Cool Websites and Tools [September 16th 2012]

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3Dnator – 3D images provide a wonderful visual effect that gives you an idea about object distance in pictures. Online however, nearly all images you will find will be 2D. Here to help you turn the 2D images into 3D is a tool called 3Dnator. After installation, the extension adds a button in the browser’s address bar where you can change the image view of webpages from 2D to 3D. Read more: 3Dnator: Turn 2D Online Images Into 3D Ones

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Cuterr – This is a free to use web service that offers you videos of animals being adorable and cute. From a kitten attempting to communicate in Morse code to a dog looking suspiciously guilty, this website has all sorts of videos in which animals can be found at their cutest. Read more: Cuterr: Get Your Daily Dose of Cute Animal Videos

 

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Buzzworthy – While reading a good book, you may come across numerous quotations that you would like to share with your friends. But sharing those quotations with friends online becomes difficult when the book is an eBook being read on your smart device. Here to help share quotes in such a situation is a tool called Buzzworthy. Read more: Buzzworthy: Share Citations From Your Kindle Books On Social Networks, Email, & MMS [Android]

 

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Relive – These days we have so many devices that allow us to capture photographs. We can use our mobile phones, our cameras and then they are further scattered when we move them around memory cards and online photo-album websites. Relive is a handy software that allow users to bring together all the images they have in one place. Read more: Relive: Gather All Your Images From Different Devices into One Place [Windows Phone, Android, iOS]

 

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Rbutr – is a great application for people who have an open mind and want to use the Internet for good. Finding arguments and debating on a topic is a great way to exercise one’s own judgement and conclude (if possible) on that issue. With Rbutr, you can easily follow online debates and find counter-arguments about those topics. Read more: Rbutr: A Simple Way To Follow Online Debates

 

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Comments (6)
  • Joel Lee

    @Cuterr: But I already have Reddit and Youtube!! Just kidding. Great list. Rbutr sounds like a thriving location for trolls, though.

    • Shane

      I think this concern is a common one, but let me assure you that the way rbutr works, it is actually very anti-troll. It simply allows webpages to be connected to each other, and the best rebuttal will be voted to the top – so any troll-like submissions will be voted down and lost.

    • Joel Lee

      That’s good to know. What if a bunch of trolls start upvoting troll submissions and downvoting real submissions? Perhaps Rbutr does have some prevention against it (don’t have enough knowledge) but just a thought. It’s a common problem with most online voting systems (like the recent Mountain Dew / 4chan thing).

    • Shane

      Of course, any system which is targetted by a large group of motivated individuals determined on wreaking havoc will suffer by the event, this is still true for Wikipedia and any other large successful crowd sourced system.

      But these sorts of events, and anti-social crowds still fail to undermine the value of the tools themselves. And usually only happen over discrete periods of time which can be contained in one way or another.

      General spam and things like that though tend to be controlled by the well intentioned crowd anyway – and of course, we do have (and will improve) systems in place to make this smooth and efficient etc

      So in general, background noise trolls and spammers will be drowned out by the well intentioned users, and the burst trolling created by groups like 4chan can be contained and/or fixed once they lose interest in creating mindless havoc

    • Joel Lee

      Are you the creator? If so, it’s good to know that you have these things at the fore of your mind. If it works out well in execution, then I have nothing bad to say against Rbutr. Great job in creating it in the first place! I have lots of respect for creators. :)

  • Edmar Diego

    3dnator sounds awesome, i wonder on its uses in daily browsing?

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