressed anvient knowledge." The Catholic Church is not for respectable people.
    • Whistleblowers UK - "Run by whistleblowers for whistleblowers." Our Mission: To provide advice and support for those who are considering acting on their conscience.
    • WIKILEAKS - founded 2006. "Courage is contagious." International non-profit organisation that publishes and comments on submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources and news leaks alleging government and corporate misconduct.
    • WSJ SAFEHOUSE - since 2011. "Securely Share Confidential Documents." Help The Wall Street Journal uncover fraud, abuse and other wrongdoing. Send documents to us using a special system built to be secure. Keep your identity anonymous or confidential, if needed.
    • Yanukovych Leaks - "On February 22, 2014 volunteer divers found nearly 200 folders of documents at a lake at the residence of former president of Ukraine. They had been thrown in the lake to destroy them as people were escaping the compound. A group of journalists and activists has undertaken to rescue, systematize and investigate the enormous wealth of information about the former owners of the residence. The recovered documents are being published on this website to make them available to journalists and citizens around the world." Contains more than 9,500 scanned originals.
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