Before I begin a link diary for this month, I must thank Reema for awarding me Best Blogger award. She awarded whole lot of bloggers aptly: most beautiful blog, artistic blogger, serious blogger and so on. It opened window to more bloggers. 🙂
So, if you want to go ahead and create other award for fellow bloggers: click here to create blog awards. However, this one did not have a generous blogger award that I wanted to give Reema, I would instead give her a high-five of my friendship. 🙂 See right! 🙂
Just as we use MyLiveSignature for generating personal signatures for our blog posts and emails (I use a signature for all my meme posts. :P), we can use this superstickies site to generate colourful post-its. Like one I have used here: (I have used one post-it in my last Olympics post too.)
I recently signed up for Evernote, a useful notemaking tool that can capture anything on your desktop and Web, and save it for you. It makes even the text in your saved images searchable. 🙂 It is only my laziness to login that prevents me from making good use of it. 😦 You can use a plugin in your browser for ease. There are many other notemaking tools available (like Google Notebook), if there is a good one that you use, do let me know in the comments section.
I came across two unusual education games that handle social issues. One is Darfur is Dying that gives you a glimpse of life in war-ravaged areas of Sudan. I played the games with anticipation, I don’t want to think how it must be in real-life situation. You can take some actions listed to help people in Darfur in real-life.
Other is Laadli, an online game about the sex identification and foeticide. I have read few reviews about Laadli that it is not very user-friendly game. Though, Zapak has received an award for creating it. I invite your views about playing this game.
P.S: I have to tell you this, readers! About time
Sometime back I wrote about MediaMax/Linkup being frauds, I wrote how they had taken my data as hostage to make me pay up. I wrote to TechCrunch, WebWorkerDaily, Amit Agarwal (of Digital Inspiration) and other biggie blogs who had (or had not) recommended it at any point of time. Most of them publish with a link to my post. I want to thank all of them. Vinaya got it published in DesiPundit.
Some bloggers, who did not respond to me, did update their posts by deleting MediaMax from list of their recommended tools. Some of them wrote to me that they have added notes about MediaMax although it is not their policy to revisit and edit old posts. Tom Basset commented in this blog about publishing a book with experiences of MediaMax/Linkup users.
While I was doing all this, several disgruntled MediaMax victims wrote in. And then it happened. Linkup aka MediaMax blogged that they were closing down. They did.
I am not saying that they closed downn because of our efforts. Most probably they planned it already. However, I like to think because of so many of us users writing against them, it would have been hard for them to survive. But I would like to thank each one of you readers and all other bloggers who campaigned indignantly against Mediamax/Linkup.