Great Find: TIME: Tech Time–50 Coolest Websites by Maryanne Murray Buechner
Type of Article: End of Year List
Permalink: 50 Coolest Websites
Target Audience: Any Internet user
Content: Maryanne Murray Buechner defines one quality of cool as something you probably haven’t bookmarked already. She figures there is no value in pointing out what most people already know. The article is divided into five sections.
On the last page, Ms. Murray Buechner reviews the criteria for each section. As a publisher, I might have put this overview first to give readers a “roadmap” to the article. So if you’re like me, you might want to start there and then return to the sections that interest you most. The sections are these.
NEWS AND INFORMATION–less-traveled links to the real world.
LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE–great content and presentation that showcases a particular area of interest.
COMMUNITIES–sites that do a great job of connecting people for work, play, or other common interests.
TOOLS AND ESSENTIALS–sites chosen for their ability to perform a service.
JUST FOR FUN–as the name implies, entertainment.
I’m partial to the lie detector. Although it’s great to see Bloglines getting its due in the “real world.” The IpodLounge and some of the Just for Fun links were nice discoveries.
I think you’ll pick up a site or two from this list you’ll want to visit again. I just can’t imagine that you’ll know everything this list has to offer.
–ME “Liz” Strauss