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Monday, May 07, 2007

The Top 5 Web Sites for a Deserted Island

If you were stranded on a deserted island with your laptop and a satellite internet connection that could only access 5 websites, which 5 would you want? Here are my choices:
  1. Hotmail.com - so I could check my email (oh, yeah, I guess I could email someone to come and get me, but being stranded on a deserted island for awhile might be kinda nice--for a little while at least)
  2. Google Reader - so I could keep up with all my blogging friends
  3. FreeIQ - So I could learn from the best content providers in the world and make money at the same time
  4. Blogger.com - so I could update all of you on my day to activities ("Broke open a coconut today...")
  5. Project Gutenberg - so I could finally get to all those great books I've been wanting to read (as long as my glasses didn't break, like Burgess Meredith in the Twilight Zone...)
A bit off topic today, but I wanted to enter ProBlogger's Top 5 contest; why not come up with an entry of your own? You could win $1001.

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posted by Nick Senger at 5:48 AM

Comments on "The Top 5 Web Sites for a Deserted Island"

 

Anonymous Eli said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 12:13:00 AM) : 

Ohh, that's a good one. Google reader means you can still access all the other blogs you usually read. =)

 

Anonymous sven said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 2:56:00 AM) : 

I really like this one. short and punchy ! even though I do not know about power supply and internet on a deserted island ;) included you in my top5 review post.

 

Anonymous Sarakastic said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 4:02:00 AM) : 

I agree that Project Gutenberg is a must. I would totally go on the show "survivor" but they won't let me take Project Gutenberg, well that & the whole eating rat & being in nature thing, but toher than that I'd totally go.

 

Blogger Kim said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 5:39:00 AM) : 

Wow! What a unique post. This one certainly got me thinking.

 

Anonymous Roberta said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 5:40:00 AM) : 

This is a nifty list, but I can't imagine if you're stranded on a deserted island, where you'd get internet access. I'd have to have my bloglines, though, and youtube...

I participated, too, check out my post for a few good laughs :)

 

Blogger Nick Senger said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 5:50:00 AM) : 

Thanks for all the comments so far! As for how you would get internet access, um...ah...did I forget to mention the laptop is solar-powered and linked to a satellite phone (also solar-powered)? :-)

Now if I could only explain why you can only access five websites...

 

Blogger robinson go said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 6:20:00 AM) : 

you have a great sense of humor. lol enjoyable read.

i saw ur post from the group writing project,maybe you'd want to check out mine as well:

http://robinsongo.com/2007/05/08/top-5-tips-to-be-the-next-darren-rowse/

 

Blogger Jeff said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 7:57:00 AM) : 

I'm just wondering why you would need money on a deserted island :)

 

Anonymous Rod said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 8:15:00 AM) : 

Hard to argue with any of these, although I'll admit to knowing nothing about FreeIQ.

Feel free to check out my entry as well if you like.

 

Anonymous Simonne said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 8:46:00 AM) : 

Interesting choices. I would have thought of completely different sites. Or I could have asked only for Google and then used the cached versions, in order to get access to more than 5 sites. Good luck with the Problogger project!

 

Anonymous Ashish Mohta said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 10:15:00 AM) : 

Thats a pretty cool list. I like to use Google reader which has so many features. Not a big fan of hotmail but the idea of using hotmail on deserted island lol Good one

Nice one I really Enjoyed it, Good to find another great blog

 

Anonymous Ian Eltringham said ... (Tuesday, May 08, 2007 12:43:00 PM) : 

Fantastic Top 5, I enjoyed reading this, really great job.

Ian
Check out My Top 5 Inspirational Quotes

 

Blogger Jennifer said ... (Wednesday, May 09, 2007 6:49:00 AM) : 

Great list! Thanks for sharing.

 

Blogger Lifecode Sotre said ... (Wednesday, May 09, 2007 8:54:00 PM) : 

This is I called creative post.. simple, neat yet complete. I guess you're doing the the 5 ways by DarrenRowse to enhance your creativity.. I'm motivated by Darren that I too trying to apply the method.. the result, I write on Top 5 To Do when visit Malaysia Probably not the best, but it is the begining..

 

Blogger Merkal said ... (Saturday, May 12, 2007 2:17:00 AM) : 

Very nice! I am the writer of “Top 5 things to do in Istanbul” This was my first group activity, but i liked it very much.
http://meeting-continents.blogspot.com/2007/05/top-5-things-to-do-in-istanbul.html

Have you ever been to Istanbul which links east to west, and west to east like a weblink. Istanbul played such a critical role in the world politics and culture throughout the history.

Now i have a dream i would like to share with you and Darren Rowse. All the Probloggers should meet at Istanbul and join the 29th edition of the Eurasia Marathon on Sunday 28th of October, 2007.

Let’s meet where the continents meet : As the Istanbul Eurasia Marathon starts from the Anatolian side while taking the runners to the most beautiful spots of town, signing its name under a touristic attraction as well. The Bosphorus is one of the most beautiful spots on the world and as you run through it, history of the centuries run with you on the streets.

I joined the 28th Intercontinental Istanbul EurAsia Marathon on 5th of November, 2006 together with my friends, Joe and Suat San. We enjoyed the wonderful Bosphorus, and beautiful streets of Istanbul on a cold but sunny Sunday morning. The slogan for last year’s marathon was “let’s run for a non-smoking world”.

this was my blog post for last year’s marathon:
http://meeting-continents.blogspot.com/2006/12/intercontinental-eurasia-marathon.html

I would be happy to invite you to the 29th Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon, the only marathon to run between two continents - Europe and Asia. Istanbul is one of the oldest settlements on the world. What about participating in the 29th EurAsia Marathon in 2007 which takes place in the most beautiful places of a wonderful city that has been the capital of three empires ?

You may find details about the marathon here:
http://www.istanbulmarathon.org/english/main.asp

Please let me know if you are interested.

Have a nice day!
Mert

 

Blogger lady macleod said ... (Saturday, May 12, 2007 6:45:00 PM) : 

Good list. I do think you need to arrange to be stranded underneath a path of several of the more powerful satellites, you can do wireless.

 

Anonymous Samir said ... (Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:38:00 PM) : 

That's a nice and clever list.

Although, if you really want to be minimalist and choose only one site, I'd say Google.com ... think about it, with their cached pages feature you could read copies of almost any other site. :D

 

Blogger ListAfterList.com said ... (Friday, June 01, 2007 8:52:00 AM) : 

Great list! If you like lists like this one - check out ListAfterList.com

It is a great place for YOU to find and create lists about anything and everything.

 

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