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About.me adds profile sharing, people search, and a gorgeous directory

About.me, the flashy personal profile site that was snapped up by AOL just days after opening to the public, has added some important missing features. It doesn't matter how cool or useful your profile is if nobody can find it, and all of the additions to About.me make profile sharing and discovery easier. You can now quickly share your profile on your social networks, and browse or search for ...

Marklets.com may be the last bookmarklet you'll ever need

As a website, marklets.com offers up a vast library of bookmarklets, much in the same way that userscripts.org does for user scripts. But marklets.com has a serious ace up its sleeve: its very own bookmarklet. Drag it onto your bookmarks bar, click it, and you'll get a pop-up bookmarklet search prompt. Type in what you want to do (for example, "PDF"), hit Enter (no "live search" while typing), an...

Google Buzz is just part of a larger, more awesome package... including the revival of Finger!

What with all the furore over Google Buzz and its questionable security, the big picture since the launch has been more than a little occluded. I hope, with the dust settling, we can now begin to look at what Google Buzz actually brings to the table -- without hyperbole, without the Mashablesque over-reporting -- the actual goodies. As always, controversy or not, Google has brought us a very shin...

Try out new Facebook features before your friends with Prototypes

On the heels of last week's release of @mentions and the new Facebook Lite, today Facebook announced "Prototypes". Prototypes give users a chance to test out cool new applications and functionality "going on inside the walls of Facebook" and to provide feedback to the who built the prototypes, directly. To begin testing and providing feedback, simply find any application available in th...

Tumblr launches hashtags, Facebook integration

Tumblr announced some big new developments they're working on. The first is an improvement to an existing feature, Tags. Now, tagged posts automatically generate #hashtags (much like the Twitter system) that collect similar posts into a group. The hashtags are displayed below your post and link to a page containing other posts with the same tag. Because there's 650,000+ posts being published dai...

Regator comes to iPhone

Blogs are a dime-a-dozen these days. There's no shortage of sites dedicated to posting articles on just about anything you could possibly be interested in. Regator.com, a website dedicated to sifting through the countless blogs on the internet has finally released their own companion iPhone application. If you're not familiar with Regator, it's a great web resource that highlights the web's bes...

Goog-411 now provides intersection info

Goog-411 isn't the most glamorous of Google's services, but the ability to call and get Google's directory service for free is indispensable if you don't have a phone with a browser. The service seems to be getting better all the time, and the latest feature will tell you the cross streets of the business you're looking for. That's a useful service in areas where building numbers are scarce, or ...

WeFollow: user-tagged Twitter directory

A lot of Twitter directories have tried and failed to catch on, but WeFollow has two things that they don't. One, it promotes itself automatically, because users need to publicly tweet @wefollow to add themselves. And two, Kevin Rose. The Digg dude and one of the most-followed people on Twitter is behind WeFollow, which gives it an automatic boost in name recognition. On the other hand, here's w...

Folder Guide Speeds Windows Directory Browsing

If you spend any amount of time moving files around using Windows Explorer, the repetitive clicking can get tiresome. Folder Guide is a context menu enhancement that speeds your navigation: add a folder to your Guide, and accessing it is a two-click operation from any explorer window or file dialog box. Adding a folder to Folder Guide can be done two ways. Launch the main program, click the add...

Automatically delete empty subdirectories with one-line batch file

Deleting empty subdirectories seems like something Windows ought to do automatically, but for some reason that function just isn't included as part of the OS. Luckily, you don't need to download a utility to do it; instead, you can create a single line batch file that will do exactly what you're looking for: for /f "usebackq" %%d in ("dir /ad/b/s | sort /R") do rd "%%d" Raymond Chen, the venera...

Twing: search engine for forum posts

Twing is a new search engine that indexes almost 5,000 online forums, on subjects ranging from the very general (arts and entertainment) to the extremely specific (Scottish Snooker). On top of its search features, it also has a 1990's-Yahoo!-style directory organized by topic, and a collection of trends and toplists called the Community Buzz Directory. Does Twing actually have a finger on the pu...

Yahoo! kills podcast site

Yahoo! is closing down Yahoo! Podcasts on October 31. And the 2-year old site never even got to shed its beta tag. So tragic. The site is actually one of the better podcast directories on the web. Yahoo! has indexed a large number of podcasts, and the site is easy to navigate. There's even a handy player for streaming podcasts without downloading them. But while podcasting was all the rage a few...

How to get your content removed from Google

Have you ever wondered how you can get your content wiped out of the Google directory, as some newspapers have been vying to do recently? Google has a plan for webmasters. The Google Webmaster Blog outlines a few methods that site owners can use in order to ensure their content is not indexed by the search engine. This can include a simple robots.txt file that either blocks Google completely or bl...

Google launches GOOG 411

Google has announced a new labs project, a free 411 service. The Google Voice Local Search is an experiment, but it aims to get users fully automated access to local business information. The GOOG 411 service holds the same information that would typically be found on Google.com, but for times when you just cant get to an internet connection and all you have access to is a cell phone or home pho...

dfinitive tries to recreate the magic of DMOZ

Is it difficult to find the best websites with search engines or directories? Dfinitive thinks it can help. As it currently stands, Dfinitive looks as if it is recreating the famous DMOZ open directory project by trying to take the best elements of a directory site, search engine and a bookmarking site and teaming it up with a mix of experts in the areas they feel are lacking. Dfinitive plans to ...