Tuesday, May 12, 2009

One for every day of the week: Websites

Oh, the internet. What did we do before you gave us a golden ticket to your information highway? Let's talk about some great websites. And no, I did not list Google. Do I need to? No, because it is so well-known its actually morphed into a verb as in "Oh, I googled him." Good job Sergey and Larry, I love that your graduate school research project turned into the number one search engine in the world.

Here is a list of some of my favorites, one for every day of the week.

1. http://www.newseum.org/ : This includes the real time front pages of over 450 newspapers around the world.

2. http://www.ted.com/: Ideas worth spreading. Interesting library of live talks by remarkable people from all around the world on topics ranging from science to global issues.

3. http://www.ehow.com/: An online learning resource on how to do just about everything.

4. http://www.freerice.com/: Test your vocab and as you succeed, you are automatically contributing to the UN World Food Program.

5. http://www.songfacts.com/: We have all wanted to know what "In the Air Tonight" was really about and here is the website that gives the meaning behind thousands of songs. Readers can also comment.

6. http://www.picaboo.com/: Make your own coffee table book of photos with your own design. It is the easiest tool to upload, and has an online resource center. I used it for my wedding album and when the gorgeous black leather book came, I was totally thrilled.

7. http://www.visuwords.com/: An online graphical dictionary.

1 comment:

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Wow! Great list!! I'm on my way to check them out.