Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2009 by Shachar Pessis
AllMyFaves Brazil – Not a lot of people know this, but the Brazilian flag entails the Country’s national motto, Ordem e Progresso (“Order and Progress”). The reason I’m telling you this is that for the past two months my desktop has been embellished with this gorgeous green flag of the Land of Samba. The funny thing is, ordem e progresso goes hand in hand with the All My Faves manifesto – offering an organized and progressive platform for search and discovery on the Web. To make a long story short, our devoted team of researchers and developers toiled these past couple of months over the new homepage for Brazil. The result? See for yourself. Creating the Brazil homepage was made in the exact same way we built all our different pages, including the AMF pages for the US, Canada, UK and India; we selected sites based on their usefulness, friendliness, technology, design, unobtrusiveness and popularity.
So if you are from Brazil, I’m sure you’ll find this resource very useful since it answers all your online daily needs, with the added bonus of inviting you to explore many other brilliant sites. Despite our efforts to make this homepage as encompassing as humanly possible, we may have left out a particular website you feel is essential. In that case, drop us a line. I also invite all non-Brazilian users to drop by and see AMF’s newest vibrant addition.
As a tribute to Brazil, I have listed below two of my favorite Brazilian songs, The Girl from Ipanema and Lambada. I had a hard time pinning down a version for the first song; I found so many excellent options on YouTube. In the end, I narrowed it down to two versions, a Sinatra & Jobim take, and another from the 1964 film “Get Yourself a College Girl.” By the way, if you are interested in the story behind this song, click here.