Saturday, October 30, 2010

Web Tools Come and Go

I was so sad to learn last night that, a Web 2.0 tool with some unique features I have been enjoying using, was just purchased by Facebook and will be shutting down. It's the only site I know that will allow users to create a page for uploading and downloading files without first creating an account. It also facilitates group meetings and chats. I have helped a couple of students use it at school, and now I really won't have a replacement. This news comes not long after announced that it was stopping its RSS aggregator service. I already had a Google Reader account, so have switched to that, but I really liked Bloglines!

Fortunately, I still have a lot of other favorite Web 2.0 tools. Right now,, a presentation software site i learned about from Steve Dembo while being a virtual attendee at NECC in 2009, is one of the tools I am determined to become more savvy with. I used Prezi for my first monthly status report at the Mira Costa High School Library. I meant to post and provide the link to it earlier. It's already time to start working on my October report (how did that happen?), and, although I don't know if I'll use Prezi every time,  I have to decided to continue with it for this month. I hope that Prezi stays around!