Open Culture Makes You Say, “Holy Cow This is So Cool”

Yes­ter­day, Jon Gor­don (the host of Future Tense, a tech­nol­o­gy show aired by Amer­i­can Pub­lic Media) dis­cussed the major tech inno­va­tions of the decade. At the end of the show (around the 49th minute), a caller asked: “What’s the neat­est site, in terms of wow fac­tor, that makes you say holy cow this is so cool?” And, in answer, Jon respond­ed: Open Cul­ture. We’re not cut­ting edge. We’re under-read and under-appre­ci­at­ed. (All prob­a­bly true — any thoughts on how to fix that?). But we deliv­er the goods. Thanks very much Jon, and thanks for allow­ing me the rare self-pat on the back. You can lis­ten to the inter­view below or access it here. And, if you want, you can fol­low us on Twit­ter and Face­book and get updat­ed on all new bits of Open Cul­ture.

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  • No more than you deserve Dan. Hap­py New Year to you all.

  • John Hakes says:

    Open cul­ture is stag­ger­ing for the depth & breadth of learn­ing mate­r­i­al it helps users reach.

    Thanks so much for the prodi­gious effort!

  • Martin Gaslin says:

    I lis­tened to the show live in Min­neapo­lis. I guess I was expect­ing the ‘eye pop­ping’ graph­ics or some such non-sense but I was real­ly sur­prised by the con­tent you have post­ed here. Great job. I guess it’s more of the ‘mind pop­ping’ sort of site. I got lost for sev­er­al hours last night search­ing through. You’ve been book marked and I will be back.

  • sue ogden says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU who work at Open Cul­ture!
    My favorite email updates are from you — always direct­ing me down paths of knowl­edge and enter­tain­ment.
    Thank you — give me more in 2010!

  • Francisco says:

    Nice, hap­py 2010, been here for the past year or so.

    great resources.

  • Matt K says:

    Found your site because of that inter­view (I’m a Min­neapo­lis native). Hope to con­tin­ue to find good stuff on your site!

  • Mike says:

    It is a real­ly great site, Dan. Thanks for cre­at­ing it, and Hap­py New Year.

  • Mili says:

    I love this site. Every time I vis­it I get to learn some­thing new and enjoy it.
    Keep up the great work. :)
    All the best in 2010.

  • Kendra says:

    I came to vis­it after hear­ing of this site on the MPR show. The first thing I found was your list of free online movies. I will def­i­nite­ly be back often and rec­om­mend to all my friends. I am excit­ed to explore some more!

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