the nine sites i use everyday ~ what site can’t you live without?

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i had yahoo mail for years (with my.yahoo as home). i have a hotmail address (purely for messenger) which i hate and use as my spam address. i use Gmail. it is simply the bestand if you want: email, multi-city weather, rss feeds, stocks, horoscope, quotes + anything else you could possibly want in a homepage it’s iGoogle… so simple and customizable, I mean, c’mon it’s google.

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Google Suggest
don’t you wish google knew what you wanted to find before you finished typing? (it does)

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you love it or you hate it or both. i’m both. i love what it does. i hate where it’s early venture capital came from (hint: the C*A) and what it could be used for (think about all the photos you are tagged in, now think about the big brotheresque facial recognition software that is being developed… put on your tinfoil hat and combine)

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“Reddit is a social news website where users can post links to content on the web. Other users may then vote the posted links up or down, causing them to appear more or less prominently on the Reddit home page.”

one of the best places for ‘breaking news’ and lots of things you probably wouldn’t see (or miss) otherwise. Links are often “wow! that’s cool!” or “wow! that’s awful!

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if you are actually interested in world events, politics, environmental issues and the like these sites are incredible sources of solid information.

Common Dreams NewsCenter, often referred to simply as Common Dreams, is a popular U.S. based news website with a progressive perspective. Common Dreams publishes both news stories and editorials. Common Dreams also re-publishes syndicated content from Associated Press, columnists such as the late Molly Ivins, and news stories from a number of mainstream mass-market newspapers. The website also provides hyperlinks to other columnists, periodicals, radio outlets, news services, and websites.

TruthOut.org is an American political website aimed at providing an alternative to corporate news sources. It was started in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election with the goal of, in its words, “hoping to reach a few people, have some small impact on the dialogue, and maybe try to restore a little integrity.” It claims to have more than 4 million visits per month.

Some of its prominent contributors include William Rivers Pitt, Jason Leopold, Scott Galindez, David Bacon, Dean Baker, Tom Engelhardt, William Fisher, Dahr Jamail, Ray McGovern, J. Sri Raman, Norman Solomon, David Swanson and James Zogby. The organization has reported extensively on the anti-war movement and helped to put Cindy Sheehan on the map by publishing many of her writings.”

honorable mentions:

The Independent

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is amazing.

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use Mininova logo & isoHunt Logosometimes too… but for my money (pun intended) you can’t beat for all your pirating needs.

“The Pirate Bay is a website that bills itself as “the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker” and also serves as an index for .torrent files that it tracks. The Pirate Bay was started by the Swedish anti-copyright organization Piratbyrån (‘The Piracy Bureau’)

The Pirate Bay is known in the online file sharing community as one of the more prominent websites which also distributes torrents that point to unlicensed copies of copyrighted material. In some countries, offering such torrents could be considered an illegal inducement of copyright infringement, but in other countries this is not the case. In Sweden, torrent trackers have not been found to be illegal. (as in Canada. File Sharing is Not Illegal in Canada)

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