50 Best Websites of 2011



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

Sports

  • 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

Games

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

Education

  • 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]

Owner and editor of JaypeeOnline. Self-proclaimed geek. New media writer and consultant. WordPress advocate. Loves blogging, gadgets, video games and sports. You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

5 Comments

  1. Sourish @ Iphone 4 jailbreak

    October 2, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    sites for entertainment include englishrussia , theoatmeal

  2. Arwin

    September 21, 2011 at 6:55 AM

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

  3. Vic

    September 13, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    @ 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.

  4. Sourish @ Iphone 4 jailbreak

    September 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    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

    Sourish

  5. bennix

    August 30, 2011 at 9:43 PM

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

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