So the hype surrounding the Wii has started to die down, but the fun Wii-related web communities are just starting to spring up. wiiplaza.net offers an online hot spot for Wii players and their Wii characters (called mii). Users can share their Mii creations with other Wii players and Mii artists and even exchange characters or play games.
My personal favorite is the fact that users have created an array of hilarious (and dead-on) celebrity-inspired Mii characters. Bonus points to anyone that can identify them correctly. To post your guesses, just read more
Everybody knows about National Public Radio, but not everybody knows that the site offers an amazing podcast selection, that you can easily upload to iTunes, My Yahoo, or your usual podcast tool. (You can also download shows for your Zune or iPod). Subscriptions to the shows are free of charge.
The site features my favorites: All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation and This American Life, which you can subscribe to and have waiting for you in iTunes whenever there's a fresh episode, as well as a few hundred of their top shows.
Number-Logic is a free site for game loving enthusiasts. New puzzles are uploaded daily and you can play instantly as there is no software to download. Want some Sudoku to do on the bus ride to work? Just print the puzzles out directly from the site, and you'll have some mind-busting games for the commute!
Go to Number-Logic.com to get your game on.
Want a fun and easy way to create a movie or slideshow and publish it to the web? Jumpcut is a fabulous online creative tool that will allow you to do this.
How it works
- Get Stuff: Upload your own video, photos and music; Explore shared content; Grab what you want
- Create: Create your own movies or Remix someone else's to make your own version
- Share: Publish your movies to your friends or share them with the world!
For more info and to download go to Jumpcut Online.
Webcams are old news in the internet world, but what about social networking sites with unedited, uncensored webcams?
According to a recent New York Times article, Young Turn to Web Sites Without Rules, popular Web sites like YouTube and MySpace have hired the equivalent of school hallway monitors to police what visitors to their sites can see and do by cracking down on piracy and depictions of nudity and violence. The Times points to new Web sites like Stickam.com, which has entered the realm of unfiltered live broadcasts from Web cameras.
The site a combination of YouTube and Myspace - lets you design your own page and upload video clips, as well as broadcast live video of yourself and conduct face-to-face video chats with other users.
For more about Stickam.com, just read more
A big thanks to TeamSugar user stone_soup for submitting her favorite Firefox extension StumbleUpon! stone_soup says she can spend hours on end just playing with the site and we quite understand her fixation. The site is a collaborative surfing tool for browsing, reviewing and sharing great sites with like-minded people. This tool helps you discover and share great websites.
Go to Stumbleupon.com for more info and to download.
Submit your own Website of the Day in our Website of the Day group so we can all share exciting, entertaining and note-worthy websites from across the web!
Ever wonder what trendy terms like "s'fresh" or what hipsters thinks "geek" really means? Urbandictionary.com will quell all those wonders, and then some. Much like popular Wiki sites, Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with user-submitted definitions for any imaginable word, slang or letter combination. Their tagline: Define your world.
I've spent hours scanning for funny words and looking up those strange slang terms I've never quite understood. It's incredibly addicting, and not exactly "educational," but there is a certain amount of learning involved. In case you were wondering, a Geek is defined as "the people you pick on in high school and wind up working for as an adult, or the geeky kid now owns a million dollar software company."
Have a great website you want to share? Submit it to our Website of the Day group!
Ever wonder how much your fantastically wealthy uncle's home is worth, or what it would cost for you to up and move to another state? Zillow.com offers real estate specs on 67,000,000 homes in the US.
The idea for the site was hatched in 2005 when two geeks' dream business evolved from the desire to make zillions of data points for homes accessible to everyone. The site helps buyers (or snoops) find homes and compare values, while sellers can price homes and post homes. Agents can also list their homes free of charge.
Why do I love the site? Just read more
Want to go to a website that will tell you when to purchase airline tickets to get the best rate? Farecast.com is the first airline prediction website. This beta version offers airfare predictions for over 75 U.S. departure cities to top domestic destinations. I have tried this hot new website a couple of times and was worried that the airfare predictions would be the same as weatherman predictions- close but no cigar. But for the couple of times I have tried this site, it has actually worked.
For more about farecast, just read more
Hopefully, Santa was good to you and your young friends this year, but ever wonder how you can thank him for all of his treats? Northpole.com features a section where you can send thank you letters and e-mails to Santa and a good deed calendar you can print out and use for the upcoming year so you stay on the nice list.
For more on the site, just read more