Category Archives: online content

Websites for Women

A brand new news and social networking site for women is being launched this Saturday (US Time). The site, called The Women On the Web, is designed for the over 40s and boasts contributors such as Candice Bergen, Joan Juliet Buck, Whoopi Goldberg, Marlo Thomas, Lily Tomlin, Joan Cooney, Judith Martin, Sheila Nevins, Julia Reed and Jane Wagner. Its founders’ state “it’s time that a mature or seasoned or empowered generation had a strong presence, and not one about finding a man or about matchmaking or about taking care of your daughter” and I couldn’t agree more. I hate that almost every site out there for women is about finding love, getting married, getting pregnant or raising kids. None of those things are inapplicable to my life and yet I am still a woman. Even sites out there for lesbians are still about finding love, getting pregnant and raising kids. It is like that is all a woman is expected to do with her life. Where are the sites for women to talk about current events, important issues and other worthy topics that have nothing to do with our reproductive organs? Even though I am seven years too young for this site, I will be checking in on Sunday morning and seeing what it is all about. Hopefully, I will have found a site for women that is more about the brain than the body.

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The Internet Party

A look at what happens when Google’s parents leave town for the weekend.  It is a hilarious sketch where all the party guests are websites.  All your favourites are there – Google, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Digg.

Hulu is not for you

Hulu is a TV geek’s greatest dream come true. TV episodes online whenever you want them. Sure, there has been BitTorrent around for years so that you can illegally download any TV episode you want. But what if you don’t feel like breaking the law anymore and you don’t feel like waiting around for an episode to download, Hulu is for you. It offers current primetime shows like The Office, Prison Break, Bionic Woman, House and Bones, and episodes from TV classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Miami Vice, Arrested Development and more. It is like a legal version of You Tube, you can even embed whole TV episodes on your blog.

Sign me up I can hear you all saying. Well, if you don’t live in the US, you can’t. Sure you can sign up to the beta testing with a generic gmail account, but you once you get your very own invitation, you can’t watch any of the videos on there. All you get is nice little message saying that this video isn’t available in your country. Hulu has plans to go global, but at the moment it sounds like they are caught up in red tape. Whilst these shows are already been screened across the world, it is the advertising that pays for it and I guess Hulu has to make deals with advertisers in each individual country as well as fight the US networks for the international rights to the shows.

There may be a way to access with annonymizers and if anyone has successfully done so, please let me know. This TV geek wants to access her dream.