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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 3/2/2009
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- TechnologyReview.com - published by MIT Review, an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The oldest technology magazine in the world (est. 1899), Technology Review aims to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and to analyze their commercial, social, and political impacts.
- CBPP.org- [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities] one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates; also develop policy options to alleviate poverty.
- CureZone.com - alternative medicine forums; also check-out their useful conversion tables and online calculators for "units-of-measure".
- StimulusWatch.org - built to help the new administration keep its pledge to invest stimulus money smartly, and to hold public officials to account for the taxpayer money they spend.
- GetDropBox.com - syncs your files online and across computers' useful for those that work at home or work in groups. Also visit: "Box.net", "ShareFile", and Microsoft's "Groove".
- FloodSmart.gov - official site of the National Flood Insurance Program. In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.
- HighDefForum.com - popular HDTV online forum-discussion dedicated to the discussion of High Definition Technology with over 100,000+ members.
- Buzzillions.com - search among 4.7+ million product reviews; similar to popular "Epinions.com".
- Squidoo.com - is a hand-built collection of nearly 900,000 pages built by people; it is about giving you a free, easy place to set up a page online. About anything you're interested in.
- Mashable.com - a social media guide; is the world's largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Networking news. Mashable is a popular Weblog reviewing new Web sites, online services, and breaking news on "what's new on the Web".
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- HomeTheaterShack.com - resource for info on Home Theater Systems, reviews, product info, "forums" and more.
- UsersManualGuide.com - user manuals and user guides for equipment like mobile phones, photo cameras, monther board, monitors, software, tv, dvd, and more. Also visit "Retrevo" and "Scribd".
- Shozu.com - [Share] Send photos and video to more than 50 online social communities, email distribution lists, blogs, photo sites and other popular web destinations in one step. Also visit PBase.com - for digital photo hosting and sharing with your friends and relatives. Also visit: "Fotki.com", "Flickr.com", "Picturetrail.com", "Snapfish.com", "Kodakgallery.com", "Shutterfly.com", "Myphotoalbum.com", "Fotosearch.com".
- Twitter.com - is a service [a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices] for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
- Eye.Fi - upload photos automatically from your digital camera to your computer & favorite photo site with the Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD memory card. More info about this product at "Engadget" and "ikontools - dissected the Eye-Fi".
- CanYouSeeMe.org - a free utility for remotely verifying a port is open or closed. It will be useful for users who wish to check to see if a server is running or a firewall or ISP is blocking certain ports.
- SlashPhone.com - mobile phone news, reviews and wireless product innovations.
- FactMonster.com [from "Information Please"] - online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, homework-helper type of resource.
- TanklessWaterHeaterGuide.com - a useful resource that includes details on how they work, selection, installation, maintenance, manufacturer info and 3+ minute video [linked to YouTube].
- MigrationInformation.org [by the Migration Policy Institute] - migration data from around the world; their interactive tools provide you with easy access to immigration data and the ability to generate charts.
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