Plonked – Really

The whole idea of creating a brand is that the title should be memorable. Well, the Plonked – Business Search Engine hit the target. I am in the very early stages of exploring the possibilities of this site.  Take a look what CNET has to say about Plonk. Worth a look.

I would be interested in what you think of Plonked

 

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What Is The Most Useful Site In The History Of The Internet

I’m going to bet 10 cents that no one guesses this site: Here are some of the things this site can do that Google can not:

  • Know exactly what to expect when you go to the doctor

  • You can plug in various bits of information to find out risks of developing diseases.

  • Generate awesome demographic charts

  • How much a dollar from any point in history would be worth today

  • Convert, say, 1950 dollars to 1995 dollars

  • Compare all sorts of man-made structures

  • You can learn about what the internet sees when they look at your computer

  • You can also look at long-term energy price trends for all sorts of locations

Ok, so pay your 10 cents if you didn’t say the site was Wolfram Alpha.

LifeHacker just came up with 13 awesome tricks for the Average Wolfram Alpha User

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Your Memory Is Changing – Part 1 of 3

Pop Quiz CTL readers.

  1. What is the capital of Nevada, Cañar, Prince Edward Island?
  2. How many feet in a mile, boiling point of water in degrees Kelvin, fahrenheit, celsius?
  3. Who is the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Prime Minister of Spain, Foreign Minister of Ecuador?

Did you know any of them by heart?  Good for you! Of course you know where I’m going with this. Don’t waster any hard disk space in your brain because all of this information can be found on Google.

The Internet is an amazing tool and is also a prime example of Disruptive Innovation. 60 years ago when I was in 5th grade the answers to the above questions had to be looked up in an encyclopedia. Perhaps you had one in your school library or if you needed this information during non school hours you had to trek to your local library and hope no one was using the “S” edition to find the Prime Minister of Spain :-).

A friend in Oregon sent me this fantastic article on Why Your Memory Sucks  Please read the article because I hope to have a ongoing discussion on:

  • Memory
  • Technology
  • Disruptive Innovation

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A Movie Streaming Search Engine

I love to watch movies. I love to watch movies that are included in my subscription services (Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Roku).

Just Watch is a streaming search engine for movies only that finds where that movie is located. For example I wanted to view “Lawrence Of Arabia”. Below is the result I got back from Just Watch

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I searched for “Hutch” this time  and the results are below.

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Run, don’t walk to get this powerful search engine.