Links I Like

o here I am, revealing the sources for the many, many wild, weird, interesting and usually dispensible websites I have mentioned over the past few years. Yep. I’m revealing my sources—well, most of them. I can guarantee that you will find at least one of these sites you will want on your list of bookmarks. I am not adding much commentary to the list this week. I hope you will be curious enough to follow the links and discover whole new avenues to explore. Note that many on the list originate as blogs from blogspot.com.

Streamings (http://streamingthings.blogspot.com). Tasteful, refreshing, and new. It just entered the world of the Internet in July. But it has caught my eye and I keep checking back.

Urlesque (www.urlesque.com). What a contrast to Streamings! This site’s main focus is highlighting viral videos and top trends.

Linkfilter (http://linkfilter.net). The site’s administrator wants original posts (from contributors), not something everyone on the ‘net has already seem. Very useful, and intelligent.

Information Nation (http://informationnation.blogspot.com).Graphics make it pretty. Captnkurt, the blogger, does much hasty scribbling, too.

The Daily What (http://thedw.us/). Heavy on video clips, and liberal use of inappropriate language. Not a favorite.

Pop Urls (http://popurls.com). This is an aggregator of Digg, Delicious, Reddit, Flickr, Youtube, Metafilter, and more. The headlines have to grab you in order to get you to click on a link. Over all, the site provides an overview of hot topics running through the online world.

TYWKIWDBI (http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com). It’s pronounced “tai-wiki-widbee. Why the strange name? That’s anyone’s guess. The subtitle is “things you wouldn’t know if we didn’t blog incessantly.” The blog owner says that he tries to be the cyberequivalent of a Victorian cabinet of curiosities.

Bifurcated Rivets (http://catless.nd.ac.uk/). The format here confounds me. It’s hit or miss, clicking on links described only as “hah” or “interesting” or “hmmm.” That’s about as descriptive as the commentary gets. But when you bear with it awhile, you can strike gold.

Blog on a Toothpick (http://steveisbored.blogspot.com). Visually very pretty.

Blogadilla (www.blogadilla.com). Love the background wallpaper! This is where I recently found many references to Kanye West’s “imagonnaletyou…”

Buzzfeed (www.buzzfeed.com). This is another big, shiny site. It is the first stop for those who need to know the absolute latest viral web phenomena. If you read it here, chances are you will later see it on the television news.

Bits and Pieces (http://bitsandpieces.us/). Chock full of interesting stuff and a banner that changes daily.

Small Bits and Pieces (http://smallbitsandpieces.blogspot.com). The focus is more on the oddball and bizarre.

There you have it. This is your chance to break away from the mundane and into worlds that can send you deeper and deeper into cyberspace. Get ready to get lost.

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~ by IndianaDunesPoet on October 12, 2009.

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