Peter Greene's Top 10 as announced on Mon., 11/05/2001
This list is for providing you with easy access to these "useful" Web pages.
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 email@example.com. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!
(*)DotCom's that are now gone: Pets.com, Furniture.com, MotherNature.com, Garden.com, ToysMart.com, RedRocket.com .... and others
- Broadcasts.com - Forbes magazine called this "An amazing collection of specialized knowledge"; searcable, radio broadcasts from around the world. Also visit "Broadcasting.com" and "WorldNews".
- TeachersFirst.com - searchable; organized by subject and grade level; a collection of lessons and Web resources for K-12 classroom teachers, their students, and families.
- Tracert.com - Web server monitoring service to notify you.
- [Musical] StarStreams.com - if you like to listen to music over the Internet then you'll really like this resource.
- AfterSchool.gov - federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours; includes "how to get money", "how to start a program" and more.
- ForeignAffairs.org - searchable; online version of this popular foreign affairs magazine.
- FuelEconomy.gov - a useful resource to help you with your next new car selection; includes easy access to a wide variety of features such as manufacturers sites, gas mileage tips, car performance comparisons, car buying sites and more.
- FundAdvice - investment advice, mutual funds resource that you'll enjoy!
- GetWise.org - includes the LivingWise ® program that teaches the importance of the environment, energy and water.
- SoftScout - searchable business software directory.
- TechStreet - an Information store for technical professionals, 500,000 titles, 10,000 publishers; see also "FatBrain" and "MightyWords".
- SecureMac - a site devoted to Mac OS security issues and technologies.
- ***BrianLivingston.com - popular Windows operating system author and columnist for InfoWorld. Lots of excellent material to read online without buying any of his books. "Click here for a list of his 2001 articles in InfoWorld". Access his recent articles on "They'll be No XP for Me [Oct. 5, 2001]" and "No XP for Thee [No.v 2, 2001]".
- *** Below is from last month's choices ****
- KidsSavingThePlanet.org - a global community of students, parents, educators, environmental organizations, researchers and sponsors dedicated to promoting environmental education and action amongst kids.
- Funology - they'll teach you a million and one ways to make things, explore the world, and discover skills.
- Tomsterdam - resource that is devoted to helping users of Microsoft's Outlook Express; covers backing-up, restoring, frequently-address-questions (FAQs), + more. See also "Slipstick" - Microsoft Outlook and Exchange "solutions" resource.
- Anthropics - a new digital media technology called Synthactor. Synthactor users can deliver broadcast quality human image video and sound across extremely low-bandwidth communications networks
- Teach-nology - offers teachers FREE access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, 150,000+ reviewed Web sites, rubrics, educational games, teaching / technology tips, advice from expert teachers, current news, teacher downloads, teacher resources and more for creating just about anything a teacher could need.
- PCPitStop - help you get your PC in top form -- running fast, stable and secure. PC Pitstop runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance.
- LaidOffCentral.com - a resource for those looking for employment.
- Go Daddy.com - Domain Name registration and transfer services for $8.95 per year (or less).
- PublicLibraryofScience.org - a non-profit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature freely accessible to scientists and to the public around the world.
- Extropia - an open Web technology company; a wide variety of Web applications, including code, are available for download. PDF version of book is also available from their Web site.
- DigitalDivideNetwork.org - The Digital Divide Network the term "digital divide" to refer to this gap between those who can effectively use new information and communication tools, such as the Internet, and those who cannot.
BONUS Link 1:Zfee - get paid for protecting your privacy and its free. Click here for the quick "sign-up form".
BONUS Link 2:Make Your Site Sell - free info to help your Web business, and "Make Your Knowledge Sell".
BONUS Link 3:FareAgent - for help finding the best airfares; also "Travelocity", Expedia's "Fare Compare" and "Priceline".
BONUS Link 4:Teachers.Net - teachers resources along with chat and more; see also "National Teachers Enhancement Network".
BONUS Link 5:Memolink - complete surveys, play trivia and get free stuff; see also "iWon", LuckySurf", "WebMillion" and "FreeLotto".
BONUS Link 6:The Kitchen Link - 10,000+ cooking related resources and more.
BONUS Link 7:LowerMyBills - find the best deals near you.
BONUS Link 8:National Crime Prevention Council - home of "McGruff" the Crime Dog® and Take a Bite Out of Crime®
BONUS Link 9:IPO Insider - excellent IPO resource information provided by ZDNet.
BONUS Link 10:PayPal - a way to pay for things online - popular at eBay. See also "eCount", "ProPay", and "PayMe".
BONUS Link 11:Med-Tech Center - latest news on the Medical technology front.
BONUS Link 12:FindSounds - search for sounds on the Web; also try "Whoopie"; or look for "fonts" at "MyFonts".
BONUS Link 13:FreeLotto.com - play for free.
BONUS Link 14:Xdrive - looking for extra storage to access via the Web; try these also "Driveway", "MyDocsOnline", "FreeDrive", "iDrive" and "Myspace".
Standard Extras to check-out:
Extra Link 1:000Domains - register or transfer a domain for $13.50 per year; also 123Domains - for as little as $13.99 per year for domain name registration. I've used both and they work just fine.
Extra Link 2:ReadyHosting - a Web hosting service worth a serious look.
Extra Link 3:Pagoo Service - I use it to get my voice mail while I'm online! It really works great! "CallWave" is free but really doesn't compare. New is "BuzMe"
Extra Link 4:National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - and their "Alert" page with pictures.
Extra Link 5:THINKQUEST Information! (My neighbor's won 2x! Now he's a sophmore at Harvard!): - ThinkQuest and "ThinkQuest Junior" -
"an annual contest that challenges students, ages 10 to 19, to use the Internet as a collaborative, interactive teaching and learning tool". Get the contest details here. Get your kids involved!
Extra Link 6: FreeDSL - free high-speed Internet access; if you sign up please use my email address for being referred - "firstname.lastname@example.org" - Thanks!
Extra Link 7: FreeWebspace - interested in a Web site for no money? Check out this searchable index of 443 free Web space providers.
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