On this weeks edition of the Playcast, we look at how best one can attempt to look at all that the Internet has to offer. As the internet has grown larger and more complex, as it did in leaps and bounds in 2008, it has become a strange hotch-potch of old and new, fresh and rotten, up to date and unbelievably ancient.
So even if you are a regular inhabitant of the web like a lot of us, or a occasional tourist, or even a complete stranger who has happened to stumble upon it somehow, you must ask the question “How do you see everything that the web has to offer?”Now the Simple answer would be: You don’t: because there is simply too much to see. But if you’re persistent, it is possible to get a grip on the pulse of the Internet. Especially in 2009. As search and database technology evolves to a point where words and letters can no longer hide behind the iron curtain of Internet anonymity, we’re seeing what Movable Type’s Chris Adams calls the Formation of Internet Cities. The Internet kind of forming itself into dense interconnected cities that you can visit and cross between.
So how do you become a city hopping hitchhiker on the web? Consider this a kind of tourist guide to the web. The Internet in less than 10 URL’s a day.
* www.youtube.com - the metropolis of Internet cities. Where the memes of the Internet converge - and news becomes larger than it is. Also Youtube is taking the place of a lot of other content that used to be hosted on different sites.
* Google Reader or any other RSS feed reader you might subscribe to on the Internet - lifehacker.com is especially reccomended.
* Games - Good sites to get avant garde games: Independent Games Sources (), New Ground , Kongregate, And for Indian games - Zatak.com and games2in.com. Also do not miss the once a week the zero punctuation reviews on theescapist.com and once a month, the gaming blog gametunnel.com does a round up on all the independent games that have been doing the Internet circuit.
* Your personal online life - try out friendfeed on Firefox (gives you updates from all social networking sites - including facebook and twitter) Also if you have a tech savvy family try out geni.com which is a fun way of getting your family tree online.