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Cool Stuff – How to Easily Backup Your Stuff

cool stuff - cloud storageToday’s Cool Site of the Day is #DropBox, a place to store all of your important files, photos, videos, etc. (#cloudstorage)

I use Google Drive, Evernote, and, mostly, DropBox  for EVERYTHING. So, when you hear something that sounds complicated like ‘cloud storage solutions’ just think “hey, Dropbox has got me covered”.

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Cool Gadget – Luggage for the techie

Today’s Cool Site of the Day is a cool gadget, @Bluesmart, that is getting a lot of funding through a very successful IndieGogo campaign (10x what they were seeking!). Bluesmart is a high-quality carry-on suitcase that you can control from your phone. From the app you can lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind and find out more about your travel habits. You can also charge your phone 6 times over with a built-in battery. Who said luggage hasn’t advanced in 50 years?

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Best of the Web – Know a Stellar Student Athlete?

best of the web scholar athletesToday’s Cool Site of the Day celebrates Foot Locker’s honoring of Scholar Athletes.

I love this program…Footlocker is awarding $20,000 in scholarship money to those student athletes who are doing good things for their community. So, if you know of a stellar student athlete who is ready to tackle Freshman year of college in Fall of 2015, nominate them!

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Cool Site – Analyze Words

cool site - analyze wordsToday’s Cool Site of the Day is #AnalyzeWords. AnalyzeWords helps reveal your personality by looking at how you use words (particularly via your Twitter activity). So go to town – enter your Twitter name or the handles of friends, lovers, or Hollywood celebrities to learn about their emotions, social styles, and the ways they think.

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Best of the Web – All About Stats

 

best educational websites - gapminderToday’s Cool Site of the Day is Gapminder, a remarkable site devoted to making statistics cool and useful. Gapminder World shows the world’s most important trends about health, wealth, the environment, and a lot more.

The man behind Gapminder is Hans Rosling, you may know him from this INCREDIBLE video ‘200 Countries, 200 Years‘:

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Best of the Web Today – Texting And Driving NOT


Today’s Cool Site of the Day is the #X campaign by #ItCanWait.

Txt #X to let your friends know you’re about to drive and can’t respond until you arrive. In other words, TELL THE WORLD THAT TEXTING AND DRIVING IS NOT A PART OF YOUR LIFE!!

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Best of the Web – a very funny Kickstarter project

Today’s Cool Site of the Day is a Kickstarter project, The Bandrum (Yes! @KurtQuinn, YOU are today’s Cool Site of the Day!)

The Bandrum transforms any banjo into an entirely new instrument, adding a subtle element of percussion to any composition. You can back this vital project here.

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A Stitch in Time


Today’s Cool Site of the Day is a Stitch in Time, a very cool view into the history of female textile workers in central Pennsylvania. (@LycomingCollege). See Historic photographs, animation, a local map and timeline, and more…great glimpse into a specific time and place.

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Cool Gadgets – Bleep Charging Cable

Today’s Cool Site of the Day is another IndieGoGo cool gadget project that has already reached its fund raising goal, Bleep.

(@BleepCharger, YOU are today’s Cool Site of the Day – spread the word and request ‘thumbs up’!).

Bleep, developed by an Israeli electrical engineer, is a smart charging cable that has built-in storage available in different sizes (16–64 GB). So, you can backup your phone while it’s charging. Peace of mind.

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Best of the Web – Should Facebook Worry?

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Today’s Cool Site of the Day is perhaps the biggest challenger to Facebook that we’ve ever seen. The site is called #Ello and it’s so cool (so ‘no ads’ focused) that you need to be invited.

Request an invite.

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Best Websites for Kids – xPrize

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Today’s Cool Site of the Day is the #xPrize Global Learning initiative. Not so much an educational website for kids but a HUGE program to help educate kids all over the world. (@xprize – spread the word and get people to ‘thumb up’ this post!)

$15 million in prize money…

More info: The Global Learning xPrize challenges teams from around the world to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic, empowering them to take control of their own learning and ultimately their future. The xPrize goal is an empowered generation that will positively impact their communities, countries and the world…and they’re paying the winning team $10 million with 5 runnerup teams earning $1 million each.

(Wondering if #TeachBoost can join this party?!)

 

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Best of the Web – Famous Quotes

best of the web - famous quotesToday’s Cool Site of the Day is Curated Quotes (@cuquotes), a site filled with great quotes from famous folks. — YES! @cuquotes YOU are today’s Cool Site of the Day!

The site features quotes by category such as ‘The 75 Best Quotes About Coffee

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best of the web - ted talk - theo jansenToday’s Cool Site of the Day is all about the creative genius of Theo Jansen. Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who builds walking kinetic sculptures that he calls a new form of life. His “Strandbeests” walk the coastline of Holland, feeding on wind and fleeing from water. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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best of the web - handyman - handyToday’s Cool Site of the Day is @Handy, a site where you can easily find people to come to your house and fix stuff (or clean the joint). I tried them out 2 weeks ago (needed a plumber) and, as scheduled, Jose B arrived–from nearly an hour away. Not only was he delighted to get the job, he was also a total pro. Reviews of Handy on Yelp are varied but mostly positive. I recommend them.

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