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Been There, Seen That ... Please - Can I Now Get the T-Shirt?
Member Name: Glasgow Girl
Date: 08/07/01, updated on 08/07/01 (43 review reads)
Advantages: A well integrated site, with something for everyone
Disadvantages: , too much on there for just one dooyoo opinion
To be honest, I haven’t noticed this particular banner on dooyoo for quite some time. However, not being one who is easily discouraged once I have decided to doo anything, I checked this site out and,
as you will be able to see from the opinion that follows, I am truly glad that I did.
On their publicity 'bumph,' their logo says, “Where women find answers” and that is as good a way of describing this Internet site as any other.
I first came across iVillage many moons ago, when I was a mere beginner at the dawn of my Internet experience. In those days, I found iVillage to be an excellent site, with loads of interesting links and with a content that would appeal to the most pernickety of people.
It only had one fault. It was based in and had a content focused on American interests.
Now, I’m happy to say, all that has changed and - in partnership with Tesco - iVillage is providing a 24-hour on-line community, where women of all ages can find advice, support and information on almost everything imaginable.
Anyone looking at this site will see that it is not simply another ‘woman’s site’ with advice on how to remove those stubborn stains from the Mother-in-law’s carpet or on the vital, life-saving skills needed to select the right shade of lipstick - oh no-no-no-no. Yes -
iVillage is much more than that.
According to their publicity ‘blurb’ they have ‘informative articles’, expert advisers’, ‘provocative message boards’ and can answer questions on the ‘things that really matter’ in life.
I’ve taken them up on their invitation and as far as I can se, they are definitely on a winner.
Among the sections of this site that I found to be of interest I found were;
When you’ve only got one egg and half a chicken in the fridge, - this is the section of iVillage to make
for. iVillage have on hand what they call ‘inspiration’ - in the shape of their ‘Recipe Finder’ - which has links to Tesco.com - so you can have them deliver the other half of the chicken , - just don’t try asking them for five eggs ;-7
NEWS AND POLITICS
My favourite section of the site. - OK so I know, - I’m a very ‘sad person’, - it’s who I am
- so there. ;-)
When I say politics, don’t get me wrong, it’s not all MPs kissing babies and the like, -
Oh no-no-no-no-no. Yes.
This is a place for those who really want to ‘do something’ ... check it out and you’ll see.
This week (w/e 8th July 2001) there are items on “...your views about the Bulger killers, and whether or not women will ever fight on the front line.
WORK AND CAREER
If you’ve ever felt like chucking it all in -doing it ‘your way’ and starting your own business then, in this section of their site, iVillage reckon they have the solution sewn up.
On the other hand, if life at the office is not what it might be, then iVillage are there for you too. They have advice, - loadsa hints and tips on how to survive in the meanest of offices.
DIET AND FITNESS
Now here, I thought, was the answer to an ever-so-slightly-overweight-Glasgow-Girl’s problem.
Those good people at iVillage were saying that they could help ‘me’ to avoid those diet ‘dead-ends’ and take a route that will suit me best -
That’s quite a statement when I think about just how many ‘dead-ends’ I’ve been down
- diet wise that is.
iVillage reckon that their ‘diet finder’ is the answer to this maiden’s prayer.
We’ll see. I may just get back to you on this one.
In addition to the aforementioned, there are sections on ASTROLOGY, COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET and R
The first of these is something I know soo little about and, I feel, to bring it into my already overcrowded life at this ‘late’ stage would be - to say the least- ‘shutting the stable door’ if you see what I mean.
The other two headings are the ones that caught my eye right away.
Computers are an integral part of the auldmac/Glasgow Girl household and therefore are of great interest to me -
- as for RELATIONSHIPS ... well, did I tell you about the time .... ?
No, I think I’ll keep that for later. - Much later ...
Seriously, to date I have not had the opportunity to investigate these two sections at any great length and, as I would hate to do them a dis-service by simply skimming over them, I will omit them from this opinion.
All in all, iVillage is an excellent site, with loads of interesting sections and links to the best possible relevant sites. Although it is aimed at the female population, I would think that many men would find at least some of its content to be interesting -
if not extremely ‘educational’ ?