Their mission is to 'provide a voice for young people on the Internet'. It's a a site that works for both parents as well as their kids. They publish creative art work and poetry too, for kids ages 7 to 12. If there are teenagers in your family then you can check out their other site, Cyberteens. So parents might find this site interesting and worth logging on to because there are many features that might interest you, such as, "Launchpad" area, where they have categorized links to many other sites that could be useful for your kids. The "Learning Center" has links to sites where a kid in your family could find online tutoring and information about scholarships. Submitting original writings, articles, poetry are highly encouraged. They have wonderful games, both for fun and intellectually stimulating too, that could be useful and entertaining for your kids. It's only with time that your kids are going to be Net junkies too, might as well start getting them focused on the world wide web, it's a jungle out there!
The site that encourages you to "let it out". If you have complaints about anything (of course you have), post it here. Kvetch! is an experiment in randomized, pseudo-interactive, confessional, oracle-ish, bitching and moaning.
This is a site that has been initiated by Michael Jackson's Heal The World foundation that's dedicated to promoting nurturing relationships between adults and children. Through the website they also foster programs that help children, all around the world, gain the love, attention that each child needs and craves for. It's quite an impressive site and your journey around might take you to some foreign culture that you've always wanted to learn more about. That is possible by selecting a culture from the options given to you and accordingly you will see a list of courses available for that particular culture. And if you can't find what you're looking for then you can make your own contribution too.
Seems like it's the age of Flash…nope, Flash Gordon is not back but the plug-in Flash is doing wonders on the net. Basically everybody is trying out this new toy and some have been able to get it working pretty effectively. Take this site for example, it's pretty cool, this whole Flash thing that they've got worked out. This site uses the Flash 4 plug-in and if you see the animation then that's great, seems like you're a Flash Gordon yourself but if not then you might want to drop into Macromedia (they have a link) and you could become a super hero too! The other cool feature about this site is that you can make your own little playlist by choosing songs that come on your screen in alphabetical order. Try it out, you can be a superhero and a DJ too!
This is an experimental site that will become effective from April 2001 and it's another one of those Flash fans at work! You might want to log on to this url if you want to check out something interesting. Some of the Flash features that this site accomodates could get you smiling and enjoying it, although initially you might wonder, what is this site all about? But try it out and get the Flash fever!
If you are one that loves to travel or has begun to find that travelling can be a very interesting vocation and want to give it a shot but don't know which 'guide book' to turn to then here's a suggestion. Lonely planet could give you an insight on any country, if it's on this planet then it's mapped out in their website. So you don't really have to start looking for brocures or books, all you do is log on and you can get first hand information, from other fellow travellers, who's seen the place you want to go and give you very handful tips. Like for instance, there was one by Brian Cruickshank from the US (he had posted this tip on August, 00, you can do that too), it said, "A word about buying petrol (this is if you are on your way to Turkey). The rental agents may not tell you what kind of petrol their rental cars require. Make sure you ask. Unless your rental car takes diesel (and it very well could), always, always, always put super petrol in the car. Normal gas, although cheaper, will make your rental car very, very unhappy and at times you may wonder if you'll get to your destination at all." And this is just one helpful tip, there's lot more. You can get information, covering everything, from getting a summer job in Guatemala to how to find cold beer in Timbuktoo! That's how efficient this website is! Not too lonely, that's for sure! Not only that, after going through the letters posted by various travellers, if you feel you're still seeking for some more information or if you seek company then you can post your questions on 'Thorn Tree' and see if anybody is interested enough to reply to your invitation. And most of all, this site emphasises that traveling means looking after your health. And it provides you with various essential reminders of eating carefully, planning out your diet and also provides you with a little knowledge of basic precautions, that is, if you do face some ill luck along the way. So log on, there's lots you could learn before you hit the road.
A website that encourages us to preserve and encourage what's ours - tradition and culture. This site displays some beautiful Mithila Paintings that have been done exclusively by untrained women artists from small villages around Nepal. Mithila is an art that emerged from artwork that the village folk had all over the walls of their homes and now it has become one of the most sought after works of art. It's popularity is increasing and so is the market for selling these paintings. And this site offers that too - not only does it display the paintings but you can buy it for a range of $20 to $24.
For a person who's interested in listening to music 24 hours a day then this is a good bet. Internet radio has become quite a fad these days and on the search for a sound choice we came up with this website. They not only play music, but they play, as the url suggests, 'world class rock'. Initially a radio station, they decided to get away from conventional radio and take their music to a wider audience - the management decided to go on the world wide web and good for them because now, we, sitting in Kathmandu, can listen to some real neat stuff. If it's rock then it's on worldclassrock.com and all you need to do, i.e if you don't have it already, is download a Windows Media Player or a Real Player and Bingo! You're all set to listen to Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, REM, Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Coldplay, Collective Soul - you name it, they play it - it actually feels like a music head's dream come true. There's this other thing you might want to keep in mind, when you click the 'listen' button, a quick one-time registration screen will pop-up, asking for three pieces of information - your age, gender and geographic location. That's for their information and what they give us is some great rock music. They also invite guests who take over the microphone and play their favorite numbers. It's all there in www.worldclassrock.com.
This is not a site on the Spice Girls and if you are looking for something on the Spice Girls then you aren't going to find any trace of them here. This site is dedicated to what 'girl power' really means and not what Spice Girls propagated it to be. But then again, just in case you're wondering, this is not a Spice Girls hate club either. It's just a group that are here to take 'girl power' back to its roots. It was actually the award winning author, Hillary Carlip, who catapulted the phrase into the world when she wrote the book, Girl Power: Young women speak out, which inspired women, of all generations, when it was published in 1995. It continues to make an impact, to date. And this site encourages you to express yourself through poetry and art work. They also have a Think, Speak, Feel concept, where you can post your journal about everything and anything for all to read. It's a very loud, aggresively designed website and helps get across the message pretty clearly - that women are here to mean business!
And the Oscar goes to…not yet because the event is going to take place on March 25. Yes that's when the red carpet is laid down and you get to see your favorite Hollywood stars on the tube but before that you might want to log on to the official website of the 73rd Annual Academy Awards and catch up on the latest news, updates and other exciting new features. You can also challenge your movie skills and try out their Oscar Trivia. You are also given the opportunity to predict the winners and answer live polls. And you might also want to get into the skin of the host for the awards - the Mr. Important himself - and for this year's ceremonies it happens to be Steve Martin. Hopefully he'll manage to tickle our funny bone, most hosts these days can't understand their own jokes. But we have faith in Steve Martin to have some good ones up his sleeve now don't we? For all this and more, you know where to go.