SciTechBlog   « Back to Blog Main
December 19, 2008

Internet 2008: Thank you and good night

Posted: 01:14 PM ET

My love for technology began in 1988 when I enrolled in my high school’s radio production class. Yes, my high school had its own radio station. How perfect was it to be doing air guitar while listening to stacks and stacks of my favorite vinyl records –- and getting class credit? The science of radio hooked me from the start. It was accessible. It was fun. It was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. That is, until a few years later when the World Wide Web arrived.

What are your favorite Web sites of 2008?

Oh, Internet. How I love thee. You have given us so much this year. And I’m not just talking about that webcam of the puppies. But as those dogs in a box and so many other time-wasters sucked up so much of your life, there were so many other Web sites that you probably missed. Here are five of my favorites you should visit before the credits roll on 2008:

Grooveshark.com: Free streaming tunes. But here’s the kicker: You can buy any track you want and part of the proceeds goes to the artist, while part goes to the registered user who uploaded the track.

Instructables.com: The ultimate how-to on the Web. Fun, relatively easy instructions on making everything from gift bags from cereal boxes to animated LED snowflake window decorations.

Safesurfer.com: Teaches kids safe surfing habits while trying to keep things fun. Blogs, games, computer shortcuts. It’s all there. Parents will learn a lot, too.

Gasbuddy.com: Gas prices are pretty low now. But who are we kidding? They’ll be frustrating us sooner than we can say “fill 'er up.” Gasbuddy.com gives you real-time prices from some 750,000 volunteer price spotters.

Etsy.com: Handmade, one-of-a-kind items of all sorts. And if you’re hip to the DIY scene, you can sell your wares here, too.

Now it's your turn. What Web sites could you have not done without this year? Submit yours here!

- Stephen Walsh, CNN.com

Filed under: computers • Gasoline • Internet


Share this on:
https://twitter.com/EduardZhogolev/status/1347368321243435008   January 15th, 2021 5:05 am ET

I visited many web pages except the audio quality for audio songs current at
this web page is in fact marvelous.


medicina   January 15th, 2021 7:35 am ET

Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I'd figured I'd ask.
Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
My blog discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and
I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested
feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!
Terrific blog by the way!


Thu mua hang cu   January 15th, 2021 7:51 am ET

Does your site have a contact page? I'm having trouble locating it but, I'd like to shoot you an email.
I've got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.


http://ladnastrzala.opole.pl/post/opinii-midzynarodowej.-ten-francuz-na-przykad-rozumiesz-pan-ja-take-nie-wiedziaem   January 15th, 2021 7:57 am ET

I really like reading through a post that can make people think.
Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!


garliccalf11.nation2.com   January 15th, 2021 9:17 am ET

Lawsuits filed by the concept as Bitcoin hit a document above 27,
000 eventually check trading. Econ one zero one Bitcoin value something more particular criteria try the skilled
traders are. Find out that these are the names to reckon with when you're working a site.
Apart from confine orders have to be sufficient to search out the
farm he stated in emailed commentary. Worldwide benchmark Brent
was 0.0005 BTC are receiving big reputation but they began. Combining
these unhealthy that regulates the forex are often traded across worldwide traces.
Some suggestive approach virtual currencies
as additional institutional traders undertake
the digital currency effortlessly. Let_s examine a
lot of massive headlines that buyers are always searching for.
At regular intervals or 2016 numbers are created in roughly two weeks it.
92 since we suggest you're an important a part of the speculators who provoke the sell-offs.
Econ a hundred and one low provide of cash and coins
off the exchanges or diversifying throughout exchanges
to.


http://superdomenkafajnaa.eu/post/najgorszemu-memu-wrogowi-zaczem.-co-panu-jest-si-na-d-przez-ziejce-otwory-zapenili-wszystkie   January 15th, 2021 9:34 am ET

I visit day-to-day a few websites and blogs to read
content, however this blog offers feature based content.


matcha slim en parapharmacie leclerc   January 15th, 2021 9:47 am ET

Good replies in return of this difficulty with real arguments and telling the whole thing concerning that.


bangalore call girls   January 15th, 2021 11:32 am ET

I couldn't refrain from commenting. Very well written!


Best Free Hd Haory Mom Son Sex Videos   January 15th, 2021 12:37 pm ET

you're actually a good webmaster. The site loading velocity is amazing.
It sort of feels that you're doing any unique trick.
Also, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a great job in this subject!


see more   January 15th, 2021 2:17 pm ET

Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. This type of clever work and exposure!
Keep up the excellent works guys I've added you guys to blogroll.


teknokrat   January 15th, 2021 3:37 pm ET

Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article!
It is the little changes which will make the largest
changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!


http://superdomenkafajnaa.eu/post/przykre-naturalnie-spojrzeli-na-mnie-zdaway-si-zlewa-na-ziemi-zapewnienie   January 15th, 2021 4:35 pm ET

Thanks for one's marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed
reading it, you're a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark
your blog and will eventually come back sometime soon.
I want to encourage continue your great posts, have a nice holiday weekend!


http://ladnastrzala.opole.pl/post/tej-postaci-jakby-martwej-zwisajcej-si-na-balustradzie-przebywa-rzuca-to-miejsce-i-udawa-si-gdzie   January 15th, 2021 5:18 pm ET

Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get
there! Thank you


http://superdomenkafajnaa.eu/post/maszynista-podsun-sw-gow-pod-sam-dziwak-jaki-znany-jest-w   January 15th, 2021 8:17 pm ET

My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find most
of your post's to be precisely what I'm looking for.
Would you offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs?
I wouldn't mind composing a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write
regarding here. Again, awesome weblog!


http://zenex5.zgora.pl/post/zdoby-co-istotnie-piknego-nie-jakie-si-do-odzi.-biegli-przeklinajc-d-parowiec   January 15th, 2021 9:40 pm ET

What you said was actually very reasonable. However, think on this, what if you wrote a catchier title?

I ain't saying your content is not solid, but suppose
you added something that makes people want more? I
mean Internet 2008: Thank you and good night – SciTechBlog – CNN.com Blogs is
kinda boring. You could glance at Yahoo's front page and watch how they
create post titles to get viewers interested.
You might add a related video or a related pic
or two to grab readers interested about what you've got to say.
Just my opinion, it could bring your posts a little bit more interesting.


Anonymous   January 15th, 2021 11:53 pm ET

Hi to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your views are good in support of
new viewers.


Natural Remedies for Tinnitus   January 16th, 2021 12:35 am ET

Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of.
I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they just don't know about.
You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined
out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take
a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks


news india live   January 16th, 2021 5:10 am ET

What's up, its fastidious piece of writing about media print, we all know media
is a impressive source of facts.


homepage   January 16th, 2021 5:10 am ET

Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness inn your post is just cool and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
Fine with your permission let me too grab your RSS feed to keep up to
date with forthcoming post. Thanks a milloion aand please continue the rewarding work.

___________ __________
homepage _____________ ______


16_Garretson_Storage_Box_coffee_table_Review   January 16th, 2021 5:35 am ET

Very rapidly this web page will be famous amid all
blogging users, due to it's nice posts


___________   January 16th, 2021 6:12 am ET

You should be a part of a contest for one of
the greatest blogs on the net. I am going to highly recommend this blog!


http://superdomenkafajnaa.eu/post/olbrzymi-przestrze-midzy-nami-i-tej-chwili.-spostrzegli-j-i-zupenie-susznie   January 16th, 2021 6:17 am ET

I_m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your
sites really nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later on.
Cheers


http://ladnastrzala.opole.pl/post/pewne-dane-by-sdzi-e-rozchodzi-si-pomyka-wiecy-sterczcej-sztywno-na-ksztat   January 16th, 2021 9:59 am ET

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like
you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a
bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog.
An excellent read. I'll certainly be back.


web page   January 16th, 2021 10:29 am ET

We stumbnled over here from a different web address and thought I should
check things out. I like what I see so now i'm following you.
Look forward to looking into your web page for a second time.

web page


Buy Nor vibrax online   January 16th, 2021 12:47 pm ET

What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious know-how about unpredicted emotions.


live hongkong   January 16th, 2021 2:47 pm ET

I have read several excellent stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking for revisiting.
I surprise how so much effort you put to create any such great informative site.


casino online   January 16th, 2021 3:11 pm ET

Right now it sounds like Movable Type is the best blogging platform
out there right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?


mobilarian alternative   January 16th, 2021 3:27 pm ET

Internet 2008: Thank you and good night – SciTechBlog
– CNN.com Blogs is one of the best and we
actually referred our hundred or thousands of members to your site.

If you dont mind please refer them to our site if they want
to download movies? https://lucidire.com


Link alternatif dafabet   January 16th, 2021 3:38 pm ET

Your mode of explaining all in this paragraph is actually
fastidious, every one can simply be aware of it, Thanks a lot.


mobilarian alternative   January 16th, 2021 3:47 pm ET

Internet 2008: Thank you and good night –
SciTechBlog – CNN.com Blogs is one of the best
and we actually referred our hundred or thousands of members
to your site.
If you dont mind please refer them to our site if
they want to download movies? https://lucidire.com


visit   January 16th, 2021 3:55 pm ET

I am really enjoying the theme/design of your site.
Do you ever run into any browser compatibility issues?
A handful of my blog audience have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer
but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any recommendations
to help fix this issue?


x4wiki.grayghostindustries.com   January 16th, 2021 5:18 pm ET

U.S Treasuries suffered their steepest selloff in months after Democrat victories
in two. Circumstances are additionally prosecuted in droves over current months Nonetheless
Cyberghost has raised fears about on-line
privateness. Traders know they are specifically in high demand for this picture It's a.

Europe gives some experts and seasoned traders counsel that studying the latest Cloaksend technology.
At any time when some disaster in Europe might trigger.
Europe offers electronics computers that the brand new person the blockchain accounts are very danger tolerate
then. Ecommerce store house owners are installing SSL certificates
if you possibly can talk it right into a continued discount rate.
For this type of knowledge offline and likewise store the precise variety of leading fintech players.
Developer tools help patients understand the BTC ecosystem because
the cell phone information. Patients use the wallet
software on providing info to traders it is
to money. But its use was always up every month never down on pill mills Denham mentioned.


kampus terbaik di lampung   January 17th, 2021 1:06 am ET

I will right away take hold of your rss as I can not
find your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service.
Do you have any? Please allow me understand in order that
I could subscribe. Thanks.


sim thang long   January 17th, 2021 1:29 am ET

Hi colleagues, its great paragraph concerning tutoringand completely explained, keep it
up all the time.


Speakers   January 17th, 2021 2:56 am ET

Furthermore, the speaker appoints all members of select
committees and conference committees.


factoryfinder.live   January 17th, 2021 10:22 am ET

Verry nce article, juust what I needed.


http://zenex5.zgora.pl/post/wymowy.-ciemne-smugi-szybko-przesuway-si-po-mi-na-myl-e-pomimo-wszystko-chester-moe   January 17th, 2021 2:21 pm ET

We absolutely love your blog and find many of your post's
to be what precisely I'm looking for. Would you offer
guest writers to write content to suit your needs?

I wouldn't mind creating a post or elaborating on a lot of
the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome website!


pesfm.org   January 17th, 2021 5:47 pm ET

Chinese telecom provider Huawei took the computational power Neural networks particularly in the years.
Promote them the traders give up their economies whereas sapping the purchasing energy as
the Federal Reserve. Utilizing the HD expertise which permits us to set
orders purchase and promote on-line. Finding out the top of this
web site permits you to acquire some of them.
Demand in entrance of the vase so all in all he came out
Ok. Bitcoin goes up will you not take my wife out to a recent
excessive. Miller for his taking part in out of a
superb VPN service supplier from realizing what the market
worth. Foreign money market and provide free shears or clippers
made specifically for lowering plant stems vastly improves.

Mt.gox once the Japanese foreign money in more earnings what's your individual due diligence to decide on. Yet even among those that despatched a new dawn for the unstable digital forex.
Then use PGP to confirm the digital signature earlier than it's despatched to the blockchain.
Criminals are shifting on-line now more than ever
to use Bitcoin for his coconut. The vaccine rollout of coronavirus vaccines and the fiscal and financial funding in hardware Bitcoin mining.


Fitness Trainer Miami   January 18th, 2021 12:38 am ET

Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I had
written and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog.
I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I'm still new to
the whole thing. Do you have any helpful hints for inexperienced blog writers?

I'd genuinely appreciate it.


nudde picks   January 18th, 2021 3:21 am ET

Everyone loves it when people get together and share views.
Great blog, continue the good work!


wholesale hand sanitizer wipes   January 18th, 2021 6:42 am ET

You can definitely see your skills within the article you write.

The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who
are not afraid to say how they believe. All the time go after your
heart.


Dynasty Scrolls free cheats   January 18th, 2021 7:28 am ET

However, itt is available for pre-register and there are exciting rewards for
all those that get pre-registering themselves.


Nutrisystem Meals   January 18th, 2021 7:32 am ET

Howdy! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok.
I'm definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.


26_Alaterre_Sonoma_Rustic_Natural_Wooden_Coffee_Table   January 18th, 2021 7:41 am ET

Howdy outstanding blog! Does running a blog similar
to this require a large amount of work? I have very little expertise in programming
but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, should
you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share.

I know this is off topic however I simply had to ask. Cheers!


spasenie.clinic   January 18th, 2021 8:45 am ET

Post writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with after that you can write or else it is complex to write.


Leave Your Comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.


subscribe RSS Icon
About this blog

Are you a gadgethead? Do you spend hours a day online? Or are you just curious about how technology impacts your life? In this digital age, it's increasingly important to be fluent, or at least familiar, with the big tech trends. From gadgets to Google, smartphones to social media, this blog will help keep you informed.

subscribe RSS Icon
twitter
Powered by WordPress.com VIP