Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 by Shachar Pessis
RepairPal – I hate dealing with fixing my car, I never know if the car mechanic is reliable or not. Do you feel the same, are you also frustrated by the expensive and tedious process of fixing and maintaining your vehicle? RepairPal provides accurate, unbiased and useful information that the common (without a mechanic background) consumer needs. RepairPal claims that it is not affiliated with any automobile manufacturer, dealership, auto parts provider or auto repair facility and therefore it offers the most impartial comprehensive auto shop directory. Make sure you check the estimator before your next “shop” visit or alternatively try biking.
Predictify – You so happen to have great intuitions, everything you predict actually happens, however no one (friends, family or co-workers) remembers you saying so. Frustrating, isn’t it? Well Predictify offers you a prediction platform where you can predict the future and show the world who’s the daddy!! You can even make money by accurately predicting the outcome of Premium questions. Try predicting a hot current topic – Which U.S. state will have the highest average price for gasoline on July 15, 2008?
MainStreet – MainStreet is a news site that brings new dimensions to the stories you usually discuss on your own Main Streets. The nice thing with MainStreet is that they are trying to reach the people by getting “down to earth”, by feeling the people. MainStreet will show you what you can learn from everyday news stories, whether it’s a cautionary tale or an inspiring one (with a particular focus on personal finance). MainStreet comes from the same team that has been bringing us TheStreet, for the past 10 years. They are are expanding from Wall Streetâ€¦to, well, MainStreet. Do you think we should add them to the News Faveline, are they spot worthy?
Scribbls – Bees plus flowers gives you honey. Pie and rat together make “pirate.” Putting any two things together is bound to have an interesting, even hilarious outcome. At Scribbls, you can combine thousands of different drawings to create an infinite number of outcomes. Scribbls is a fun collaborative doodling site. These are my faves: Where is John McCain, Burger and Glow in the Dark Bunny. Enjoy!
PhoneVite – Thinking of throwing a party? You want to be original (btw retro is the new original) and invite your friends by voice and not by the various (MadeIt, Evite or by facebook events) online invites. With Phonevite you can record and send your outgoing message instantly on the web using the site Advanced Web Recorder. If you don’t have a PC microphone or headset, no problem! Use the Phone Recorder, which immediately calls you to record your message on the phone. In addition the Phonevite system has an algorithm that detects if an answering machine or voicemail picks up. In such cases, a message, in its entirety is left on the answering machine or voice mail system. After hearing your message your guests will receive the option to leave you a voice message right from their phone. Maximum number of Calls is 25 on the free plan and 2000 on the premium plan.
TravelMuse – Whether you are looking for destination ideas on where to take your next family vacation or you have all the details figured out, TravelMuse makes the entire planning process a little bit easier. TravelMuse combines original editorial content and destination city guides with various planning tools. Try the TravelMuse Inspiration Finder for finding your ideal destination based on your personal preferences and needs – it is kinda like traveling into a box of chocolates. You planned on visiting Rome and suddenly you might find yourself on a beach vacation.
Capzles – Tell your story by creating an interactive timeline. Add your photos, videos, audio and accompany it with a blog and here you go – you have created a social story. Capzles idea might sound complicated, however, simplicity has been assimilated in both design and user’s experience. Before creating your story, check the guided tour it will clarify how simple it is. I personally enjoyed the story of David Bowie – the legendary rocker and innovator.
wowOwow – wowOwow is created, run and written by Lesley Stahl, Peggy Noonan, Liz Smith, Joni Evans, Mary Wells, Sheila Nevins, Joan Juliet Buck, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Reed, Joan Ganz Cooney, Judith Martin, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner and Marlo Thomas. Many of the above have known each other for a long time and now they are taking their friendship a step forward. These notable and successful woman have decided to go on the Internet with their conversations and make them available to everyone who might be interested. Additional woman sites that have been featured on our weekly faves include: Glam, SheKnows and Shine.
Plantage – Plantage is actually an animated music video created for the danish band – Under Byen. The animation is true art and is literally Green, I have no idea what the song is about, as I don’t speak Danish however it seems to be a very peaceful song. The animation has been created by Amanita Design, if you like animation you must check their Red Little Mushroom.
BioLabs – The outbreak is bad and it must be stopped! Trap the outbreak by dispensing antidote cells to confine their movement, they will flail around and use all their energy until they become husks of their former selves. Use the mouse to dispense the antidote. Tip: Hold the button down for a bigger drop – bigger is better.