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Portal Tools
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Google ReaderAn RSS feed aggregator. Particularly good for keeping track of blogs or other web sites that update regularly.http://www.google.com/reader/?hl=en&tab=wy
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FeedlyA great platform for reading multiple web content feeds. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Mobile is RSS onlyhttp://www.feedly.com
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SymbalooA popular tool that allows you to create pages of button-like links to favourite resources. Available as desktop and mobile versions.http://www.symbaloo.com
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NetvibesA highly-configurable site for aggregating all sorts of web based resources. Worth checking out.http://www.netvibes.comhttp://www.netvibes.com/pmvm#Home
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FlipboardA favourite tool for mobile access to RSS feeds and most other web content in a very visual layout. Available for iOS and Android devices.http://flipboard.com
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RockmeltA web browser built for social media. Undergoing a massive reinvention of itself. Has just released an iOS version and is looking forward to Android and desktop versions.http://www.rockmelt.com
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HootsuiteOriginally a Twitter client, Hootsuite has expanded to include the ability to aggregate a number of different kinds of feeds. Vancouver based company!http://hootsuite.com
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Networks
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TwitterThe platform for micro-blogging.http://twitter.com
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FacebookThe most popular social media platform on the planet.https://www.facebook.com
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LinkedInThe business oriented social media platform. Particularly good for job searches and other business related connections.http://www.linkedin.com
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Google+Google's foray into social media. Very intruiging concepts, but as yet, a much smaller community of users.https://plus.google.com/?gpsrc=ogpy0&tab=wX
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SkypePrimarily a voice and visual communication platform, newer tools have brought it into the realm of social media.http://beta.skype.com
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GoodreadsA social netwrok built around books and reading.http://www.goodreads.com/
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RdioA great tool for listening to music with a strong social networking component.http://www.rdio.com/
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Last.fmA tool for listening and tracking music listens to share with a social network.http://www.last.fm/
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RavelryA network of knitters and crocheters.http://www.ravelry.com/
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Curation Tools
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Scoop.it!A popular visual curation tool. Somewhat akin to Facebook's Timeline in appearance but is tool that allows curation and sharing of content.http://www.scoop.it
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DeliciousThe original social bookmarking tool. Access your bookmarks across multiple devices. Organize them with tags and share them across networks. Adopted by a strong contingent of educators at it's inception.https://delicious.com
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DiigoAnother social bookmarnking tool. Built with the educational community in mind, allowing kid friendly terms of service and the ability to notate and highlight web pages.http://www.diigo.com
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PinterestAlthough Pinterest does have a reputation for appealing to a certain demographic it does have some serious potential as a curation tool that is only beginning to be explored by the educational community.http://pinterest.com/
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PearltreesA fascinating mind-map style of linking web based resources together. http://www.pearltrees.com
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Gooru
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Edcanvas
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Portfolio Tools
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BloggerGoogle's blogging platform. Fairly popular and ties in nicely with Google's other products.http://www.blogger.com/?tab=wj
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WordPressTouted to be the most popular blogging platform on the web.http://wordpress.com
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TumblrAnother popular blogging platform.http://www.tumblr.com
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SlideshareA tool for sharing powerpoint style presentations.http://www.slideshare.net/
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FlickrOne of many popular photo sharing sites. Associated with Yahoo!http://flickr.com/
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