Kevin’s Portal: Overhaul Completed – Normal Blogging to Continue


The overhaul of Kevin’s Portal is now complete and it has been a massive work. The site has increased in size tenfold plus – and that’s a big plus! I hope the site is even more useful to visitors and a help to those interested in my online activities.

What’s to come now that I have this overhaul in the bag? Well, I will continue to add new social networks and web applications to Kevin’s Portal as I discover and begin to use them. I don’t expect there to be any major changes to the site now for the the foreseeable future – phew!!! I am thinking about some additional content at some point – being mainly a page about the software I use to create my online presence, such as Internet browsers, HTML editor, etc. That is down the track however.

Visit the new look site at:
http://kevinmatthews.zxq.net/

 

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Kevin’s Portal: Latest Update


I have been tinkering with the web applications and social networks listing on the page. I have decided to add links to all of the sites I use so that any interested visitor can check them out for themselves. I am identifying those sites that I have a public profile on and that I have linked to elsewhere on the page with a simple * at the front of the link. The list is not yet 100% completed – and will end up quite large as I do tend to test and use a large number of sites for one reason or another.

 

Bundlr

I have just started to use the Bundlr social network/web application this evening. This could be a great little tool that will allow me to bundle (hence the name) resources from around the web into collections of curated content. I should hopefully be able to embed this information into other websites in the future. It should be a great tool for some of my other sites and I am already experimenting with it for the kevinswilderness.com site. Links to my Bundlr profile and to Bundlr itself have now been added to Kevin’s Portal.

Visit my Bundlr profile at:
http://gobundlr.com/u/kevinwmatthews

 

Evernote

One of the tools I use a lot is Evernote and a link to this tool will be added to Kevin’s Portal tonight also. There are no public profiles for Evernote, though there is the ability to have shared folders and to share individual files with others and other sites. I will use Bundlr to form a curated page for Evernote also so that I can promote this brilliant tool. Evernote is my favourite tool in the cloud and it can be used on all manner of mobile devices and computers.

My Bundlr Evernote page will be at:
http://gobundlr.com/b/evernote

 

Kevin’s Portal: BookYap


I am about to start using a new web application called BookYap. Put simply, BookYap is an application that recommends books based on criteria you enter. There are over 650 000 books in its database, so chances are it will find a book for you.

You can search for a book by using keywords or the filters it has available (based on personality types). By becoming a registered user, the application learns more and more about you and your reading habits, improving the recommendations it makes for you.

Books appear with thumbnails of their covers and book ratings. A brief description appears by hovering over the thumbnail. You are able to interact with the application and associated community by sharing books you have read and your reviews of them. There is connectivity with both Facebook and Twitter also.

You are also able to add books to a reading wishlist if you like. Books can be purchased from Amazon when you choose a book to read.

There is now a link to my BookYap profile in the directory at the left of the page.

Check out Kevin’s Portal at:
http://kevinmatthews.zxq.net/