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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 4/6/2009
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- WonderHowTo.com - a resource that organizes hand-selected instructional videos from over 1,700 Web sites. Explore a large collection of free how-to videos. Also check out: "Viddler", "YouTube" and VideoHelp.com.
- Rebate-Tracker.com [very few of those rebates are actually mailed in (less than 5%, in fact!)] - a free service [have to set-up an account] that maintains the relevant details of your submitted rebate(s). This resource will organize your submissions, keep track and report on the money you are owed, and will even send you reminders when your rebates are due.
- Buzzle.com - this resource has categories ranging from animals to tourism. It is another Web source for news, articles and information. Interact with authors and other readers on our message boards, or even add to the buzz by becoming a Buzzle.com author.
- Politico.com - this political resource contains an Obama presidency diary, tracks news and info on the Congress [House & Senate], lobbying and lots more.
- WomensHistoryMonth.gov - March was "Women’s History Month". The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum joined forces and paid tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
- PeriodicVideos.com [by the Univ. of Nottingham] - the Periodical Table charting the chemical elements has been around since the 19th century; enjoy this Web resource which has a short video about each element listed.
- 511wi.gov - the State of Wisconsin's Official Travel Information resource; quick links to road conditions including weather related issues, detours, road projects and more. Check around and you will find access to Webcams for certain roads showing traffic flow.
- Solar-Balloons.com - a resource about solar-powered hot air ballons [heated entirely by the sun]; they can fly all-day as long as the sun is out.
- iOffer.com - an online classified site where you can negotiate what you buy, sell & trade; an eBay alternative that has no listing fees. Also check out: "CraigsList" (owned by eBay).
- ScienceDirect.com - [provides access to comprehensive and reliable content that researchers need] claims to be the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. (Resource provides searchable access to 10,500+ books.)
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- 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".
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