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All Our Ideas is a research project that seeks to develop a new form of social data collection by combining the best features of quantitative and qualitative methods. Using the power of the web, we are creating a data collection tool that has the scale, speed, and quantification of a survey while still allowing for new information to "bubble up" from respondents as happens in interviews, participant observation, and focus groups.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2014

The Altmetric Explorer is a powerful web app that allows you to track the conversations around scientific articles online. Altmetric collects and analyzes hundreds of thousands of postings about tens of thousands of articles and datasets each month. It makes this data available to end users through an intuitive user interface and to developers through an API.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Annotation Studio is an open source, web-based annotation application that integrates a powerful set of textual interpretation tools behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users can upload their own texts, and annotate with styled text, video, images, and weblinks. To date, the project has been used with great success in disciplines such as Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and others at institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Barnard College, and Washington University.

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Last updated: 17 Jul 2014

Project management software for sharing files, messages, and task management, including options for daily update emails, and real time document editing.

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Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Coggle is a simple, beautiful way of structuring information that you can use to collaborate in real-time with others.

It supports LaTeX and Markdown formatting (use LaTeX via the \\( \\) or \\[ \\] escape sequences), images can be added by drag & drop, you can view the change history of each diagram, and documents can be downloaded as PDFs or images.

Amongst many other things, Coggle is used for:

Last updated: 22 Mar 2013

Doodle is an online scheduling tool to help collaborators find a common time to meet. An organizer can set up a number of proposed meeting times and send a survey out to participants, who can indicate their availability.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2014

EchoDamp is a multi-channel audio mixer and echo controller designed primarily for the High-Bandwidth Musical Video-teleconference environment.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Edit Flow gives you custom statuses, a calendar, editorial comments, and more, all to make it much easier for your team to collaborate within WordPress.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2013

Exceed is a PC X server system which allows for graphical user interface (GUI) interactions with networked computers. Exceed provides data exchange among applications on different platforms including UNIX, Linux, VMS, X Window Based System and IBM mainframes. Enables users to connect Microsoft Windows desktops to a wide variety of X Window-enabled servers and access X applications.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Google Scholar Citations lets you track citations to your publications, check who is citing your publications, graph your citations over time, compute citation metrics, and view publications by colleagues.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Social networking platform, not unlike Facebook, that utilizes with other Google services and allows users to connect with and see what friends are doing. Users can create posts and share links or multimedia items with select groups (called Circles). The Hangouts feature allows group video chat.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Open peer review tool for items in Mendeley.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Web-based web discussion tool (it's not a full fledged learning management system) that allows student to ask questions and interact with teachers in a public space, which, ideally, saves time for teachers and fosters greater engagement.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Pivotal Tracker provides agile-oriented task and project management with integration to wide variety of communication and social media tools. Although designed specifically to support software development teams it can be used for a wide variety of tasks and applications.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Pundit is a semantic annotation and augmentation tool. It enables users to create structured data while annotating web pages.

Annotations span from simple comments to semantic links to web of data entities (as Freebase.com and Dbpedia.org), to fine granular cross-references and citations. Pundit can be configured to include custom controlled vocabularies. In other words, annotations can refer to precise entities and concepts as well as express precise relations among entities and contents. Read more on semantically structured annotations

Last updated: 23 Jun 2014

Conference and festival organizers use Sched.org to manage their website's schedule of events, seamlessly integrate social networking and provide their attendees with tools like personal agenda builders, dynamic attendee directories and mobile applications.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Skype allows free voice and video computer-to-computer calls, and calls to phone numbers for a fee. Video is only available for person-to-person calls, but multiple users can join a voice call.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Slack is a team-based communication and archiving platform. It allows for both synchronous and asynchronous communications, channels for managing specific streams, full user management and integration with a wide variety of social media and storage providers. It is free for limited (rather generous) use and provides one the best means to allow for individual communication patterns within a managed project to be facilitated.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Snapzen is a browser tool that is used to collaborate with others about the information on any web page - right from your browser.

Discuss information on web pages with your colleagues, friends or family. It is easy to collaborate with others because they see exactly what you see on the web pages.

If you still use copy and paste, screenshot tools, email or chat to discuss web pages, Snapzen will show you a better way.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2013

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as Tweets, photos and videos. You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.

Last updated: 18 Apr 2014

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