Wednesday March 5, 2014
Yep, it's true - Hulu is one of the best sources for all sorts of free TV shows in their entirety; anything from recently run network sitcoms to the latest comedies to dramas and much more. You can watch entire series of shows in one sitting, hence the phrase "binge watching".
I've written up a quick getting started guide on how to find all sorts of goodies at Hulu. Read it here at Hulu Online: A Beginners Guide.
Monday March 3, 2014
Do you know someone who has very little interest in the Web? While it may seem somewhat surprising to many of us who use the vast resources of the Internet on a daily basis, there are a vast number of people who don't find this necessary whatsoever. A recent study revealed that many Americans do not use the Web at all - and in fact, have no interest in changing that part of their lives, for a wide variety of reasons. Read more in this article titled No Interest in the Internet: Why People Choose to Stay Offline.
Friday February 28, 2014
Identity theft, phishing, hoaxes, online scams, stolen passwords, hackers....the list goes on and on of the potential minefields we can trip through if we're not following common sense safety standards on the Web. Read Privacy on the Web: How to Make It A Priority, an in-depth article written by an online privacy expert that includes ten different ways you can make yourself safer right now.
Wednesday February 26, 2014
If you have a particular artist, song, or style of music that you really like, it's nice to find more music that explores that particular genre. There are several sites on the Web that can do this for you auto-magically, including
- Pandora: Pandora is a free way to listen to music online, but not just ANY music. You create your own radio stations, you choose which music will actually be played on those stations, so if something comes up that makes your ears want to bleed, you can tell Pandora to stop playing it (and they will apologize, too).
- Music Map: Just enter in an artist and Music-Map will locate a list of musicians, bands, and singers that are similar in style.
- Last.FM: In the words of Last.fm itself: "Last.fm taps the wisdom of the crowds, leveraging each user's musical profile to make personalised recommendations, connect users who share similar tastes, provide custom radio streams, and much more." Put simply, it's a social music platform.
- Musicovery: What kind of mood are you in? Change your musical selections to Dark, or Energetic, or Positive, or Calm.
Do you have a favorite site for free music? Please share in the comments below.
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