3 Recommendations: Kanopy, Recomendo and DF Tube

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Kanopy If you have a library card, you most likely have access to Kanopy, which is full of excellent movies, including a selection from the Criterion Collection, and the Bicycle Thief. I’m recommending it because I am still surprised at how few people know about it. The kids section is also full of good movies, sans garbage like My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Night and Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus.

Recomendo, the mailing list from Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder & Claudia Dawson always has something to discover. KK wrote Cool Tools previously, which was a source of so many good links, and there is also a book of Recomendos.

DF Tube This is a chrome plugin that eliminates all the cruft around a YouTube video. For the past few months I’ve been trying to force YouTube to show me palatable content on my sidebar, but no matter how much crap I reject as “Not Interested” more crap appears. Since the fountain of crap is inexhaustible, I searched for a YouTube cleanup plugin. DF Tube–Distraction Free Tube– is so great! Everything bad — recommendations on the sidebar, crap on the homepage, inane commentary–vanishes!