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- i-FunBox.com - very cool free app and file manager for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch.
- Voki.com - is a free service that lets you create customized avatars, add voice to them, and post your avatars to any blog, website, or profile.
- AnimationLibrary.com - a very large free animation collection.
- TrustPilot.com - a web resource that people use to share reviews about products and services, and access ratings of companies in a "wide range of categories" (nearly 6,000,000 ratings to date)! Also visit "ViewPoints.com".
- EdisonNation.com - [fee-based; cost associated with] submit business invention ideas and maybe get it to the next level and have your product sold to millions.
- ZipMap.net - searchable zip code boundary maps for all U.S. states and possessions accessible by graphical maps; zip codes can be used to locate hotels, restaurants, schools, day care, churches, real estate, shopping, sporting goods stores, sales territories. Also visit: "USnaviguide".
- Twaggies.com - "Twitter" tweets turned into visual displays; typically cartoons.
- Softaculous.com - [used by Webhosting companies to make it easier for you to create cool Websites] is the leading, very useful "auto-installer" for cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, InterWorx, H-Sphere. It has 275 scripts and counting. Also visit: "Fantastico" by Netenberg.
- EverydayHealth.com - a feature rich, searchable Web resource for health, nutrition and fitness.
- YourWebsiteValue.com - tries to estimate websites values, using its website value calculator that evaluate and calculate websites yearly potential based on many factors.
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- HometownLocator.com - for the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.. Includes Profiles for 179,000 cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions; Maps, data and directions for 1.8 million physical, cultural and historical features.
- EliteProspects.com - up and coming ice hockey prospects. Hard to say if we will have another "NHL" lookout?
- Netronline.com - gain entrance to those official state Web resources that provide online access to property tax and related information.
- SeatGeek.com - resource for all sports, concert, and theater tickets on one comprehensive site.
- Healthline.com - search over 1,300 conditions, 1,500 symptoms, and 20,000 treatments & medications.
- Radaris.com - another comprehensive people search resource.
- ZocDoc.com - resource that includes reviews and ratings, to help you find a doctor; for major cities and growing.
- Vayama.com - international travel site; see also Venere.com and ebookers.com.
- JumboJimbo.com - a song lyric resource to check out.
- SportsSpyder.com - another resource to help you follow sports information online; maybe useful for fantasy sports players.
As discussed on the show - I have listed resources to help you search for access to public information, and, information that may be purchased.
Note: I have no affiliation or am I making any endorsement for use of these resources; just pointing out examples to access this kind of information on the Internet and World Wide Web. I tried to group the resources together as best as possible.
Keep in mind that even though you may sign-up to be a member of a Web site - that some of your information, such as a "user name" for your membership may be accessible outside of that resource by search engines such as Google.com (this also includes images). So you may want to change your use of your "user name" across multiple sites; similar to changing your use of the same passwords to protect yourself. Or it is a question to ask yourself - how visible or invisible do I want to be online? If you associate your name (even a nickname or alias and someone knows it) with a face then you are visible.
A way to save money - sign-up for a trial account that may give you "a 7-day window to use the service" if you pay the annual fee; however, make sure you note the cancellation date or you may end-up paying for the entire year!
Google.com [make sure you check out their "Other Products Page"] , Google's Image search, YouTube.com (part of Google), and Google's Plus (similar to Facebook); note Google makes money by selling advertising - they make this statement as related to Google Plus - "'Google may use my account information to personalize +1s on content and ads on non-Google web sites.'"
Yahoo.com and Bing.com two other search engines to work with that are also popular.
Facebook has become popular not only for individuals but business and organizations to use as a social media marketing tool to gain popularity.
LinkedIn - typically considered for business professional but also used by others.
MySpace - was more popular before Facebook but still used by individuals. Another social connectivity resource like facebook.
Twitter - a social networking tool - find out what’s happening, right now, with the people and organizations you are interested in (if they tweet !!!).
Manta.com - business community where you can find out more detailed information on a business and its contacts.
Bizapedia.com - provides free online company search and people search tools.
CorporationWiki.com - information on 37+ million Companies and 35+ million executive.
Netprospex.com - helps Business-to-Business companies discover and connect with millions of targeted sales prospects. Find verified contact information, including email, phone, and social media.
LookUpAnyone.com and PublicRecords.com - comprehensive people search resources to use; costs/fees to access (I have no experience with them).
pipl.com - search engine that claims to be the "most comprehensive people search on the Web"; dive into the deep Web to bring you results you won't find in any other search engine then we use a powerful identity resolution engine to link those seemingly disparate results into a set of meaningful profiles so you can easily find the person you are looking for.
Radaris - another comprehensive people search resource to use.
Spoke.com - another comprehensive people search resource to use.
SocialDiligence.com - a social media search tool.
Ancestry.com - looking for close relatives, family tree, divorce, marriage, birth, death records?
Archives.com - claims to have an extensive database of images, newspapers, vital records, and more for your ancestors' historical records.
Areaconnect.com - a resource that has access to local Yellow Pages, White Pages, search, directories, news, weather and more.
411.info - looking for phone numbers, addresses, reverse look-ups?
Netronline.com- gain entrance to those official state Web resources that provide online access to property tax and related information. Check out the State of Wisconsin info and local Dane County examples below.
Wisconsin and local resources examples:
Access to the Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) from the Wisconsin Court System - commonly referred to as "CCAP"; and City of Madison Property Taxes
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