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Posted on June 11, 2010 by Jennifer Pointer

 

This week, we're discussing integrating the web into our real lives.  We've talked about using the web as a convenient quick reference, "social networking," (a.k.a. "networking"), handling financial transactions online, and shopping.  For our Friday Fun this week, let's talk about  some popular entertainment sites.  As always, when checking out or participating in these sites, use your common sense.  Be sure to keep your firewall and virus protection up-to-date., and do not provide personal information online. 

 

Movies and Videos

 

We talked about finding movie listings online earlier this week.  You can also find information about your favorite movies and actors at imbd.com

YouTube.com is the most popular video site online - showing videos, mostly 10 minutes and under.  Also see MetaCafe.com and LiveLeak.com.

JibJab.com is a very popular site for satire - users can watch videos made by others, or make their own!

 

Virtual Worlds

 

Second Life, and Blue Mars are examples of gaming and social sites on which user create avatars and interact with each other using the avatars. 

 

Discussion Forums

 

Delphi Forums and Yahoo Groups are examples of forums where people meet and talk online. 


Online Games

 

Sites like Pogo allow users to participate in a wide variety of games online, from board and card games, to sports, to casino and arcade games. 

 

What else?  What are your favorite entertainment sites?  Have a good weekend, everyone!

 


 

 

Jennifer PointerJennifer Pointer (e-mail) is a trainer and tech writer in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. Her weakness is the mocha frappuccino.

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