Web 2.0 Toolkit: Communication

by Stephen Kiyoi, Norris Library Intern

I know you’ve been there—it’s the end of your project, and you’re trying to send one final document, but it’s too big for e-mail! Or, you’re working on some last minute changes to an Excel document, but you need one of your colleagues to take a look. Read about a couple of tools that will help you tackle these problems and become more productive online. Be sure to check out our Web 2.0 Libguide for more great resources.

 Screenshare and Meetings

Oneeko is a Skype add-on that will allow you to share select portions of your screen with your team. Oneeko’s most unique feature is its “looking glass interface” which allows you to select the portion of your screen you want your collaborator to see. Simply click and drag files or documents into the Oneeko window, and your collaborator will see those files in real time. Oneeko makes it easy to share your screen by providing a custom link that you can send through e-mail to initiate the screen sharing session. You can try Oneeko free for free for 15 days, and if you like it, it is available for purchase. Check out this CNET Review for a more complete description.

 File Sharing

Since many e-mail clients don’t allow you to send extremely large files–G-mail, and USC both cap e-mail attachments at 25 mb—chances are you’ll need web tools to send these larger files. There are many good options to get this done. Google Docs recently added an upload documents feature that allows you to upload any file type, and a Dropbox feature  that allows you to create an online folder to store documents to share with others.

That’s all for now! Be sure to check our Web 2.0 Libguide for more resources.

One Response to Web 2.0 Toolkit: Communication

  1. Another favorite option for file sharing is File Apartment (http://www.fileapartment.com). Easy to use, no software to download or registration, up to 1 GB, free option, safe, and secure.

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