From: Bob Rankin
Subject: TOURBUS - 09 NOV 04 - Best of Everything
Hi All! Today I have something special to announce. I've created a new resource called "The Best of Everything" which is my personal annotated compendium of links to the best stuff on the Internet. Read on for details, or just jump in here:
Everything... really? Well, not quite. But "The Best of Everything" does have about 100 categories filled with my personal picks, and a description of each resource. Here's a sample of what you'll find:
Category: The Best ANTI-SPAM resources online
SCAMBUSTERS - STOP SPAM!
> The editors of Internet ScamBusters present the best tips
> and resources for reducing the amount of junk email you get.
Category: The Best ASTRONOMY resources online
VIEWS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
> The site tells you EVERYTHING you could ever want to know
> about most of the astronomical objects in our solar system,
> gives information about the history of astronomy and space
> travel, and offers stunning pictures of the Solar System.
Category: The Best CYBERCULTURE resources online
EFF'S NET CULTURE ARCHIVE
> A collection of articles on Net culture and cyber-
> anthropology. Internet history, folklore, netizens, hackers
> and virtual community.
Category: The Best of GAMES on the Internet
> A portal for Web-based games. All games listed can be played
> right in your browser. Each day a new game is featured.
> Thousands of games are in the database.
Category: The Best KIDS STUFF resources online
THE KIDS ON THE WEB
> This is an excellent site maintained as a labor of love by
> Internet luminary Brendan Kehoe. Kids on the Web has links
> for Fun Stuff, Pen Pals, Homework Tools, Children's Books
> and Things for Teens.
Category: The Best INVESTING resources online
> A lot more than stock quotes and closing prices, like other
> sites offer. Track the value of your investment portfolio,
> view historical price graphs, news stories, company profiles
> and market research.
Category: The Best of PEOPLE FINDERS on the Internet
> My favorite people finder tool! In addition to individual
> and business listings for the USA and other countries, you
> can do reverse lookups on Phone Numbers, Street Addresses,
> Email Addresses, and Area Code.
Category: The Best of TEACHING RESOURCES on the Internet
SURFING THE NET WITH KIDS
> Each week at Barbara Feldman's Surfing the Net with Kids
> site, she picks a single topic (such as Rainforests, Hubble
> Space Telescope, Mozart, Dolphins, or Plate Tectonics) and
> chooses the best sites to explore.
If you find something you really like on the site, use the handy "Bookmark This Page" link at the bottom of the page. In just two clicks, the page is squirreled away in your Favorites folder for handy access later.
I suppose it's within the realm of possibility I may have missed one or two good links that are floating about in cyberspace. So if you know of a truly wonderful website that's not listed in "The Best of Everything", please submit it for review. But PLEASE DON'T EMAIL your suggestions to me! Use the "Submit a Resource" link at the bottom of each page - thanks.
Once again, the entry page for "The Best of Everything" is shown below. I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to forward this edition of TOURBUS to a friend who may find it useful.
That's all for now, I'll see you next time! --Bob Rankin