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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 10/5/2009

This list is for providing you with easy access to these "useful" Web pages. Please visit my NEW "Tips and Favorite Applications" Page, WEBHITZ® for access to our Web menus! Use of the products and services offered on any of these Web pages is at your own risk! E-Mail me and give me your feedback at web1@infostar.com. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!

    Next show is Monday - November 2nd

  1. WikiAnswers.com [powered by Answers.com] - is an advanced "Question and Answer" [Q&A] platform powered by the collaborative efforts of a global knowledge community [using the wiki format = Wiki websites are designed to enable users to make additions or edit any page of the site.]. Also visit their "ReferenceAnswers". Other similar type Web resources include: "Blurtit" and "JustAnswer".
  2. WikimediaFoundation.org - the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia (claims to be the 4th most visited Website in the world).
  3. ScenarioThinking.org [based on the "MediaWiki" free software technology] - is the open space where we can publish scenarios, reflect on the process, share resources in an democratic, inclusive and continuous manner.
  4. CarBibles.com - Everything the "Do-It-Yourself" car enthusiast needs to know about basic car maintenance, wheels, tires, engine oil or motor oil, suspension (including springs and shock absorbers), brakes, gearboxes, transmissions, steering, engines, motors, petrol, gasoline and general car maintenance. Also check out this "Tire Size Calculator" from Miata.net.
  5. Cluuz.com - interesting search engine with a feature that shows links to your Web site.
  6. BiggerPockets.com - 179,000+ posts in 31,000+ topics, across 200+ forums including 450+ user-maintained Weblogs.
  7. Geeky-Gadgets.com - about new gadgets and gizmo’s. Check-out their unique "iphone pencil stand"! Also visit: "Gadgetophilia", "Engadget", "C/Net", "GadgetMadness", "TechCrunch", and "Gizmoactive".
  8. HPmuseum.org - The Museum of HP Calculators displays and describes Hewlett-Packard calculators introduced from 1968 to 1986 plus a few interesting later models. There are also sections on calculating machines and slide rules as well as sections for buying and selling HP calculators, an HP timeline, collecting information and a software library.
  9. MoneyFactory.gov - the official Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s (BEP) Website, and is the largest producer of security documents in the U.S.. The BEP prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year (the BEP does not produce coins - all coinage is minted by the "US Mint").
  10. TheFreeLibrary.com [since 2003] - a resource that offered free, full-text versions of classic literary works from hundreds of celebrated authors, whose biographies, images, and famous quotations can also be found on the site. The Free Library has recently expanded to include a massive collection of periodicals from hundreds of leading publications.
  11. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  12. BicyclingWorld.com - one of the largest collection of bicycle tours online; includes 85 tour suppliers, 1,500+ unique bicycle tours, and has 6,000+ tour departures.
  13. Trulia.com - real estate search resource with info on homes for sale, neighborhoods, markets and trends to help you in your quest to find your new home; check out their "Weblog". Other real estate search resources include: "Realtor", "Zillow", "RealEstate", "FastRealEstate", "ZipRealty" and "MLS".
  14. TheFind.com - online shopping tool - search through 320+ million products; to find coupons, sales, local shops and discounts. Also try: "MySimon", "PriceGrabber", "BizRate" and "Froogle" [Google's Beta version of their shopper].
  15. PhotoBucket.com [photo and video free storage resource] - upload once and share your photos and video for free. Also visit: "SnapFish", "Shutterfly", "Flickr", "Zoomonga" and "Fotki".
  16. PeopleSound.com - a social networking resource to help you keep in touch with your online world; also visit: "Twitter", "Facebook", "Digg", "LinkedIn", "MySpace", "ICQ" and AOL's "AIM" & "AIM Express".
  17. Gadgetophilia.com - a resource that claims an obsessive fascination with gadgets. Also visit: "Engadget", "C/Net", "GadgetMadness", "TechCrunch", and "Gizmoactive".
  18. Vimeo.com - claims to be a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos. Also visit "YouTube".
  19. Twine.com - an online resource for you to collect your online content including videos, photos, articles, Web pages, products - and bring it all together by topic, so you can have it in one place and share it with anyone you want.
  20. USAspending.gov - a re-launch of www.fedspending.org, provides this information to the public, as collected from federal agencies; the data is largely from sources: the "Federal Procurement Data System", which contains information about federal contracts; and the "Federal Assistance Award Data System", which contains information about federal financial assistance such as grants, loans, insurance, and direct subsidies like "Social Security".
  21. TraceRoute.org - a resource that helps you trace or track a network IP's path or route; also visit: You Get Signal's "Visual Trace Route Tool", "Tracert", "VisualRoute" and "Network-Tools".
  22. **** Instructions to fix MS Defender ---- >>>>
  23. "Follow the instructions detailed on the posts to this online forum" and should fix MS-Defender updating problem; make sure you do not cut and paste the > symbol or delete it from the wording in the batch file.
  24. **** Just printed late July 2009 - New Book you may find of interest:
  25. "The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web" by Tamar Weinberg

selectedPeter's schedule for appearing as a guest on Larry Meiller's show can seen by clicking here.

You can listen to Peter on WPR (Wisconsin Public Radio) - 970AM WHA Radio in Madison, WI monthly! It is broadcast live over the WPR radio network from the 7th floor of Vilas Hall, and is "Web casted" live via Real Audio - you'll need the "Real Audio player". The show is 90 minutes in length and covers the latest in PC computer technology , the Internet and the World Wide Web; show is a question & answer format. I have supported Wisconsin Public Radio for 23 years with a monthly radio show on computer technology. The show is produced by Jim Packard and hosted by Larry Meiller.


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