I attended Wilsworld last week here in Madison. One of the highlights of the conference, for me, was hearing Tasha Saecker present Two-Point-O-Pia. If you haven’t heard Tasha speak yet – I highly recommend her! You’ll come away with lots of cool sites to check out as well as good ideas for managing your online persona. Because of attending some of Tasha’s other presentations, I have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and have added many Firefox extensions.
Two-Point-O-Pia was no exception - I took almost five pages of notes during her presentation! I was going to focus on just one of the many sites that Tasha covered, but decided that I wanted to share more of my five pages of notes with you! So without further ado – here are three sites to checkout.
Grooveshark.com and Pandora.com – these are both music sites but they behave a little differently. At Grooveshark, you can play what you want when you want, create playlists, have Grooveshark suggest songs that you might like, and follow the playlists of other members and tweet about what you’re listening to. At Pandora, which is an Internet radio station, you create your own station based on the kind of music you like. The difference is that you can’t select the song(s) you want to listen to right now – it’s more of a music exploration site.
Joongel is a metasearch engine that’s really cool! Joongel has several search categories and lists the top 10 sites in each category. When you conduct a search, you choose a category and get results from all 10 sites. I’m definitely adding this one to my search bar in Firefox! Even if I don’t use it very often, I’ve discovered even more new sites to checkout just by looking at their front page!
Okay – four, but the last one really isn’t a separate site. Feedly is a Firefox add-on that takes your Google Reader and makes it better. I’ve just installed this add-on so I don’t have a lot of information yet, but so far I like it. I’ll report more in my next post…
Thanks Tasha!Tags: add-ons, Firefox, Grooveshark, Pandora