links for 2011-02-12

  • "Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere."
  • "Replace your static comment section with a live stream of comments, images, and video. Built on chat technology, Livefyre brings the most engaging live conversations right to your content. Users who are interested in topics you write about are notified when you post new content. Your conversations are also listed in our real-time search,and are built for SEO. User reputation filters, one-click comment blocking, and on-page real-time moderation give you the highest quality comments. Even add multiplemoderators for your site. Game mechanics keep your readers engaged and eager to participate. Livefyre lets users connect with each other and create strong relationships around your content."
  • "Pearltrees' game play is pretty simple, but its potential is limited solely by your imagination:Pearl the stuff you like on the Web; Organize your pearls into your own pearltrees; Discover other users' pearltrees with the search box or the minipearl; Team up with others to curate the pearltrees you like; Pick pearltrees when you are interested in them and follow their updates; Share pearltrees by embedding them on your blog or on other social services"
  • "Join us in digging through the documents of MPs' expenses to identify individual claims, or documents that you think merit further investigation. You can work through your own MP's expenses, or just hit the button below to start reviewing. (Update, Fri pm: we now have a virtually complete set of expenses documents so you should be able to find your MP's)."
    See also article from Online Information Conf 2010 proceedings, discussing how they got the game dynamics right second time round.
  • "Galaxy Zoo…is a huge galaxy sorting project that lets the public join in. In fact over 100,000 of the public joined in. Over the past six months or so a staggering number of classifications have been made of candidate galaxies automatically extracted from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The basic aim was to sort galaxies into elliptical galaxies – huge rugby/football shapes of stars – and spiral galaxies – those that look like the water going down your bath plughole. A secondary aim was to further sort the spiral galaxies into clockwise or anti-clockwise (counter-clockwise) spirals."
  • "Visit the site, or download its iPhone/Android app, and you're presented with a world map. Click one of the thousands of virtual pins and someone's music-related memory of that place pops up, accompanied by a 30-second song clip. You are, of course, also encouraged to add your own musical journey."
  • "A place to find and record bathrooms around the world. Start searching for a public toilet. Just enter an address, zipcode, city, or interesection in the search bar and you'll be on your way to finding your next pit stop!"
  • "The Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS) offers a diagnostic service to adults over the age of 18 who have a learning disability and suspected ASD. Professions involved in the diagnosis include clinical psychology, occupational therapy and nursing (if required). Uses DISCO and other varied psychometric assessments as necessary. Referral in these instances is via GP, social worker, carer or self-referral. It also accepts referrals for adults without a learning disability who require ASD assessment and diagnosis. In these cases it is advised to arrange referrals via GPs. Can provide further input and support as necessary. There are two locality teams which cover Paisley and Johnstone and Renfrew, please see below for contact details."
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