BBC Online

March 29, 2010

The Web-based service of the BBC–BBC Online, is one of the world’s largest and most visited websites with over 2 million pages in 2007. The websites include news from the BBC News Online, a sports section, music, science, technology and entertainment pages, parenting, weather and travel information…and a whole lot else.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/

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If you’re a woman and you love to ski, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find ski news, a directory of women’s ski resources, and a forum where you can chat about anything that has to do with skiing — gear, technique, resorts, and more — in a way that you can relate to.

Wendy Clinch, who founded and runs the website is also the author of Double Black, a mystery that takes place on the slopes of Vermont which is garnering positive reviews. The book will be released in January.

Readability

December 3, 2009

Readability isn’t actually a website; it’s a free, simple tool that makes reading on the web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you’re reading.

http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

Read Books Online For Free

November 14, 2009

If you’re looking for things to read online, you’ve hit the jackpot. Below is a link to the Sharing Learning blog which has a post on 20 free online libraries and reading rooms. These links are to literature that’s out of copyright protection as well as to current literature, books and academic journals that can be accessed because of the authors’ belief in free and open access to information.

http://myeslcorner.blogspot.com/2009/11/20-free-online-libraries-and-reading.html

Newsy.com is a multiperspective online video news site that monitors, synthesizes and presents the world’s news coverage.  In an increasingly connected world, access to multiperspective news is in demand by global citizens. Through short video segments available on the web and mobile devices, Newsy.com offers a way to accelerate your global understanding of a news story.

Newsy.com takes a step back to show how the world’s news organizations are reporting a story – providing an unprecedented global and macro point of view. You’ll find CNN right next to Al Jazeera, the BBC right next to ABC. Newsy.com also covers major newspapers, news magazines as well as top blogs from around the world. What are the key differences in reporting? Who has a unique insight? By monitoring the world’s new coverage, we provide immediate analysis of news perspectives so you can form your own opinion.

http://www.newsy.com/

Watch Videos On Metacafe

October 23, 2009

Metacafe is an online video entertainment site; sort of an offbeat cousin of YouTube although they are totally unrelated. “As the world’s leading independent online video site, Metacafe makes it easy to find videos from your favorite content creators – and we help you discover new ones.” It’s loaded with movie trailers, music videos, tv clips and more.

http://www.metacafe.com/

We just found a great tool for looking at our blog feeds and it also enables us to organize the feeds into categories and create favorites within the categories–and so much more. It weaves your favorite content into a fun, magazine-like start page and it’s so easy to set up and use.

http://www.feedly.com/