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"What's New and Exciting About the Web Right Now?" Asks Time Magazine

Time selects the top 50 web sites of 2007, from Photonhead.com to Cellswapper and FunnyorDie.com to Lastfm

Time magazine has chosen what it considers to be the top 50 web sites of 2007 - sites that show, "...exceptional style and smarts, sites that offer new and improved ways to access and share content, generate our own and otherwise enrich the online (and off-line) experience."

In the Social Networks category, the top sites included among others StumbleUpon, Hitchsters (a carpooling site), and LinkedIn.

Among the News & Information sites that made the Top Fifty were INGDirect.com (a banking site), OpenSecrets.org (a campaign finance analysis site), and NowPublic.com, a "citizen journalism" site.

The Web Services category included among others: Mozy.com (online file backup service); Tumblr.com (blogging service), and Twitter (microblogging).

 Time also had an Arts & Leisure category, in which sites which made the Top Fifty list included among others: Wotartist.com (art gallery), PhotonHead.com (digital photography), and CellSwapper.com (wireless carrier contract swapping site).

The final category, Audio & Video, included among others: FunnyOrDie.com (a YouTube alternative), Last.fm (custom radio), and Lala.com (a digital music store).

 

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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queZZtion 01/02/08 03:35:04 PM EST

Why on earth is that cellswapper site not in the web service category? It's a textbook example, no?