Each year since 2006, London’s The Guardian has published a list of the top 100 web sites of the year. What a treasure trove for those of us who love to get lost on the internet! The Guardian conveniently puts each site into a catagory, so you can search under “Create/Collaborate” and find sites such as Remember the Milk, an online planner/task manager, or Zoho, an elegant alternative to Microsoft Office that, like Google Docs, allows multiple people to work on the same document. (Real-life application: have each member of your family edit their section of the annual holiday letter before you send it!)
Another list of top web sites is from PC World magazine, “100 Incredibly Useful and Interesting Web Sites.” You can explore catagories such as “9 Sites for Fitness and Travel” or “9 Sites to Help You Survive the Recession,” which includes a link to GasBuddy, the parent of GrandRapidsGasPrices.com. Use it to find the cheapest gas in the region or anywhere else in the United States and Canada.
A short and sweet list of top web sites can be found in About.com’s “Top Ten Best Sites of 2008.” My own favorite site of the year? Google’s new browser, Chrome, which is no longer in Beta and can be downloaded for free. See KDL’s previous articles here and here. OK, go explore! You’ll have plenty to do the next time we get snowed in!
Posted by: Jan