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(1) [NO LONGER WORKS] SendShots – If you run out of new ways to greet your loved ones, then you should bookmark SendShots. This is a simple web service that allows you to quickly record and send private video to whoever you like through your email.

(2) DistanceFromTo – is a slick Google Maps mashup for finding the distance between two points on a map. You can calculate the distance by typing in any two cities or dragging the markers located on the map. The distance (displayed in both kilometers and miles) changes as you drag the markers. Read more: DistanceFromTo: Tool for finding the distance between two points

(3) FreeNameTags – Name tags help in identifying and recognizing people in functions, parties and events. FreeNameTags is a nice site which makes the task of creating free printable name tags quick and easy. Read more: FreeNameTags: Download Free Printable Name Tags

(4) MeeCSS – Web designers often publish their sites in web galleries to showcase their portfolio. MeeCSS is a handy service that helps designers submit their website to more than 100 CSS galleries. With MeeCSS, web designers can gain publicity and visibility to other designers and potential clients. Read more: MeeCSS: Easily Submit Website To CSS Galleries

(5) MashCeleb – Who doesn’t love popular celebrity gossip and news? MashCeleb is a sleek new website that offers easy-to-read celebrity news. News items are categorized by celebrity so it is easy to skim through. Each celebrity profile also includes a trend chart that measures how popular a celebrity’s news is.


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  1. Elizabeth Crane
    December 26, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    distancefromto is kind of cool. not quite sure how often it would be of use. FreeNameTags has some good name tags if you don't want to make your own using Avery's service. Thanks for the sites. they were fun to investigate.

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