Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Greatest. Movie. Pan. Ever.
I haven't seen Barry Levinson's Sphere and the review to the left (click on it to read it, and boy is it worth reading) doesn't exactly make me want to. But the review sure explains a lot.
By the way, this isn't exactly worksafe. You have been warned.
People frequently ask me where I find all this stuff. Well, below I tip one of my not-so-secret sources.
One of the most exciting developments of the last year or so is the rise of "collaborative filtering" sites that aggragate the best and most referenced URLs on the Web. This is a very Web 2.0 idea, the idea of using the collective intelligence of millions of Web users as a filter to find the best and most important sites out there at any given time. Sites like digg, del.icio.us, slashdot, and metafilter make it easy to track the global brain -- or at least keep up with whatever the digerati is reading from moment to moment.
PopURLs is a fantastic site that collects the best links from a half a dozen collaborative filters, along with the hottest videos on YouTube and iFilm and some of the most viewed new photosets on flickr.
PopURLs is always one of my first stops on the Web when I have time to kill and an appetite for the new.