Recently came across Wordnik, and have been growing more fond of it each day. Initially, it was a utility: looking up words, finding synonyms and the like. I discounted the romantic claim from Wordnik’s “About” page: “Wordnik is a new way to discover meaning.” I can now appreciate this.
Give Wordnik a word, and it will return definitions, examples, related words, lists, comments, images and audio. There is also a community (meh), a Word of the Day and random words. To boot, the site is well designed, making it enjoyable to browse. Thus, my brief synonym consult turns into a deep-dive exploration of language.
Kudos to you Wordnik, you have been bookmarked.
I highly recommend exploring Twitter’s advanced search capability. Doing so can help turn your overwhelming and sometimes nonsensical streams into manageable and strategic discovery tools. Explore the capabilities of Twitter’s interface, and for those seeking to strengthen their command of the feature, familiarize yourself with the syntax used. This guide from Twinitor shares a substantial list.