VidCaster – If you’ve ever wanted to create a site for all of your videos, or you’re running a business that aims to engage users through video, this is a great site for you. Vidcaster is a one-click video site maker. Its services are free if you just want to make a site to host all of your Youtube videos. If you want to use it for your business there is a small fee, but it definitely adds value for that fee, including hosting + video management for SMBs, corporate marketers and content producers.
If you’re looking for a site that instantly creates engaging, fully SEO’d video websites without the hassle or cost of combining separate services like YouTube+WordPress, Brightcove+CustomCMS, then click the photo below, and try Vidcaster out.
Devour.com – Interesting fact here for you: Around 48 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute. Apparently that would take you approximately 2800 years to watch all those millions of videos. So good luck trying to find something worth watching on your lunch break!
Devour sifts out the best videos and posts the well-curated collection every weekday. Much like AllMyFaves’ very own handpicked awesome video page in fact… So if you’re tired of the seemingly endless stream of cute kittens and laughing babies, but still want something new and fresh, you’ve got a new site to try out. Actually two. Click both links. You’re welcome.
Seriously funny: Batman is bad at Riddles!
Howdy! – We have a lot of ways to send personalized cards to friends and family over the internet. But on the iPhone? Well the choice was pretty sparse until Howdy came along rather conveniently. It’s a free app, that allows you to snap a photo or short video, add it to one of their cutesy templates, and then send it as a greeting card to someone you love. We think Howdy works very nicely, and the interface is simple, clean, yet fun. Check out the cool site Howdy’s creators have made before downloading. Just click on the pic to get there.
Shelby.tv – Shelby.tv is the most amazing way to discover and enjoy web video. Shelby takes all the video your friends share across Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr and pulls it into one personally curated channel of video just for you.
So you have a webcam. Big deal. Sure, it’s a nice gadget to have, and it probably plays a major role in your online communication activities. But is that all destiny has chosen for this small Peeping Tom device? No sirree. In this lineup of 15 websites I’ll show you how webcam utilization is taken to the extreme to create surprising, innovative and fun experiences you never thought were possible.
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Switched – Do you like Tech but you are not really obsessed with it? If you answered YES it means Switched is the Tech site for you. Switched is a Tech site that aggregates the best and latest Tech updates into an easy to use interface. Switched filters the enormous amount of Tech info out there and offers you only the best. 100% of the content is coming from blogs such as Engadget, EngadgetMobile, TUAW, Download Squad, Joystiq, Xbox 360 Fanboy, and Wii Fanboy. AOL which stands behind Switched, offers it as a rival to Yahoo!Tech.
Pitchfork.tv – Pitchfork.tv is a music video channel dedicated to documenting independent music as it happens. The online channel will bring you closer to the artists you love, through original mini-documentaries, secret rooftop and basement sessions, full concerts, exclusive interviews, and the most carefully curated selection of music videos online. One thing is for sure – You won’t find Britney on Pitchfork.tv. My fave video on the site is Jamie Lidell – Little bit of feel Good.
Forecast Earth – We at AllMyFaves are very considered about climate change and global warming, we try to provide our followers the best green sites that will help clarify the question – Where is the world going to? Forecast Earth leverages the trusted scientific resources of The Weather Channel. The site presents an open, balanced dialogue around the scientific facts concerning global climate change. Forecast Earth provides interested visitors a place where science can be heard, and offers a forum where all people can question and debate all points of view. Forecast Earth leverages what the Internet does best; an exchange of rational ideas from both experts and non-experts with questions. In addition, Forecast Earth will look at how climate change may already be affecting the lives of individuals, families, communities and businesses. Additional Green sites that have been featured on our weekly faves include: Earth Hour, Stuff, Carbonrally, RiverWired, VIROPOP, The Daily Green, Clash of the Consoles, Razoo and Do The Green Thing. So now that you understand the facts a bit better, help yourself (the world) and DEMAND A CHANGE – the change will come from the people.
aniBoom – Animation is an international and a cross-cultural language that expresses itself in different styles and genres. aniBoom is actually a platform for everyone in the animation industry to display and create their work. So how can you (the individual user) benefit from it? It is simple – enjoy watching the creations and if you feel like contributing your thoughts, go ahead and rate. It is fascinating viewing how other people think about coping with life difficulties – “This is my way – Videotape“.
italki – Learning a new language can be achieved in various ways, the common ones include live courses, online courses, books or directly from the native speakers. In the past the latter case could be achieved only by visiting the place, well not anymore. italki is a language exchange site, you can learn a new language by actually chatting or talking (and maybe make some friends along the way) with someone from another country. I assume that for some it will be better than listening to a CD or podcast, after all there is no substitue to actually practicing a language. Additional language sites that have been featured on our weekly faves include: Babbel, Mango and Friends Abroad.
Adobe – Media Player – Adobe Media Player is a desktop application built on Adobe AIR that provides control and flexibility to view what you want, when you want – whether online or offline. You can queue up and download your favorite Internet TV content (CBS, PBS, MTV, Revision3, and Blip.tv), track and download new episodes automatically, and manage your personal video library for viewing at your convenience. A big disadvantage is the fact that the player isn’t web based, you must download it, however, the high quality and the interface makes it worth the download.
Old Radio World – Before television, radio provided entertainment by presenting radio plays and programs of mystery, intrigue, comedy, news and soap operas. On Old Radio World you will find some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Feel free comparing The 1957 Chevrolet radio ad with the Chevrolet 2007 Super Bowl Commercial.
BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF – Are you ready to build your wild self? First, design your human self. Then, choose your fave animal parts and go wild. At the end save it to your desktop or send to a friend.
CDX – CDX is a multi-episode adventure game that uses real actors and video segments to spin a tale of mystery and intrigue around an ancient Roman sacrificial blade. Try solving it yourself, if not check this walkthrough.
MotherLoad – Use your digger to excavate as much ore as possible. Use the money you earn to upgrade your digger and move deeper and deeper underground, to unearth the mysteries from below.
Quamut – People are Human and as Humans we like the Human Touch. Want a compact, well-organized guide to how to knit, how to choose between lcd vs plasma, or watch football? Every Quamut is written by an expert, reviewed by a fact-checker, and produced by an editorial team at Barnes & Noble‘s headquarters in New York, all of which helps to make the content authoritative, consistent and reliable. The guides cover everything from narrowly focused topics to broad subjects. Go Human! Human Rules!
Photoshop Express – Photoshop is the current market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation. Photoshop is commonly used by photographers, art related professionals or common people that have the urge to luminous their photos. For the past 2 years many similar applications (FotoFlexer, Rsizr, WiredNess, Picnik and Phixr) have been featured online, I always wondered how come the shoemaker’s son is walking barefoot. At last Photoshop launched an online version, now you can crop, rotate, tweak, twirl and show off your photos to the world. And if cropping isn’t your cup of tea, sit back and enjoy browsing an enormous amount of Galleries.
Lookybook – A fantastic way to read entire children’s picture books online, for free, just like you would in a bookstore (but without leaving your home). Some of the books have too small print to easily read, but you can still get the gist of the book, and figure out whether or not you’d like to buy the book. LookyBook includes new books and older titles, you may be able to find some great books for your children or yourself that you might have missed. If you have a site or blog, you can also embed a book into your site, so your visitors can read it. Who said that Lemons are not Red? For more kids books make sure you check our books faveline on the kids page.
Shine – Competition is healthy, especially for the consumer. Yahoo has been taking the Google competition very seriously and since 2006 has launched Yahoo! Tech, Yahoo! Food, Yahoo! Buzz and Yahoo! Video. And now another great product from Yahoo! – Shine. Shine is meant to be an Internet starting point for women between the ages of 25 and 54. Shine will provide content in various categories including fashion, beauty, relationships, healthy living and parenting. The brilliance behind the site is that in contradiction to most woman sites that usually are targeted to specific niches Shine appeals to all women regardless to their background. Shine reminds me of – Ain’t no Sunshine, I wonder why?
Kikajomonti – Shopping for jewelry online can be quite overwhelming as the variety is endless. Kikajomonti offers a centralized shopping experience showcasing a collection of beautiful and sophisticated jewelry and accessories. The collections are eclectic and well chosen, letting you choose only from the best, I found Anna Beck as a remarkable jewelry designer. Above all, Kikajomonti has joined in the fight against cancer with the Lance Armstrong Foundation by donating 10% of all proceeds. For more Jewelry check our Jewelry faveline.
Music Nation – Music Nation is an online music community thats goal is to help new artists find their way of fulfilling their dream – being discovered. The aspired music makers can upload their profiles and most importantly their music and the system can either help their promote, sell or simply re-direct more fans and friends to the band’s desired website. Similar sites that have been featured on our weekly faves include: SellaBand and TheSixtyOne.
PlayCafe – A live online game show that involves you as a contestant, every weekday at 6 PM PT or 9 PM ET. Ever watched a game show and thought, “I could do better than those people”? Now is your chance to prove it. PlayCafe is a lot like a family game night, with real prizes that range from iTunes and Amazon gift certificates to Nintendo Wiis and $1000 cash. The tone is lively, friendly, and fun. Interaction is highly encouraged, you can meet people and make friends on the site to form teams. The show is hosted by Daniella Martin, she knows how to keep the tempo up. Enjoy!
Handipoints – When I was a child my daily task was taking the dishes out of the dishwasher, my parents used to pay me 0.75$ for each clearance. As a child I was kinda frustrated that I had to earn my allowance while my friends used to get it for “free” but as I grew older I understood the logic behind my parents act. Handipoints creates the exact effect. Parents set task and goals and upon completion the child receives points that can be converted to money or virtual rewards. See How it Works!
Songsterr – Songsterr is a service offering an extraordinary experience of playing, learning, and singing guitar on-line. Songsterr provides a realistic guitar sound and gives you a full control over the playback – it’s up to you to decide when it’s time to move to the next chord and to sing a new verse. All you have to do is press the button during playback when you feel it’s time to.
Sonic – The famous hedgehog is back and it’s just like the original Sega system.
Deezer – On April 2007 Blogmusik decided to pause their service in order to “legalize” their draft negotiating with the rights holders. Negotiating has ended and now we have a free powerful legal online music machine. The concept is simple: Deezer offers free music and on the same time, it is to pay artists and all beneficiaries rights by sharing advertising revenues. The collection is vast and as a true music lover I found almost all my searches. Other Similar services (that we like and of course are legal in their way) include: SeeqPod, Songza and BoomShuffle.
YouTube Video Awards – It was just a matter of time before the YouTube medium joined the old media awards (Oscar, Grammy, MTV, Golden Globe, Emmy and our fave but not old awards – The Crunchies). Soooo the people have spoken and chose the best videos in various categories, ranging from best creative and on to best comedy. This is simply enjoyable, especially the Human Tetris. If I was the only voter, my fave video under the Instructional category would have been – Google Docs in Plain English.
Taaz – Visualization is the most intuitive way of communication, have you ever stumbled a profile (facebook, myspace or a dating service) that doesn’t have a pic, maybe, but I am quite sure you haven’t found it appealing. So if pics is our way to conquer the world – choose the best or create the best. Taaz gives women the opportunity to â€œtry onâ€ the hottest makeup and hairstyle looks from the convenience of their desktop. Just upload your pic and create the perfect smoky eye or a dramatic ruby-red lip. Are you a man? You might also like it, these guys liked it – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rocky Horror Show, RuPaul and the ultimate Drew Carey parody Rocky Horror Show VS Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Writers remark – Don’t take this activity too seriously, we don’t want to turn into a makeup fraud community – see the Dove evolution Makeover photoshop.
Dumb Little Man – Jay White is a “Dumb Little Man” that has one passion (nearing addiction), finding a better way to live each day. Jay doesn’t believe there is a master of everything nor does he claim to be one. However, he enjoys sharing his wisdom with the world, the pitfalls to watch for, and the lessons learned. Dumb Little Man is much more than what the title conveys, it provides a handful of tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane. I enjoyed 10 Ways to Remove Clutter from Your Life, I just hope I will actually implement his tips. Go Little Man!
Worth1000 – This site is mostly 2 things. Itâ€™s a daily image manipulation contest site and itâ€™s also a gallery of all the entries ever produced for these contests. Whether or not you want to play or just browse. A very good starting point when visiting this site is the Galleries page. The Galleries contain only the best of the site, so most of the images are quite amazing. In addition they have great tutorials – learn photoshop tricks and photo techniques. Just to sum it up, even if you don’t want to play photoshop tennis, you will love browsing the photos. Who is invisible?
FRONTLINE – Watch some of the finest television journalism in history. Frontline’s depth of reporting and clarity is second to none, for thinking men and women it is a must. This is an excellent resource which makes you think who needs TV these days? Online Rules!
Amnesty International – Since Amnesty started campaigning in 1961 they have been working around the globe to stop the abuse of human rights. The Amnesty supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world, Amnesty strives to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. You can help make a real difference by becoming a member or supporter of Amnesty International. Make a difference!
Get In Her Head – Men and Woman simply don’t talk about things on the same wavelengths, as much as we would like to communicate on the same level we simply are different. Even though the site is under a feminine name it is actually for both sexes. The site offers a practical tool that takes the guessing game out of business. Each partner enters the sites and on her/his own spare time describes exactly what they like. How happy will you be if you received what you actually want? But not all is non spontaneousness, if your mate didn’t choose they will help you find the right way to surprise.
Famous Photos – View some of the worldâ€™s most famous photos and the great story behind them. Famous Photos try bringing you the pictures that changed mankind. If the change was good or bad, that is for you to judge. Do you know the Afghan Girl full story? See her then and today.
Balls and Walls – Destroy your neighbors platform and bring him down to earth by throwing fireballs at him over the separating wall. But look out, your opponent is trying the same thing.