I can't believe I've never put pen to paper, so to speak, on this topic, because I ask this question in every job interview I conduct: What Web sites do you visit most?
That's a tough one, and it certainly changes and evolves over the years. But while new sites -- and new concepts like Web 2.0 and social media -- enter into my favorites, other oldies but goodies keep on keepin' on.
I couldn't realistically rank the following by page views, but I'm reasonably certain that right here and right now, these are the top 10 sites I visit the most (in alphabetical order):
AppleInsider.com: This site waxes and wanes for me, and it might be on the verge of being replaced by tuaw.com (The Unofficial Apple Web Log). But because most of our staff runs Macs, and because I'm an addicted sucker to everything Apple, I check out this site for rumors, product previews and reviews several times per week.
Brewers.com: I should include this only seven months out of the year, but while the Brewers are in season, I'm at their Web site non-stop. I'm not wowed by the generic Web design, but their beat writer, Adam McCalvy, does a good job and is a refreshing alternative from the newspaper (especially now that Drew Olson works for us). Plus, if it's a day game -- or if my wife insists I turn the channel from the Brewers night game -- I usually have MLB Gameday running the background.
Edmunds.com/insideline: I'm not a "car guy," per se, but I do like to drive them, own them and obsess about the "next big thing." Inside Line gets more mechanical than I need (and understand), but they do a great job of watching trends, previewing and reviewing new models and keeping me up to date on new technologies that I can salivate over until my next lease expires.
Google.com: It's my home page. Not because it's the absolute best search engine out there, but because I've become trained to use it for searching every single time. I used to use different search engines for …Read more...