Monday, August 24, 2009

The best websites

Time magazine lists the "50 Best Websites 2009." 

Yes, there's no "of." They clearly don't mean the best new websites of 2009. The list informs us that the best websites include Netflix, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. And, yes, Time makes sure we're aware that Amazon, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Google are also very good. Thanks, Time magazine!

Other good choices: Metafilter, Delicious,, and Yelp.

Oddly, Time lists and calls it "the place to turn to after you've seen your nth viral video and realize your brain itself is in danger of becoming infected." What about TED and Bloggingheads?

What do you think of Time's list?

People on Metafilter are discussing the fact that they were included. Someone points out:

Shame that Time probably doesn't figure in MetaFilter's 50 Best Magazines.
Someone else responds:
Shame that "time" doesn't figure into my like, top 50 human constructs, man.


Ann Althouse said...

Time makes my lameness list for not hotlinking the sites on the list.

LemmusLemmus said...

It seems like not the worst of lists for people who have never used the internet and want to get started. Is that how time (correctly?) sees its readership?