World Wide Web: 10 Best Sites of the Week
mossrj@hotmail. com, The Independent (London, England)
One for the horror fans, the Cabinet of Dr Casey is a fantastic resource for all aspects of the genre from TV, films and radio to games, theatre and literature. This well-designed and easy to navigate site is a gold mine of information, features and links for those of a more ghoulish inclination. One of my favourite sections is "Whispers from the Cabinet", a series of downloadable RealAudio horror tales with a spooky twist.
This amusing site is the "weekly sports magazine that bites back". A glance at the homepage shows nothing unusual, but further investigation reveals the "truth" behind major sporting stories. Apparently, the Ferrari hoseman run over by Michael Schumacher in the Barcelona grand prix only had three weeks experience in an Italian filling station and took so long to fill up because he was cleaning the wing mirrors.
Antiques may be rooted in the past, but it seems their future lies in e-commerce. Going live at the end of May, Antiques.co.uk aims to transform the sale of antiques for consumers and independent dealers by providing a universal forum for independently vetted, fixed-price sales underwritten by Lloyds of London. Sound too good to be true? Well, it doesn't just offer buyers price and object verification services. The site produces exclusive editorial on exhibitions, sales, news and arts events too.
This online library of resources for English teachers seems to prove that the market for quality classroom resources online is growing fast. Teachers are turning away from costly printed resources and creating a network of shared materials on the internet. Teachit.co.uk is a free online library and any materials received are re-formatted into high quality PDFs available for
download and printing.
A bit of fun, Herdofsheep.com pitches itself as "the news shepherd for news sheep". This on-line satirical newspaper has four back issues and a mailing list option offering issues twice monthly. Currently on the front page are "spoof" stories about the Conservative party, aiming to revitalise the country by returning to feudal law and an …
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Publication information: Article title: World Wide Web: 10 Best Sites of the Week. Contributors: mossrj@hotmail. com - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 2, 2000. Page number: 66. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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