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Vayama

Vayama

5/6/14

This site is terrible. I was booked through them without my knowledge by Kayak. When I contacted Vayama to change my flight due to some unforeseen circumstances, they refused to help. Luckily, I was able to call the airline directly to make the change. Stay away from Vayama...they are more trouble than they're worth.

JustSpotted

JustSpotted

10/20/10

This site attempts to crowd source the tabloids by showing where celebrities have been spotted most recently. Based on the growth of sites like TMZ and the popularity of magazines like USWeekly, there is clearly strong consumer demand for such a service. While the site is still in the early days, as more people contribute to the site, the information will become more accurate and timely, making the site highly relevant to interested users.

If celebrity stalking is a hobby of yours, this site is for you!

Sos.ca.gov

Sos.ca.gov

10/7/10

Registering to vote is so important to our democracy. I don't understand how anybody could not love a site that enables you to register to vote. I vote in every election and the gubernatorial election is so important to the future of California that it is critical that you vote. In order for you to vote, you need to register first.

Off & Away

Off & Away

10/4/10

I think that the other people that reviewed the site don't fully understand the model and are giving the site a bad rap. While this seems like just another penny auction site (but for travel), the reality is that consumers that do not win the auction have the option to reuse their spent bids. In the Offandaway model, lost bids are translated to credits that users can use to select from a broader range of hotel rooms at standard Internet rates. This means that if you are going to New York City, you can take a swing to try and stay at a 5 star hotel; if that doesn't work out, you can reuse that credit through Offandaway to find the hotel room that you would have stayed in anyway...you don't lose any money. By giving you this opportunity to trade up, Offandaway gets the benefit of an affiliate fee for the hotel room you do book (or the unspent credit if you choose not to book). Every consumer can be a winner on this site...you just need to understand the rules before you begin to use the site.

DontEvenReply.com

DontEvenReply.com

8/9/10

One word: hilarious.

Grooveshark

Grooveshark

5/27/10

Anything I want to listen is instantly at my fingertips. This is better than Pandora...it has every song I can think of and I can choose the order in which I listen to it. Not sure why the RIAA hasn't cracked down on this site yet, but I'm going to take advantage of this for as long as I can.

Gmail

Gmail

5/10/10

Gmail is the best webmail client out there. Finally, my inbox is organized thanks to threaded messages. The search is quick and works well (figures) and I'm able to track conversations much more easily than I ever have been able to before. Highly recommended!

Bank of America

Bank of America

5/10/10

Very slow and difficult to navigate. Coupled with the horrible customer service, I am thinking of switching banks...

Trails.com

Trails.com

5/2/10

It seems like it has a lot of very useful information. However, it is all behind a registration wall and users are forced to enter their credit card for a "free trial". I have no desire to add another monthly subscription that I never use to my monthly expenses. Very disappointing.

SeatExpert

SeatExpert

6/14/09

This seat is perfect for the traveler that wants to make sure that he doesn't get a horrible seat on the plane. Not only does it give you plane layouts, but it tells you where electric outlets are and which seats are good/bad. I've found this site through google a number of times...now it will be the first place I go when I am planning a flight. Awesome!

Cardstore

Cardstore

5/6/09

$#@! is right. I hate this site. We ordered some mother's day cards last Saturday and had them shipped 2 day mail. This morning (3 business days later), we called them up because we still hadn't received the cards. No response. Called them back a few hours later and found out that they sent out the cards today...too late for delivery on Mother's Day. Poor customer service. Don't buy from these guys!

The Onion

The Onion

5/5/09

So funny and I love having them in my Facebook feed...it makes me laugh every time. Everybody should go to this site.

Circle of Moms

Circle of Moms

5/4/09

This is the best site for moms on the Internet. Moms can meet other moms in their area or in a similar situation to them. The community of moms is so warm and vibrant...it's really fantastic. This is useful for any mom, whether her child is 16 days or 16 years old.

Pandora

Pandora

5/4/09

Pandora keeps on getting better every day. I'm not sure whether or not the musicologists that categorize Pandora's music have been working overtime lately, but something about the site has changed over the past six months. The stations that they create are fantastic. Pandora gets me through my workday.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

9/15/08

One of the more thoughtful blogs written by a VC - This is the Lightspeed Venture Partners blog. Every post that I've read has been written by Jeremy Liew, one of the partners at the firm. It does not promote the firm's various portfolio companies, but instead attempts to provide some thought leadership around financing, hiring, different consumer internet business models and product development -- three of the core issues facing any new entrepreneur. This blog is a useful resource for any entrepreneur. I definitely recommend it.

Stitcher

Stitcher

4/29/08

Great for a Guy on the Go!!! - They will read blog posts to you. This is exactly what I've been waiting for.

Muxtape

Muxtape

4/21/08

Cool new music - Go to this site, click on a name and you're instantly listening to a mix that somebody else put together. A great way to discover new music. They even make it easy to buy the song from Amazon.

Facebook

Facebook

4/21/08

Get back in touch with old friends - I'm now in touch with a bunch of friends from elementary school...all of this is thanks to Facebook! Thanks, Facebook!

Politico

Politico

4/21/08

Finally, a news site that provides in depth analysis - Their pieces are much more thoughtful than most of what you read on politics and the election.

Sitejabber

Sitejabber

4/21/08

Very Useful - I find all sorts of interesting video sites using sitejabber. The site's users must be online video connoisseurs because they know which sites are the best. Thanks, sitejabber!

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