Monday, December 31, 2007

Looking Back: 2007

Let us Look back at some cool Websites that I have discovered this year and put them in my folder.

Gadget News: Daily Gadgets with a twist
a new, fresh site focusing on gadgets ranging from eco-friendly, to the obscure.

Meet the World
Let me quote, its better:
Icaro Doria is Brazilian, 25 and has been working for the magazine Grande Reportagem, in Lisbon, Portugal, for the last 3 years. He is part of the team (with Luis Silva Dias, João Roque, Andrea Vallenti and João Roque) that produced the flags campaign which has been circulating the Earth in chain letters via e-mail. Icaro gave us a small statement about the campaign, translated by Isabell Erdmann:The magazine Revista Grande Reportagem is a Hard Journalism magazine, on the same line as the Times. The idea was to bring across the concept that the magazine offers profound journalism about topics of real importance to the world of today.
This is how we thought of the concept Meet the World.
We started to research relevant, global, and current facts and, thus, came up with the idea to put new meanings to the colours of the flags. We used real data taken from the websites of Amnesty International and the UNO.
The campaign has been running in Portugal since January 2005. There are eight flags that portray very current topics like the division of opinions about the war in Iraq in the United States, the violence against women in Africa, the social inequality in Brazil, the drug trafficking in Columbia, Aids and malaria in Angola, etc.
With regards to the email presenting the campaign as being done by a Norwegian diplomat, this information is completely wrong. There is no Norwegian diplomat called Charung Gollar, there was no presentation in the UNO, and the campaign is not called ‘The Power of the Stars’. This was all invented and is going round the world via email.
That’s it, basically.

But yeah, its really cool!

Robot soldiers
Who is this technology intended for?
Its really cool, watch the video

15 Powerful ways to differentiate your blog from the crowd
There are millions of blogs out there, and getting noticed amid the cacophony of such a noisy and active crowd is the key problem for any new blogger. In the face of such overwhelming odds, how can you differentiate yourself? How can you get noticed?Here are a few tips on doing that!
A very good article, not only for bloggers, but also for people who write and wish to "make" the web 2.0 in a creative and innovative way. "There are millions of blogs out there, and getting noticed amid the cacophony of such a noisy and active crowd is the key problem for any new blogger."
Real learning for me too, dude!
See it here:

IBlade Something really cool, if not real!

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