By Jackson Santy ’13
Over the last couple years, many have fallen victim to “Facebook addiction,” spending countless hours reading off the news feed, browsing through pictures and what not.
Upon realizing this addiction, some begin to search for alternative websites that would not waste time. So the next time you’re looking for an alternative try thewildernessdowntown.com.
Thewildnernessdowntown.com is an interactive film by Chris Milk that serves as a music video for one the Arcade Fire’s newest releases, “We Used to Wait.”
By simply entering the address of the home you grew up in on the home page, an “Online postcard” is made on the spot, just for you.
The postcard begins and takes you on a visual journey leading to your home, with the help of Google Earth.
To access the site you must use Google Chrome. In the beginning of the video, a series of pop-ups will appear. Do not attempt to exit out of them, for they are a part of the presentation.
Amongst all the craziness of high school students there is one thing that dwells in our minds: college.
As that time approaches there are many questions we have along the way. Like, what should I major in? How do I apply for financial aid? Or even, where do I want to go?
All of your questions and more can be answered at collegeboard.com.
“College Board is an association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity,” according to the site.
Consisting of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations, the site assists students in acquiring essential information and statistics about admission, deadlines, tuition and just about everything else you’d need to know.
Are you sick hearing songs like “Teenage Dream” and “Love the Way You Lie” being played over and over again on the radio?
Do you find yourself yelling at your radio to actually play something you haven’t heard five times already that day?
Fear not music lovers, there is hope. Pandora.com is a free personalized radio station website for your computer.
By simply entering a song or artist that you enjoy, a station is created where you are instantly “launched into a personalized listening experience.” Listeners can create up to 100 of these personal radio stations and refine them by providing feedback with the Pandora radio tuner.
Over time the site learns your musical preferences and builds playlists based on the similarities of your liking.
Pandora is also available on the go through mobile devices such as the iPhone, Droids and Blackberries.