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3/21/2009
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SXSW Video Discussion And Demo Recap

Last week I traveled to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive Festival. I'd like to share some of the videos I recorded throughout the week.

Last week I traveled to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive Festival. I'd like to share some of the videos I recorded throughout the week.Seesmic announced the launch of a desktop client for Facebook.

Nutshellmail takes your social mail and combines it into one easy-to-use email account. You can also reply to your social accounts (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.) using their email client.

Pixton is a comic creation tool that looks really fun. The comics can be created in over 40 languages and all of the elements are editable and you can move them around as well. The comics can be embedded in any site or blog. What's really neat is that you can remix the comics with your friends to create the best possible comic. Pixton appears to be gaining traction in the education market.

Regator provides curated blog aggregation. They have created aggregated pages for over 550 topics ranging from arts to health to local interest to politics. Readers can vote a story up or down within Regator and that helps to make the story more important in the Regator index.

99designs is a service that was born in the Sitepoint forums which allows designers to "bid" on contests. People post jobs as "contests" and designers submit their work as entries to the contest. It's a concept that has been pretty successful so far but many designers don't love the concept.

DandyID is a brand-new startup that the founders describe as, "a one-stop shop for data collection and portability." They provide a suite of tools to manage your online identity. They support over 300 sites and developers can pull data from their service via the API. It's almost like a social OpenID as you can use your DandyID to register on services that are setup as partners.

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