On The Net: Iconic Image, Dating for Free

January 22, 2009 7:25:17 AM PST
The inauguration may be over but that iconic image of President Obama we saw so much of over the past few months will likely be around for a while.A new website is allowing you to have a little fun transforming your pictures into your own iconic images.

We all recognize the pop art image of our new president.

Check out obamiconme.pastemagazine.com. There you can upload your own photograph and watch the site transform it to an image similar to the Obama icon image. It also allows you to put your own caption underneath the image. Your picture may be featured on the website's gallery.

LINK: http://obamiconme.pastemagazine.com

President Obama may have reached out to young voters by utilizing social networking sites and popular video platforms like You Tube, now it seems his colleagues in the House and Senate are taking a cue from their Commander in Chief.

This week, lawmakers launched their own channels on YouTube to reach constituents in a web way. A useful Google map interface allows you to click on your own congressional district to pull up behind the scenes videos or post open questions.

LINK: http://youtube.com

The Philadelphia Zoo, America's oldest zoo turns 150 on March 21st! To help celebrate, the website is being updated daily with a different, interesting fact from the century and a half history.

In addition, people are able to sign up to receive updates on upcoming anniversary events taking place at the zoo, as well as, view slide shows of photos from as far back as the 1800s!

LINK: http://www.philadelphiazoo.org

Here's a major problem with online dating sites. Potential dates may not be exactly what they appear on the websites. DownToEarth.com claims to be different. T

The website was just launched by match.com and it's FREE!!!!

The site uses a feature called RealRatings, a system that helps keep daters honest when creating profiles and posting photos. With this tool daters are encouraged, after meeting in person, to rate the accuracy of the information provided in the other person's profile, including their height, weight, and resemblance to their photo.

The five-star rating system allows daters to score the other person's accuracy.

LINK: http://www.DownToEarth.com