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My kids are learning to look up a dictionary .. and my trusty old Oxford dictionary is being pulled out of retirement. I must admit I have been using Internet sites such as, mostly for it’s Thesaurus function.

So when Techcrunch reported the launch of Word Source today, I thought I would give it a try.


Apart from the absence of ads (which may not last long), what impressed me is the clean web 2.0 look and feel, and some social media utilities such as tagging and linking photos to works. This becomes a useful tool, when you want to grab a picture to describe words. Not many words have pictures yet, and I wonder whether it would have been easier to link this site to Flickr which is a great site to find pictures relating to words. For example, here are Flickr’s photos tagged with the word trust.