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October 21, 1996
Web posted at: 3:20 p.m. EDT (1920 GMT)

From Correspondent Brian Nelson

(CNN) -- Looking for alternative points of view? Overwhelmed by too much bad news? Or just want to have fun? Here are three sites to visit.

"DisInformation"is for the Internet's counter-culture. The site calls itself the "most subversive" place on the Web, pointing users to "the highest quality, most powerful and culturally important information the Internet has to offer." "DisInformation" catalogues "alternative" news in five categories:

A sixth DisInformation page, called "Newspeak," is a list of links to a variety of international news sites. A searchable index is promised for the future.

Good news and nothing but

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Browsing for something more upbeat? Check out "The Positive Press," which promises nothing but "good news every day."

Publisher John Groom says he started the site to "counteract the tendency of the mainstream media to focus on the negative." Every day he gleans the Internet looking for stories with an affirmative nature.

The stories fall under four categories:

Positive Press also has a quote of the day and an article that gives historical perspective to current events. You can also sign up to receive stories from The Positive Press by e-mail.

Cherry Coke craziness

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The folks at Coca-Cola built "The Cherry Coke Wall" as a place to find and submit links to little known, unusual Web sites. It's an eclectic collection of offbeat locations exploring sports, entertainment, music and fashion.

Two of the current links, for example, are Footbag Worldwide and Mr. Cranky Rates the Movies.

The "Give In" section lets visitors recommend their favorite sites so new links can be posted every week. "The Cherry Coke Wall" is maximized for Shockwave.


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