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Searching Tools
 
Addict-o-matic: Inhale the Web. Create a list of search results.
 
ChaCha: Mobile Search | Text Search | Questions and Answers
 
Scoopler: Scoopler is a real-time search engine for discovering what people are talking about on the internet right now.
 
Twine: Collaborate, manage, organize and share information using Twine, a Semantic Web or Web 3.0 service created by Radar Networks.
 
 
 
Reference Tools
 
Internet Archive: Nonprofit organization established to preserve Web sites by taking regular "snapshots". The Wayback Machine provides links to older versions of a webpage.
 
Instructables: Instructables is the Biggest How To and DIY community where people make and share inspiring, entertaining, and useful projects, recipes, and hacks.
 
Nation Master: Country comparisons using graphs, maps. Huge database of world statistics. Reference site contains country statistics, maps, flags, graphs and pie charts.
 
State Master: State comparisons using graphs, maps. Huge database of US statistics. Reference site contains states statistics, maps, flags, graphs and pie charts.
 
WikiHow: "The How-to Manual That You Can Edit" wikiHow is a wiki based collaboration to build the world’s largest, highest quality how to manual. Our multilingual how to manual has free step-by-step instructions on how to do all types of things.
 
WolframAlpha: Knowledge engine.  Facts, Weather, Maps, Statistics, Calculation. Knowledge-based computing.
 
 
 
Word Searching Tools
 
Confusing Words: A collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.
 
Definr: Incredibly fast dictionary, get definitions for multiple words.
 
Forvo: The largest word pronunciation dictionary in the world, now with translations. All the words in all the languages pronounced by native speakers
 
howjsay.com: A free online Talking English Pronunciation Dictionary - simply mouse over your entry to hear it pronounced. American and British spellings, with alternative pronunciations. Sounds are fast, clear and completely natural, pre-recorded by native speakers. Answers the question "How do you say...?". Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation -
 
NetLingo: The Internet Dictionary. This site contains thousands of definitions about computers, the Internet, and the online world of business, technology & communication :-) A popular online dictionary it includes one of the largest collections of text messaging, acronyms and smileys!
 
Onelook:Dictionary Search. Reverse word search.
 
Visuwords: Look up words in the Visuwords online graphical dictionary and thesaurus to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
 
 
Web 2.0 Tools
 
bit.ly: A simple way to shorten URLs
 
Glogster: Create online posters using images, video, and music that represent yourself or a project.
 
Jing: Screen capture. Use to capture anything you see on your computer screen and share it instantly...as an image or short movie.
 
Pageflakes: Social personalized homepage - the easiest way to read, see, discover and share your favorite things on the web.
 
Picnik: Lets you edit all your photos online, from one easy place.
 
tinyURL.com: Shorten that long URL into a tiny URL
 
 
 
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Killer Startups: Killer Startups reviews 30+ internet startups per working day. Vote for the one you think will be..."
 
Lifehaker: Tips and downloads for getting things done
 
MoMB: The Museum of Modern Betas - is a museum focused on collecting websites in beta stage. Currently about 8200 sites are listed.
 
TechCrunch: Group-edited blog about technology start-ups, particularly the Web 2.0 sector.
 
Webware: Every day more utility is being delivered over the Web. Full applications can now be run in a browser, accessible from any computer. Software? It's no longer required. Software is becoming Webware. Cool Web apps for everyone - CNET
 
 
 
 
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