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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

SingShot website

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Every small child wants to be a pop star, but what do you do if you are grown-up, tone-deaf with as much rhythm as a bowl of apples? Well, there is always Karaoke.

You either love it or you hate it. But even if you are not the type of person to make a complete fool of yourself in front of a dumbstruck audience, you will find plenty to entertain you at SingShot.

SingShot is karaoke that has gone truly global, as users from all over the world log-in and record their own rather special versions of many popular tunes from a number of different genres.

Listening to other people's recordings requires nothing more than having your speakers plugged in, and in some cases the ability to endure some pretty tuneless warbling.

To vote on other people's recordings or make your own, you will need to register, which is free for the first 14 days. After that you will have to pay a monthly subscription to continue making recordings.

Once you have made a recording you can review it, and save it in either the public or private galleries, but be prepared for some fairly frank criticisms of your work if you choose to go public.


Qunu website

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Fed up with waiting for tech-support to pick up your ticket?

Need help right now and do not know where to turn?

Just point your browser at Qunu and enter a world of free information in real time, from real people.

It is early days yet, but as more experts register we can expect to see an enormous range of subjects tackled, not just in the technology sector.

Why not sign up to be an expert yourself? There are full instructions on the site.

It even works on mobile devices like your Blackberry, so you need never be far from a helping hand.


Likebetter website

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Ever wondered what the things that you like say about you? Now you can find out at likebetter.

Rather than being a serious psychological profiling tool, this is just a bit of fun.

You are presented with two images, just click the one you like the look of better for whatever reason, be it aesthetics or content.

Keep going with image after image and when the brain icon in the bottom left-hand-corner of the page turns pink, click it to find out what the website thinks about you.

I found most of the predictions to be spookily accurate, and would love to know on what basis they make their conclusions.

If you choose to register you can even add your own images to the collection, invite your friends to guess which images you selected, or try out the game themselves to see how similar you are.


Imagination Cubed website

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Finally, a natty little toy that was sent in by Natasha Utting from New Zealand, and should be right up your street if you are into collaborative art projects.

Imagination Cubed's operation is simplicity itself.

You have a pen, a mouse, and if you have any friends who are online and looking for entertainment you have everything you need to start cubing your imagination.

Just click and drag the pen to draw. Inviting a friend can be done through e-mail, or if they are on AOL messenger that will work too.

Once they receive your invitation they will get a link to click to put them on the same page as you.

A great fun way to stay in touch with distant friends and relatives.




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