The Hotlist: June 2012
A Guide to the Web’s Most Cutting Edge New Media Content

Compiled by Elliot Feldman 

If you’d like your site to be featured on the Hotlist, send an e-mail to elliotfeldman@yahoo.com.


INFORMATION HUB

RecordSetter
RecordSetter describes itself as "the new home of world records, with over 13,000 records set." Founded by friends Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson, this Web site offers a fountain of information especially for trivia mavens regarding world's best records. There is also a social media function where site users can contribute their own world's best records.

MRQE – The Movie Review Query Engine
Founded by Stewart M. Clamen, MRQE – The Movie Review Query Engine describes itself as "a searchable index of all published and available reviews" regarding "over 90,000" movie titles. A rich online information source.

RoadsideAmerica.com – Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions
RoadsideAmerica.com – Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions is the frequently updated Web companion to the popular Roadside America series of offbeat travel books by Doug Kirby, Mike Wilkins and Ken Smith. Beside travel oddities, RoadsideAmerica.com provides mapping, hotel/motel finder, and other travel planning functions needed for users to get to their strange destinations.


SOCIAL NETWORK

Recipefy – Recipe Social Network and Online Cookbook
Recipefy describes itself as "an easy to use recipe manager to create and share your cookbook online" with friends. Created by Extendi, a small team of Web developers from Florence, Italy, Recipefy users currently share over 6,000 recipes worldwide.


APPS

Funny or Die's “The Occasional”
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's "Funny or Die" humor website offers “The Occasional,” a multimedia zine application delivered every other month via paid subscription through Apple's App Store. The zine's comedy writers include Marc Maron and Billy Eichler. Celebrity guests include comedy actor Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.


ZINES

things magazine
things magazine was founded by a group of UK artists and historians based at Britain's Royal College of Art, and Victoria and Albert Museum. This online culture zine is an online companion piece to the print edition of things magazine, offering a dense selection of relevant and intelligent links and conversation.

NextNature.net – Exploring the Nature Caused by People
NextNature.net is a multimedia zine connected to the Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology in Amsterdam. The project is an intelligent exploration of "the changing relation between people, nature, and technology."


BLOGS

Music Machinery
Music Machinery is a blog by Massachusetts Web developer Paul Lamere. Its content emphasizes news, views, and recommendations related to online music and its emerging delivery platforms.


TV FOR THE INTERNET

Puddin' strip
Standup comic Eddie Pepitone presents his comedy YouTube channel "Puddin' strip", described as a live action single panel comic. A series of politically incorrect and sometimes hilarious comedy videos less than 60 seconds each. Guest stars include comics Patton Oswalt and David Koechner. (Warning: sexual content and strong language)

John Peel's Record Archive
Co-sponsored by the BBC and Arts Council England, The Space is an experimental arts and culture project. The late legendary BBC DJ John Peel's Record Archive is a key part of The Space thanks to Sheila Ravenscroft, John Peel's wife and Patron of the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts. The Archive will include online access to "25,000 LPs, 40,000 singles, and many thousands of CDs."

 

The WGAW encourages New Media projects to respect content creators through Guild contracts. If you’re working in New Media and would like information on getting your project covered, contact Tamara Krinsky or call (323) 782-4511. 

Elliot Feldman's novel, Sitting Shiva, was published in 2003 -- ISBN: 0964374064. And check out his comics at Scene4 Magazine - WARNING: Not for the easily offended.