Category Archives: Services and Tools

Free Blog Services Rated: Blogger, Livejournal, WordPress.com

So, you’re not serious enough about blogging to host your own blog? You’d rather use a free blogging service? Are you sure? You can get a domain and hosting for only $3.99/month. No? Okay, then I guess we can get started.

Okay, here’s how this fill work. I’m going to compare Blogger, LiveJournal, and WordPress.com. We’ll see what free blog provider is the best. Let’s start with LiveJournal.

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Google Apps

So, you’ve got yourself a domain. Sure, it helps people get to your website, but what else can you use it for? Google’s got the answer. Do you hate your webhost’s webmail program? Do you like GMail? Well, now you can have your own…

Feedburner

Feedburner, recently acquired by Google, is the single, most-useful RSS tool on the planet. Feedburner re-broadcasts your feed, taking strain off your servers, and offers awesome statistics as well. If you have a website/blog with an RSS feed, you should definitely give feedburner a…

Userplane Webchat

Userplane’s webchat is flash-based, unlike the Java-based ParaChat. It not only has text, but audio and video as well. There aren’t ads, but it says that it’s provided by Userplane. Ordinary users can create rooms, though they can delete only the ones the created.…

ParaChat

ParaChat is one of the oldest, most well-known chat services out there. The client is java-based and they host it on their servers. There are some ads displayed in the chat-box, though their not too intrusive. To create a chatroom, you just fill out…

Invisionfree

Based on the popular and not free Invision PowerBoard, Invisionfree is the free king of hosted forums. At the time of this writing there are 15 servers for their boards. You can change settings, create a new stylesheet, replace any image or button, assign…

RssInclude

RSS-Info has a great service going. With RssInclude, you enter the feed’s URL, set the width, adjust colors, copy, paste. It has options for Javascript, PHP, and IFRAME. Use PHP if you can, Javascript otherwise. If the feed’s really important and your visitors are…

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