Since it is the holidays, I thought I would take the time and talk about one of my favorite websites www.jibjab.com. If you have never been to the site it is worth the trip. Among other things you can create personalized holiday greeting e-cards for friends and family. You can put you face in the card and it will sing a song and be animated for the viewer. My favorite thing to do on jibjab is to watch the year end review that they create every year where they do a spoof on the major events that occurred over that year, you can go on and see the previous years worth, totally worth it. You can create a whole bunch of crazy personalized e-cards, mugs, mouse pads and countless other items all from the comfort of your own living room. Be careful you my just find yourself addicted.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
And just when you think that websites can't get and more pointless we find www.chickenonaraft.com, Yes that is right Chicken on a raft. The site comes with a catchy song that is titled, you guessed it, Chicken on a raft. There is also a counter on the page that tells you just how many seconds of your life you just wasted on the site, I wasted 79 seconds that I will never get back, lucky me. On the plus side the dancing cartoon chicken is cute and fun to watch while he is dancing on the raft but they forgot the water, you really cant have a raft without water. If you feel the need to waste some of your life even if just for a minute you may want to spent it with a chicken on a raft.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
In my pursuit to find the most useless websites that exist, I came upon a real winner of a website http://www.the-internet-rainbow.co.nr/. That right the internet rainbow website. This is a website where when you visit you get your very own special color that they will add to the internet rainbow for you and your color will help make the rainbow brighter, I got the color lime green, that is sure to brighten up the rainbow. There are currently 487,223 people who have added a little bit of color to the rainbow of the internet. There is nothing to do once you get to the website, it is just a bad website in general. No hierarchy created, most of the page in empty except for the maroon colored background and a little bit of poorly placed type and of course your special color. You know you want to go to the site and see what your color is to add to the internet rainbow.
Ever wonder where you money has been? Now you can find out thanks to www.wheresgeorge.com the website that allows you to track the dollar bills that have the where's george red stamp on them. The next time you get a dollar bill with the where's george stamp on it visit this site and you may find that the dollar could have been over seas, half way around the world or sitting in a jar for years, you never know until you track. The website overall has a comfortable feeling using the color green was smart considering it is also the color of money. There are currently 181,370,914 bills being tracked and if you want you can start a bill of your very own, just enter the number from the bill on the website and send it off into the world, and you too can see just how are your money really can go.
Welcome to www.futureme.org that right a website that allows you to sent yourself an e-mail in the future. You can send your virtual "letter" all the way into the future year 2060, 50 years into the future. What would you tell yourself? did you turn out to be the person you thought you would be? would you even want to remember who you are right now? currently 1,265,189 have written e-mails to themselves at some point in the future. If you want to know what other people have written there are over 200 letters that are public and available to be read. Feel free to write an e-mail to the future you and just when you thought there nothing good left to do on the internet.
While exploring the wonder that is the internet I came across a website http://www.zefrank.com/memory/stringspin/spin_1.html and on this website you can draw with string, yes that's right string. You hold down the mouse button and a 3D string starts to draw you can move it and control the "string" and after you let go you are left with a 3D drawing that keeps spinning, virtual art, the wave of the future. The site itself is not the appealing to look at as you can see above, it is boring with little color and little else to do besides draw with string. Another brilliant usage of the internet.
I was looking for odd websites to write a blog about and guess what I found, that right a site that plays whale sounds combined with violin music. The website is called http://www.optuswhalesong.com.au/ and all the site does is play the one song of whale music over and over. The site is not a bad design over all, there is hierarchy created through the images since there is nothing to do on the site that makes it easy to navigate all you have to do is listen. Websites really don't get much more strange than this one. So if you have a free minute or are just really curious how they managed to combine violin music and whale sounds from the wild feel free to stop by the site.