1001 Incredible Things to Do on the Internet


By Ken Leebow

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According to author Ken Leebow the Internet should be fun, but for many it is a frustrating place that often disappoints them. This guide to the Internet offers useful tips on making the whole thing work faster and in a more satisfying manner.


Books Written by Ken Leebow

1001 Incredible Things to Do on the Internet

1001 Incredible Things for Kids on the Internet

300 Incredible Things to Do on the Internet

300 More Incredible Things to Do on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Kids on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Sports Fans on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Golfers on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Travelers on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Health, Fitness & Diet on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Auto Racing Fans on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Self-Help & Wellness on the Internet

300 Incredible Things to Learn on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Home Improvement on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Seniors on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Pet Lovers on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Women on the Internet

300 Incredible Things for Game Players on the Internet

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Where to Go for What You Need

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AUTHOR'S NOTE: Every effort has been made to make this book as complete and accurate as possible. The information is provided on an “as is” basis, and no warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is implied. The author and 300INCREDIBLE.COM,LLC, shall assume neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or suitability of the Web sites contained in this book.

Copyright © 2001 by 300INCREDIBLE.COM, LLC

Cartoons © Randy Glasbergen: randy@glasbergen.com

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First eBook Edition: September 2009

ISBN: 978-0-7595-2616-7


To the love of knowledge, change, our future,

and the possibilities that the Internet holds for all


Putting a book together requires many expressions of
appreciation. I do this with great joy, as there are several
people who have played vital roles in the process:

My wife, Denice, who has been patient with me while I have
spent untold hours on the Internet.

My kids, Alissa and Josh, whom I love dearly and who have become
Internet aficionados.

Paul Joffe and Janet Bolton of TBI Creative Services,
for keeping me focused.

Mark Krasner and Janice Caselli for sharing my vision of
the Incredible Internet books and helping make it a reality.

My good friend and mentor Lenny Barkan, who has helped push the vision to another level.

The multitude of great people who have encouraged and assisted me via e-mail.

How to Use This Book

Tremendous thought and research have gone into the writing of this book. What is the best way to use it? You may be familiar with some of the sites, however, you have probably never been to an overwhelming majority of them. Our recommendation is to use the book in any combination of the following ways:

  • Scan the pages randomly, identify sites that intrigue you, and make sure you mark them.
  • Read the Contents and become familiar with the subject areas covered.
  • Read through the Index of Site Numbers and discover many subjects that you might need now or in the future.
  • Make this book your resource guide to the Internet. When you need to find a particular type of information, refer to the subject areas covered.
  • When you have leisure time, pick up the book and check out some of the sites. You'll find that the ones we take you to can lead to thousands of others that are also useful and incredible.


To be incredible, a site must meet our vowel criteria: A, E, I, O, U. You'll find the sites in this book to be either ACTIVE, ENTERTAINING, INTERACTIVE, OBJECTIVE, or USEFUL. With over two billion Web pages, the Internet can be difficult to navigate. Our goal has been to filter out the clutter so you can spend your precious time productively. The Net is a huge encyclopedia, and we have organized this book in an A to Z format for you. Enjoy your journey as you discover the needles in the Internet haystack.

Ken Leebow



"Do you MIND?!"

>> Advice & Opinions

1   Got a Question?



These experts will probably have the answer.

2   Second Opinion


It's usually a good idea to get a second opinion. From the arts to women's issues, these folks will answer your questions.

3   There's No Such Thing …




… as a dumb question, and these folks will answer yours quickly. These sites do charge a small fee.

4   Kids: Ask an Expert


Here's a kid-friendly site where questions can be answered.

5   Get Smart


This site will help you make decisions on such topics as politics, pets, health, food, and more.

6   Decision Time


Need help making a decision? Let this site be your guide—animals, cars, electronics, travel, and more.

7   Get an Opinion



These sites have information on various products and services ranging from appliances to travel. If you need advice, get an opinion here.

8   What's Your Opinion?


Since 1935, Gallup has been polling opinions on just about every subject. I think that 99 percent of those who visit this site will enjoy it.

9   Op-Ed



You'll have access to hundreds of current editorials, opinions, commentaries, and columnists from many newspapers and magazines around the world.

10   Public Agenda


Public Agenda is a nonpartisan organization that addresses a wide range of issues through research and citizen education.

11   Think Tank


Unlimited ideas and possibilities come from these think tanks.

>> Animals & Wildlife

12   Animal Adventures


Kids and adults enjoy Jack Hanna's friendly and humorous animal adventures. Get to know Jack at his site.

13   World Wildlife Fund


This is a beautiful site that will inform you about life on our planet and the unfortunate endangerment and extinction of certain animals.

14   Searching for Animals


This animal-specific search engine has listings from bears to zebras. Of course, you'll also find animals that are more appropriate to bring home as pets.

15   Free Willy


This is the Web site of Keiko (of Free Willy movie fame). At one time Keiko lived in a two-million-gallon aquarium. Now you can follow his worldwide travels.

>> Art

16   The Best of Art


Need to find information about a certain artist or a particular piece of art? This encyclopedia is a work of art in itself.

17   The Journal


Each day, Arts Journal combs through more than 180 English-language newspapers, magazines, and other publications that feature writing about arts and culture.

18   Art History


Art has a very rich history, and you can learn all about it here.

19   Art Appreciation


Art is alive and well at the National Gallery of Art. Go for a tour today.

20   Art on the Net


If it has to do with art, you'll find it here.

21   Egg-ceptional


The carving of eggshells is definitely one of the world's most delicate art forms. Visit this amazing egg sculpture gallery.

22   It's a Dog's World



These two famous artists have a special way of presenting dogs. Enjoy their creativity here.

>> Auctions

23   Name Brand Auctions




These are all excellent person-to-person auctions where you can buy and sell almost anything you want. Many people have used these auction sites to assist with their businesses.

24   Doggone Fun



Run over to these sites. They'll sniff out some great deals for you.

25   Auction Watch



Everybody has the bidding bug, and everything seems to be for sale. Use these sites to get in on the auction action.

26   I Trust You, But …


… let's use an escrow account for completing our auction transaction.

>> Audio

27   RealAudio


One of the most exciting uses of the Internet is the ability to watch and listen to video and audio on the Net. RealAudio is a pioneer on the Internet frontier. Download this software today.

28   Listen Up



There are literally thousands of things you can listen to on the Net using RealAudio. This is a good starting point.

29   Look Up!


It's a bird … it's a plane … it's Superman! Listen to the original radio broadcasts.

30   Safe Listening



Listen to live conversations between air traffic controllers and pilots. When you've heard enough of that, tune in to see what the police are up to.

>> Automotive

31   What Does That Automobile Cost?



Finally, you can be on equal footing with car dealers. No doubt you will know even more about new and used cars than the salesperson does.

32   Used Car Appraisal


Want to know the value of a particular used car? Check out this handy online version of the National Appraisal Guide.

33   Kick Them Tires


It's a new world on the Internet. Microsoft offers detailed information about new and used cars.

34   Autobytel


Yes, you can buy a car on the Net. Autobytel will match you with a local dealer and even promises you a great deal.

35   Cars Online



Tired of dealing with car salesmen in the showroom? From the comfort of your keyboard, buy your next car online.

36   Auto Lease versus Purchase




Learn about car leasing and do calculations here before negotiating a lease.

37   Smart Lease



Arm yourself with all of the details before you lease a car.

38   Auto Financing


When buying a car, explore your financing options with these people first.

39   Used Cars



Buy or sell a used car online. AutoTrader has over one million cars listed. When you buy a used car, get the used car facts at Carfax.

40   Fuel Economy


How many miles to the gallon does your car get? Now you have the answers with a click of the mouse.

41   Auto Safety



Auto safety is an important issue. Read and learn about crash tests and highway safety.

42   Car Talk



Tom, Ray, and Autoshop have great automobile information on the Net.

43   Auto Recalls


Has there been a recall for your car? This site will tell you the repair and recall record for most cars all the way back to 1960.

44   Everything Automotive




These sites will provide you with a comprehensive parts guide, an encyclopedia, and an auto magazine.

>> Books

45   Wanna Buy a Book?



These are great sites on the Net, with book reviews, interviews, and more. Of course, you can also easily search for a particular book and purchase it.

46   Best Price



Get the best deal you can when you buy a book. These sites search many online bookstores for you.

47   Rare Books


Looking for a rare book? Bibliofind has a search engine that contains over twenty million old, used, and rare books offered for sale.

48   New York Times Book Review


Over fifty thousand books are reviewed at this site.

49   Gutenberg Project


If a book is in the public domain, it can probably be found in its entirety at the Gutenberg Project.

50   Reading Is Fun


This is the place to explore many great resources related to reading.

51   Book It!


If you like reading, then I'm sure you'll love listening to these author interviews.

52   Celebrity Read


I don't know where they find the time, but these well-known people apparently manage to read plenty of good books.

>> Browsers

53   Browser Watch


What's the latest with Internet browsers? Browse this site to find out.

54   Tabbed Windows


This browser—available to download free—looks and feels like Internet Explorer. Instead of having multiple windows and Web sites opened, this site creates a tab view for you.

55   Opera Browser


Sing it loud and clear: There is another browser available to surf the Net.

56   Get Plugged In




Many Web sites offer features and functions that use the above programs to play music, show flashy Web pages, and open documents. If you want these capabilities on your computer, be sure to download the applications.

57   Cool Toolbar


Your browser toolbar probably looks pretty boring. Spice it up at this site.

58   Guide Me, Alexa


Download Alexa and you will instantly be guided to great sites as you surf.

59   Smart Surfing


There are no insects at this site, but you'll find a lot to buzz about. As you surf, Flyswat's software turns key words of text into live, clickable links that lead to related Web resources.

"I've grossed over two million dollars since I started advertising my business on the Internet!"

>> Business

60   Business Directory


This site claims to be "your guide to high-quality business Web sites," and it does have accurate and good business information, without overloading you.

61   Business Research


Is research your thing? Go to Business Research in Information and Technology.

62   Business Information



On Sale
Oct 1, 2001
Page Count
240 pages

Ken Leebow

About the Author

Ken Leebow appears monthly on CNN and has been interviewed in numerous newspapers and magazines with regard to the popular success of his books.

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