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(1) FamousLocations – If you ever wonder where your favorite movie or TV show was filmed, FamousLocations can tell you. It is a wiki style website that combines Google Maps with the geographic locations of where movies were filmed. Most of the data (location info, images and videos) on the site was contributed by dedicated community of movie/TV show fans.

(2) Mota – Recently launched cool website for selling your car in a quick and easy way. In “four easy steps” actually. Basically, it will ask you dozens of questions about your vehicle; they’re as detailed as “Do you smoke in the car” and “Is the “˜Check Engine’ light on?”. While you enter in streams of information about your car a counter style price up the top will change depending on your answers.

(3) TweetAlarm – If you want to be notified when someone tweets about you, your brand, certain products or anything else that interest you, TweetAlarm can help. It is a dead simple online utility where you can specify your keywords and be alerted via email whenever they appear on Twitter. It is just like Google Alerts for Twitter. Read more: TweetAlarm – Get Custom Twitter Alerts Via Email

(4) Customer Service Scoreboard For Top Companies – As the name suggests it is a website that lists customer service ratings of most popular companies in US. Ratings are based on the feedback provided by users online. Companies are rated (from 1 to 10) in 6 different categories – issue resolution, reachability, cancellation, friendliness, product knowledge and then are given points. Read more: Customer Service Scoreboard For Top Companies

(5) Fonolo – When you call a large company, it is a dread to listen and follow through all those phone menu instructions (“press 1 for English”, “press 2 for Spanish”, etc). Fonolo is a handy web service that lets you skip the phone menu instructions and connects you directly to your desired extension. Read more: Fonolo – Skip Automated Phone Menu Instructions


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