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EHow - tutorials about everything
Added 18/06/2009
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Introduction:

If you know how to do something - however bizzare it might be, you can post a tutorial on eHow and someone will certainly benefit from your knowledge.  Or, find the instruction for anything you'd like to learn.

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Rating 10

<p>The idea is, that each of us is a specialist in some field, and that it's good to share knowledge with each other. Especially, when advice comes from a  regular person and is backed up with their experience, and deals with subjects that have not been described in books. <a href="http://www.ehow.com/" rel="nofollow">EHow </a>features 24 categories of advice and tutorials, from common things like 'How to file your income tax return' or 'how to lose weight' through things related to original hobbies ('how to learn belly-dancing with a sword') to things which are rather strange, such as 'how to attract gnomes to your garden'.</p>

Functionality:

Rating 8.0

<p>Each user can post a tutorial, either written, or with pictures or video files. Other users comment it, and give points, which add up to authority awards. There's a forum for general discussion, friends' list and the possinbility of exchanging private messages. A recent addition is the 'resources' section which helps the users fint the tools or products they might need for doing things described in the 'HOW TOs', for example, a desciption of a pet carrier is linked to a tutorial called '<a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_2276482_bring-pet-bunnies-kindergarten-classroom.html" rel="nofollow">How to bring bunnies to a kindergarten classroom</a>'. Obviously, it's easier to do with a carrier, than without one.</p>

Layout:

Rating 6.0

<p>The site is well organized, which is important with such a great number of subjects and categories. The browser tool is quick and precise, the layout and colours are pleasant and not overwhelming.</p>

Summary:

Rating 8.0

<p>Well, it definately is a useful site if we need to learn a new skill and we don't know a specialist of , let's say, bunny transport. Some of the advice is <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_4617081_hunt-a-chupacabra.html" rel="nofollow">plain silly</a>, or might be untrue,<a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_4659183_lose-weight-fast.html" rel="nofollow"> harmful</a>, or <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_2052456_prevent-getting-abducted-aliens.html" rel="nofollow">impossible to evaluate</a>. Reasonable thinking is needed here, and in case of health related topics, a proffesional advice as well, but the sitie might really be a good source of knowledge and skills.</p>

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