And the Joey goes to ...

March 1, 2000
You`ve heard of the Oscars? Of course! And you know the Tonys and the Grammys, but what about the Joeys? In honor of our tireless editor, Dr. Joe Blaes, I have come up with a new award for "Excellence in Web Sites."

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS

You`ve heard of the Oscars? Of course! And you know the Tonys and the Grammys, but what about the Joeys? In honor of our tireless editor, Dr. Joe Blaes, I have come up with a new award for "Excellence in Web Sites."

Of course, this is all done for fun, but I hope to educate you about a potpourri of sites that are either very useful or very enjoyable. For you Internet rookies out there, here`s a list of great sites to start you on your journey on the World Wide Web. For you Internet veterans, I hope I have found some new sites for you to visit and enjoy. Bookmark these sites - they will be useful to you on a daily basis!

* There are some great online financial resources. For calculating just about anything you might want, the winner is: www.moneyadvisor.com/calc. For general financial information, the winner is www.investorama.com, and for getting up-to-date financial news and headlines, the winner is finance.yahoo.com.

* Do you love to find all sorts of free stuff on the Internet? If so, then you will love the co-winners of this category: www.soprano.com/frees.asp, and www.thefreesite.com.

* In the category of fun sites to visit, we have four winners. First, we have the "keep that sexy smile" winner at www.drbukk.com. For a large source of utility programs and useful fun things, the winner is www.tricksandtrinkets.com/archives.htm. For totally useless trivia, the Joey goes to www.wackyuses.com. For the novel task of spelling out a phone number in word form, the winner is www.phonespell.org.

* For the Joey for sending out online greeting cards, the clear winner is www.bluemountain.com.

* In the category of games, puzzles, and jokes, we have four winners. For online games, the winner is www.won.net and for word games, the winner is www.wolinskyweb. com/word.htm. For jokes, the Joeys go to www.jokeindex.com for a general index of jokes and to members.xoom.com/Kristen/oneliner.htm for an extensive list of one-liners.

* For the kids, www.worldvillage. com wins as a nice starting point for kids to be when online. For study help, the winner is www.studyweb.com.

* For legal information, we have co-winners: www.nafep.com and www.nolo.com.

* For travel, the winner of getting maps online goes to www.mapquest. com. The winner of the award for a site where you can retrieve your e-mail from any computer in the world is www.mailstart.com. For general travel information, the co-winners of the Joey are www.travelocity.com and www.expedia.msn.com.

* Winners in the reference category are: www.myhelpdesk.com for computer questions; www.netlingo.com for a listing of Internet terms and acronyms; www.learn2.com for general information; www.clothesline. com/stainDet for cleaning information; www.encyberpedia.com/ glossary.htm for a list of other reference sources; and babelfish. altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate for a site that performs simple language translations for you.

* To find the best in search sites, the Joeys go to www.altavista.com, www.northernlight.com, www.google. com, and www.askjeeves.com.

Last, but not least, the winners in the dental divisions...

* For a dental portal where you always can find someone to chat with or find a fascinating newsgroup, the winner is www.dentaltown.com. The winner for a dental portal where you can find continuing education is www.rdental.com. And, for the dental portal that is a good source for dental news, the Joey goes to www. e-dental.com.

* For dental retail sites, we have four co-winners -

www.edentalstore.com, www.dexpo.com, www.net32.com, and www.dentistbid.com.

Congratulations to all winners! There are countless other winners out there in cyberspace. These are meant only to serve as a good starting point for you. Enjoy yourself as you travel around the World Wide Web!

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He also is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry Magazine and spokesperson and critical-issue-response-team chairperson for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His address on the Internet is www.dfdasmiles.com. Contact him by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at (314) 567-5612, or fax at (314) 567-9047.

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