Friday 5: Going Google
Hi All –
Radical change is coming to the Friday 5! My life is busy, and if I am going to continue to publish Friday 5 lists, I need to simplify the process. So… I am in the process of googlizing (for lack of a better word) my work flow and thus have decided to move the Friday 5 to Google Groups. In the name of efficiency, I will no longer continue to post in Topica, Yahoo! Groups, or the Collaboratory Project. I also will no longer send the Friday 5 to the NLU TIE and WIT listservs. Don’t take it personally….change is good.
So here’s the scoop:
1) If you currently subscribe via Yahoo! Groups or Topica, you will receive an email invitation to join the new Friday 5 Google Group. I do believe that you have to have a Google account to join. Don’t worry… the process seems painless.
2) If you read the Friday 5 via the Collaboratory Project, the WIT list, or the NLU TIE list, send me an email at email@example.com and I will send you an invitation or you can join yourself by visiting http://groups.google.com/group/friday5.
3) If you use a newsreader, such as Bloglines or Google Reader, you can subscribe to the Friday 5 RSS feed at http://groups.google.com/group/friday5 as well.
4) I will post to the aforementioned places through September 29, 2006.
On to this week’s list…
Here are some Google features worth checking out:
1) Google Help: Search Features
Check out this list of things you can do with Google Search. Did you know Google had a built in currency converter or that you can track a package by entering your tracking number into search?
2) Google Pack
Google Pack is essential free software for machines running Windows XP only.
3) Google Calendar
This is something I’ve been playing with this week quite a bit.
4) Here are some blogs related to Google products that may give you insight into some of the cool things out there in Googleland.
Official Google Blog
Official Google Video Blog
Inside Google Book Search
Official Google Reader Blog
The Writely Blog
Have a great week,
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