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(1) Best Of Wikipedia – This is a one man project aimed at surfacing interesting Wikipedia entries. A new manually selected article link is posted every 12 hours. The link also comes with short synopsis of the most interesting part of the article so you know what it is all about. Read more: Best Of Wikipedia: Read Interesting Wikipedia Articles

(2) Crypo – Web-based text encryption tool that enables you to encrypt sensitive data. It uses the most advanced military grade 1280-bit encryption algorithm. All encryptions are carried out on your computer and your data is never sent to remote servers. Read more: Crypo: Encrypt Your Sensitive Data

(3) DinkyPage – Web app for creating disposable web pages. With these webpages, you can quickly and effortlessly publish web content online. Simply go to the site, click on “Create your page” and start adding your content (text, images and web videos).

(4) ManyEyes – Online resource where you can visualize statistics and interesting facts such as “Fertility rates in different US states”, “Shakespeare favorite words” or “Alcohol consumption worldwide” on charts. All charts are interactive and allow you filter information, highlight different areas, zoom in/out and more. Read more: ManyEyes: Visualize Statistics & Interesting Facts

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] WhenDOUP – Web monitoing tool that serves two purposes. Firstly, it informs you when a site that was previously down/offline is back up on the internet. Secondly, it informs you when a particular site goes down due to heavy traffic or some other reason.


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