6 Free Websites for Learning and Teaching Science

Link: 6 Free Websites for Learning and Teaching Science

From robotics to space research, from physics to computer science, the Internet is a vast trove of information about the sciences. Resources such as Wikipedia (and its easy-on-younger-minds counterpart, Simple English Wikipedia) and online video make the process of learning about and teaching science subjects much easier than ever before. Rather than resorting to yet another 600-page textbook, next time you’re hard up for understanding or inspiration, check out one of these six websites that offer information on the sciences. And particularly if you’re a scientist or educator yourself, let us know in the comments where you hang out online to learn about and discuss your favorite science topics.

12 Free Web 2.0 Startups That Help Manage Small Businesses

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Anyone who lived through the late 90’s remembers the endless barrage of buzzwords about computerized productivity. “The paperless office” and “e-business” are but a few of the slogans capturing how the Internet was going to revolutionize our work. Annoying as these slogans became, the ideals behind them were unquestionably desirable. Who wouldn’t want to work in a paperless office? Reality hasn’t fully caught up to these ideals, but various Web 2.0 startups have come awfully close. Today we take a look at 12 services that help small businesses operate more efficiently and inexpensively. Neglect them at your peril, because your competitors surely haven’t!

Open Web Awards Winners List 2009

Open Web Awards Winners List 2009



Brand/Startup/Company/Agency


Best Brand Use of Facebook: Pet Society
Best Brand Use of Twitter: @nhlblackhawks
Best Brand Use of YouTube: Internet Killed Television
Best Corporate Blog: PlayStation.Blog
Best Non-Profit Use of Social Media: Thank a Soldier
Social Media Ad Campaign: Sarah Ezekiel
Social Media Agency: @mryouthagency
Social Media Gadget: WiseStamp


Facebook Specific


Best Facebook App: Fish Wrangler
Best Facebook Fan Page: Big Prize Giveaways
Best Facebook Game: Fish Wrangler
Most Creative Use of Facebook Connect: Pet Society


Media


Best Breaking News Site: AllKPop
Best Local Blog: Manhattan User’s Guide
Best Local News Site: UtahTweets.com
Best Online Magazine: EscapistMagazine.com
Best Online Music Label: DFTBA Records
Best Online Newspaper: The New York Times
Best Political News Site: The Young Turks
Best Site for Journalists: Overheard in the Newsroom
Best Site for Publishers: uCoz
Best TV Network Online: Hulu


Mobile


Best Location Based Mobile App: RunKeeper
Best Mobile App: eBuddy
Best Mobile Based Twitter App: movatwitter.jp
Best Mobile Game: Tap Tap Revenge
Best Mobile Music Site or App: PandoraP
Best Mobile Travel Site or App: V!VA Travel Guides
Best Mobile Social Network App: Facebook


People


Best Actor/Actress to Follow: Tom Felton
Best Blogger to Follow: World As I Der See It!
Best Celebrity to Follow: @ivetesangalo
Best Musical Artist to Follow: @ivetesangalo
Best Social Media Maven to Follow: @BuzzEdition
Funniest Person to Follow: The Spoony One
Most Educational to Follow: Eliseo Soriano
Most Inspiring to Follow: LoraAndLayton


Photos and Videos


Best Flickr Photographer: Dustin Diaz – http://www.flickr.com/photos/polvero/
Best Online Video Web Series: Angry Video Game Nerd
Best YouTube Channel or Personality: shaytards
Flickr Photo of the Year: Highspeed Water
Funniest YouTube Channel: CardGamesFTW
TwitPic of the Year: @andyskib – http://twitpic.com/i0q2a
YouTube Video of the Year: Surprise Marriage Proposal in Spain!


Twitter Specific


Best News Source to Follow: @CNN
Best Twitter App: Hootsuite
Funniest Tweet: @shitmydadsays
Most Interesting Twitter User to Follow: @maureenjohnson
Tweet of the Year: “This is history.” – @BarackObama
Twitter User of the Year: @ivetesangalo