Website recs pt 3

Web 2.0 sites (part 3 — thanks Shannon and Christina)

 Listio (Everything Web 2.0 Directory) — another great web 2.0 directory; most popular, highest rated, up-and-coming.

Netvibes — a great site that works on Internet Explorer and Firefox.  Put all the different 2.0 accounts you have (i.e. Bloglines, del.ic.ious, Facebook, Twitter etc.) plus your email accounts all on one page.  Log in once in the morning and your good to go all day. 

Book Mooch —  a book sharing site where you can give away and/or request books from others.  One could set up a network of people and organizations where excess books could be shared and swapped.

You Grow Girl — a site for a new kind of gardener

1000 Journals — “1000 journals are traveling from hand-t0-hand throughout the world.  Those who find them will add their stories and drawings and then pass the journal along in an ongoing collaborative art form.  This is an experiment and you are part of it.”  I love this site.

Found — “We collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. Anything goes…” 

Swap-bot — Just like it sounds – internet swaps.

The Mirror Project — “The Mirror Project is a growing community of like-minded individuals who have photographed themselves in all manner of reflective surfaces.”

100 Words — Write 100 words, every day for one month.  Anything you want.  Check it out.

The Complete Review — This website gathers book reviews from across the web and compiles them into one place.  Not entirely comprehensive but still useful.

Funny News (CNN) — Strange headlines and funny news from CNN. Always good for a quick laugh.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery — York Public Library digital gallery. Illustrated books, maps, historical documents, etc. An absolutely amazing collection for art lovers and bibliophiles. Fun to browse and you can also buy prints for very affordable prices. — The ultimate in debunking (or confirming) urban legends. 

Website recs pt 2

Some more recommendations for web 2.0 sites:

GoToWeb2.0 — a great directory of hundreds of web 2.0 sites. Just mouse over any of the images for a brief description; click on them to get a link to the site (it will show up at the bottom of the page).

CogDogRoo — this site is actually a wiki that provides a list of 50 different free web tools you can use to create presentations using slide shows, audio, video, screencasts or mashups of all of these.

Instructables — the world’s biggest show-and-tell/how-to site — from how to change a diaper to how to build a geodesic dome

Jalipo — on-demand tv, documentaries, cartoons and more

Meez — create your own avatar — dress it up and create animations. Put in your blog, Facebook or who knows where

52 Projects — a site dedicated to project ideas, project creation, and projects to participate in

Post Secret — “PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.” Some are funny, some poignant, some profound — be warned — you may also find some crass or disturbing

Book Inscriptions — just what you’d think — images and transcripts of inscriptions that have been found in all kinds of books from all kinds of places