tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-152116162012-04-15T20:16:05.328-07:00Cool Website IdeasBlog of cool, interesting, and ingenious websites to stimulate the creative minds of web publishers.Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.comBlogger45125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-75824763889228148082010-02-14T18:45:00.000-08:002010-02-14T18:52:35.292-08:00UShovel Uses Twitter GeoTaggingPerhaps the combination of Twitter, Twitter's GeoTagging, and hashtags, could prove to be a viable competitor to classified ads sites like Craigslist.<br /><br />In this case, UShovel.com helps people who need snow shoveling work.<br /><br />So, if you need someone to shovel snow off your drive way, you go into your Twitter account, enable GeoTagging, and post a tweet using the "#ushovel" hashtag.<br /><br /><a href="../../../_dqiper7Fm7g/S3i2oLdyXdI/AAAAAAAANrE/wBaQHQyVyTc/s1600-h/ushovel.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 300px; height: 218px;" src="../../../_dqiper7Fm7g/S3i2oLdyXdI/AAAAAAAANrE/wBaQHQyVyTc/s400/ushovel.jpg" border="0" alt="ushovel"id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5438297351438622162" /></a><br />Someone looking for snow-shoveling work can find your tweet, and negotiate a price to do the job.<br /><br />Visit Online:<br /><a href="http://www.ushovel.com">http://www.ushovel.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-7582476388922814808?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-7676663095407283832010-02-12T11:31:00.000-08:002010-02-12T11:35:16.510-08:00System Config ScannerFirePhoenix submits a cool website idea...<br /><br /><blockquote>Hello, i thought about a website like this. You type in your system config (Processor, RAM memory, Graphic card, etc.) or let website scan it for you. Then the website shows you the list of games it recommends for your system conf. It would be a great website for gamers who want to find out some new games to play. Do not steal this idea please(Or at least give me credit) :)<br />~FirePhoenix</blockquote> <br />This should actually be a script embedded into a larger website, such as a store like Amazon.com. The script will match your system config to a list of titles on Amazon.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-767666309540728383?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-80523088498861140532007-12-03T17:16:00.001-08:002009-12-21T12:24:52.497-08:00Men Who Look Like Old LesbiansThere's actually a blog called, "Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians"...<br /><br /><a href="../../../">http://menwholooklikeoldlesbians. blogspot.com/</a><br /><br />It features photos of guys, most of which are celebrities, who look like middle-age, or elderly, lesbians.<br /><br />Goes to show you can blog about anything, as long as it captivates people's attention.<br /><br />The blog monetizes its audience by selling t-shirts.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-8052308849886114053?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-47873524951291770332007-11-19T21:28:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:34:30.895-08:00Wedding Speech Generator WebsiteLawrence Bernstein, a London-based speech writer, has created a free-to-use website to help people craft a wedding speech.<br /><br />"Charge Your Glasses" enables the father-of-the-bride, groom and best man to create their own speech by pulling together hundreds of perfectly crafted sections, jokes and toasts. It also includes speech tips for all three groups as well as the site's highlight: three quizzes that rate your relationship with your girlfriend, best friend and son-in-law!<br /><br />The website monetizes itself with AdSense.<br /><br />Visit online...<br /><a href="../../../">http://www.chargeyourglasses.com/</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-4787352495129177033?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1705179495288350682007-03-18T10:24:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:26:39.461-08:00My Private HireThis interesting website offers a new concept to offer individuals the ability to hire out their personal items for cash and to make money. Owned and operated from the United Kingdom, the Website acts as a classifieds advertising portal, providing details about items that individuals have for hire… not for sale – ranging from motorbikes, computers, golf clubs, holiday villas to garages or lockups - in fact users could hire out absolutely anything!!!<br /><br />The website offers an alternative to sites like eBay where you just sell your items. Why sell your items when you can hire them out and make money, all while keeping them for your own future use.<br /><br /><blockquote>“This is not seen as being a competitor to eBay, but another outlet for individuals to make money from their personal items with the backing of pre-prepared hire agreements from the website.” ~ Philip Locke, owner and operator of the website</blockquote><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.myprivatehire.com">MyPrivateHire.com</a> is always adding new items for "hire" so check it out often. It may be operated out of the United Kingdom, but that offers a great opportunity for for those in the U.S. looking for a vacation rentals that wouldn't be seen elsewhere.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-170517949528835068?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1164427570902425912006-11-24T19:58:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:27:26.684-08:00Tapeworm at the Toilet BowlThis website tells the story of one guy's attempt at killing a tapeworm inside of his intestines.<br /><br /><a href="../../../drugs/worm/">http://www.fray.com/drugs/worm/</a><br /><br />As sickening as it might sound, he crafts his story in a very amusing and entertaining way, with cartoonish-graphics, and very creative writing.<em><blockquote>I dropped everything and held my breath. This could not be happening. This was not my life. I began panting, all alone in a locked cubicle in a half-decent restaurant with a dead tapeworm hanging out my ass.</blockquote></em>If you have a funny story to share, consider building a website around the story, much like this one. Consider that this particular website is getting blogged and shared with people all over the Internet.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-116442757090242591?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1163905713601708542006-11-18T18:56:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:34:42.807-08:00The Flyer WallEveryone has seen a flyer wall covered with flyers for everything from rooms for rent to great local businesses. Paul Dixon, a web desginer in the UK has taken a new approach to this old form of advertising with his new website. The home page of the website serves as the "flyer wall" and is covered with "flyers" from a variety of businesses. Flyers start at 62x62 pixels for <span class="greytxt">£25 ($45) and go up from there.<br /><br />In addition to the Flyer Wall, Dixon has a blog where he discusses features of the site. Be sure to stop by and take a look at The Flyer Wall at <a href="../../../">www.theflyerwall.co.uk</a>.<br /></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-116390571360170854?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1139604202462688592006-02-10T12:38:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:35:02.667-08:00Medication Prompt<a href="https://www.medicationprompt.com/">Medication Prompt</a> is a text messaging service reminding people to take their pills.<br /><br />You enter your phone number, and the times you need to take your pills, and it sends you a cellphone reminder to take your pills.<br /><br />It's currently a free service, and you can set up as many reminders as you want.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113960420246268859?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1139439231135818512006-02-08T14:43:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:38:53.358-08:00LunchSpark<a href="../../../">LunchSpark</a> helps people find new lunch buddies.<br /><br />Tired of eating lunch alone? LunchSpark lets you define your preferences, such as favorite food, restaurants, and what city(ies) you're close to. Then you can run a search for a buddy, or wait for someone to contact you.<br /><br />Obviously, it's a great way for guys and gals to meet each other. But because it's focused on lunch, it doesn't have a "romance" feel. Poking around the site, it's very much open to just finding a friend to chow down with.<br /><br />For guys like me, who work out of their homes, and don't have co-workers to interact with, it's a great idea.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113943923113581851?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136922354307174152006-01-10T11:39:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:30:09.657-08:00Build Your Own Chair OnlineBioFit Engineered Products has a website allowing people to <a href="../../../ship_now/byoc.html">build their own customized office chair online</a>. <br /><br />Customers can see how different chair components and options would look and perform in their particular applications. After a new chair is configured online, the customer can email the result to BioFit for a price quote within one working day.<br /><br />You can customize the upholstery, the base, the style, the back rest, the seat, arm rest, seat controls, color, just about everything.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113692235430717415?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136834397874446422006-01-09T11:13:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:30:49.200-08:00Smash My Dodge Viper<a href="../../../">SmashMyViper.com</a> is one of those pixel advertising sites with a giant board of pixel ads.<br /><br />Pixel ad sites are a dime-a-dozen these days. So to help sell pixels, the owners of SmashMyViper have set up a gimmick where you can smash their Dodge Viper car.<br /><br />You don't really get to smash it in person (Ah shucks!). But when you purchase a pixel ad, you get to watch a video where you (or a make-believe person of you) renders some level of damage.<br /><br />The more pixels you buy, the more damage you get to do, ranging from a keying the paint job, to whacking the car with a baseball bat, to drilling holes in it. If you throw in $100.00 you get to watch hot sexy girl do the damage.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113683439787444642?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136283086200451282006-01-03T02:07:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:31:24.684-08:00SpongeBob Does Iron MaidenThis guy took a bunch of Iron Maiden album covers, and <a href="../../../wallpapers/maiden/SpongeEd.shtml">replaced</a> Eddie with SpongeBob Square Pants.<br /><br />Ok, so maybe this is not a "Cool Website Idea", but a "Cool Webpage Idea". However, it would make for a really cool website if you could put SpongeBob on thousands of the world's most recognizable album covers.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113628308620045128?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com38tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136074173648938232005-12-31T15:54:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:32:33.584-08:00Excuse List<a href="../../../">www.excuselist.com</a> - This website features a long list of excuses more original than "My dog ate my homework". The excuses are placed in categories that include School, Work, Diet, Computer, Church, Home, Police, Sports, Bowling, Politics, I'd Love To, But and General. Most are only funny to kids, but there are some that I may try out at work!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113607417364893823?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134764892365341302005-12-16T12:22:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:35:45.556-08:00DearFEMAHere's a neat idea for a blog. Post people's complaints about FEMA.<br /><br /><a href="../../../">DearFEMA</a> publishes people's rants and complains of to FEMA, public officials, insurance companies, and other public and private agencies.<br /><br />The blog launched on December 6, in response to public dissatisfaction over the way Hurricane Katrina relief is being handled.<br /><br />Not sure how well this kind of content can be monetized. It does run AdSense ads, but looking at the ads, it's mostly stuff selling insurance policies and legal assistance. But, it ought to generate some compelling content.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113476489236534130?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134586843200109692005-12-14T10:54:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:36:58.043-08:00Your Fan MailA radio show host in Washington DC has started a site called "<a href="../../../">Your Fan Mail</a>". It will send you e-mails telling you how great you are, and how much they adore you. This way you can be a celebrity too.<br /><br />I haven't signed up for this, so I can't tell you much about it.<br /><br />However, doesn't this have some great potential as a marketing engine?<br /><br />People visit this site, and submit their name and e-mail, and receive e-mail on a regular basis. Imagine writing the e-mail text in ways that incorporate product promotions, or reference other websites.<br /><br />Now, if they only expand on the sign-up process to include more pieces of information, such as sex, age, and hobbies, then they could turn it into a powerful marketing machine.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113458684320010969?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134085569148596992005-12-08T15:43:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:37:40.005-08:00Washington Post Launches New Congressional Votes ToolWashingtonpost.com announced the launch of a new <a href="../../../congress/">Congressional Votes Database Tool</a>. The online tool allows users to search the full voting records of Congress from 1991 (102nd Congress) through the current 109th Congress.<br /><br />The Congressional Votes Database is searchable in several categories, including:<br /><br /> * By Senator or Representative<br /> * By Bill<br /> * By Party<br /> * By State<br /> * By Region<br /> * By Baby Boomer Status<br /> * By Votes Missed<br /> * And just for fun, by Zodiac Sign<br /><br />The daily updated tool also offers the ability to download RSS feeds for each Congressperson to track individual votes as they are recorded.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113408556914859699?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134081606021106882005-12-08T14:34:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:38:29.287-08:00Owise Registers Your Future Predictions<a href="../../../">Owise.com</a> is billed as the world's first "Neural Prediction Community". Just recently launched, it claims its members have registered predictions that are more accurate than many experts. Owise uses neural network-like techniques to combine individual opinions and predict the chances that future events occur.<br /><br /><a href="../../../">Owise.com</a> uses innovative techniques to estimate the chances of future events occurring by combining the opinions of its members, who are called "analysts". Each analyst's track record is carefully maintained, and used to determine how much weight that analyst's opinion has on future predictions. Owise members with good performance receive titles, such as Senior Analyst, as well as cash prizes. Anyone can join Owise without cost and start building their track record and title.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113408160602110688?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1133134476922319902005-11-27T15:25:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:39:19.158-08:00Brewtopia Uses Beer to Connect StrangersEver thought about taking a stroll down the street, stopping the first person you see walking towards you, and having a beer with him (or her)?<br /><br />That's the kind of thing <a href="../../../">Brewtopia</a> is celebrating.<br /><br />It started with a guy named Dean Hunt, who decided to post a message on a forum seeking to have a brew (a cup of tea in England) with 2,000 strangers. The response was enormous.<br /><br />Since then, Dean created this new website to encourage other people to do the same. All you have to do is a have a brew (tea or beer) with a total stranger, get someone to photograph the two of you, and e-mail it to Dean. Then, he'll post it on the site, along with your "story".<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113313447692231990?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1131514857535524032005-11-08T21:27:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:40:22.584-08:00Sexy SwamiTalk about an interesting site! The <a href="http://www.sexyswami.com">Sexy Swami</a> site features the young woman you see on the right who possesses magical powers that she uses to select a product that you can purchase on Amazon.com (or other online retailer). You choose from different categories: Jewlery, Electronics, Books or Music.<br /><br />It is definitely an interesting twist on the boring affiliate advertising!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113151485753552403?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1130527690609574222005-10-28T12:00:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:40:49.064-08:00Turn Your E-mail Account into a Reminder Tool<a href="http://www.ewizmo.com">Ewizmo</a> is a free tool you can use to send yourself "reminder" e-mails. It offers the added functionality of tagging these e-mails with labels, which fits in well with Gmail accounts.<br /><br />Why send yourself reminder e-mails? If you're at work, and you don't have access to your personal e-mail account, you can open up Ewizmo, and send yourself notes to home for stuff like, "wash the dog", "Animal House, 8pm, HBO", or "delete porn". It's useful in places where employers have tight controls on company e-mail usage.<br /><br />Even if you don't use Gmail, you can still make use of the label feature by creating folders in your e-mail client, and setting up rules that search for label text.<br /><br />Interestingly, the Ewizmo website itself is sized into a narrow column, making it PDA and cellphone friendly, or allowing you size the window down really small.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113052769060957422?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1129703744238335332005-10-18T23:30:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:41:13.570-08:00Days of Our Lives ~ Daily RewardsLooking to cash in on all the time you've spent watching daytime television? Now is your chance! NBC launched an interesting new site to celebrate the 40th Anniversary (can you believe that?) of Days of Our Lives by offering viewers "Daily Rewards". <p>Days of Our Lives fans can register for free on the <a href="../../../">site</a> and answer a daily question to earn points towards Sony products, autographed memorabilia, and much more.</p><p>Not only will this new site increase loyalty to a long time favorite show, it will actually reward you for watching. What other soap offers you this???</p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112970374423833533?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128977527598232682005-10-10T13:44:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:41:57.265-08:00Airline Meals<a href="http://www.airlinemeals.net">Airline Meals</a> is an online archive of meals and snacks offered by airline companies.<br /><br />Click on the link labeled, "Browse thousands of inflight meals", and then scroll down to find the airline company you're interested in seeing.<br /><br />Photos and reviews of the edible offerings are uploaded by actual passengers. They also photos and reviews of what the crew gets to eat, and honestly, I'm not sure if it's any better.<br /><br />Still, Airline Meals offers us another great way to waste company time.<br /><br />Via <a href="../../../blog.htm">Uber-Review</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112897752759823268?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128931470038354302005-10-10T00:59:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:42:22.825-08:00Unemployed Loser<a href="../../../">Unemployed Loser</a> is effectively another one of those advertising sites, where you buy a link on the site. But in this case, the website's owner, is pitching himself as an "umemployed loser" who wants you to help him become a millionaire...<br /><br /><blockquote>Hi, my name is Mike, I'm 24 years old and I'm an unemployed loser. I live at my parents house near the shore in southern New Jersey. My goal in making this site is to eventually acquire $1,000,000 in donations so I can fulfill my dream to live out the rest of my life as an unemployed loser.</blockquote>Apparently, he's already made a bunch of money. All the links on the left-hand column are paid links. The more you pay, the higher your link is listed.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112893147003835430?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128902799381242642005-10-09T17:01:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:42:47.292-08:00CarBuyHer<a href="http://www.carbuyher.com">CarBuyHer</a> is an informational site marketed towards women, to help them learn about the facts of buying and maintaining a car.<br /><br />It provides a variety of lead-in articles like Timing Your Purchase, We'll Pay Off Your Trade, and VIN Cloning, helping women understand the dynamics of trade-ins, how to get a better deal when car buying, and how to look out for vehicle theft. It even has resources to teach women how to use their sex-appeal when buying a car.<br /><br />The website's creators note that 50 percent of women are buying new cars and 48 percent are buying used cars, and women, both single and married are handling the majority of their own car repairs. CarBuyHer considers itself to be the "New Voice" for the female automobile consumer.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112890279938124264?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128276475081388332005-10-02T10:56:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:43:14.872-08:00Trulia<a href="../../../">Trulia</a> is effectively a search engine, in the classic sense, such as with examples like Google and Inktomi. But it's focused on real estate property listings.<br /><br />It has a robot that crawls the Internet searching for websites that feature property listings, delineates the data into fields, and then stores it into its database. Home buyers armed with Internet access can browse listings in its database for free, and then contact the agent associated with the property.<br /><br />Right now, Trulia is in beta form, and only contains properties in California.<br /><br />But reading through its pages, it sounds like they're putting a lot of focus on using XML feeds to supply its database, and why not? It would certainly provide more accurate information, and migrate itself into becoming a feed-based search engine rather than crawler-based.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112827647508138833?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-152116162012-04-15T20:16:05.328-07:00Cool Website IdeasBlog of cool, interesting, and ingenious websites to stimulate the creative minds of web publishers.Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.comBlogger45125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-75824763889228148082010-02-14T18:45:00.000-08:002010-02-14T18:52:35.292-08:00UShovel Uses Twitter GeoTaggingPerhaps the combination of Twitter, Twitter's GeoTagging, and hashtags, could prove to be a viable competitor to classified ads sites like Craigslist.<br /><br />In this case, UShovel.com helps people who need snow shoveling work.<br /><br />So, if you need someone to shovel snow off your drive way, you go into your Twitter account, enable GeoTagging, and post a tweet using the "#ushovel" hashtag.<br /><br /><a href="../../../_dqiper7Fm7g/S3i2oLdyXdI/AAAAAAAANrE/wBaQHQyVyTc/s1600-h/ushovel.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 300px; height: 218px;" src="../../../_dqiper7Fm7g/S3i2oLdyXdI/AAAAAAAANrE/wBaQHQyVyTc/s400/ushovel.jpg" border="0" alt="ushovel"id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5438297351438622162" /></a><br />Someone looking for snow-shoveling work can find your tweet, and negotiate a price to do the job.<br /><br />Visit Online:<br /><a href="http://www.ushovel.com">http://www.ushovel.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-7582476388922814808?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-7676663095407283832010-02-12T11:31:00.000-08:002010-02-12T11:35:16.510-08:00System Config ScannerFirePhoenix submits a cool website idea...<br /><br /><blockquote>Hello, i thought about a website like this. You type in your system config (Processor, RAM memory, Graphic card, etc.) or let website scan it for you. Then the website shows you the list of games it recommends for your system conf. It would be a great website for gamers who want to find out some new games to play. Do not steal this idea please(Or at least give me credit) :)<br />~FirePhoenix</blockquote> <br />This should actually be a script embedded into a larger website, such as a store like Amazon.com. The script will match your system config to a list of titles on Amazon.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-767666309540728383?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-80523088498861140532007-12-03T17:16:00.001-08:002009-12-21T12:24:52.497-08:00Men Who Look Like Old LesbiansThere's actually a blog called, "Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians"...<br /><br /><a href="../../../">http://menwholooklikeoldlesbians. blogspot.com/</a><br /><br />It features photos of guys, most of which are celebrities, who look like middle-age, or elderly, lesbians.<br /><br />Goes to show you can blog about anything, as long as it captivates people's attention.<br /><br />The blog monetizes its audience by selling t-shirts.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-8052308849886114053?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-47873524951291770332007-11-19T21:28:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:34:30.895-08:00Wedding Speech Generator WebsiteLawrence Bernstein, a London-based speech writer, has created a free-to-use website to help people craft a wedding speech.<br /><br />"Charge Your Glasses" enables the father-of-the-bride, groom and best man to create their own speech by pulling together hundreds of perfectly crafted sections, jokes and toasts. It also includes speech tips for all three groups as well as the site's highlight: three quizzes that rate your relationship with your girlfriend, best friend and son-in-law!<br /><br />The website monetizes itself with AdSense.<br /><br />Visit online...<br /><a href="../../../">http://www.chargeyourglasses.com/</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-4787352495129177033?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1705179495288350682007-03-18T10:24:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:26:39.461-08:00My Private HireThis interesting website offers a new concept to offer individuals the ability to hire out their personal items for cash and to make money. Owned and operated from the United Kingdom, the Website acts as a classifieds advertising portal, providing details about items that individuals have for hire… not for sale – ranging from motorbikes, computers, golf clubs, holiday villas to garages or lockups - in fact users could hire out absolutely anything!!!<br /><br />The website offers an alternative to sites like eBay where you just sell your items. Why sell your items when you can hire them out and make money, all while keeping them for your own future use.<br /><br /><blockquote>“This is not seen as being a competitor to eBay, but another outlet for individuals to make money from their personal items with the backing of pre-prepared hire agreements from the website.” ~ Philip Locke, owner and operator of the website</blockquote><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.myprivatehire.com">MyPrivateHire.com</a> is always adding new items for "hire" so check it out often. It may be operated out of the United Kingdom, but that offers a great opportunity for for those in the U.S. looking for a vacation rentals that wouldn't be seen elsewhere.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-170517949528835068?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1164427570902425912006-11-24T19:58:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:27:26.684-08:00Tapeworm at the Toilet BowlThis website tells the story of one guy's attempt at killing a tapeworm inside of his intestines.<br /><br /><a href="../../../drugs/worm/">http://www.fray.com/drugs/worm/</a><br /><br />As sickening as it might sound, he crafts his story in a very amusing and entertaining way, with cartoonish-graphics, and very creative writing.<em><blockquote>I dropped everything and held my breath. This could not be happening. This was not my life. I began panting, all alone in a locked cubicle in a half-decent restaurant with a dead tapeworm hanging out my ass.</blockquote></em>If you have a funny story to share, consider building a website around the story, much like this one. Consider that this particular website is getting blogged and shared with people all over the Internet.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-116442757090242591?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1163905713601708542006-11-18T18:56:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:34:42.807-08:00The Flyer WallEveryone has seen a flyer wall covered with flyers for everything from rooms for rent to great local businesses. Paul Dixon, a web desginer in the UK has taken a new approach to this old form of advertising with his new website. The home page of the website serves as the "flyer wall" and is covered with "flyers" from a variety of businesses. Flyers start at 62x62 pixels for <span class="greytxt">£25 ($45) and go up from there.<br /><br />In addition to the Flyer Wall, Dixon has a blog where he discusses features of the site. Be sure to stop by and take a look at The Flyer Wall at <a href="../../../">www.theflyerwall.co.uk</a>.<br /></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-116390571360170854?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1139604202462688592006-02-10T12:38:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:35:02.667-08:00Medication Prompt<a href="https://www.medicationprompt.com/">Medication Prompt</a> is a text messaging service reminding people to take their pills.<br /><br />You enter your phone number, and the times you need to take your pills, and it sends you a cellphone reminder to take your pills.<br /><br />It's currently a free service, and you can set up as many reminders as you want.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113960420246268859?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1139439231135818512006-02-08T14:43:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:38:53.358-08:00LunchSpark<a href="../../../">LunchSpark</a> helps people find new lunch buddies.<br /><br />Tired of eating lunch alone? LunchSpark lets you define your preferences, such as favorite food, restaurants, and what city(ies) you're close to. Then you can run a search for a buddy, or wait for someone to contact you.<br /><br />Obviously, it's a great way for guys and gals to meet each other. But because it's focused on lunch, it doesn't have a "romance" feel. Poking around the site, it's very much open to just finding a friend to chow down with.<br /><br />For guys like me, who work out of their homes, and don't have co-workers to interact with, it's a great idea.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113943923113581851?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136922354307174152006-01-10T11:39:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:30:09.657-08:00Build Your Own Chair OnlineBioFit Engineered Products has a website allowing people to <a href="../../../ship_now/byoc.html">build their own customized office chair online</a>. <br /><br />Customers can see how different chair components and options would look and perform in their particular applications. After a new chair is configured online, the customer can email the result to BioFit for a price quote within one working day.<br /><br />You can customize the upholstery, the base, the style, the back rest, the seat, arm rest, seat controls, color, just about everything.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113692235430717415?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136834397874446422006-01-09T11:13:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:30:49.200-08:00Smash My Dodge Viper<a href="../../../">SmashMyViper.com</a> is one of those pixel advertising sites with a giant board of pixel ads.<br /><br />Pixel ad sites are a dime-a-dozen these days. So to help sell pixels, the owners of SmashMyViper have set up a gimmick where you can smash their Dodge Viper car.<br /><br />You don't really get to smash it in person (Ah shucks!). But when you purchase a pixel ad, you get to watch a video where you (or a make-believe person of you) renders some level of damage.<br /><br />The more pixels you buy, the more damage you get to do, ranging from a keying the paint job, to whacking the car with a baseball bat, to drilling holes in it. If you throw in $100.00 you get to watch hot sexy girl do the damage.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113683439787444642?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136283086200451282006-01-03T02:07:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:31:24.684-08:00SpongeBob Does Iron MaidenThis guy took a bunch of Iron Maiden album covers, and <a href="../../../wallpapers/maiden/SpongeEd.shtml">replaced</a> Eddie with SpongeBob Square Pants.<br /><br />Ok, so maybe this is not a "Cool Website Idea", but a "Cool Webpage Idea". However, it would make for a really cool website if you could put SpongeBob on thousands of the world's most recognizable album covers.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113628308620045128?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com38tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1136074173648938232005-12-31T15:54:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:32:33.584-08:00Excuse List<a href="../../../">www.excuselist.com</a> - This website features a long list of excuses more original than "My dog ate my homework". The excuses are placed in categories that include School, Work, Diet, Computer, Church, Home, Police, Sports, Bowling, Politics, I'd Love To, But and General. Most are only funny to kids, but there are some that I may try out at work!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113607417364893823?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134764892365341302005-12-16T12:22:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:35:45.556-08:00DearFEMAHere's a neat idea for a blog. Post people's complaints about FEMA.<br /><br /><a href="../../../">DearFEMA</a> publishes people's rants and complains of to FEMA, public officials, insurance companies, and other public and private agencies.<br /><br />The blog launched on December 6, in response to public dissatisfaction over the way Hurricane Katrina relief is being handled.<br /><br />Not sure how well this kind of content can be monetized. It does run AdSense ads, but looking at the ads, it's mostly stuff selling insurance policies and legal assistance. But, it ought to generate some compelling content.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113476489236534130?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134586843200109692005-12-14T10:54:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:36:58.043-08:00Your Fan MailA radio show host in Washington DC has started a site called "<a href="../../../">Your Fan Mail</a>". It will send you e-mails telling you how great you are, and how much they adore you. This way you can be a celebrity too.<br /><br />I haven't signed up for this, so I can't tell you much about it.<br /><br />However, doesn't this have some great potential as a marketing engine?<br /><br />People visit this site, and submit their name and e-mail, and receive e-mail on a regular basis. Imagine writing the e-mail text in ways that incorporate product promotions, or reference other websites.<br /><br />Now, if they only expand on the sign-up process to include more pieces of information, such as sex, age, and hobbies, then they could turn it into a powerful marketing machine.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113458684320010969?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134085569148596992005-12-08T15:43:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:37:40.005-08:00Washington Post Launches New Congressional Votes ToolWashingtonpost.com announced the launch of a new <a href="../../../congress/">Congressional Votes Database Tool</a>. The online tool allows users to search the full voting records of Congress from 1991 (102nd Congress) through the current 109th Congress.<br /><br />The Congressional Votes Database is searchable in several categories, including:<br /><br /> * By Senator or Representative<br /> * By Bill<br /> * By Party<br /> * By State<br /> * By Region<br /> * By Baby Boomer Status<br /> * By Votes Missed<br /> * And just for fun, by Zodiac Sign<br /><br />The daily updated tool also offers the ability to download RSS feeds for each Congressperson to track individual votes as they are recorded.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113408556914859699?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1134081606021106882005-12-08T14:34:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:38:29.287-08:00Owise Registers Your Future Predictions<a href="../../../">Owise.com</a> is billed as the world's first "Neural Prediction Community". Just recently launched, it claims its members have registered predictions that are more accurate than many experts. Owise uses neural network-like techniques to combine individual opinions and predict the chances that future events occur.<br /><br /><a href="../../../">Owise.com</a> uses innovative techniques to estimate the chances of future events occurring by combining the opinions of its members, who are called "analysts". Each analyst's track record is carefully maintained, and used to determine how much weight that analyst's opinion has on future predictions. Owise members with good performance receive titles, such as Senior Analyst, as well as cash prizes. Anyone can join Owise without cost and start building their track record and title.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113408160602110688?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1133134476922319902005-11-27T15:25:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:39:19.158-08:00Brewtopia Uses Beer to Connect StrangersEver thought about taking a stroll down the street, stopping the first person you see walking towards you, and having a beer with him (or her)?<br /><br />That's the kind of thing <a href="../../../">Brewtopia</a> is celebrating.<br /><br />It started with a guy named Dean Hunt, who decided to post a message on a forum seeking to have a brew (a cup of tea in England) with 2,000 strangers. The response was enormous.<br /><br />Since then, Dean created this new website to encourage other people to do the same. All you have to do is a have a brew (tea or beer) with a total stranger, get someone to photograph the two of you, and e-mail it to Dean. Then, he'll post it on the site, along with your "story".<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113313447692231990?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1131514857535524032005-11-08T21:27:00.000-08:002009-12-21T12:40:22.584-08:00Sexy SwamiTalk about an interesting site! The <a href="http://www.sexyswami.com">Sexy Swami</a> site features the young woman you see on the right who possesses magical powers that she uses to select a product that you can purchase on Amazon.com (or other online retailer). You choose from different categories: Jewlery, Electronics, Books or Music.<br /><br />It is definitely an interesting twist on the boring affiliate advertising!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113151485753552403?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1130527690609574222005-10-28T12:00:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:40:49.064-08:00Turn Your E-mail Account into a Reminder Tool<a href="http://www.ewizmo.com">Ewizmo</a> is a free tool you can use to send yourself "reminder" e-mails. It offers the added functionality of tagging these e-mails with labels, which fits in well with Gmail accounts.<br /><br />Why send yourself reminder e-mails? If you're at work, and you don't have access to your personal e-mail account, you can open up Ewizmo, and send yourself notes to home for stuff like, "wash the dog", "Animal House, 8pm, HBO", or "delete porn". It's useful in places where employers have tight controls on company e-mail usage.<br /><br />Even if you don't use Gmail, you can still make use of the label feature by creating folders in your e-mail client, and setting up rules that search for label text.<br /><br />Interestingly, the Ewizmo website itself is sized into a narrow column, making it PDA and cellphone friendly, or allowing you size the window down really small.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-113052769060957422?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1129703744238335332005-10-18T23:30:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:41:13.570-08:00Days of Our Lives ~ Daily RewardsLooking to cash in on all the time you've spent watching daytime television? Now is your chance! NBC launched an interesting new site to celebrate the 40th Anniversary (can you believe that?) of Days of Our Lives by offering viewers "Daily Rewards". <p>Days of Our Lives fans can register for free on the <a href="../../../">site</a> and answer a daily question to earn points towards Sony products, autographed memorabilia, and much more.</p><p>Not only will this new site increase loyalty to a long time favorite show, it will actually reward you for watching. What other soap offers you this???</p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112970374423833533?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Kellinoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128977527598232682005-10-10T13:44:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:41:57.265-08:00Airline Meals<a href="http://www.airlinemeals.net">Airline Meals</a> is an online archive of meals and snacks offered by airline companies.<br /><br />Click on the link labeled, "Browse thousands of inflight meals", and then scroll down to find the airline company you're interested in seeing.<br /><br />Photos and reviews of the edible offerings are uploaded by actual passengers. They also photos and reviews of what the crew gets to eat, and honestly, I'm not sure if it's any better.<br /><br />Still, Airline Meals offers us another great way to waste company time.<br /><br />Via <a href="../../../blog.htm">Uber-Review</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112897752759823268?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128931470038354302005-10-10T00:59:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:42:22.825-08:00Unemployed Loser<a href="../../../">Unemployed Loser</a> is effectively another one of those advertising sites, where you buy a link on the site. But in this case, the website's owner, is pitching himself as an "umemployed loser" who wants you to help him become a millionaire...<br /><br /><blockquote>Hi, my name is Mike, I'm 24 years old and I'm an unemployed loser. I live at my parents house near the shore in southern New Jersey. My goal in making this site is to eventually acquire $1,000,000 in donations so I can fulfill my dream to live out the rest of my life as an unemployed loser.</blockquote>Apparently, he's already made a bunch of money. All the links on the left-hand column are paid links. The more you pay, the higher your link is listed.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112893147003835430?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128902799381242642005-10-09T17:01:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:42:47.292-08:00CarBuyHer<a href="http://www.carbuyher.com">CarBuyHer</a> is an informational site marketed towards women, to help them learn about the facts of buying and maintaining a car.<br /><br />It provides a variety of lead-in articles like Timing Your Purchase, We'll Pay Off Your Trade, and VIN Cloning, helping women understand the dynamics of trade-ins, how to get a better deal when car buying, and how to look out for vehicle theft. It even has resources to teach women how to use their sex-appeal when buying a car.<br /><br />The website's creators note that 50 percent of women are buying new cars and 48 percent are buying used cars, and women, both single and married are handling the majority of their own car repairs. CarBuyHer considers itself to be the "New Voice" for the female automobile consumer.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112890279938124264?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15211616.post-1128276475081388332005-10-02T10:56:00.000-07:002009-12-21T12:43:14.872-08:00Trulia<a href="../../../">Trulia</a> is effectively a search engine, in the classic sense, such as with examples like Google and Inktomi. But it's focused on real estate property listings.<br /><br />It has a robot that crawls the Internet searching for websites that feature property listings, delineates the data into fields, and then stores it into its database. Home buyers armed with Internet access can browse listings in its database for free, and then contact the agent associated with the property.<br /><br />Right now, Trulia is in beta form, and only contains properties in California.<br /><br />But reading through its pages, it sounds like they're putting a lot of focus on using XML feeds to supply its database, and why not? It would certainly provide more accurate information, and migrate itself into becoming a feed-based search engine rather than crawler-based.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/15211616-112827647508138833?l=www.coolwebsiteideas.com' alt='' /></div>Steve Johnsonnoreply@blogger.com0