Since you all have been reading my posts probably wondering where I come up with these websites to share, I want to give you a little info on myself, my personality, and why I do this. I feel like every blogger at some point should share who they are. First, I like to write, second, I pretty much sit at my computer all day until I go to sleep, and last, I really like diet coke. All of that combined means I find some pretty damn cool stuff on the web. I am one of the founders of BonzoBox, I felt there was a strong need for a social homepage online. I wanted something fun, something sleek, something organized. So far I’m happy. I’m in my early 20’s so I have a lot of energy and excitement so if I get a little wordy in my posts its because I’m really into what I’m writing. I SUCK, let me repeat, I SUCK at spelling. I love the part in Billy Madison when Adam Sandler spells chair, C H A R E. So if I spell something wrong post a comment, I’m always up for a little learning and a little criticism. I’m a little bit sarcastic most of the time but try and control myself in my posts but if a bit of opinion comes out, don’t be offended or be offended either way works. I really don’t like things that don’t make any logical sense. Like this trend of wearing sunglasses at night indoors. I was watching the ESPY’s…way too many indoor at night at a show sunglasses on. Anyways, i choose most sites that i suggest carefully making sure that the majority of users will like them, use them, and add them to their dashboard. i also don’t like capitalizing my i’s. Thats it for now ; ) . Keep checking back for cool new stuff.
28. Thats the number of social network accounts I have online. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Blogger, ActiveRain, Plurk the list goes on and on. Now I know 28 is pretty absurd but it’s part of what I do and how I stay up with the latest social media trends online. I’m guessing you have more than just a Facebook. If so, and your sick of updating each different site throughout the day or week, try out Ping.fm. This site is cool! It lets you hook into all of your social media accounts at once and will update them all at the same time. It makes managing social networks so easy. Link into to 50 different social networks at once (although we will consider you a little bit nuts if you have 50 social networking accounts). It’s simple, easy, and worth it. Check it and save yourself some time.
Well, unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the past year, you know that going green is a high priority everywhere. You cant hide from it nor can you escape it, so if you’re not already on board, the green train will catch up with you. Taking small steps towards helping the environment for yourself and generations to come is important… in fact it will become imperative . Nobody, is asking you to become an extremist but the best way to start small is in your Home! There are plenty of ways to go green at home on a daily basis that are very simple and might even save you some money.
CyberHomes.com‘s brand new Go Green at Home Super Feature offers all the information you need to make your house Eco-friendly. Learn From Green Guru, James Glave, author of, How I Saved 1/6th of a Billionth of The Planet. Glave offers practical tips, video lessons, and other expert information throughout the Super Feature. You can learn how to greenify your homes in areas such as, home improvement, appliances, furniture, energy, cleaning, and yard and garden. The Green Super Feature is interactive and very user friendly. Be one of the first to check it out. Remember, starting by going green at home is one of the easiest ways to begin to be Eco-friendly. Get on it!
Well I came across a website that nobody will dislike. Greg Rutter, whoever he is, has compiled a list of the 99 things that you should of by now seen on the Internet. The reason you “should have” seen them is because they are hilarious, outlandish, and down right ridiculous. For example, have you ever been to the website about the guy who started a religion Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?…HAHA what a joke. Many of the 99 things on the web mentioned are Youtube links, but as an avid Youtuber I would have to agree he has chosen many of the best. Checkout the site at youshouldhaveseenthis.com and enjoy!
Like we said a few weeks ago, The BonzoBox team will be working on a lot of great new things for you guys! We are working on something really cool right now, check out bz.am to learn more!
If you want a little quick entertainment on your break today turn your audio up and Click Here. CookieDoughRecords.com is a site where you can find all sorts of cool live animation. Dustin McLean (aka Dustball) is an animator, filmmaker, and musician who creates artistic video animations that are sure to keep you entertained. He records all the music himself. So for quick interesting clips such as this one, that I’m Sure you’ll enjoy, check out his sight at cookiedoughrecords.com.
This site by far is one of my all time favorites. Whether your a strong advocate of Global Warming or not, this site will still be interesting to you. BreathingEarth.net is an interactive simulation of the world which shows you live coverage of the worlds population, the birth rate and death rate, and the amount CO2 being emitted. You can mouse over any country in the world and view its population and CO2 statistics. For example, earlier today I moused over Japan. These are the Stats I got which fluctuated by the second:
Population: 127,107,186 1 Person Dies Every: 26.8 seconds 1 Person is Born Every: 31.5 seconds
1000 Tonnes of CO2 Emmited Every: 24.5 seconds CO2 Emitted Per Person: 10.1 Tonnes / Year
The facts are interesting to see around the world. The simulator also calculates how long you have been on the site and will let you know how many births and deaths have occured since you have been watching, along with the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere. I watched for less than 20 minutes and more than 1.5 million tons had been emitted. UT OH! Check this site out, BreathingEarth.net, and if you want to learn about how much you personally are affectign the environment scroll down on BreathingEarth.net and click on”Footprint Network” (or just go to footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/).
This site is awesome because you can take a very short virtual quiz to find out how much you personally affect the enviornment. I found out that if every person on the planet lived my lifestyle it would take 9 planet earths worth of resources to support everyone..and I would consider my energy and resource usage to be average. I also found out that supporting my lifestle alone takes up about 39.8 global acres of land. Looks like its time for me to start getting a little more Green. I suggest you check out these sites and see how you can Help or at least get informed and watch a cool simulation ; )
Well, it’s almost overwhelming at this point. You can’t escape Twitter! Its on your TV, your computer, your radio, even the cover over TIME magazine. For those of you who aren’t sure what Twitter is, it is a web portal for people to use to provide updates on themselves or any information relevant to whatever they want. So basically, you can follow recent updates about your friends or breaking world news. Twitter is very user friendly especially from your mobile phone. Updates are short, only 140 characters max. Everybody is starting to use twitter from Paris Hilton to Shaquile Oneil, you can follow almost anyone or anything. We suggest you join Twitter, add it to your dash, and start to Follow Bonzobox to recieve updates from our amazing CTO, John Beales and the rest of the crew!
Well, unfortunately I was late for an appointment this morning because my phones alarm conveniently decided to not go off at the time I set it at. I would imagine this issue occurs thousands of times daily to people across the world. Whether it be their clock, radio, or television, the alarm may not go off causing you to miss an appointment, flight, class, etc. So I came across a site today that will call your cell phone to wake you up, provide you with reminders, get you out of tight situations, etc. Wakeupland.com will wake you up and can provide you with extras such as the daily weather forecast and stock quotes. Other features include, Fun Facts, Joke Of The Day, Quote Of The Day, Psalm Of The Day, this Day in History, and more. Wakeupland can also send calls to a list of pone numbers for reminders. For example, if you have a business meeting with 5 others, type in all of their numbers to remind them of their appointment. You can also record your voice messages. While there is a free trial plan, Wakeupland.com services are not completely free but they are very cheap. Check out the site and start getting your own voice recorded reminder and wake up calls with fun updates for the upcoming day. Add it to you BonzoBox Dash.
As our CTO, John Beales, was developing our site profiling program he came accross what we consider an act of brilliance. WordPress snuck a recruiting message into page headers on WordPress.com. Page headers are the extra information sent between a web browser and a web server but are rarely seen by the average person browsing the web. Basically, in “layman terms”, WordPress placed a secret message in their webpage that even coders and programmers would have a hard time finding. You can see the message in the screenshot above ; )