Loore is an aggregation of social network profiles that it makes easy to check which social network a person belongs to. Loore project involved in search of people within social networks and directories.
Literature is thriving on the web. It’s not just for sale on mega-sites such as Amazon either, but being swapped, analysed and recommended by fellow bookworms. You can download page after page of free material, post your work online and — dare we say it — even catch the eye of a publisher.
Fancy a daily dose of literature? Just sign up, select a book (the emphasis is on out-of-copyright classics, and most are free), then set aside a few minutes a day to read the pages the site e-mails to you at whatever time you choose. The text is readable on a computer and most mobile devices.
Described as a “social network for people who love books”, this site consists of a lot of people cataloguing the books they have on their shelves then indulging in some lively literary banter. For a similar proposition, check out LibraryThing.com .
You’ll probably never get your hands on a first-edition Shakespeare, but this is the next-best thing: 400 priceless literary treasures scanned in ultra high-resolution, now yours to peruse online.
A goldmine of downloadable textbooks, saved as PDFs, meaning that unlike most electronic book formats, the diagrams and illustrations are preserved. Most take less than 60 seconds to download over broadband.
Launched last year by HarperCollins, the publisher, this site allows aspiring authors to upload their novels and have them read — and judged — by fellow members. It has already identified some up-and-coming talent, and the best offerings are now being printed.
Also known as Google Book Search, this is a gateway to all manner of free book and magazine content, much of it downloadable. The search function is particularly strong, and is able to pull up specific text buried in any of the umpteen-million pages the company has scanned to date.
Got a book in you? Use Blurb’s free software to lay it out, then upload it, and the site will make it into a real paperback, with prices starting at around a fiver.
BookCrossing is the practice of leaving a book you’ve read for someone else to pick up by following your online directions. Nearly 800,000 people in 130 countries are involved.
This is the home of free, downloadable audiobooks — mainly classics and read by volunteers. It may be the only way you get to hear Dickens read in a Liverpool accent.
Described as “the world’s largest reading room”, the site is home to an active and well-informed community of bookworms.
Source: Timesonline (12th July, The Sunday Times -Ingear)
Google Fast Flip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles. It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to “flip” through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.
Google Fast Flip is an online free news reader that’s about reading news online but in newspaper style. One look at the way Google Fast Flip operates and you will get the idea. Google already delivers news content via Google News. With this new Google Labs web application, Google is attempting to promote a different way to read news. Something to which we are more accustomed with our morning brew.
The visual way of reading news is supposed to be free news reader with a more intuitive and faster experience. A news portal loads elements like images, videos, podcasts and Flash ads. This slows down content delivery when all we want is just scan the headlines and move on to a news snippet of interest. Google Fast Flip tries to speed up this process by giving a way to ‘flip through’ pages in the manner of a newspaper without any time lags.
- Popular is what’s hot and breaking. Follow what’s being recommended or most viewed across the news world.
- Sections are more like pages of specific news subjects like politics, world news, sci-tech, sports, health, travel etc.
- Topics are just that, a subject matter that’s being discussed .
- Sources are the snapshots of news aggregated from the news/magazine websites.
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The growing interest in Open Access (OA) worldwide necessitate the increasing demand for training, knowledge development, and skills for the implementing of OA repositories and OA journals, the twin routes for making research results openly accessible.
OASIS is a source book on OA movement, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving open access. It is a community building as much as a resource-building exercise. OASIS encouraged to share and download the resources provided, and to modify and customize them for local use.
The objectives of OASIS are as follows:
• to increase the number of trainers and centers of expertise worldwide
• to expand the knowledge base of open access implementation
• to share resources and best practices
• to demonstrate and record successful outcomes of OA around the world
Spezify is a search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways. It take web search further, away from endless lists of blue text links and towards a more intuitive experience. Spezify mix all media types and make no difference between blogs, videos, micro blogs and images. Everything communicates and helps building the bigger picture. It collects websites and are aiming to use as many relevant, free and open API:s as possible to generate extensive and diverse search results.
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The Truth About Books is an independent book review website that provides professional, honest book reviews, author interviews, regular competitions and much more. It will helps in:
- Provide professional, independent and honest book reviews
- Recommended Reads for those needing inspiration
- Encourage and promote literature both in the UK and across the globe
- Monthly competitions: Readers’ Choice and Parents’ Choice
- Help consumers easily find the best possible price for the books they want
- Support authors in their efforts to get noticed (including self-published, debut and small independent publications)
- Author snippets