Here’s a nice WordPress Icon up for download. Comes in various formats and sizes. Nice work, Chris!

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CNET API Dashboard: CNET released a new API last week allowing developers to access CNET’s full catalog of technology products and software titles which can be found on major sites like CNET Reviews, Shopper.com and Download.com. As of now, the API only provides basic product information, categories, and ratings. But expect to see user reviews, blog posts, news articles and more soon.

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PicnikOkay, so you don’t have the time to sit down at your computer, reading what seems to be never-ending pages of reference and tutorials books to simply figure out and understand how to use all those tedious photo editing programs. Likewise, you don’t have the extra cash to indulge yourself in that Adobe Suite that has been enticing your creative mind molecules for awhile. Fear not my friends, Picnik is about to help change all that. Picnik is an online photo editing program, completely powered by Flash, and includes a notable abundance of helpful attributes within its simplistic core. Grabbing images from either your computer, your Flickr account, a desired website, Yahoo! search, or even your web cam (if you have it conveniently installed), are just of the few accommodating features Picnik delivers to its users. Oh, by the way, it’s free. Nice. You actually don’t even have to create an account if you’re one of those people who’s just eager to jump right in and get their hands dirty.

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8appsLast year I had selected the task management solution Orchestrate as a top pick in 25 To Do Lists to Stay Productive. Now Tokyo based startup Jonkenpon, creator of Orchestrate, has launched a service called 8apps which aims to be a social network for productive people. The idea is to create a community where users can not only meet new people but work with them in a suite of productivity based applications. There are currently three applications available in the 8apps suite with five more to come. The first three applications are Handshake, Orchestrate and Blueprint offering social networking, task management and brainstorming. In a blog post announcing 8apps, Jonkenpon explains that they do not plan on competing with offerings such as 37signals or Google Docs but rather fill in the gaps where they lack in productivity with a suite of small, focused applications.

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Bubbl.usDiagrams on paper are cool, but diagrams on the internet are cooler. This is where Bubbl.us comes into play. Bubbl.us is a mind-mapping product aimed towards literally anyone who needs help organizing their thoughts or any untidy information. Powered by Flash, Bubbl.us makes it easy for anyone to quickly start planning and sorting out their ideas through the use of linked text bubbles. Each bubble of information is connected to its preceding parent bubble and color coordinated accordingly for hierarchy sake. Using the mouse wheel or the side tool bar allows for easy zooming in and out of your mind-maps. Also added to the tool bar is workspace positioning and setup styles, however most will find that holding the left mouse button and dragging is a much more convenient way of moving around the work area.

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Interesting article on tagging: The Need for Creating Tag Standards. I’m personally a fan of single word tagging with space separation and find it to be the most common method of tagging.

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