3 Things I Found While Surfing the Net

22 Sep

Blog Post #161

I ran across some interesting things on the internet this past week, as I usually do. I find the World Wide Web a fascinating place.

There is an overwhelming amount of “stuff” out there — articles, essays, news, gossip, photographs, videos, music — whatever you want to see or hear — you can find it by surfing the net. Some of this stuff is interesting, valuable, entertaining and hilariously funny. Some of it is horrible, nasty, mean-spirited and just plain stupid. I try to stay away from those places!

I love to discover new ideas, and find things that I love to look and at learn about. These are some of my favourite things I found this week.

Women’s Work

YouTube is one of my favourite places to poke around on the web. The video below was posted on a friend’s Facebook page. I love when a good point or important message is conveyed through humor. Watch this short video on “Pinksourcing” featuring Kristen Bell — tell me what you think? Does it get its message across?

 

One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Pexels is a photo-sharing website that I discovered a while back. I love including photos in my blog pieces and I like taking my own pictures, but I’m no photographer. Sometimes it’s difficult (or impossible) to get that perfect shot for my posts. Photo sharing sites, like Pexel, are a godsend. They offer high quality photos that can be used in social media for little or no cost. This is one of my favourite images from the site.

blue-rose

 

Out of the Mouths of Babes

This last item is one of the sweetest things that I have ever seen online. Six year old Alex wrote a letter to President Obama, offering to give *Omran Daqneesh, the little Syrian refugee, a home with his family, saying “He will be our brother.” If only we could all have that same compassion and kindness.

 

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2 Responses to “3 Things I Found While Surfing the Net”

  1. Donna Kirk September 23, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    thanks for sharing this! oh my I am still laughing at Kristen Bell and PinkSourcing youtube infomercial. Unfortunately it has truth! The blue rose is gorgeous. I do not have professional photos on my blog but it is a good tip to know about “Pexels”. Have a good day Catherine!

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    • cgjohnston September 23, 2016 at 9:04 am #

      Hey, Donna! I also found the Pinksourcing video hilarious (and a little sad because of the truth in it!) Your photos on your blog are beautiful — I think they look professional. They are just one of the things I enjoy about your posts. I hope your day goes well. Thanks for the comment!

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