🧢 Write like Gen Z (IUW #58)
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📢 Big news
We've launched a referral programme for our readers! The rewards are really simple:
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👩💻 New Insanely Useful Websites
Screen recorder with pause, rewind and replace. If you make a mistake while recording, Vento lets you fix it without re-recording the whole thing. Great for tutorials, product demos and training clips. Free to use.
Forum search engine. Google results are overrun with low-quality affiliate sites, making it hard to find reliable product info. CrowdView searches forums, communities and sites like StackExchange to find opinions from real people.
Interesting scenes from Google Street View. See a random selection of the most interesting, creative and outright insane sights captured around the world by Street View cameras.
🧢 Language skills
Translate to and from Gen Z slang. Need to text (or fax) someone born after 1997? This site helps you ensure you're understood, and you can understand their replies.
⏪ Time warp / project idea?
What Google would have looked like in the 80s. The site no longer works since Google discontinued its search API, but hearing modem sounds and seeing a retro UI is still fun. An 80s theme for Searx or ChatGPT might be an idea for creators looking for a project?
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