Online Tools

Below you will find a list of online and social networking tools with a very brief description of each.  Each link is hyperlinked to the website where you can learn more about it and/or start your own account.

Tool

Description

Blogs

Allows users to enter thoughts observations on a website and allows others to comment

Delicious

Allows users to combine other social networking tools with one application and tracks commonly used bookmarks by users

Digsby

Allows users to combine other social networking tools with one application

Diigo

Allows users to create a web-based version of their bookmarks and provides networks for those with similar interests

Facebook

Allows users to create personal profiles and to link with other individuals and groups

Google docs

Web-based work processing software that allows for collaboration and joint editing

iTuneU

Allows users to create and share educational  audio and video content

Netvibes

Allows users to follow multiple web-based sources of information on one page

Ning

Allows users with similar interests to network

RSS Feeds

Allows users to quickly view updates to websites that they follow

Second Life

Allows users to create a virtual identity and a virtual world

Skype

Allows users to make voice calls over the internet, often including a video image

Swarmteams

Allows users to create online groups (FEE)

Twitter

Allows users to read and send text based messages

Ustream

Allows users to find and create video based content

Wiki

Allows users to create a website with content that can be edited by others

Wordle

Allows users to analyze the word content of a document or site

YouTube

Allows users to find and create video based content