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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.

ONLINE CAROLINE (www.onlinecaroline.com)

Best of the web from Kate Russell

Is your online life lacking that little spark of excitement? Need an "always there" companion to amuse and amaze you with their crazy antics over a webcam?

Then Online Caroline might be exactly who you have been looking for.

Do not worry, I am not actually hooking up the entire worldwide audience of Click with one person. Online Caroline is an interactive multimedia story - part soap opera, part thriller - which evolves through your communications with Caroline.

You start by entering a few details about yourself, so that Caroline can personalise her messages to you, then have a browse around the site to get the storyline going.

Caroline will ask you what mood you are in, what you would like to eat, what you want her to wear. You can make her really happy be sending some gifts, but do not worry, like Caroline these are 100% fictional and will not cost you a penny.

You will then start getting e-mails from Caroline, and the story unfolds day by day as you log onto her website to catch up with the latest news and webcam broadcasts from her home.

If at any time you want to end the friendship, it is just a click away under the "Dump me" button at the bottom. If only everything in life were this simple.

BLUEJACKQ (www.bluejackq.com)

bluejackQ

A multimedia phenomenon which has been about for around five years, or at least since bluetooth phones became commonplace, is bluejacking.

BluejackQ.com is arguably the biggest bluejacking community website. So what is bluejacking? Well head over to the links on the left hand side of the website for a full explanation from its creator. But in a nutshell, it is sending surprise messages to strangers via bluetooth.

The idea is to make people smile rather than anything more sinister. The website has instructions on how to turn off the bluetooth feature of your phone if you do not want to take part in the game.

Everything about the game and its code of ethics is described through links on the website. There is also a thriving forum for you to share your experiences with the community.

I love this idea of making an impromptu game out of a standard tech feature on a mobile phone. Just watch out if you have bluetooth turned on, because I might be bluejacking you one day.

STUPID GAME SHOW ANSWERS (http://sgsa.gameshowvideos.com)

sgsa gameshow videos

How many times have you watched a television quiz show and thought - oh my goodness, what a silly answer! Well I guarantee it is not as many times as the creators of this website.

it is full of myrth, at the expense of some pretty dumb people on public television. Click on any one of the categories to access a table of terrible answers for that show. On the far right of each example there may be the option to watch or listen to the clangers in question. Then just sit back and enjoy the show.

THE LIST UNIVERSE (http://listverse.com)

The List Universe

Are you a list person? I love lists. To do lists. Birthday lists. Top ten lists. Lists of things I need to make lists about. If you are like me then listverse.com will put you in list heaven.

This is a blog style site created by just one man, with the help of suggestions from his readership. By that I mean there is nothing scientific or official about the creation of these lists. But they are fun - and for the most part quite insightful. It is certainly the biggest list of lists I have ever come across.

After browsing the list of the moment on the opening page, click through to the archive to access lists gone by. You will find anything from the top 10 astonishing miracles to the top 30 failed technology predictions.

Often the lists are garnished with pictures or video to complete the experience of a coffee table website you can dip into whenever the mood takes you.




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