Starting a new job or college course can be a daunting experience, especially if you are moving into an entirely new field.
Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who has been there before, and that is the premise of horsesmouth.co.uk.
This social enterprise website is all about connecting people up to mentors who can guide them through the trials and tribulations they will face.
You can either become a mentor and pass on your pearls of wisdom, or you seek the support of an understanding person who knows what you are going through.
There are almost 5,000 mentors registered with the site covering subjects as wide-ranging as family and relationships to vocational training and choosing a career. But if you cannot find a mentor on your subject, the website invites you to send out a call for help.
You can scan the website's categories, or scroll through the available mentors to read their profiles. To contact a mentor you will need to register, which requires a mobile number for them to send a verification code to.
The service is only available in certain countries, but there is a good global coverage.
One internet phenomenon I got into recently are Digital Epistolary Novels. These are stories told through a series of documents like e-mails, instant messages and other electronic communications.
On this website, you will be able to download and read Intimacies by Eric Brown, who is a former English professor and computer geek.
There is nothing to install. Just click the executable file to launch the book and you will be presented with a somewhat familiar-looking interface through which you access these fictitious communications.
It feels a bit voyeuristic reading someone else's e-mails in such a blatant way, but it is a really interesting way to unfold a story, despite the somewhat simple look of the interface.
The character development in this novel really works for me and I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
Have you ever wished your pet could talk? Well my cat can, and I am sure yours can too.
Talkingpets.org houses a fun little widget that allows you to upload a picture of your treasured pet and make a fun talking postcard to send on to friends and family.
Just choose a picture, re-size and add an appropriate mouth. Then you can either type an original message or use one of the pre-loaded passages of text. The voice will change depending on which name you choose.
The voices are a bit scary to say the least, but it is a fun way to send a personal message. And you can even add your creation to your Facebook profile to amuse visitors with a funny message.