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Facebook Is Not Only Trying To Be Twitter, It Actually Is!

After attempting to load one of my favorite social networks, Facebook, I was greeted by something I had been familiar with over the past month on another social network, Twitter.  As many of you know, Twitter has been plagued with downtime issues due to bad design and infrastructure as of late.  So, as Facebook makes serious design changes, it almost ends up looking and functioning like Twitter—the downtime really adds the finishing touches.

Regardless, you can find me on Twitter—James Mowery.  I hope Twitter gets its act together, and I can only hope that Facebook doesn’t end up turning too much into Twitter.  By then, people might actually get the idea that Twitter is actually useful and fun.

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My Favorite Sites To Visit On A Daily Basis

Nowadays, with the advancements in feed technology that delivers content to users, it is becoming more and more common for users to skip visiting websites entirely. Feed readers—like Google Reader—are delivering the goods now. For someone like me, it is essential to be able to view the content without the fat. However, there are still sites I tend to visit on a daily basis. This should give you some insight on what I am looking at on the web on a daily basis.

YouTube

This site really requires no introduction. YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the web right now. It practically requires a visit to make use of it. Most video sharing sites incorporate content/media feeds to get videos delivered, but you just won’t get the overall feel without visiting the site. I have visited YouTube on a daily basis for almost two years now, and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

Wired

Something about the Wired site design just makes me want to visit it. I just love it. That is why the new design for Tech In Demand is being modeled from the Wired design. When you have a site design that just makes you want to visit the site, you know you have something special. Great job Wired, and I am sure I will be visiting. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the site has some killer content too—actually, I was just kidding as the content is flat-out amazing!

Facebook

Alright, I have been slacking lately on Facebook, but I always tend to visit the increasingly popular social networking site. It really is the best place to network with friends. After all, who needs MySpace? Until something even more impressive comes along, I will consider Facebook as one of my favorite social networks; that, or until the company does something incredibly stupid.

Hulu

Hulu is a recent discovery for me, but I love going to the site and investigating all the television shows that I have never seen before. Doogie Howser, M.D. would be my latest discovery. I think of Hulu as the professional broadcast version of YouTube. The site’s design could be more efficient, but it is sufficient for now. It all just works.

Stickam

Probably my most hated but most used site, Stickam allows multiple users to interact via video and audio at the same time. It is a first of its kind, but unfortunately, it is becoming quite poor in functionality and stability. I am sure another company will step up to overtake the commanding position that Stickam has, and that can’t happen soon enough. Unfortunately—until that day comes—I am stuck with Stickam.

Wikipedia

Not only is Wikipedia one of my favorite sites to visit on a daily basis, it is my favorite site of all sites ever invented. The site is literally priceless. If you have never visited a Wikipedia entry, then there is something wrong with you. It is just an amazing resource for research and information. I just can’t express in words how much I appreciate its existence.

Honorable Mentions:

I am sure there are more, but this was just a list of the sites I could think about off the top of my head. All these sites really offer benefits to for their visitors. Those types of sites are obviously the ones that are going to get the most page views. Regardless, I am sure I will think of more. I will update this list later on if I think of anything.

I am always interested in learning about new websites. So, why don’t you tell me what are your favorite sites to visit on a daily basis?