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Web manager Vennela
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11th March 2009

Social/local History Groups: The Mitchell and Kenyon collection is an amazing visual record of everyday life in Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century. For a 1901 example see http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=duspZzvrIKo and "Unwanted Guests" at http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=IeBn60WWTDU&NR=1
is very educational!
Health: WisdomCards make it easy for you to find the most useful health resources for any health topic. Click on http://organizedwisdom.com/Home
Tutorials and Demonstrations: See http://www.jingproject.com/ The video explains it nicely and you can see a very good demo of it at http://screencast.com/t/VnIGxR07
Songza http://www.songza.com/ is a search engine that gives you easy access to streamable MP3s across the Web. Enter a song, artist, or both and Songza serves it up free of charge.
TECHNICAL TOPICS Thinking of running classes in website design? For site design tips and web design tutorials see http://www.boogiejack.com/
Drop.io - http://drop.io/ - is the simplest way to share files online. Simply set up a private space to drop any files by phone, email, web, widget or fax and then share them with whoever you want via a variety of outputs.
Martin Lewis' free (and advert-free) money advice website has proved useful on many occasions. It now has a page devoted to reviews of free office software and utilities. Click on http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/
shopping/free-office-software (Thank you Peter Ridgway - U3A Spelthorne, UK).

 

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