Well - everyone else seems to be making lists at this time of year, and I’m not one to let a perfectly good bandwagon go past un jumped upon, so….
I just wanted to bring a few websites together that we’ve enjoyed using this year that are nothing whatsoever to do with Zopa - just fun, interesting or useful sites.
For the Londoner, a couple of essential sites for navigating around the big smoke. Firstly, the Transport for London Journey Planner - an incredibly detailed way of getting from A to B. Secondly, if you’re interested in getting about, and saving the world, check out WalkIt who will tell you exactly how much carbon you’re saving by walking to the pub instead of taking a cab!
A theme of 2006 has been ‘user generated content’, and one of the standard bearers continues to be Threadless - where an ongoing design competition produces some of the coolest t-shirts on the planet. In a similar vein is a company called Spreadshirt where anyone can create a shop (Including Zopa!) and create a range of branded products - go on, buy a Zopa mug!
Finally, for anyone trying to keep up to date in this crazy web 2.0 world, there are only 2 places worth reading.TechCrunch is a blog edited by Michael Arrington that has become the must read guide to everything new in Silicon Valley and beyond. Meanwhile, Techmeme has taken a different approach - an automatically updated page that brings together countless news sources to present a continually updated guide to the web world.
That’s enough for now - hope you find something useful in there and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
The Zopa blog will be back in January!