These sites can take up too much of your time.
15 8.41. Read or Die, Vol. 1 (R.O.D.: Read or Die) - Shutaro Yamada,Hideyuki Kurata
Make sure to install Reddit Enhancement Suite so you can block submissions with unwanted keywords like Bieber from appearing on your Reddit page. I put inactive or small subreddits into my dashboard.
You should know you can only subscribe to 50 subreddits before Reddit randomly selects which are on your front page.
explainlikeimfive - ask questions and receive answers a five year old should understand, ideally.
True Film - discuss great films with other cinephiles.
True Reddit - Read and discuss in depth articles.
Gaming Subreddits - these subreddits generally have better content than r/gaming, which has too much memes and Valve love for my taste.
4 8.52. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV - Jan Berenstain,Stan Berenstain
Have you ever been on Wikipedia and spent hours reading random links? TV Tropes is like this but a thousand times more addictive. This site is much better than Cracked and it's not nearly as sophmoric.
0 03. Guru Guru Pon-Chan 4 - Satomi Ikezawa
3 74. Encyclopedia of Urban Legends - Jan Harold Brunvand
Snopes is a site about whether legends are true or false, but I'd rather read TV Tropes.
1 05. Surf's Up, Pikachu! (Pokemon Junior, No.1) - Bill Michaels
StumbleUpon is a web browser add on to browse certain types of popular sites based on your preferences. The add-on is pretty bad for productivity; it held my interest for too long.
1 06. Buffer Overflow Attacks: Detect, Exploit, Pr... - Jason Deckard
6 77. Flow: The Psychology of Happiness: The Class... - Csikszentmihaly,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
I use Workflowy to list all my to do-lists in one master list.
14 9.58. Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Yea... - Mike Loew,Scott Dikkers,The Onion
My favorite media sites (like IMDB) are on my favorite critics list.
1 09. Moving Pictures - Stuart Immonen,Kathryn Immonen
30 8.710. Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vol. 1 - Naoki Urasawa
1 011. How to Go to College Almost for Free - Ben Kaplan
1 012. The Supreme Court - Lawrence Baum
This site has supreme court cases on audio (there's no video record of Supreme Court cases). They're great for learning about ethical problems, and could be used for homework.
96 7.713. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
30 8.314. Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1: The Assassin's R... - Kazuo Koike
Wolfram Alpha - this site is great for unit conversion and math problems.
1 815. Public Domain - Brian Wood_III
Archive is a great source for public domain media; you can use the wayback machine feature to view cached versions of deleted web pages. Here's an example. I made an incomplete list of Public domain movies, and someone else made a larger list of free movies on Archive.
This YouTube user uploaded a lot of public domain films.
If you want royalty free (but not public domain) media for projects, I recommend Getty Images.
23 716. The Google Story - David A. Vise
You can download this script to block or ban certain domains.
Google Video searches more websites than YouTube.
My favorite video site is YouTube. You should use these scripts which you can use directly with Chrome, or with GreaseMonkey for Firefox - YouTube Blocklist (block annoying YouTube users) and this Bypass YouTube Age Verification, if you don't want to create a Google account to use YouTube.
The Firefox add-on YouTube Comment Snob allows you to filter certain types of comments, or block them all.
I use Vimeo to watch free movies in usually higher quality.
1 017. WikiPatterns - Stewart Mader
My favorite freeware.
1 018. Programming Firefox: Building Rich Internet ... - Kenneth C. Feldt
My favorite browser is Firefox.
Mozilla has a page to check for add on updates.
Leechblock - create daily limits for yourself for websites like reddit.
Swiffout lets you play flash games in full screen.
AutoPager - automatically add the next page instead of always clicking next.
AdBlock - block ads on certain sites and block web page elements you dislike.
BetterPrivacy - 'Remove or manage a new and uncommon kind of cookies, better known as LSO's.'
HTTPS Everywhere - use secure connections on many sites. (Chrome and Firefox)
Web Of Trust - see when websites are known attack or scam sites.
Ghostery - Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the... companies interested in your activity.' (Supports multiple browsers)
ShareMeNot - 'Protecting against tracking
from third-party social media buttons while still allowing you to use them' (supports Chrome)
Using many add ons can slow down your browser.
1 019. Greasemonkey Hacks: Tips & Tools for Remixin... - Mark Pilgrim
2 020. A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Qua... - George Johnson_V
AutoHotKey is a good program that lets you create shortcuts for certain things you often type. It really helps with making lists.
For example my script has this text
::imgs::<img src="" />
I can type imgs instead of typing or copy and pasting it.
1 021. How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footpri... - Frank M. Ahearn, Eileen C. Horan
5 8.822. The Photo Book - Ian Jeffrey
1 023. "Guided by Voices" "Bee Thousand" (33 1/3) - Marc Woodworth
Foobar is my favorite music player, but you need to install some components for compatibility with other audio types.
1 024. "Greed" (BFI Film Classics)
2 025. The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defe... - Peter Szor
3 926. Open House - Elizabeth Berg_II
Open Office files are compatible with Microsoft Office files, and it's free; Office doesn't have enough features for me to buy it.
1 027. The Downloader's Source Book: The Complete A... - Dave McAleer
JDownloader lets you automatically download from multiple sites like Rapidshare, and if there are captchas a small box pops up (it doesn't interrupt as much as you might think) for you to download on those sites. You can set automatic passwords and automatically extract compressed files.
108 7.728. A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
This site allow you to combine many freeware installers into one custom installation package; this site's very convenient for use on new computers.
If you want to torrent with legal sites like MiniNova, you should use PeerBlock and set the protocol encryption to forced in Utorrent's preferences (allowing incoming legacy connections means allowing peers that don't have file sharing encrypted, and makes downloading a lot faster). Some people pay to use proxy servers, but I don't.
I'm not advocating piracy, but if you want to know more about laws against file-sharing I recommend the site TorrentFreak.
My favorite comic sites.
Someone made a Web Comics List.
6 9.829. The Perry Bible Fellowship: Trial of Colonel... - Nicholas Gurewitch
8 7.430. The Butter Battle Book: (New York Times Nota... - Theodor Seuss Geisel,Dr. Seuss
30 8.334. Penny Arcade Volume 1: Attack Of The Bacon R... - Jerry Holkins,Mike Krahulik
11 8.235. Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - Terry Brooks_III
I use this site, to manage what TV shows I'm watching. The site doesn't have any social features like sharing what shows you're watching or discussion boards, but it is a good tool. The site would be better with an auto-recommendation feature (I use IMDB for that) and bigger charts for popular shows.
People who voted for this also voted for