Do you love going to concerts and sporting events? Do you wish there was a an easier way to find tickets and get great seats? SeatGeek.com is an online search engine for tickets to concerts, sports, and other events. According to SeatGeek:
SeatGeek is a search engine that helps you find the best deals on tickets for concerts, theater, and sporting events. We look high and low through all through dozens of ticket sellers, such as Stubhub, ebay, TicketsNow, and many more… We’re America’s gateway to live entertainment and the web’s largest ticket search engine.
The ticket prices shown include all shipping and processing fees. Tickets are rated with a Deal Score to help you quickly identify the best ticket bargains. The Columbus recommendation engine learns your interests and suggests upcoming events. There are interactive seating maps to help you find the best seats at any venue. SeatGeek also has a blog.
Do you love the Olympics? Are you excited for 2012 summer games in London that start this Friday? Would you like to keep up-to-date and stay on top of all the latest Olympic happenings? London2012.com is the official website of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and your source for all the latest Olympic games news and information. According to London 2012:
We will deliver the best possible Olympic and Paralympic Games experience for everyone involved, ensuring a real legacy and inspiring people to join in… Right from the very beginning of our bid in 2003, London 2012 has been about what can be achieved through the inspiration and power of sport, using it as a catalyst for positive change and inspiration.
You can browse: Schedule & Results, Torch Relay, Sports, Athletes, Countries, Spectators, News, Photos, and more. You can also sign up email updates.
Do you wish you got a little more from your GPS? Would you like to know when there is a traffic jam up ahead and the best way to get around it? Would you like to know which gas station on your route home has the best price? Waze.com is a GPS with turn-by-turn navigation app for smart-phones that gathers information from other Waze users to give you information on traffic, gas prices, alternate routes, road hazards, and more. According to Waze:
Waze is all about contributing to the ‘common good’ out there on the road. By connecting drivers to one another, we help people create local driving communities that work together to improve the quality of everyone’s daily driving. That might mean helping them avoid the frustration of sitting in traffic, cluing them in to a police trap or shaving five minutes off of their regular commute by showing them new routes they never even knew about.
Waze supports iPhone, Android, and selected Blackberry, Nokia and Windows Mobile devices. Waze also has a blog.
Do you love athletic and sports shoes? Do you collect rare and unique sneakers? Sneakerpedia.com is a comprehensive community driven wiki style database of athletic and casual shoes from both the present and the past. According to Sneakerpedia:
Sneakerpedia is an online, community driven sneaker resource launched with the sole purpose of becoming the worlds most comprehensive sports and lifestyle sneaker wiki… The platform is completely community driven with over 10,000 members and 13,000 pairs of shoes in the ever growing database. A truly global affair, Sneakerpedia members come from all around the planet with sneaker enthusiasts from far-flung regions contributing to the platform on the regular.
Sneakers can be browsed by Brand, Type, and Material, or searched. Sneakerpedia is missing a few sneakers and would like your help if you have information to help fill in the gaps. Sneakerpedia also has a Crate of the Month competition and a blog.
Are you always looking for Wifi hotspots when you travel? Would you like to find a new WiFi cafe in your city to hang out at? Hotspotr.com is an online community edited listing of over 18,000 WiFi hotspots in over 3,700 cities around the world. According to Hotspotr:
This is a community-driven listing of Wifi cafes and hotspots… Hotspotr grew out of a simple need: find out which cafes were laptop-friendly and had free WiFi… The guiding principles are 1) keep it focused (no need to be all things to all people) and 2) make it by and for the community. It’s Simple… no account is needed; anyone can add a listing, or edit a listing that’s already there.
WiFi hotspots can be searched for by zip code, address, and intersection, or you can find them on the interactive Google map. Hotspotr also includes a page of WiFi etiquette tips and an app for iPhone.
Do you love to watch birds? Would you like to help scientists in the field of ornithology while you watch birds? eBird.org is a website and birding community where you can submit your bird watching observations to be used by the scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. According to eBird:
A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds… eBird’s goal is to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers. It is amassing one of the largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence… The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond.
In addition to submitting your own observations you can explore data gathered by the entire community, displayed on maps, charts, and graphs.
Do you love playing games? Do you love taking pictures? Do you wish real life was more like a game? Onefeat.com is a website and mobile app that turns real life into a game where you complete missions by taking pictures to earn points and level up. According to Onefeat:
Onefeat is a game where people complete missions by taking pictures. Select a mission from the thousands available or create one you want the whole world to achieve. Take the greatest photo ever to complete the mission. The more people like your feat, the more points you earn! Compete with the world, build your own destiny and get to the next level.
Mission categories include: Smallfeats, Explorer, Sports, Jackass, Goodlife, Cook, Artist, Myself, Party, Social, Cause, Work, Culture, Geek, Style, Family, and Lover. After reaching level 10 you can create new missions for others. There is a mobile version, and apps for Android and iPhone. Onefeat also has a blog.
Do you love wildlife and nature? Do you like to explore the outdoors and photograph your local wildlife? Do you wish you could contribute to our public knowledge about wildlife even without a background in biology or science? ProjectNoah.org is a website where you can explore beautiful photography of wildlife from all over the world and contribute yourself using your smart phone. According to Project Noah:
Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere… Our ultimate goal is to build the go-to platform for documenting all the world’s organisms and through doing this we hope to develop an effective way to measure Mother Nature’s pulse. By encouraging the mobile masses to document their encounters with nature, we hope to build a powerful force for data collection and an important educational tool for wildlife awareness and preservation.
Categories include: All, Plants, Mammals, Birds, Arthropods, Fungi, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Pets, and Other. You can sign up for missions to photograph specific things. There are apps for Android and iPhone. Project Noah also has a blog.
Would you like to get in better shape? Do you sometimes have a hard time finding the motivation to go out and exercise or improve your diet? Do you always have an easy time finding the motivation to play games? SlimKicker.com is a website, an app, and an online community that helps keep you motivated towards your fitness goals by turning exercise and healthy eating into a role-playing game where you can earn points, complete challenges, level up, win prizes, and more. According to SlimKicker:
SlimKicker was formed to solve a huge problem when it comes to losing weight, or living healthier: sustaining motivation… That’s why we created SlimKicker, a level-up game and point-based program. You start by tracking your diet, where whole foods are worth more points than processed foods. It’s similar to Weight Watchers, but in reverse. But diet, and fitness are half of the battle. Most people regain weight because they never learn long-term habits. We solve this by taking habits as quitting soda, and turning them into 7-30 day challenges. Like a regular game, the challenges start out easy, and gradually become harder, with more points. We encourage you to check-in daily with others doing the same challenge for accountability and social support.
SlimKicker can be used with other diet and exercise programs to make them more effective or it can be used on its own. Some of SlimKicker’s many tools include: a calorie counter, a fitness tracker, recipes for specific diets, an iPhone app, and more. SlimKicker also has discussion forums, groups, and a blog.
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Could you use a vacation? Do you only have one day free but still want to get away and have an adventure? Perhaps a good day trip is in order? DayZipping.com is a website with over 1000 great ideas for day trips starting in cities all over the world. According to DayZipping:
Catering to argonauts, adventure travelers and everyday explorers with a schedule to keep, DayZipping was founded by self-christened conquistadors. We’re hopelessly stricken by hodomania, and we’re out to provide a startlingly easy answer to an eternal question: “What shall I do today?” We’re frightened by the thought of exhaustive week-long itineraries, and we’re guessing that you too would prefer to take vacations — and life in general — one day at a time. Our intentions are twofold: we’re out to make exploring your own backyard a lot more exciting, while also giving you quick and painless access to an ever-expanding library of trips in places that life may take you. Who knew flying by the seat of your pants could lead to so much fun?
Day trips can be browsed by location and sorted by popularity, price, or distance. You can also sort by category which may include (depending on the city): Adventure, Art & History, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drinks, Nightlife, Outdoors & Nature, and Shopping. DayZipping has an app for Android.
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