World Wide Web: 10 Best Sites of the Week
Moss, Robert, The Independent (London, England)
Like all good ideas, this is a simple one. Dial-a-scooter provides drivers to chauffeur you and your car home, so you can drink while they drive. You don't risk your licence, it's cheaper than a two-way cab fare, you get to use your own car and don't have to retrieve it in the morning. Simply ring up, book one of their fully-insured, professional drivers and let them do all the hard work. Then, after dropping you home, they scoot - literally, using the sealed foldaway scooter they placed earlier in the boot.
Mobile phone ring tones may be annoying, but they're here to stay so you might as well get one that stands out from the crowd. Download new sounds and graphics for your Nokia mobile from this website or send someone a new jingle for their birthday. Find out if your phone is compatible at the click of a button and if it is, sift through a range of ring tones from the James Bond theme to the "Real Slim Shady" by Eminem.
Sadly, you can't get kissed by visiting this site. However, you might get close if you sign up for Snogg, an internet dating service using lifestyles (and the less scientific approach of horoscopes) to match up prospective partners. Snogg prides itself on being friendly, easy to use and well-designed. Member safety is paramount, so the owners read and approve each profile, taking time to reply to every message sent to them. The aim of this is to ensure that every member feels they're being looked after.
There's no substitute for visiting a musem and this website, for the on-line exploration of ancient artifacts, just can't convey what it's like to stare into the face of someone who's been dead for 3,000 years. However, as a research or information tool, it is quite useful, enabling the user to hunt for a particular object of interest or conduct a wider search for items of a certain age, country of origin or subject matter.
The creators of the Truman Show and EdTV had no idea - or did they? Fly-on-the-wall TV now has us gripped with Channel 4's Big Brother and the less publicity friendly Flatmates both exploiting our capacity for voyeurism. Designed ostensibly to promote Flatmates, this site also allows you to …
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Publication information: Article title: World Wide Web: 10 Best Sites of the Week. Contributors: Moss, Robert - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 9, 2000. Page number: 66. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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