Monday, November 21, 2005

Three Web-based Resources: Swicki, Openomy, LibraryThing

Three Web-based resources: Swicki, a community-driven search engine; Openomy, an tag-based file storage system; and LibraryThing, social software for your personal library catalog.

Swicki

"A swicki is new kind of search engine that allows anyone to create deep, focused searches on topics you care about. Unlike other search engines, you and your community have total control over the results and it uses the wisdom of crowds to improve search results. This search engine, or swicki, can be published on your site. Your swicki presents search results that you're interested in, pulls in new relevant information as it is indexed, and organizes everything for you in a neat little customizable widget you can put on your web site or blog, complete with its very own buzz cloud that constantly updates to show you what are hot search terms in your community." Via Educational Blogs

Openomy

"Openomy is an online file system. You can store files on Openomy and access them from any computer. Openomy organizes files and users via tags (as opposed to folders). You can choose to keep your files guarded by Openomy, or allow certain outside applications (of your choice) to do new and interesting things with your data." Via Educational Blogs

LibraryThing

"LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. Because everyone catalogs together, you can also use LibraryThing to find people with similar libraries, get suggestions from people with your tastes and so forth." Via Glosses.net

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