This week we are trying out Dropbox.
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What is it?
Dropbox is a free desktop application which allows you to store your documents online so that you can access them from multiple computers and your mobile devices. You get 2 GB of storage for free when you sign up. No need to send email attachments or store your documents on a USB stick, just drop them into Dropbox! Continue Reading →
Swing into Photo Sharing
One of the most popular activities online is uploading photos and sharing them through a variety of tools. This week’s module gets you started on building your own photo album, and introduces you to some of the ways to work with those images. Continue Reading →
What is Twitter?
Congratulations, you are half way through Opening Doors to the Future! This week we will be learning about Twitter, a Web 2.0 micro-blogging tool. Micro-blogging is a simplified, shorter version of blogging tools such as WordPress. The emphasis is placed on quickly and easily sharing small chunks of information. Twitter does this in 140 characters or less allowing for collaboration and quick information sharing without email or IM. An update can be sent and within seconds of something happening be seen by millions of other micro-bloggers. Users can view “Tweets” via the Web, via an RSS feed, and via text on a mobile phone, or any number of third party apps. (An app is a software application, which allows you to do an activity of some kind. These days, it’s particularly associated with mobile phones.) Twitter started out as a way for people to post “what you’re doing”, but it has evolved into a real-time communication tool. People are sharing resources, videos, images, and connecting with friends and organizations.
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