Animoto.com makes it so easy to create video that even professional video editors use it. (I sound like a commercial right? Yeah, that happens with me sometimes.) I just think it’s a great product, and I suppose to add to my experience I’ve actually met one of the co-founders who lives right here in Jersey City, NJ. If you ever look up the history of Animoto, you’ll be inspired. It started as a group of four guys moonlighting after hours to make their dream a reality and now they are HUGE and have offices in New York and California. Go to the main page here and play around a bit.
Do you find that your wordpress blog is getting a lot of manual spam lately? The sort where someone in some part of the world is manually going in and trying to create links to other sites? Since the user is actually a “person” and not a machine or robot, the comment goes into my “pending” folder and I then had to manually block them and delete them.
Fortunately, I did a bit of research Iand found a two wordpress plugins that have completely eliminated the problem. I know I’m not unique in this, so I wanted to share them with you should you be experiencing this now or if you know someone who is.
You’ll want to begin by doing a search for each of these plugin through your wordpress plugins menu. Just click the “add new” and then search for each of the names below.
The first is Akismet – and you’ll need to install the plugin and then go to their website to get an API key – it’s just a code that activates the plugin and it’s free for your personal blog.