50 Best Websites of 2011

I always look forward to Time Magazine‘s yearly special features where they list the best blogs, best inventions, best websites and other cool stuff. In the past, I’ve blogged about the 50 Best Inventions of 2008 and Best Blogs of 2010. Last week they released the list for The 50 Best Websites of 2011. This particular feature honors the different useful, entertaining and indispensable websites found in the World Wide Web.

Below is the complete list of the 50 Best Websites of 2011 according to their categories:

Music & Video

  • 8tracks
  • HBO GO
  • Howcast
  • My Damn Channel
  • Turntable.fm

Family & Kids

  • CafeMom
  • Dear Photograph
  • Poptropica
  • Proust
  • Wonderopolis


  • Bleacher Report
  • Grantland
  • Jayski’s Silly Season Site
  • Onion Sports Network
  • SB Nation

News & Info

  • Big Think
  • GetHuman
  • Instapaper
  • ScienceDaily
  • Techmeme

Financial & Productivity

  • DuckDuckGo
  • Evernote
  • Join.me
  • Kickstarter
  • LearnVest

Shopping & Travel

  • Airbnb
  • Gogobot
  • Hipmunk
  • Polyvore
  • Retrevo

Health & Fitness

  • CalorieKing
  • HealthGrades
  • MapMyRun
  • Summer Tomato
  • Zen Habits

Social Media

  • Google+
  • Klout
  • Pinterest
  • Quora
  • Storify


  • The Escapist
  • Giant Bomb
  • OnLive
  • Touch Arcade
  • Retrocade


  • Freerice
  • Khan Academy
  • Open Yale Courses
  • Smarthistory
  • Starfall

Click here to see the complete article.

Which of these websites are your favorites or daily reads? Which website/s can you not live without?

[image source: Time/Alexander Ho]

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  • Sourish @ Iphone 4 jailbreak, October 2, 2011 @ 11:09 AM Reply

    sites for entertainment include englishrussia , theoatmeal

  • Arwin, September 21, 2011 @ 6:55 AM Reply

    Thanks for sharing…somewhat helpful to bloggers like me….

  • Vic, September 13, 2011 @ 12:56 PM Reply

    @ bennix, even Twittern is not included. How about the best blogs of 2011? I also want to see the best websites in the business category. But anyway, this is a great share. Thanks for posting.

  • Sourish @ Iphone 4 jailbreak, September 2, 2011 @ 11:55 AM Reply

    techmeme is just an aggregation of all the happening news in the web . would have been better if u added the direct link along with the names


  • bennix, August 30, 2011 @ 9:43 PM Reply

    Why FB is not included in the social media?I am only familiar with Techmeme and Google +.Thanks for sharing…:)

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