A few Internet tidbits
Hello there Summit County! Today I’ve collected a bunch of interesting pieces of information especially for you. Let’s take a look, shall we?
I’ll start off with something incredibly cool. For all of you who love expanding your horizons by finding new music, books or movies, you simply must check out http://www.gnoosic.com. Don’t argue with me; you have no choice.
Gnoosic is definitely one of the cooler Web sites I’ve ever come across; it’s a “kind of search engine for music you don’t know about” that “learns about the outer world by asking its visitors what they like and what they don’t.”
To put it simply, you enter in a few of the bands you like and it will recommend a bunch of music that you’ll most likely love. Same with books and movies.
I tested it out then asked a few of my friends to do the same. The results were unanimous: The recommendations were definitely on-target and useful. Gnoosic is definitely a site that will be staying in my “Favorites” list for a long time.
This just in! Summit County just became more hi-tech!
For all you Summit County folks who are lucky enough to have wireless Internet connections for your laptops or PDAs, your day just got more exciting.
The Dillon Dam Brewery is now officially Summit County’s first free hotspot. The brewery is offering free 640K Wi-Fi connections to all its customers via B card connections and is open most days from 11:30 a.m. until midnight.
A large percentage of us living in Summit County moved here from different states and countries. Yet, now living in Summit County, we unfortunately don’t have the same selection of national and international newspapers to choose from at our local newsstands as the people who live in big cities. Wouldn’t it be nice to keep up to date on the big news occurring in the place we grew up?
Yep, you guessed it, the Internet offers us a couple of fantastic news options.
If you’d like to see today’s print version of your favorite newspaper, try going to: http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/. Here you’ll find 268 front pages of newspapers from 35 countries.
The papers are presented alphabetically, and the site is updated daily. The site shows the front pages from newspapers in countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Italy and South Korea, just to name a few.
PressDisplay (www.pressdisplay.com) is a truly amazing and incredibly comprehensive Web site where you can read the contents of 160 newspapers from 40 countries. The site states that all newspapers are published online in their original form and layout, and that they appear online before they hit the newsstands. Additionally, PressDisplay offers “powerful tools for reading,” including a magnifying lens, bookmarks and a full-text search. Wow.
Lastly for today, dear Summit County, I have some homework for you. There’s no due date, you don’t have to turn it in and I’m giving everyone an A. The homework is to review the content located at: http://www.pandia.com/goalgetter/index.html.
This page offers an in-depth tutorial that will help you learn to search for content on the Internet more effectively. Take your time. Bookmark the page and come back to it every once in a while; it’s a valuable resource you should at least be aware of.
I think that about wraps it up for today, everyone. See you next week. I need to go find some cookies right now.
eRin pheiL is the owner of timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com). Based in Frisco, timeforcake is a creative Web and graphic design firm. eRin can be reached via phone at (970) 668-0709 or e-mail at email@example.com.
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