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Shopseen lets you discover the best deals picked by people who share your tastes. With all the deals out there, ranging from good to tremendous, it’s hard to keep track of everything. Shopseen attempts to simplify the process of finding the best deals available based on what you’re interested in. You can follow sites and other users to gather deals from a variety of sources. Add filtering and you’ve got yourself an instant time-line of deals streaming to your browser. Examples of sites that Shopseen gathers deals from include Groupon, RetailMeNot and others. Deals can range anywhere from magazine subscriptions to surfing class discounts so you really get a wide range of products. Access to the site is granted via usual sign-up process or conveniently through your Facebook login. Shopseen is currently in beta and plans for the future include affiliate accounts for cash rewards. If shopping is something you love and prefer doing it from a browser instead of a crowded mall, then check Shopseen out.
The Idea Swap
Ever have an idea for making something better or inventing something completely new, but never told anyone about it? The Idea Swap is where all those ideas get shared. Simply type your idea, in very Twitter-like fashion, of 150 characters or less on a post-it note on the screen. Click ‘Swap’ and your idea is out in the wild being received by someone else. In the meantime you receive ideas back. Either immediately or after a while, you’ll be presented with an idea that you totally agree with. It’s a fun addicting way to pass the time, but also a way to share ideas you’ve had spinning in your head.
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Could you use a few extra bucks? Gigwalk is offering to help you earn some by using your ability to go out and about. Gigwalk supplies a mobile app which is used to provide users with “gigs” that they can perform while out shopping, walking or wherever. Gigs are performed by fulfilling a set of requirements setup by the original gig poster. Gigs can range anywhere from clicking photos to confirm mapping directions to rating products and retail customer service. Gigwalk works off a mobile app, so you’ll need to download and install it to get the gigs. Additionally, it’s only available for iPhone at the moment, but an Android version is planned and users can sign-up to be notified when it’s ready.
If you run a website, then you know there are many factors that can bring a website down. If you run a business website, then having a site go down can be detrimental to business and cause serious disruption to profits. DingItsUp is a notification tool for webmasters and website owners which informs them when a website goes down. It’s a good way to monitor your hosts service if you’ve been having downtime trouble or if changes are causing load issues. DingItsUp also notifies when websites are back up and running. If you do a lot of online gaming, then you’ve certainly seen a site or two get overwhelmed and simply go down from overload. DingItsUp will monitor the website and let you know when its back up and running so you can get back to gaming. DingItsUp uses email, sms or @reply to inform users of changes in availability.
Most would agree Twitter is great. The short blurbs of information being shared back and forth, across the globe digitally is something to behold. While all that may be true, there are times when communicating with others via Twitter can get cumbersome because of the limit on characters. That’s where Twitgram comes in. Twitgram allows Twitter users to send private messages to each other without character limitation. When email isn’t quick enough and SMS messages won’t do, using Twitgram to deliver information instantly is convenient.
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