Sunday, 24 April 2011

That Can Be My Next Tweet

Possibly the most fantastic website I've ever seen, That Can Be My Next Tweet analyses your Twitter profile and decides what you're going to say next. I'm @bohemiacademia on Twitter, and this is what it came up with for me:

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

What's Your Holiday Destination?

Halifax is currently drawing attention to a pretty cool application on Facebook, which analyses your data and suggests a holiday destination for you, as well as telling you things such as where to stay, what the weather will be like, and what kind of cuisine you should try out. Here's my breakdown:

Cape Town? Really? I never would have thought that. Still, sounds like an interesting place! Apparently, being an adventurous kind of gal, I'd love to see some lions in Africa. Unfortunately (or perhaps not!), having spent far too much of my life online browsing the archives of sites like Weebl & Bob, anytime someone says 'Lions in Africa', the only thing I can think of is this video:

Still, looks like fun!

Hmmm, what else can I do when I'm there? Apparently, I can stay at the Green Elephant - hostel, home-cooked meals, large animals painted on the walls. Sounds like my kind of place!

Apparently I could have a penguin-spotting trip for £2.79, which sounds like fun, though I'd probably be more likely to look for snakes. Or, for a tenner, I could buy 115 kilos of biltong. If I wanted to.

And here were my final suggestions:

You know what? I'd be really up for the circus school. And I've already read Chekov, but not sure if I've read all of his plays, so I'd be up for that as well.

It does sound like a pretty awesome holiday. Head over there now and see what your destination is!

This post is sponsored by Halifax

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Google Introduces The +1 Button

Monday, 14 March 2011

Google Science Fair

Google is looking for the brightest and the best, as always. This time, they're looking for budding scientists between the ages of 13 and 19 to participate in their Science Fair, which closes on the 4th of April.

The prizes are pretty awesome; they include:
  • A 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with the National Geographic
  • A $50,000 scholarship
  • Experience somewhere fantastic, like LEGO, CERN, Google or Scientific American
...and loads more.

How do you enter? There's lots of information on the Science Fair site, along with resources for kids, teachers and parents.

Go on, then. Get your thinking cap on ;)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

World Family Names

World Family Names is a really fun and slightly addictive site that allows you to check the distribution of your surname across the world. All you need to do is enter your surname into the 'Map Your Surname' box and it'll bring up an interactive map coloured in different shades. Click on the countries for more details - it'll also tell you which names are the most popular in a certain country.

Definitely worth a try, though my surname (de Courcier) wasn't on there... maybe I'm just unique ;)

Friday, 31 December 2010

2010: A Review by Google

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

What kind of smartphone user are you?