Wednesday, January 2, 2008

TIME's web toplists for 2007

This is fresh: TIME magazine came up with a list of 50 best websites of 2007 today. Lots of sites feature on the list which, I admit, I've never heard of; here's a summary of the list: 1. Mozy.com 2. StumbleUpon.com 3. Last.fm 4. Weebly.com 5. Etsy.com 6. Wotartist.com 7. Fatsecret.com 8. Netvibes.com 9. Chow.com 10. OhDontForget.com ... 46. StarWars.com 47. You Tube's You Choose '08 48. Odeo.com 49. Twitter.com 50. ExpertVillage.com As you've probably noticed, sites like Google or Facebook aren't featured, but they're probably on the list of "Top 5 Most Influential" websites -- I can hazily see the table, but not the entries. TIME tells me I need the latest Adobe Flash Player plugin, which I have; I've tried with both FF (2.0.0.11) and IE(6.0.xx) to no avail. Did anyone face similar results? Crazy: TIME actually lists #10 as "OhDon'tForget.com"! This is certainly an editing blunder or very silly styling (hey, years of journalism taught me that much!). I'm also wondering how they came up with the list (it's supposed to be poll results), particularly the ordering. Anyway, TIME also has a list of 25 sites we can't do without, which seems to be more agreeable.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

TIME's web toplists for 2007

This is fresh: TIME magazine came up with a list of 50 best websites of 2007 today. Lots of sites feature on the list which, I admit, I've never heard of; here's a summary of the list: 1. Mozy.com 2. StumbleUpon.com 3. Last.fm 4. Weebly.com 5. Etsy.com 6. Wotartist.com 7. Fatsecret.com 8. Netvibes.com 9. Chow.com 10. OhDontForget.com ... 46. StarWars.com 47. You Tube's You Choose '08 48. Odeo.com 49. Twitter.com 50. ExpertVillage.com As you've probably noticed, sites like Google or Facebook aren't featured, but they're probably on the list of "Top 5 Most Influential" websites -- I can hazily see the table, but not the entries. TIME tells me I need the latest Adobe Flash Player plugin, which I have; I've tried with both FF (2.0.0.11) and IE(6.0.xx) to no avail. Did anyone face similar results? Crazy: TIME actually lists #10 as "OhDon'tForget.com"! This is certainly an editing blunder or very silly styling (hey, years of journalism taught me that much!). I'm also wondering how they came up with the list (it's supposed to be poll results), particularly the ordering. Anyway, TIME also has a list of 25 sites we can't do without, which seems to be more agreeable.