There’s a new player in the online reading market for the iPad. Zite is another free app to download for the iPad and falls into the same demand for your reading time as the Flipboard and Pulse applications do. Navigation and reading stories is just as easy but Zite claims a big difference.
That difference you’ll notice right away. When you open it for the first time, you’re asked to connect Zite to Twitter and / or your Google Feed. Zite’s claim to fame is that it will analyze what you’re reading and following and do its best to provide related content.
Like the other products, you can add and customize sections which you see along the right side in the image above. Pick a section to refine the type of stories to be selected for you. If you want more, a search routine is there for even more. So, I added a few sections and let the stories roll.
What is really appealing to me is the claim that Zite will apply some intelligence to search for articles based upon my conversations through Twitter. This really would deliver on the promise of computers and connectivity. Imagine a personal devices that hunts and finds the best of what you’re expressing an interest in. Of course, once you find and read and article, you can share it to your network via Twitter or Facebook or good ol’ email. Articles can be voted up or down in Digg fashion, and a confirmation message that you’ll receive more stories like that one in the future is displayed. Over time, if this works as promised, articles for you to read should be tuned to your interests. I really like the concept and can’t wait to see it in action.
Zite seems to have had a great day with lots of folks giving it a first run. Even last night when I was testing it, the Zite servers indicated that they were experiencing a heavy, unexpected load and that they were in the process of upgrading. Nothing succeeds like success.
If you’re into reading the news, and lots of it, you’ll want to give this application a try. I’d be interested in your thoughts.
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Bookstore – Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization | EPI
Terrific read. Book is in PDF format – download data sets and slideshow presentations
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Build a meal at Burger King and determine the nutritional content.
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Professional Development’s portaportal
PortaPortal Professional Development links.
Microsoft Sets IE9 Launch Date for March 14 – PCWorld
Microsoft says 36 million copies of the beta and release candidate have been downloaded in the last seven months.
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An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010
Seesmic – All of your social services in one place
The only social media tool you’ll ever need
Easy to use web-based chart tool from Google Chart
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An experimental game using the URL bar as the game screen.
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Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release « Canonical Blog
One of the benefits of the direction that’s been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition. The introduction of the new shell for Ubuntu means that we have a user interface that works equally well whatever the form factor of the PC.
Microsoft Chases Google, Ups Bing Search Speed to Instant | Fast Company
The next stage in the search engine wars has arrived: Microsoft is boosting its Bing system with a similar “instant results” feature to Google’s, bringing a pseudo-real time feel to search that aims to speed up the process significantl
Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher
Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher
An Internet Hotlist on Web 2.0
What is Graphic Facilitation? | Scriberia
It’s taking information, whether from discussion, someone’s notepad or an annual report, and transforming it into something visual, organised and accessible. It’s finding the right mixture of words, illustration and design to capture a subject and make it memorable.
The App Studio – Home of how to make iPhone Apps without code.
TheAppStudio.com is a powerful online editor that quickly and inexpensively lets you build and manage native iPhone apps without code.
iBuildApp :: Create Free iPhone Application Using Online Interface Builder| Android, iPad
Design Your Own iPhone Application in Minutes:
as simple as 1-2-3!
Serpentine-Edge Map Marathon Gallery
Fascinating collection of maps / infographics
40 Most Trusted Education Blogs | GetDegrees.com: Get Degrees
We are therefore incredibly pleased to unveil our first annual list of the web’s 40 Most Trusted Education blogs.
Twopcharts Overview – Check out the most popular twitter users by language and by city
We have made an effort to find the most influential active Twitter users for cities around the world, as well as widely spoken languages. By selecting any of the cities or languages below you will be directed to a dedicated page with several lists and search capabilities. We have also created a number of twitter tools that can be used for any Twitter account. The menu above shows you the current selection of tools.
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