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I thought it might be interesting to find out what websites people here enjoy visiting (aside from ST and other Sim sites obviously).

 

You can give us the Site name, address, what the site is about, and maybe why you like it.

 

I'll kick off with some of my favourites.

 

 

IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/

I think most people will know this one, an absolute mine of information on movies and TV shows.

 

BBC food recipes - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes

Lots of great ideas for cooking up your next culinary masterpiece.

 

Who Ate All The Pies - http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/

Very funny if you're a football (soccer) fan.

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More than Simtropolis out there:

 

Cuánta Razón: A spanish site about posters.

Skyscrapercity > SSC México: the name says it all.

RT: the spanish site of this russian agency of news.

Last.fm: musical social network.

Facebook: important to keep communication with family, friends and university.

Twitter: microblogging for every day (beware with Grimaldo! :rofl: ).

YouTube: it is totally obviusly.

Tumblr: there are nice things.

Google+: social networks+forums.

Quiet Earth: sci-fi, horror, action movies? Here is all the lastest news about it!

Compendium Magazine: vintage and related.

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I am surprised no one has mentioned Reddit. Its a great place for a variety of interests.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/SimCity and http://www.reddit.com/r/simcity4 are good for... well you know what :P

 

For the city builders in all of us there is http://www.reddit.com/r/CityPorn and http://www.reddit.com/r/InfrastructurePorn. http://www.reddit.com/r/AerialPorn is cool too.

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Some interesting stuff here, keep 'em coming people.

 

Face book

Keep in contact with my family.

 

I think we can all agree that fb is great for keeping in contact with friends and family, especially across the miles.

 

Interestingly, my surname is also Mayo. Who knows, perhaps we share some long lost family   :golly:

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TV Tropes  -  A wiki for fiction plot devices, often written in a humorous style.  Perhaps it is all really one giant spoiler, and I will admit, I can indeed have scores of buried windows open as I get sucked deeper into the articles.

 

Global Public Square  -  Fareed Zakaria GPS from CNN always pools together interesting geopolitical analyses.

 

Arama They Didn't  -  J-pop culture news and celebrity idol tabloids goofily distilled for English readers.  No, Akanishi-san, how could you...?

 

Crunchyroll  -  Anime streaming.  Get your Gintama fix here.

 

CivFanatics  -  The Civilization Fanatic's Center, a fansite much like Simtropolis devoted to Sid Meier's Civilization series and full of custom content.

 

Asheron's Call Community Wiki  -  Fanmade wiki for the old MMORPG "Asheron's Call."  I would never figure out what to do with most of the items found ingame or ever make my way through the more complicated quests and dungeon mazes without many of the guides found here.

 

Denshi Jisho  -  A beginner's online Japanese dictionary for English users, whose nicely formatted "Kanji by radicals" finder makes it easier to quickly pin down and select/grab kanji which I do not know how to pronounce or input via romaji.  Definitely faster than trying to flip my way through Japanese and Chinese printed dictionaries sorted by radicals and stroke counts and then inputting them through converted keyboard modes.  Perhaps one day I'll sit down and get all this ported into my smartphone so I can just draw and tap on the touchscreen.

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Oh!  I like CivFanatics, too!  I don't post there, though.  I'm not a hardcore enough Civver.

 

There are a few websites I visit everyday.  This one, of course, is my favorite.  It's my homepage.  Then there's:

 

Facebook (keep in touch with my family thousands of miles away)

National Novel Writing Month (I write like crazy these days)

Cracked.com (hilarious but often vulgar humor/list website)

PVP Online (my favorite webcomic)

The Truth About Cars and Curbside Classics (interesting car stuff)

Imgur.com (viral pictures that occasionally make me laugh but I generally skip half of it everyday)

Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, but since I live in Japan I can't download their smartphone apps :(

 

The SBN Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Vikings blogs are interesting, too, but sometimes I don't visit them if I already checked the scores.

 

 

EDIT: alc.co.jp has a very good Japanese/English English/Japanese dictionary as well.

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Well, I don 't like social networking, but I love forums. Other than Simtropolis, I'm on the Zelda Universe forums because I love the Zelda Series. (Hints at that; Zelda quote in my sig, an I have a T-shirt that says "I Saved the Triforce"). I am also on the XL Nation forums, because I love Cities XL. I'm under the same username, so you can find my stuff, even though most of it isn't out yet.

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The info sites

324.cat - Catalan public 24/7 news TV channel site.

Ara.cat - Catalan newspaper site.

Sport.es - Everything FC Barcelona-related.

nytimes.com - For the international stuff news.

Nevasport.es - Everything snowboard related.

 

The social places

Facebook.com - yeah, as usual

Twitter.com - not too much, but anyways...

Instagram.com - I quite love this one.

 

Haha time

CuantoCabrón.com - Memes site in Spanish

9gag.com - A better memes site in English

 

The SC4-related sites:

Simtropolis.com - duh!

SC4D.com - Our cousins

SimCity.CapitalSim.net - The Spanish cousins

SimSports - Get fit!

 

The e-mail:

Outlook.com - for my stuff.

Gmail.com - for my serious stuff.

horde.th-wildau.de - for my work stuff.

 

The necessary ones

Translate.google.com - yeah, still need it sometimes.

Wikipedia.org - If it's not there, it doesn't exist.

IMDB.com - when I want to know about the goofs and trivia of a movie

RCDB.com - its rollercoasters equivalent.

 

Entertainment and blogs

YouTube.com - from fail videos to SolidWorks tutorials, everything is there.

Series.ly - Online series and movies site.

Whenyouliveinberlin.tumblr.com - Hilarious site!

Berlunes.com - the best Spaniard expats in Berlin on the net.

blogs.as.com/zona-roja - the best American football blog in Spanish.

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Websites I frequent have their own favicon in my browser in alphabetical order:

 

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You might recognize some of them

 

By the way TekindusT, is Instagram worth checking out? Things like YOLO and #Swag come to mind when I think of it.

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ESPN - To keep up to date with all that's happening in the sports world

Rotoworld - Great site for fantasy sports, if that's your thing

USNW.net - Hey, I'm in that union xD

Twitter - I'm surprised more people on here don't use it

Majhost - Great for sharing photos, especially those SC4-related ones :P

Youtube.com/paulsoaresjr - I believe this is called a "plug". Check him out

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ST of course....

 

And Schulmania's website....

 

And FB as well...

 

And my hometown newspaper: www.oakridgetoday.com

 

And my favorite team: http://www.utsports.com/

 

I google random stuff a lot when it pops in my head... I mean really random (my last 3 searches were: "tappoo", "balaclavas" and "puroland"...

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Rotten Tomatoes & various other movie sites not including IMDb

MLB.com

NFL.com

Space.com

Various music/album charts

 

Don't do Fakebook, twitter or any of those other not-necessary so-called social networks. 

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Websites I frequent have their own favicon in my browser in alphabetical order:

 

6xDh9yq.jpg

 

You might recognize some of them

 

By the way TekindusT, is Instagram worth checking out? Things like YOLO and #Swag come to mind when I think of it.

 

Instagram is worth if you follow the people who are worth. My RL friends tend not to be much #Swag people and there are some very recommendable posters (pro photographers and such). 

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Here are just a few...

 

DeviantArt - Where arts meet application

 

Orion's Arm - A scenario set thousands of years in the future where civilization spans the stars

 

Celestia - free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions

 

Cinemassacre - Home of the Angry Video Game Nerd, Board James, and other original series

 

The Venus Project - An alternative vision of what the future can be, if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization.

Know your meme - Tons of memes!

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