Site of the Week #4

April 5, 2008 at 11:34 | Posted in Cool, Life, site of the week | Comments Off on Site of the Week #4
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This weeks site of the week is:

The Story of Stuff

This is a wonderful site that has a 20 min documentary on our culture of Conspicuous Consumption, how it is an un-sustainable model, and things that can be done to change it. It is, in my opinion, a very important message, and also well worth the time.

So, enjoy watching “The Story of Stuff

Site of the Week #2

March 22, 2008 at 12:25 | Posted in Cool, site of the week | Comments Off on Site of the Week #2
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This is my second weekly “Site of the Week” instalment.

This weeks site is:

Jamendo.com

Jamendo is a site that hosts Creative Commons licensed music that is free to download. The interface on the website is very well organized. It is easy to find what you are looking for and to download either one song or a full album. They also very clearly display the information on the Creative Commons license that that song or album is under so you know what the limitations are before you download it.

The songs have their ID3 tags properly set which depending on you library manager can be an important thing.

Jamendo also makes it very straight forward to donate to artist that you choose to, and considering that the artist have decided to put their stuff on-line for free, it’s just good form to donate something to an artist you particularly like.

So go, check it out, enjoy the music, Post music if you are an artist. Join the Jamendo community and discuss music on the various forums. Basically, go and enjoy a great site.

Site of the week #1

March 15, 2008 at 11:46 | Posted in Cool, site of the week, Vod/Pod casts | Comments Off on Site of the week #1
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With my recent blogging about drop.io, I’ve decided to do a Site of the week feature. Each Saturday I will blog about a site that I find useful, innovative, interesting, relevant or worth watching.

And So, this weeks site of the week is:

Librivox.org

LibriVox is a site where you can get free audio-books. The recordings are both free as in beer, and free as in speech. From the few chapters I have listened to the recordings, though volunteer, are of good quality. you can download whole book for the catalogue or subscribe to one of their many podcasts.

I particularly enjoy their “books” podcast where they podcast a book, a chapter at a time, 3 times a week. If you are like me and addicted to podcasts then this is a god way too keep your supply of new podcasts up.

If you feel you have the necessary time and skill you can also contribute by volunteering to read chapters.

I also must say that the site is very well laid out. It was easy to find what I was looking for even the first time i visited the site. The site is also available in 9 different Languages.

So, go check librivox.org out, get a book or two, and spread the word.

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