On the Net: Gaza conflict, 6abc Widget, photo editing

January 7, 2009 8:46:27 PM PST
Gaza conflict on YouTube and Facebook, 6abc Widgets, and free photo editing. INTERNET BATTLEGROUND

Unfortunately, we've been seeing the gruesome and violent images from the brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militants controlling Gaza on TV almost daily. Now, it seems that battleground is moving to the Internet.

Video shows Israeli forces launching attacks, as the war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas rages on in the Middle East. Israel has posted videos on YouTube of the attacks.

They show smart bombs hitting specific targets. It is an attempt to drum up support around the world. Hamas and its supporters meanwhile have posted their own propaganda on YouTube and Facebook.

Some experts say the blogosphere, video sharing, and social networking sites have become a warzone in themselves; all being utilized as a battleground for world opinion.

We should warn you, some of the footage is graphic.

LINKS: Israel on YouTube

Hamas on Facebook

Hamas on Facebook


On a lighter note, you may be wondering just what you're going to do with all those holiday photos. With most of us still watching our budget we have an alternative to spending money of expensive editing software like Photoshop.

Picnik.com is a free site that allows you to edit photos from all sorts of places. You can upload images from your computer, take them from flickr.com, or take them from any other website.

You can even capture stills from a webcam photo.

It does have some limitations as far as the type of photo editing you can perform. It is not as advanced as Photoshop, but the site offers all the basic tools you'll need.

LINK: www.Picnik.com


According to Wikipedia, a widget is an "element of a graphical user interface that displays an information arrangement changeable by the user, such as a window or a text box." In other words, it's a neat accessory to your Facebook page or personal website. Now you can get 6abc widgets so you can access all your 6abc information without navigating away from your page.

To get your 6abc widgets click on downloads under Resources tab or click here.