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Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites Of 2009

Posted by on Sep 2, 2009

Time Magazine has always been in the list business, and once again, they’ve come out with their 50 Best Websites Of 2009 list.

I always find one main thing interesting with lists like this. I know very few of these websites, and for someone like me, who feels like I’m always on the internet, that’s sort of freaky. I think it’s actually more of an age thing now. I tend to go to websites that I see listen through other people’s blogs, or from someone who mentions it on Twitter. I don’t just surf as much as I did in the 90’s.

Anyway, here are the few sites I’ve actually heard about:

1. Flickr
3. Delicious
5. popurls
6. Twitter
7. Skype
11. Google
12. YouTube
13. Wolfram|Alpha
14. Hulu
19. Amazon
21. Netflix
22. Etsy
31. Facebook

I’ve only given the links to sites I actually visit more than, well, once ever to be truthful. Actually, I should put Flickr on that list, but it’s never that I’ve visited because I want to check out their site. Rather, I end up there because someone else has posted an image that I want to see better, and it ends up being on Flickr.

How many of these sites, or sites on the main 50 list, have you ever heard of, or used? I will add that my wife is a major Hulu fan, but I’m not someone who can just sit and watch a TV show on my computer; I’m always doing something on my computer, which is why I have a TV in the room.

Maybe one day I’ll go back to this list, check out some of those sites, and then come here and write about them as though I discovered them. Nah; just don’t see that happening. After all, if Time knows about it, then how cool can it be? 🙂

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I’m surprised you’ve never used Skype or Hulu. Those are right up your alley. 🙂 You are not into taking and sharing photos so flickr wouldn’t interest you to use.

Those others you’ve listed without links besides Netflix, I have no idea what they are.

September 2nd, 2009 | 10:31 AM
Mitch:

Thing is, I’ve seen everything that I might possibly want to see on Hulu already, or taped it so I don’t have to watch there. As for Skype, gotta have someone you want to talk to, which I really don’t. I don’t even have a camera on this computer yet. One of these days,…

September 2nd, 2009 | 11:10 AM

Hulu looks brilliant but only available in the US!! We’ve got BBC iPlayer but that’s restricted to a week after airing and only tings on the BBC.
No fair!

September 2nd, 2009 | 12:25 PM
Mitch:

I didn’t know it was only available in the U.S. I wonder why.

September 2nd, 2009 | 2:58 PM

Well, my list is quite similar as yours, Mitch. ^^ Haven’t heard most of the sites up there or maybe I just don’t surf that much these days.

Social media sites definitely my picks of the day — Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google.. frankly I don’t use Skype that much either, more often with Google Talk, MSN instead.

Hulu! ha.. well, obviously I can’t access that. I know there’s an alternative to solve it but just not that ‘eager’ enough.
.-= Ching Ya´s last blog ..16 Social Bookmarking Plugins to Promote Your Posts =-.

September 3rd, 2009 | 4:55 AM
Mitch:

No problem, Ching Ya, since it seems I’m not in the mood to access them anyway. lol

September 3rd, 2009 | 6:35 PM

Oh, I thought the Google would be at least in the Top 3 ranking on the list! It looks like I’m totally wrong here, Mitch.

PS: The social bookmarking websites are ranked in a higher position in this new 50 Best websites of 2009.
.-= wilhb81´s last blog ..The Useful Business Tips 43: The 5 Essential Tips to Build Good Relationship with Vendors! =-.

September 4th, 2009 | 3:30 AM
Mitch:

Wil, I think Google’s missing because it’s not really a website, but a search portal. If they had their own content on the site, it would probably rank high.

September 4th, 2009 | 9:19 AM

Yeah Mitch, this is the powerful list of winners!
.-= Hesham´s last blog ..What is the Feature of Famous Bloggers Club FBC100 =-.

September 10th, 2009 | 1:02 PM

It’s horrible… I didn’t hear about popurls, Wolfram|Alpha, Hulu and Etsy

So what does that make me? I should check them out…

June 6th, 2010 | 4:54 AM
Mitch:

It just makes you previously unknowledgeable, like me, and now knowledgeable. 🙂

June 6th, 2010 | 12:22 PM