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Blend: an open collaboration network for musicians

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By Kuan Huang in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Github for musicians … that’s how I would describe Blend. Music creation today often includes messy email threads and quirky hacks by the industry’s most determined. And though music creators are so passionate about collaborating, sharing and distributing their work, there isn’t really a Beta community for them to share it in. The purpose of […]

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Poncho: a personalized weather service

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By Kuan Huang in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Poncho is a personalized weather service that is tailored to your daily routine. Everyday, Poncho crafts an email or text message to help you plan your day: The message includes weather, commute, alternate side parking, allergy forecast information based your choice. The sign up process is very clean and beautifully done. Poncho is only available […]

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Decoherence: a point and click adventure game

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By Erin Emocling in Cool Websites on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Decoherence is a first person point and click adventure game which features both analogue photography and digital technology. It is created by associate producer/script advisor Rosemarie Short, head of wardrobe/stylist Emilia Pelech, lead coder/developer Janelle Vladimir, writer/designer Tobias Warwick Jones, and cinematographer/director Ellen Rogers. The game’s demo is still a work in progress so you better […]

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Friends of Friends: international online interview magazine

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By Mareike Muller in Cool Websites on Tuesday 20 August 2013

The German website Freunde von Freunden (FvF), which means “friends of friends” in English, is an international online interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes and within their daily working environments. The magazine was launched in October 2009. In the beginning they literally worked with close friends and […]

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Now you can see everything that’s happening on the Internet, every second

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Saturday 17 August 2013

The Internet’s a pretty big place, and it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer volume of content being uploaded to the web at any given time. This website does a great job of impressing upon us just how much is happening on the Internet every second. Indeed. Just a few minutes on this website will make […]

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This Charming Charlie: a mash-up of Morrissey and Charlie Brown

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By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Friday 16 August 2013

I figured Charlie Brown was kind of emo, but I really should know he’s more old-school than that. While Chuck lacks the impressive coif of Morrissey, Moz’s lyrics fit into Peanuts comics all too well, as evidenced by This Charming Charlie. ‘I would go out tonight but I haven’t got a stitch to wear’ takes on a whole new meaning when you consider that Charlie Brown has worn the same shirt for his entire existence.

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Life of a Stranger Who Stole My Phone

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Thursday 15 August 2013

This is a real life blog about Hafid, the douchebag that stole one Tumblr user’s phone on a beach in Ibiza, Spain. The phone thief didn’t think to turn off the automatic photo upload on the Dropbox app, so all of Hafid’s pictures appear on the original phone owner’s computer. Now Hafid’s adventures are chronicled […]

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Point your mouse cursor anywhere, this site will find someone to point at it

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

“Finding pointer… Please hold still.” “Pointer located. Pointing…” Priceless words for a priceless website. This site has an endless repository of images with people pointing cheekily to where your mouse cursor is onscreen. What can we say? We are easily amused.

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Mandarake: a hideout for anime and manga fans

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By Dirty Robot in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

If you love cool toys, anime, manga and video-games, then look no further than Mandarake. It has it all and is pretty much the first point of call to find certain things that are no longer available, or if you just generally want something fresh. The love I have for this shop is just too […]

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Clearly Stated by Ian Aleksander Adams and Josué Rivera

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By Nathan Marsh in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Clearly Stated, a project of Ian Aleksander Adams and Josué Rivera, is both a literary publication and a collaborative game for the contributors. It’s like a word version of ‘exquisite corpse’: the first writer blindly hands over a block of text which omits all formatting (punctuation, line breaks, capital letters) for a second writer to […]

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Cop Selfies: the latest Tumblr trend

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in Cool Websites on Friday 9 August 2013

More as an experiment than for self-amusement, a group called the Anti-Banality Union started the Copselfies tumblr to raise awareness of rising police authority. In a brief description on the site, the group states: ‘Cops can look and act just like real people. This act of mimesis allows them to walk among us, to live in […]

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Popfly website has a whole section full of, erm, babes

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By Brian Jerome in Cool Websites on Thursday 8 August 2013

Who doesn’t like beautiful babes beautifully shot? The Parisian blog, Popflys, is full of trendy fashion, skateboard, and art posts, but what really catches eyes is the Babes section of the website. Here, creator Andrew Rutledge, takes time to give the viewers (as well as himself) a much needed Babe Break, in which he photo-dumps […]

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In Doodle Format: a tumblr about, erm, doodles

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in Cool Websites on Monday 1 July 2013

Doodles are unfocussed drawings made on scraps of paper when you are not really concentrating. But In Doodle Format uses the simple doodle to represent meaning through abstract shapes. In Doodle Format really does what it says on the tin. It takes inspiration from all forms of pop culture, from films, video games and even […]

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Scandybars: a world tour of candy

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 28 June 2013

Do you love candy? Do you study it, dissect it carefully, and generally find it to be worthy of close inspection? Then join all your friends Scandybars, the Tumblr dedicated to scrumptious cross-sections of every kind of candy bar. Scrolling through the photos is like getting a world tour of sweet shops.

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Twitter visualizer Tweet maps

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Thanks to these maps that pinpoint Tweets, we can see the world as Twitter sees it. This project has been in the works since 2009 when the team at Twitter started geo-tagged Tweets. Now the results are in and apparently, London, Paris and Moscow are the loudest Tweeters while Tokyo, Istanbul and New York also garner special […]

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