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Another use case for Delicious

Another use case for Delicious

(woman to friend) I had that dream again where I found the web application that would solve all the world's problems, and I forgot to bookmark it.

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Where's your content when the lights go out?

Protecting yourself from an online service's shutdown

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Another day, another bunch of people seeing their content vanish without warning.

According to the BBC, when blogging site Blogetery suddenly disappeared - taken offline after the FBI warned their hosting service about alleged Al Qaeda-linked material posted there - it took with it the posts written by more than 70,000 bloggers.

Make that 70,000 really unhappy bloggers.

They join the users of iPBFree.com, whose users found the forums the site used to host were gone as of last week.

Ep. 22 - the gearhead episode

Podcast: Interview with ManyMoon CEO

Regular visitors to SocialSignal.com will know how obsessed Alex is with project and task management. So tonight, on A Very Special Bedtime with Rob and Alex, when we bring an outsider into bed* with us, it's Manymoon CEO Amit Kulkarni - here to talk with us about his collaborative task management web app.

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If you have to leave, go out in style

Respect your customers' data in your web application information policies

Sort-of-a-Twitter-competitor Pownce will soon be shutting down their service. Bought by Six Apart, Pownce has announced they'll close the doors for good on December 15.

But there's a little nugget of goodness in that sad piece of news. They're making it easy for you to rescue your data so it doesn't go down with the ship:

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Online collaboration for your right brain, part 2: MindMeister at Social Signal

Click here to read part 1, an introduction to digital mind mapping.

MindMeister works a lot like MindManager, with the features I've come to see as essential for a good mind-mapping experience:

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Online collaboration for your right brain, part 1: an introduction to digital mind mapping

Most online collaboration tools engage your left brain: that part of you that likes structure and organization, and supports linear, sequential thinking. Think of Basecamp, with its careful system of tasks and milestones. Or Google spreadsheets (I have dozens of them!) organizing everything from budgets to menus in neat, orderly rows and columns. Even wikis seem to work most effectively when they are gardened into a coherent structure, with some kind of intentional hierarchy of information.

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Work Smarter with Evernote

Get more out of Evernote with Alexandra Samuel's great new ebook, the first in the Harvard Business Press Work Smarter with Social Media series!

Available on Amazon, iTunes and HBR.