It's almost impossible to get the gifts you actually want for the holidays, unlike the gifs you want, for which you just have to fire up the ol' 14.4, wait like three hours, and...wait, Pam Anderson's not even naked in this thing?!? WTF? Better warn everyone in the chatroom. Let your peoples know exactly what you're itching for, with WantsThis. Designed by a Philly geek and released just in time for the holidays, Wants is a slick present-getter that lets you comb the information supernets to easily whip up a custom wishlist, then quickly share the results with whomever you think'll give you your real mom back. Differing from sites like Amazon that let you create a list of only their stuff, Wants lets you cherry-pick the entire web, either by installing their bookmarklet to your browser, then clicking it whenever you're on the page of something you dig, combing their lists of users' most requested items, or using their super-fast, predictive search bar until you've found what you're looking for, unless you're Bono, in which case you'd better get comfortable. Once you've formed your inventory of
demands gift ideas, you can let the world see it via email, Twitter, Facebook, or MySpace, if you're a crappy band; you can also link up with friends/family members' lists, and set up reminders for if their wishes get modified, if a birthday's coming up, or price drops -- so if you're talking about Peerless, there should be be at least a couple every Sunday. If you happen to use other wishlists on Amazon or NewEgg, you can easily import your picks from them into your Wants list, which back in '95, had only three things: a 28.8 modem, a second phone line, and a lock on the computer room door.