Does the $700 Canon Rebel T1i really shoot better HD video than $2700 Canon 5D?

You be the judge. Comparison video of HD recordings from the new Canon Rebel T1i/500D 15MP single lens reflex camera as compared to the Canon 5D Mark II released in September of 2008. Both cameras were set side by side, shooting the same subjects with similar lenses.


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Car Logo Ripoffs from Around the World.

The Chinese have long been known for their ability to duplicate products and technologies in record time and bring them to market faster and more cheaply than any established manufacturer could ever dream. But whereas we may only see the Chinese as the great product knock-off  artists that they are, we often overlook other countries’ abilities when it comes to the fine art of the R&D (Rip-off & Duplicate) as is demonstrated by these fine car logo creations from around the world (but mostly China).

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BMW (Bavaria) vs.  BYD (China).

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Lamborghini (Italy) vs. Arash (UK)

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Mazda (Japan) vs. Haima (China)

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Aston Martin (England) vs. Hyundai Genesis (Korea)

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Toyota (Japan) vs. Changan(China)

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Toyota (Japan) vs. Jincheng, (China)

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Toyota(Japan) vs. Xiali (China)

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Toyota (Japan) vs. Merry (China)

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Infinity (Japan) vs. Chery (China)

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Infinity (Japan) vs. Suzhou (China)

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Infinity (Japan) vs.  Huaxiang (China)

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Mercedes (Germany) vs.  BAW (China)

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Oldsmobile (USA) vs. Mahindra (India)

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Oldsmobile (USA) vs. First Auto Works (China)

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Subaru (Japan) vs. Jiangnan, (China)

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Pegaso (Spain) vs. Carlsson (Germany)

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Jeep vs. Geep (The Philippines)

Disney Tickets – My first video editing foray

Here’s my first entry into the video editing arena. I did it in After Effects and Premiere. Very rough, but my next thing is going to be a try at Kinetic Typography, so look out for that one, coming soon to a blog near you.

99 Ways to make money doing photography.

Photo of a baby

I have been taking pictures for a long time, and over the years I’ve learnt a lot and have hopefully gotten better – at least I’d like to think so [laugh] but recently I decided to convert my passion into my business. Where did I start:

– Making sure I had a the (affordable – thank you Ebay) equipment to cover a wide range of photography challenges

– Created a photography website and blog (using WordPress ofcourse)

– Put together a list of all the ways I could make money as a photographer (see the list below – largely taken from howtoadvice.com)

– Made a list of all the marketing opportunities I could think of

99 Ways to make money doing photography.

SPECIAL EVENTS

1. Photograph local vocational school graduates

2. Wedding photographer

3. Photograph large parties

4. Photograph at banquets

5. Prom and graduation photos

6. Photograph fashion shows

7. Photograph trade shows

8. Wedding videos

9. Photograph grand openings & launches

10. Photograph local performances

11. Commencement day photographs

PEOPLE

12. Take pictures of people mounted on a horse

13. Make Polaroid pictures of seamen going abroad

14. Take pictures of people wearing special costumes

15. Photograph people on a fancy motorcycle

16. Take pictures of people in nightclubs

17. Take pictures on the beach

18. Antique photo shop – produce 1890’s type portraits for the “nostalgic crazy”

19. Take I.D. photos

20. Take passport photos

21. Specialize in legal photography

22. Produce community yearbooks

23. Produce company year books

24. Produce composites for models, actors and actresses

25. Photo fund raising

26. Take slow-motion sports film for athletes

27. Take executive portraits

28. Photograph children on a pony

29. Take portraits of children in department stores or malls

30. A day in a child’s life – an album of 30 pictures

31. School photography

32. Santa Claus portraits

33. Traveling industrial photographer

34. Illustrate manufacturers’ sales manuals and catalogs

35. Illustrate manufactures’ sales manuals and catalogs

36. Public relation photos for business

37. Photograph store fronts

38. Produce progress photos on construction sites

39. Real estate photography

40. Produce illustrated promotional brochures for business firms, hotels, etc.

41. Interior decorator’s photographer

42. Photograph in-store merchandise displays

ON THE ROAD

43. Foreign fashion photography for textile and fashion manufacturers

44. Photograph tourists in famous places

45. Summer camp photographer

46. Roving festival photographer

47. Sell scenic prints to gift shops and hotels

48. Offer personalized vacation photo packages to resort clients

49. Sell slide shows of interesting places or subjects

50. Build a mobile portrait studio in a trailer or van

51. Be a slide-show lecturer on different subjects and geographic locations

MAKING NOVELTIES

52. Candid key chain photos

53. Photo stamps

54. Color postcards for hotels or resorts

55. Exceptional color scenes for calendar printers

56. Personalized Christmas cards – with family portraits or photos of family home

57. Photo buttons

58. Photographs on coffee mugs

59. Photographs on shirts

60. Imprint a photograph of a child on the face of her doll

61. Photo sculptures

62. Bookends adorned with any desired photographic subject

63. Decorative photo plaques

64. Personalized photo matchbooks

65. Instant personal postcards by gluing Polaroid shots to blank postcards

66. Stationery imprinted with personal portraits

67. Custom calendars

SERVICES

68. A microfilming service

69. Photo duplicating service

70. Slide duplicating service

71. Restoring old photos

72. Producing filmstrips

73. Duplicating negatives to sell

74. Slide-titling service

75. Making offset negatives and plates

76. Collecting old photos to make into books

77. Making photomurals

78. Retouching service

79. Custom photo lab

80. Blowing up photos, on the spot

81. Photo oil portraits

82. Selling prints to photo agencies

83. Camera rental

84. Camera exchange

85. Repairing cameras

86. Teaching photography

MISCELLANEOUS

87. Making postcards

88. Publicity photography

89. Photographic essays for various publications

90. T.V. news freelancing

91. Selling news photos

92. Taking and selling peculiar photos

93. Selling local photos for travel magazines

94. Aerial photography

95. Documentary film making

96. Photos of human interest

97. Composing photo guides for tourists

98. Photographing accidents for lawyers and insurance companies

99. Photographing parades

Top 200 Biggest Box Office Bombs. Wost movies with respect to Box Office Gross.

The big movie houses are always quick to tout their latest celebathonic box office hits, never do they ever speak of those movies that were “Box Office Bombs”. By definition a Box Office Bomb is a film for which the production and marketing costs greatly exceeded the revenue recovered by the movie studio (especially with reference to U.S. gross – as several times movie studios sell international distribution rights to other companies.)

Sorted by % Gross of the Budget

Title Year Budget U.S. Gross % of budget
Zyzzyx Road 2006 $2,000,000 $30 <0.1%
Scorched 2003 $7,000,000 $8,000 0.10%
D-Tox 2002 $55,000,000 $79,161 0.10%
Freaked 1993 $12,000,000 $29,296 0.20%
The Bridge of San Luis Rey 2005 $24,000,000 $49,981 0.20%
Nomad 2007 $40,000,000 $79,123 0.20%
My Big Fat Independent Movie 2005 $3,000,000 $4,655 0.20%
The Hottie and the Nottie 2008 $9,000,000 $27,696 0.30%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn 1998 $10,000,000 $45,779 0.50%
Manderlay 2006 $14,200,000 $78,378 0.60%
Mini’s First Time 2006 $6,000,000 $49,034 0.80%
No Good Deed 2003 $12,000,000 $181,600 1.50%
Idiocracy 2006 $30,000,000 $444,000 1.50%
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 $40,000,000 $659,210 1.60%
Southland Tales 2007 $15,000,000 $275,380 1.80%
Ride with the Devil 1999 $35,000,000 $630,779 1.80%
Lolita 1997 $58,000,000 $1,060,056 1.80%
The Game of Their Lives 2005 $20,000,000 $375,750 1.90%
Head 1968 $750,000 $16,111 2.10%
Love’s Labour’s Lost 2000 $13,000,000 $299,792 2.30%
A Sound of Thunder 2005 $80,000,000 $1,900,451 2.40%
The Statement 2003 $27,000,000 $765,637 2.80%
Monument Ave. 1998 $11,000,000 $333,760 3.00%
Until the End of the World 1991 $23,000,000 $829,625 3.60%
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 $60,000,000 $2,208,939 3.70%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1992 $35,000,000 $1,368,000 3.90%
Pirates 1986 $40,000,000 $1,641,825 4.10%
The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 $100,000,000 $4,411,102 4.40%
The Caveman’s Valentine 2001 $13,500,000 $687,194 5.10%
Waterloo 1970 $25,000,000 $1,400,000 5.60%
Cats Don’t Dance 1997 $60,000,000 $3,566,637 5.90%
Swept Away 2002 $10,000,000 $598,645 6.00%
Cassandra’s Dream 2008 $15,000,000 $973,018 6.50%
Monkeybone 2001 $75,000,000 $5,000,000 6.70%
Stay 2005 $50,000,000 $3,626,883 7.30%
Town & Country 2001 $90,000,000 $6,810,050 7.60%
Slow Burn 2007 $15,500,000 $1,237,615 7.90%
Heaven’s Gate 1980 $44,000,000 $3,484,331 7.90%
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale 2008 $60,000,000 $4,775,656 8.00%
The Oh in Ohio 2006 $5,000,000 $418,689 8.30%
Bee Season 2005 $14,000,000 $1,180,560 8.40%
Basic Instinct 2 2006 $70,000,000 $5,946,136 8.50%
Cradle Will Rock 1999 $32,000,000 $2,899,970 8.70%
A Dirty Shame 2004 $15,000,000 $1,339,668 8.90%
Dirty 2006 $3,000,000 $274,245 9.10%
Bloodrayne 2006 $25,000,000 $2,405,420 9.60%
September Dawn 2007 $11,000,000 $1,066,555 9.70%
The Stupids 1996 $25,000,000 $2,415,593 9.70%
The Molly Maguires 1970 $11,000,000 $1,100,000 10.00%
Can’t Stop the Music 1980 $20,000,000 $2,000,000 10%
Steel 1997 $16,000,000 $1,710,972 10.70%
Cutthroat Island 1995 $92,000,000 $10,017,322 10.80%
One Night Stand 1997 $24,000,000 $2,618,335 10.90%
Gigli 2003 $54,000,000 $6,068,735 11.10%
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 $76,000,000 $6,814,720 11.14%
Inchon 1981 $46,000,000 $5,200,986 11.30%
The Boondock Saints 2000 $6,000,000 $683,000 11.40%
Undiscovered 2005 $9,000,000 $1,069,318 11.90%
Hurlyburly 1998 $15,000,000 $1,798,862 12.00%
Extreme Ops 2002 $40,000,000 $4,835,968 12.10%
Thunderbirds 2004 $57,000,000 $6,880,917 12.10%
The Rescuers Down Under 1990 $27,000,000 $3,499,819 12.50%
Zabriskie Point 1970 $7,000,000 $900,000 12.90%
All the King’s Men 2006 $55,000,000 $7,221,458 13.10%
Detroit Rock City 1999 $15,000,000 $2,005,512 13.40%
Shanghai Surprise 1986 $17,000,000 $2,315,683 13.60%
Bicentennial Man 1999 $100,000,000 $8,234,926 14.10%
Dudley Do-Right 1999 $70,000,000 $9,974,410 14.20%
D-War 2007 $75,000,000 $10,616,869 14.20%
FernGully: The Last Rainforest 1992 $24,650,296 $3,549,338 14.40%
Flash Gordon 1980 $35,000,000 $3,934,030 14.50%
Lucky You 2007 $50,000,000 $7,355,993 15%
Lucky Numbers 2000 $65,000,000 $10,014,234 15.40%
The House of the Spirits 1994 $40,000,000 $6,265,311 15.60%
Fantasia 1940 $2,280,000 $361,800 15.90%
Death to Smoochy 2002 $50,000,000 $8,364,691 16.70%
Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 $86,000,000 $15,132,763 17.60%
Once Upon a Time in America 1984 $30,000,000 $5,321,508 17.70%
North 1994 $40,000,000 $7,138,449 17.80%
Meet the Deedles 1998 $24,000,000 $4,308,981 18.00%
Glitter 2001 $22,000,000 $4,273,372 18.10%
Osmosis Jones 2001 $75,000,000 $25,120,662 18.10%
Newsies 1992 $15,000,000 $2,819,485 18.80%
Femme Fatale 2002 $35,000,000 $6,630,252 18.90%
Raise the Titanic! 1980 $36,000,000 $7,000,000 19.40%
Dune 1984 $45,000,000 $6,025,091 19.50%
Soldier 1998 $75,000,000 $14,623,082 19.50%
The Black Cauldron 1985 $44,000,000 $4,180,110 19.60%
Jetsons: The Movie 1990 $10,900,000 $5,029,640 19.60%
Jade 1995 $50,000,000 $9,795,017 19.60%
Cool as Ice 1991 $6,000,000 $1,193,062 19.80%
Holy Man 1998 $60,000,000 $12,069,719 20.10%
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 $40,000,000 $8,083,123 20.20%
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever 2002 $70,000,000 $14,294,842 20.40%
The World’s Fastest Indian 2005 $25,000,000 $5,128,124 20.50%
The Scarlet Letter 1995 $50,000,000 $10,382,407 20.80%
The Alamo 2004 $107,000,000 $22,414,961 20.90%
Mad City 1997[27] $50,000,000 $10,541,523 21.10%
Nothing But Trouble 1991 $40,000,000 $8,479,793 21.20%
A Good Year 2006 $35,000,000 $7,459,300 21.30%
Flyboys 2006 $60,000,000 $13,082,288 21.80%
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 $110,000,000 $24,008,137 21.80%
The Postman 1997 $80,000,000 $17,593,391 22%
Alexande 2004 $155,000,000 $34,297,191 22.10%
Rock-a-Doodle 1992 $11,600,000 $2,603,286 22.30%
The Four Feathers 2002 $80,000,000 $18,306,166 22.50%
Pathfinder: Legend of the Ghost Warrior 2007 $45,000,000 $10,232,081 22.70%
Gods and Generals 2003 $56,000,000 $12,882,034 23%
Stealth 2005 $138,000,000 $31,704,416 23.00%
The Invasion 2007 $65,000,000 $15,055,795 23.20%
Red Planet 2000 $75,000,000 $17,473,245 23.30%
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 2001 $137,000,000 $32,131,830 23.30%
Blood and Chocolate 2007 $15,000,000 $3,526,588 23.50%
Get Carter 2000 $63,600,000 $14,967,182 23.50%
Santa Claus: The Movie 1985 $50,000,000 $5,647,160 23.80%
Snoopy Come Home 1972 $1,000,000 $245,073 24.50%
The Last Castle 2001 $72,000,000 $18,208,078 25.30%
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 $62,000,000 $15,738,632 25.40%
The Lost City 2005 $9,600,000 $2,484,186 25.90%
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 $60,000,000 $6,874,477 26%
Hudson Hawk 1991 $65,000,000 $17,218,080 26.10%
Slither 2006 $29,500,000 $7,802,450 26.40%
Redline 2007 $26,000,000 $6,881,022 26.50%
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 $80,000,000 $21,600,585 27.00%
Rollerball 2002 $70,000,000 $18,990,542 27.10%
Hart’s War 2002 $70,000,000 $19,076,815 27.10%
Hard Rain 1998 $70,000,000 $19,819,000 27.70%
EDtv 1999 $80,000,000 $21,431,897 28.00%
I Know Who Killed Me 2007 $12,000,000 $3,400,000 28.30%
Screamers 1995 $20,000,000 $5,711,695 28.60%
Beloved 1998 $80,000,000 $22,852,487 28.60%
The Hoax 2007 $25,000,000 $7,164,995 28.70%
Alone in the Dark 2005 $20,000,000 $5,178,169 28.90%
The Fountain 2006 $35,000,000 $10,144,010 28.90%
The Island 2005 $122,200,000 $35,799,026 29.20%
Battlefield Earth 2000 $73,000,000 $21,471,685 29.40%
Connie and Carla 2004 $27,000,000 $8,085,771 29.90%
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 $160,000,000 $48,068,396 30.00%
Titan A.E. 2000 $75,000,000 $22,753,426 30.30%
The Transformers: The Movie 1986 $5,000,000 $1,779,559 30.40%
The Pagemaster 1994 $13,670,688 $4,188,399 30.60%
Hollywood Ending 2002 $16,000,000 $4,839,383 31.50%
The Condemned 2007 $23,000,000 $7,327,940 31.80%
Solaris 2002 $47,000,000 $14,970,038 31.90%
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 $22,000,000 $4,562,455 32%
Hoot 2006 $15,000,000 $4,889,754 32.50%
Moonlight Mile 2002 $21,000,000 $6,835,856 32.60%
Ed Wood 1994 $18,000,000 $5,887,457 32.70%
Terminal Velocity 1994 $50,000,000 $16,478,900 32.90%
Jakob the Liar 1999 $15,000,000 $4,956,401 33.00%
Happily N’Ever After 2007 $47,000,000 $15,589,393 33.20%
The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 $47,000,000 $15,691,192 33.40%
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 $15,000,000 $5,027,684 33.50%
Crash 1996 $10,000,000 $3,357,324 33.60%
Treasure Planet 2002 $140,000,000 $38,176,783 34.80%
U Turn 1997 $19,000,000 $6,633,400 34.90%
K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 $100,000,000 $35,168,677 35.10%
Tom and Jerry: The Movie 1992 $3,560,469 $1,225,912 35.30%
Windtalkers 2001 $115,000,000 $40,911,830 35.60%
Memoirs of an Invisible Man 1992 $40,000,000 $14,358,033 35.90%
Ishtar 1987 $55,000,000 $14,375,181 35.90%
Kingdom of Heaven 2005 $130,000,000 $47,396,698 36.50%
Doogal 2006 $20,000,000 $7,417,319 37.10%
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 $60,000,000 $11,516,712 37.20%
Grindhouse 2007 $67,000,000 $25,037,897 37.30%
The Chipmunk Adventure 1987 $6,804,312 $2,584,720 38%
The 13th Warrior 1999 $85,000,000 $32,694,788 38.50%
Judge Dredd 1995 $90,000,000 $34,694,000 38.50%
Wing Commander 1999 $30,000,000 $11,576,087 38.60%
The Majestic 2001 $72,000,000 $27,796,042 38.60%
The Avengers 1998 $60,000,000 $23,322,832 38.90%
Wyatt Earp 1994 $63,000,000 $25,052,000 39.80%
Dragonfly 2002 $75,000,000 $30,063,805 40%
Daylight 1996 $80,000,000 $32,885,565 40%
Catwoman 2004 $100,000,000 $40,202,379 40.20%
Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 $20,000,000 $8,135,024 40.70%
The Whole Ten Yards 2004 $40,000,000 $16,323,969 40.80%
From Justin to Kelly 2003 $12,000,000 $4,922,166 41.60%
The Core 2003 $74,000,000 $31,111,260 41.80%
The 6th Day 2000 $82,000,000 $34,543,700 42.10%
Lions for Lambs 2007 $35,000,000 $15,000,115 42.90%
Zathura 2005 $65,000,000 $28,045,540 43.10%
Thirteen Days 2000 $80,000,000 $34,566,746 43.20%
Driven 2001 $72,000,000 $32,616,869 44%
Body of Evidence 1993 $30,000,000 $13,273,595 44.20%
Return To Oz 1985 $25,000,000 $11,137,801 44.60%
Lords of Dogtown 2005 $25,000,000 $11,273,517 45.10%
Showgirls 1995 $45,000,000 $20,302,961 45.10%
The Black Dahlia 2006 $50,000,000 $22,545,080 45.10%
The Island 1980 $22,000,000 $10,000,000 45.50%
Sorcerer 1977 $22,000,000 $10,000,000 45.50%
Home On The Range 2004 $110,000,000 $50,030,461 45.50%
New York Minute 2004 $30,000,000 $14,045,006 46.80%
The Iron Giant 1999 $48,000,000 $23,159,305 48.20%
The Country Bears 2002 $35,000,000 $16,990,825 48.50%
Son of the Mask 2005 $84,000,000 $17,018,422 49.40%
Meet Joe Black 1998 $90,000,000 $44,606,335 49.60%
Little Nicky 2000 $80,000,000 $39,442,871 49.70%
Freddy Got Fingered 2001 $15,000,000 $7,098,549 49.80%
Super Mario Bros. 1993 $42,000,000 $20,915,465 49.80%
P2 2007 $8,000,000 $3,995,018 49.90%
Once Upon A Forest 1993 $13,000,000 $6,500,000 50%
Legend 1985 $30,000,000 $15,502,112 50.50%
Zodiac 2007 $65,000,000 $33,080,083 50.90%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 $35,000,000 $18,317,151 52.30%
Chasing Liberty 2004 $23,000,000 $12,195,626 53%
Happily Ever After 1993 $3,299,382 $1,756,050 53.20%
Howard the Duck 1986 $30,000,000 $16,295,136 53.30%
Mars Attacks! 1996 $70,000,000 $37,754,208 53.90%
The Wiz 1978 $24,000,000 $13,000,000 54.20%
The Cotton Club 1984 $47,000,000 $25,928,721 55.20%
Heathers 1989 $2,000,000 $1,108,462 55.40%
Welcome to Mooseport 2004 $26,000,000 $14,470,947 55.70%
Laws of Attraction 2004 $32,000,000 $17,871,255 55.90%
Mighty Joe Young 1998 $90,000,000 $50,632,037 56.30%
Quest for Camelot 1998 $40,000,000 $22,717,758 56.80%
King Arthur 2004 $90,000,000 $51,882,244 57.60%
Last Action Hero 1993 $85,000,000 $50,016,394 58.80%
Cleopatra 1963 $44,000,000 $26,000,000 59%
The Next Best Thing 2000 $25,000,000 $14,990,582 59.90%

Apple Store Frozen in Time

I stumbled across this pictorial recently. It is of an abandoned (circa 2000) Apple Store in Kuwait that’s just been sitting there. It is very interesting to see how Apple’s design philosophy has changed so much over time. For those of you long time Apple users, like myself, this should be very nostalgic.

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NetVibes Digital Life Aggregator

So I discovered NetVibes today. Ok so I didn’t so much discover (as in Christopher Columbus) it, because I’ve known about NetVibes for some time now, but I made the switch from IGoogle(and Google reader) as my DLA/homepage over to NetVibes. NetVibes is a free Digital Life Aggregator, that allows you to organize your entire online life( for the most part) into tabbed pages. Everything from email to blogs to comics and games. Why, might you ask, would such an avid supporter of the googleverse make such a fundamental digital-life change? Well for what I have lost in one click access to all my various google accounts/apps and tools I have gained in recouped time and ease of use. So here are some of the things that made me switch:

Thing number 1: Visual appeal

The flexible layout ie. 2/3/4 column options make visually much easier to canvas all your feeds in a manner that saves time and space. It truly allows you to get all you information at a glance. Plus there’re just more things that can be optimized to better your experience.

Thing number 2: It’s like Google reader and Igoogle smashed into one app.

Netvibes’ layout and navigation is more like igoogle (on steroids), but the functionality and depth of information is more like google reader. Most widgets display up to the last 25 posts from an rss fee, whereas igoogle only allows you a measly 9.

Thing number 3: Sharing stuff

Incidentally, that’s how I first leart of NetVibes, through an invite which included the invitor’s setup for a particular tab. Yes, I was able to, with one click, start using a presetup netvibes page inclusive of cool widgets and feeds already setup by my friend who invited me to test it out. By the way, here’s a link to try net vibes out: http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?preconfig=126efb5c739f8468139e69206b4fe46d

Thing number 4: It’s portable

If one day I decide NetVibes isn’t for me anymore, I can pack up my digital belongings via OPML and move on the the next DLA. Google has been touting the coming of this feature for a long time, but I am yet to see it. Incidentally, had they already done this, it would have made the switch to NetVibes a lot less time consuming.

Thing number 5: Netvibes supports igoogle widgets!

At least so they claim, and we all know how “support” for a 3rd party format can be. Up until writing this posted, I hadn’t tested the feature, but it does exist.

Thing number 6: They’re going social with Netvibes Ginger.

Yes, now it will be a whole lot easier with NetVibes Ginger (now in testing) to share all this wonderful “Funtastimation” that you’ve amassed in all new ways.

So why doesn’t Google just make one even more killer app like Netvibes?

My guess is: 1. They’re working on it and/or 2. The same internal structure which has led to Google’s great success where people take ownership of projects that are their own ideas can sometimes lead to political/bureaucratic slowdowns when it comes time for the company to change direction, shutdown, or merge projects especially if those project leaders have become more influential in the company . and/or 3. We’re so big and have so many things going on right now that this is the least of our issues. Plus, what is a “netvibe” anyways? Who knows. My point is, give Netvibes a chance, you might just like it.

Rf.