Tuesday Two.Oh! Mash up!

Tuesday Two.Oh! is not meant as an endorsement, but as an exploration of the tools that are out there. Click at your own risk. 🙂

Today on Tuesday Two.Oh! we’re going to be doing something a little bit different. I usually like to focus on one tool, dig in and give you the best overview that I can. However, today I am in the midst of moving and I thought it would be a little more fun to give you a bit of a mash-up to look at.

I’ve selected some tools, some that I think any reader would find interesting, as well as a few tools that might be useful to an institution, library, or student. Below are linked banners to five two.oh! sites, as well as a brief description from their website. Enjoy!

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From the site: “Our ultimate vision is a community of artists that come together unified and strengthened by sharing the belief that they hold the artistic power to create and shape their own success. In order to realize our vision, our mission must be to exceed the expectations of our community, whom we view as partners, and we will accomplish this by committing to our shared core values.”

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From the site: “Originating from a vision of freedom, fring was born out of a desire to fundamentally change the way people communicate. The fring founders, veterans of the mobile, internet and high tech industries, joined together to create an easy to use, consumer-centric, truly converged peer-to-peer service, enabling its users to take control of their online communications from one single place on their mobile phone, utilizing the handset’s inherent internet capabilities to do so.”

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From the site: “Geni enables families to connect, share, and preserve their lives. Users can build their family tree through our fun simple interface. Relatives who are added to the tree can join Geni and add other relatives. This makes it easy to grow your tree. Everyone in the tree has a profile which shows more about them and enables other family members to stay in touch with them. Families can work together to build profiles for common ancestors.”

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From the site: “Blazing speed. Amazing accuracy. Never look at the keyboard again!

* 100% free typing tutor
* Web-based, access anywhere
* Increase your productivity
* Typing faster = more free time
* Learn proper typing technique”

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From the site: “The help desk is the single-point-of-contact between your end-users and you as a service provider. With very little effort Zendesk makes it possible for you to offer a professional-grade support service and capitalize on valuable user feedback. Used in an IT department the help desk serves as the ERP system of the IT organization. It encourages and enforces well defined registration and processing of the data that makes the foundation for resource usage, -prioritization, and -strategy. The help desk constitutes the central hub for a company’s IT Service Management (ITSM) strategy, which centers on the customer’s perspective of IT’s contribution to the business.”

In closing, these are just a few sites that caught my eye this week. I hope to be back to my normal posting habits next week- but keep in mind I start my new job next Wednesday, and I will be moving starting tomorrow. So, my goal will be to post as normal. Until then, take a look through the archives and click around a little bit.

Until next week!

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