Web Bests, Cool, Portals, and Rings
- Blogs, which present their owners' personal opinions on what's interesting every day
There seem to be fewer lists of the best and cool sites than there used to be. I guess the Web has gotten so big that no one wants to go out on a limb and say what's the best or the coolest. Now, over in Web design — that's where they have plenty of opinions.
- Alexa Web Search - Allows users to post reviews; ranks sites by traffic
- Digital Librarian: A Librarian's Choice of the Best of the Web
- Forbes' Best of the Web list
- Hot Sheet
- PC Magazine's Top 100 Web Sites - also, the top 100 classic Web sites and the top 100 undiscovered Web sites
- Scout Select Bookmarks - No longer updated (Internet Scout Project)
- Top Five Sites - Top 5 in 20 categories = 100 great sites
- Top of the Web (John December)
- Webby Awards - Annual awards for the best Web sites in various categories
- Cool Site of the Day - Have the day's site e-mailed to you or browse the archives
- Voice of the Shuttle Laws of Cool Page - An attempt to categorize cool and meta-cool Web pages
- AOL Netscape
- Go.com (formerly Infoseek)
- MSN (Microsoft)
- My Yahoo
- Symbaloo - Choose search engine widgets. When you click on one, it changes the search box in the center.
A portal is a starting point on the Web, which you can customize with links and news of interest to you.
Personal Start Pages:
These sites allow you to create a start page with just what you want on it: news, weather, movies, humor, music, blogs, other interests. Use it as a daily starting point or share it with friends. Particulary useful if you use more than one computer. (Many of the "widgets" for these pages use RSS.)
A WebRing is a series of linked Web pages on a particular subject or theme.