Websites of the Week (17-23, 2008)
Millions and millions of websites are at your fingertips. Some good. Some bad. Some ugly... Or just plain weird. So where do we go if we want the best search engine. Google.com is your answer. Other search engines will do the trick, but nothing can beat Google. Maybe it's the simple white background; a blank slate holding promise of a brand-new online journey. Maybe it's the touch of whimsy surrounding the Google logo, especially around the holidays. Or maybe it's just because Google is what's saved on my tool bar!
Twitter is a micro-blogging service that helps you stay connected with friends, family, and co-workers through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: what are you doing? With Twitter, you can communicate with your friends and always know what they're doing. The site also allows you to set "quiet times" if you want, so that you're not interrupted. Twitter puts you in control and aims to be the "modern antidote to information overload".
Every once in a while, you come across a website that is so absurdly useless that it leads to an equally absurd conversation with a friend. Here's a sample:
me: i'm trying to figure out how line rider works
friend: er, what is line rider?
me: well, you draw a line, and a tiny rider on a sled slides down it
friend: lol, where is it?
me: ah, it works
me: awww, the tiny person is falling
me: and falling and falling
me: and still falling :S
me: and ...
me: never mind
(five minutes later)
friend: lol, nice game. addictive.
(ten minutes later)
friend: u've got me addicted to line rider
friend: i love making the guy fall!
Yes. We're cool like that.
(And for those of you who still don't get it, Line Rider is a flash game where the player draws lines that act as ramps and hills for a small rider on a sled. Very silly. And very addictive.)
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