Sites of the Week: June 15, 2013

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

Oscar Wilde

Factoid: In 1960, there were 427 wildfires in Colorado. In 2009, there were 2,973.

Colorado State University

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.

Dialect Maps
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130609130800-5670386-do-you-call-it-soda-or-pop

If you’re a logophile like me, you’ll enjoy this article that comes to you via my friend Gary W. about a study of the variety of word choices (pop, soda, coke or soft drink), pronunciation and slang across the U.S. The article includes only a small number of the maps. If you find this topic interesting, there is a Huffington Post article here with other examples and if you would like to see all 122 maps, you can see them here.
 

jobdreaming
http://www.jobdreaming.com/

jobdreaming is designed to help you find your next job. You describe your dream job (title, salary and location). jobdreaming works with recruiters and employers and will inform you of opportunities that match your dream job attributes.
 

KnowDelay.com
http://knowdelay.com/ /

The founder, a one-time commercial pilot, says he can alert travelers of weather-related flight delays up to “three” days before takeoff. He boasts a 90% accuracy rate. Using a predictive engine, the site weighs forecasts, on-time performance data, and the efficiency of individual airports in handling bad weather.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”

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