Sunday, 2 March 2008

Gems Of The Web (3)

Blog means web log, so here's another set of websites worth paying a visit (don't worry, they're all free). This set ranges from the popular and fairly well-known, to some real niche stuff.

Previous web log posts:
The Information Mine
Hidden Gems Of The Web (2) (ActonHighStreet's selection)

  • Digg - The oldest and best of several sites that showcase the 'best of the web' based on submissions and votes by members. Digg-ers tend to favour the quirky and the sensational, and featured articles, images and videos can receive greatly increased traffic as a result. An excellent place to start if you want to be up with what's going on in the online world.

  • SongMeanings - This is the best song lyrics site on the internet, free from the malware that infests many of the other lyrics pages that come up on a Google search for song lyrics. It's also a forum for discussion of the meanings behind said lyrics. You could read these for days without getting bored. At one time SongMeanings was notoruous n

  • The Anti-Dialectics Homepage - This is the 'niche' one! Rosa Lichtenstein is a Marxist but rejects the core philosophy of dialectical materialism. This intriguing site explains in incredible detail (14 essays plus countless other articles) why, in Rosa's view, the Hegelian theory has presided over 150 years of almost total failure, and DM is detrimental to revolutionary socialism.

  • ThinkGeek - Subtitled 'Stuff for Smart Masses', this is the place to come for quirky T-shirts for the techie in your life, desk adornments, high-caffeine confectionery and drinks, and anything else the average Internet addict yearns for.

  • Xenu.net - Or 'Operation Clambake'. What you'll find here is everything the Church of Scientology doesn't want you to. This includes secret documents containing knowledge that Scientologists pay thousands of dollars for (including the relevance of the site's name).
    There's also hosting of the superb South Park episode 'Trapped In The Closet' (lampooning Scientology), testimonies from ex-Scientologists, and details of some of the most shameful episodes in the CoS' history.

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