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Last Updated: Friday, 27 October 2006, 15:31 GMT 16:31 UK
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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.

Podcast pickle website

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Podcasts, podcasts everywhere and not a word makes sense.

If you are completely overwhelmed by the enormous collection of podcasts on the web then Podcast Pickle is your friend.

Podcasting combines the freedom of blogging with the technology of MP3 to create an almost endless supply of audio content which pretty much anyone can create and enjoy.

Podcast Pickle aims to help you sift through the vast archives to find the stuff you want to listen to, and provides a powerful set of tools for anyone who fancies themselves a bit of an internet celebrity.

The opening page gives you quick access to a number of categories. Check the buttons under Jump in the Barrel if you want to browse randomly.

For more targeted results use the search box to look for keyword links in almost 10,000 podcasts at the current count, and if you sign-up for the free account you will find a host of tools and gizmos to help you store and manage your favourite feeds.

But the real power of this website comes to those who want to post their own shows on the 'net. Click to play the Pickle Tips podcast for a full and concise rundown.

All you have to do now is figure out what to talk about, and make sure you send us a link so we can listen to it ourselves.


nycareerzone.org website

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A viewer suggestion next, Nauroze sent us nycareerzone.org.

This website might be aimed at a New York audience, but the tips and advice on careers options and training will be useful to anyone seeking a little direction.

If you are still studying then the career information tab is the way to go, then choose from either a flash, graphics or text-based site depending on your connection speed, which is a very nice touch.

If you are already in work and looking for inspiration and maybe a change of direction click Find a Job on the opening page, and then click Career Services from the navigation bar at the top, Planning Your Career from the new side panel, and then access Your Interests in the main body to bring you to a page where you can make selections about your areas of interest.

This will return a list of suggested careers with links to information about the role, responsibilities and qualifications required, and much more.


BookMooch website

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Remember BookCrossing, the website which encourages you to leave books lying about for other people to read?

Now there is the online equivalent to BookCrossing at BookMooch. Books are swapped and given away through the medium of the internet.

To ensure people do not take advantage of the system they use a points system, which is fully explained on the About section of the site.

You earn and spend points by offering and taking books, and there is even the option to give your points to a charity so that they can buy the books they want for their own particular cause.

You can browse the books by keyword, but you will need to register to request a mooch, that is ask for the book to be sent to you.

At this point you are put in touch with the person offering the book, and it is up to them to cover the postage, the idea being that you will send a book out yourself and pay the postage in return.




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