Monday, June 9, 2008

The Coolest Thing Since the Remote?

Recently, I received a forwarded e-mail with the subject line "What a handy website!" Hmm, could be interesting. So I scrolled down to the bottom of the e-mail until I got to this:

What A Handy Tool! WOW!!!!!!! THIS IS THE COOLEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF THE TV REMOTE CONTROL Just Point and click ! CLICK HERE > http://www.allmyfaves.com/ Pick a site ! "BOOM" There it is !

So I clicked and BOOM there it was: Perhaps the most pointless website I've ever come across. Apparently the folks at allmyfaves.com haven't heard of the "bookmarks" or "favorites" functions on a web browser. By the time you scroll down the page to get to, say, Travelocity, I could have booked a flight to Miami had a just typed t-r-a-v-e-l-o-c-i-t-y-.-c-o-m in the first place. And the "coolest thing since the invention of the TV remote control"? How about the Internet? Or cell phones? Or HDTVs? I'm all for a little over-exaggeration now and then, but this is too much.

Anyhow, that's my rant on allmyfaves.com - Check it out and then bookmark it. Oh wait...

2 comments:

Gilahi said...

Gad. Somebody thought this was a good idea? If your index contains every word in the book, you may as well just read the book.

Bobby said...

I found this site http://www.43marks.com- its like all my faves but better cuz you can add you own bookmarks and delete any bookmarks you don't like. Its free and totally customizable. Plus they give you a unique URL so you can access your bookmarks any where. Personally I like 43marks better and it's super clean. Allmyfave is to cluttered