Of all things, I am a total word geek. If I hear or see a word and don't know the definition, I use Spotlight or grab my dictionary.
But the problem with conventional dictionaries is that you get a few words to define another, and if you're lucky, one phrase with usage. I want to know how the real world uses words! So I'm totally jazzed on Wordnik, which gives you a whole fleshed-out page for each word you look up. You get the regular definition, of course, but you also get to see how the Internet uses it — tweets where it's used, images tagged in Flickr with the word, audio pronunciations.
Basically, you'll never misuse "ostensibly" again.
To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,
I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.
- First of all, join the Website of the Day group.
- Click the pink "Share" menu on the top left side of the page.
- Choose "Blog" and "Regular Post."
- Give your story a "Title."
- Fill in the "Body" with a link to your favorite website and the reasons why you love it.
- Click "Next."
- Choose the audience for your story to "Website of the Day" in the dropdown menu.
- Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day").
- Change channel to "Technology and Gadgets."
- Fill in tag field with relevant tags.
- Click "I’m done" to submit content.
So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!