Archive for the ‘Information’ Category

Read A Book!

In Information, Web Sites on February 12, 2010 at 8:22 am

Here are 3 awesome and free sites that will help you find the right book for your palette. Read a book!

Featherproof – It’s on the indie side, offers great reviews, and even lets you download free mini-books. Very cool.

Bookarmy – A social-networking site where people review books, build reading lists, get the best book recommendations, and make direct contact with authors. Definitely worth it.

Shelfari – a global community of book-readers. Allows you to build a virtual bookshelf, discover books, influence peers through ratings, find readers with similar tastes, participate in online book groups, and talk directly with authors. Sweet reads, bro.


SmART History

In Information, Web Sites on February 12, 2010 at 7:57 am

Smarthistory.org is a fantastic free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook. The site is broken down by time, style, artist, and theme. It is incredibly extensive and features informational and instructional audio, video, and pictures. Very helpful for lovers of the arts & humanities.

TED Talks

In Information, Web Sites on February 12, 2010 at 7:35 am

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. I believe TED Talks is the one of the most important sites on the web today. The annual TED conference consists of an extraordinarily elite group of the world’s leading thinkers. Though it is impossible for people like you and I to attend such a conference, TED Talks allows us to watch really smart people talk – from world renown scientists premiering inventions to J.K. Rowling talking at Harvard about the importance of failure.

On the site, one can view talks by:

  1. Subject – Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, and Global Issues
  2. Events – TED events since 1984 and Partner Sites
  3. Length – 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 minutes
  4. Language – Extensive languages from Afrikaans to Vietnamese

Free Education

In Information, Web Sites on February 5, 2010 at 5:36 am

In the words of The Animal Collective, “You don’t have to go to college”. Academic Earth is a site that offers free access to video lectures from top colleges and universities in the country. The format of the site is intuitive – breaking it down into subjects, universities, and top rated professors. Get educated without paying out the ass @ Academic Earth.

Fora.tv comes at a close second.