Living in the age of the Internet is pretty awesome for our generation. Not only do we have all sorts of information at our fingertips, but we’ve also got lots of apps and websites that can make our lives easier.
Here’s what we’re obsessing about this week:
You have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about Spotify. It’s a website that allows you to get music on your computer for FREE with minimal ads. It’s similar to Pandora, but even better in the fact that you can choose which songs you’d like to listen to when you want to listen to them. You can also choose to show what you’re listening to on Facebook, so your friends can check out your jams. What’s even cooler is that you can see the playlists that your friends have made, making sharing music both legal and interactive.
In between classes, homework and partying, there’s not much time for journaling. That’s where 280daily steps in. It lets you keep a free, private online journal where you can post 280 characters about your day. You can also add pictures to the entries, which helps show your life in a visual way. If you want to, there’s even an option to export your entries and have the website send you a copy of your online journal. For those of you who want to keep track of your life but don’t have time for traditional journaling, this could be a perfect match.
If you want to find a more visually appealing way to tell a story, Storify is your best bet. Through the website, you can compile tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube videos and pictures into one visually appealing story that you can embed onto any website. If you’re looking for an interesting way to give a class presentation or build a portfolio website, this is definitely one you should add to your tool kit.
Do you want to look up the latest fashion deals but don’t have time to scour your favorite brand name’s websites to find sales? Shop It To Me could be the answer to your prayers. It’s a website that aggregates the sales from around the Web and sends them to you in an email update. You can not only customize which brands you’d like to see, but also how often you’d like to receive the notifications.
Do you have other online resources you think we should know about? Comment on this post and let us know!