Help for Information overload
Google seems to make it easy to find anything you could ever want to know. Until you get a few hundred thousand returns to your search query. Information overload is a by-product of internet marketing.
You go looking for one fact for a work from home post for your affiliate marketing website. You end up sidetracked, investigating a program that lets you travel the world, making good money with just a laptop. Or you end up engrossed in the history of Renaissance glass blowers. Or just overwhelmed by too many search results.
Refdesk.com to the rescue
This site is a lifesaver. With a very Web 1.0 feel to it, it lists, and lists, and lists information sites in a huge range of categories. The top section is more for perusing with your morning coffee. Go down about midway on the right to the major categories Top Reference Tools.
It has links to calculators of all types, demographics, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, quotations and writing guides. Each link takes you to a long list of websites that have specialized information.
On the left side is the major category Facts at a Glance. Whether you are looking for data on particular cities, how to find your congressman, medical info or help with translation, there's a link.
Refdesk.com is a great starting point for all types of searches. The information is already organized by category, so you have a good chance of finding the right website you need quickly.
Today I spend dinking around in the admin area of both websites I'm working on. There is a lot of stuff back there. I have a huge amount to learn. It's fun, there's just so much to it. Onward!