I have had an extended break from much of my online web presence over the last 6 months, so plenty has changed over that time. Not necessarily intended change on my part, but change there has been. I have had to change hosting companies on some sites, web applications and social networks have come and gone, undergone change, etc. So as try to put all of the pieces together again, I will try and keep things updated on my progress in this Blog.
I am currently overhauling the site to make it a little more useful. I think it was beginning to become a little too overcrowded and all over the place on the main page (what was the only page). This overhaul will be completed and go live on the 1st June 2011. There will be no further news or updates on this Blog until then – which isn’t too far away. Stay tuned.
The following links/sites have been added to Kevin’s Portal:
Get Satisfaction is a social network for setting up communities. I have essentially joined Get Satisfaction so I can participate in discussions at the Bundlr community on Get Satisfaction. Never-the-less I do have a profile there now:
Evly is a crowdsourcing platform that I have joined. I am not really sure as to what I will do with this just yet, though I have a few thoughts floating around upstairs.
More information Evly and crowdsourcing can be found here:
Page 99 Test
Page99Test is a social network to rate and comment on page 99 of books – a type of book reviewing service.
Other Links Added But Already on the Page
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.
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:
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:
I have been adding new content and links to the Portal. These include the following:
A new Doo.gl commenting tab at the left of the site. Simply click on the tab to bring up the commenting wall.
I have added several new links including links to Receivd (for file sharing), Doo.gl (see above), Topickr (for discussions), Open Zine (online magazines), Skype, Tiny Letter (Newsletters), WordPress.com (My preferred Blogging platform), Tumblr (Blogging platform), Posterous (Blogging platform), Plinky (Blogging aid and platform), Survey Legend (surveys) and Splitweet (Multiple Twitter platform).
Check out Kevin’s Portal at:
I have put up a few more links to Kevin’s Portal – these are:
placebook This is a site that plots the locations of your Facebook friends on a map of the world. Just log in to Facebook to access this web application and the rest is done by placebook.
FullyFollowMe This is a new start up where people can easily follow you on sites that you’re a member of. It is only new, so thus far I am only connected to facebook and Twitter with this one. It does also connect to LinkedIn, but I’m not on LinkedIn.
Visit Kevin’s Portal at: