Web reviewer Kate Russell joined Click at the Robots and Avatars exhibition at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Fact) in Liverpool and used the visit as inspiration to find websites that complement the exhibition's focus on the virtual world.
is a project that lets you create a posting bot for Facebook or Twitter, which simulates your online activity.
Naked on Pluto
turns your social streams into a virtual world populated with the people and places you know in a text-based adventure game.
For a different kind of search tool try
The results are not that extensive, but the cool factor here comes from them being compiled into a video with a robotic voice narrating.
Most cities have an events listing site - like
where you can plan a night out and even buy tickets. And a growing number of these sites offer a free smartphone app so you can organise your life on the move.
You'll also find many places have virtual tour apps that will show you a side to the city you might not have otherwise found. EyeTour Liverpool - a free app for Android and iPhone - is a good example.
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