The internet is full of information and services to make your life easier. One thing that makes my life easier, as well as more expensive, is ShoeDazzle. I love this website SO much, that I decided to make a list of my top 5 favorite sites to check out, that aren’t Facebook or Twitter.
- ShoeDazzle.com – What’s better than shopping with the idea of having a personal stylist? While you and one of your friends might not get the same batch of shoes in your personal showroom for the month, it’s probably not as personal as some would hope. But slap on Kim Kardashian’s name, killer heels sent to your door, a low price, and new options sent every month and I’d say you’ve got a winner.
- YouTube.com – Although YouTube is just as mainstream as Facebook and Twitter, it feels a little more productive. Not productive in that it helps people get things done, but that you’re not simply staring at pictures and the comments people you rarely talk to have to make about them. It’s useful for laughs, music, getting information out there, accessing/storing your own videos from anywhere in the world, etc.
- Rotten Tomatoes/IMDB – Who DOESN’T love reviews? Well I’m sure some people don’t but for the majority, it’s nice not to have to go into a movie with no idea of what you’re getting into. Most people have a “don’t waste my time” type of attitude and are also annoyed when they see a movie they were expecting to be a good one, and were sorely let down. It also serves as a great conversation piece in classes like feature writing, when we’re supposed to be talking about…feature writing
- The Onion – This false news source is made solely for the sarcastic and hilarious. Simply made for entertainment value, sometimes the real news can be boring and depressing. Cue The Onion, where readers can share a chuckle about funny topics that they have probably always had sarcastic thoughts about themselves.
- UltimateCollegeSoftball.com – This forum and news source is aimed specifically at the NCAA softball fan, and Coach Vigness who has an unhealthy obsession with the site. Users sign in to carry on conversations about the upcoming season, past tournaments, how players are doing, who will be next and where, players to watch, etc. This site is one of many, obviously there are pages devoted to every other sport out there, but it’s great because it is not ESPN and has a little more edge than most of the NCAA Regulations-friendly sites out there.