The Web is constantly turning out new and extraordinary services many of us are unfamiliar with. During TED University at this spring’s TED2007 in Monterey, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, offered an ultra-fast-moving ride through sites in many different areas, from art, design and illustration, to daily news, blogs and curiosity. Now, by popular demand, here’s his list of 100 websites you should know and use
CURIOSITY & KNOWLEDGE
GRAPHICS, MUSIC & ARTS
SEARCHING & FINDING
TOP INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE CREATORS
Yahoo Launch – has hundreds of music videos you can watch while online. You can also listen to your own customized radio station. It has a Top 100 List that is created by the listeners. You can check out your favorite artist’s page that has their biography, pictures, watch some interviews and much more. While listening to your music, you can also play games at yahoo.com too.
eMusic – is a large retailer of independent music offering more than 2 million tracks from more than 13,000 independent labels spanning every genre of music. This is a program that you download to your computer and you pay $9.99 for 40 songs a month. There are over 500,000 songs to choose from. You can choose 3 different types of subscription programs. You can put your mp3s to your mp3 player or burn them to a CD. The only problem is that eMusic only carries independent labels. Read »
Google is pretty good for searching MP3 and WMA files using a little trick:
- -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Name”
Simply substitute the “Name” for any Song Name, Band or Singer and Google will show folder’s indexes that contain downloadable music files.
The same trick you can use for any file type…
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is the best way to send large files too big for email attachments to friends, family and businesses, anywhere in the world. SendSpace allows to send files up to 300MB.
allows you to send files up to 100MB without creating an account. Upon uploading a file to YouSendIt, an email is sent to the recipient, where they are given a link to download the file. The download is available for 7 days and includes advertising on the page.
is a leading provider of online storage. MegaUpload allows to send files up to 500MB, offers ad-financed free and affordable premium online storage, sophisticated uploading and downloading tools, and high-volume business accounts including pay-per-download. Read »