Friday, February 19, 2010

How Cool is This?

The Net is addictive, let us simply face that fact. Remember a few years ago, it wasn't long after the world discovered what the Internet was, there was a big flap about people who were wasting their lives away surfing the Internet. Hell, Net addicts have their own website. Well, I'm here to tell you, as a victim of my own little collection of addictions (Cheez-Its, music, PBS, books, packratting, to name the ones that spring to mind immediately), that I could probably fritter my life away poking into the endless fascinating corners of the Net. You're talking about a guy who's saved almost 1,250 sites on delicious. This is probably not any kind of record, but I'm thinking at this moment just how much of my life I let ebb away by saving all these sites, which upon reflection I must confess are nice to have, but marginally useful at best.

So it should come as no surprise, given my music addiction, that I've saved a flock of online places to listen to music: Project Playlist, Pandora, Playa Cofi Jukebox, Last FM, Concert Vault, Lala, The Hype Machine, Spheric Lounge, and more. Including this place. You pick the genre and the mood or the genre and the tempo and Musicovery spins out the playlist. It's mighty cool even in its supposedly lo-fi state. For increased options and more control, you have to pay, but you don't need to do that. It's pretty doggone cool as it is.

Speaking of cool, try Flixster (movies), Snag Films (watch free documentary films online), isbn.nu (best book search/bargain finder out there), break.com (just a serious waste of time)--where you can watch videos like this one:



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