Your five favorite websites of all time

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  1. protozoa macrumors regular

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    Not including this website!

    Any topic.

    Mine:

    1) My Yahoo. I know they are in league with the Devil, but I have gotten alot of value out of being a member of this free service for (over) seven years. It's a convenient homepage, and quickly provides information on news, weather. sports and stuff. I think alot of people take it for granted. I would probably include the Yahoo search engine; but since it's integrated into My Yahoo, I won't.

    2) Photobucket. Also free, easy, and it works great.

    3) The Internet Movie DataBase (IMDb). Handy for looking up trivia.

    4) Wikipedia. People talk about how it can't be trusted... but for the most part, the information is correct, thorough, and handy.

    5) Amazon. It's like crack to me. I love books and DVDs, and the idea that I can shop for them online and they will show up in my mailbox is hard to resist. I have also used Amazon as a sort of research tool, not unlike IMDb.

    It's pretty rare that I turn on my computer and I don't look at all five of these. Most of these are things I use as "tools" versus left-brain stuff. So, I'll include an honorable mention that I enjoy....

    MisterSF.com


    I searched, and didn't see a thread on this topic elsewhere. My apologies if I missed it.
     
  2. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    is google aloud?

    Gizmodo - Gadget Fix
    HSBC - Onling Banking
    MacRumors - Rumor Fix
    Ebay - Shopping
    BBC iPlayer - TV

    guilty pleasure
    RedCurtain
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Wikipedia - information hunting
    Ebay - bargain hunting
    Facebook - keeping in contact with old friends
    Telegraph online - for news
    HotUKDeals - for finding cheap deals

    And MrT8064, if you'd read the first post, it did specifically state websites not including this one. ;)
     
  4. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    1. YouTube
    2. MacRumors
    3. Facebook
    4. Craigslist
    5. eBay, local Apple product listings
     
  5. bvonarx macrumors newbie

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    Refdesk.com
    Encyclopedia Manchester United
    Guardian Unlimited
    New York Times
    Nikon Cafe
     
  6. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    eBay
    Google
    CaneSport
    MacRumors
    BangBus...lol
     
  7. Twilight Elk macrumors regular

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    In no particular order:

    1. CNN [I'm a news-addict]

    2. Engadget [Total technophile]

    3. MapleStory [Good MMORPG]

    4. YouTube ['nuff said]

    5. My Anime List [Great for anime trivia]
     
  8. Twilight Elk macrumors regular

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    I call foul!

     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    not in any order

    1. youtube
    2. wikipedia
    3. facebook
    4. espn
    5. buxfer.com
     
  10. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I prefer to Google silently. :)

    I would have to give it some thought.... I think over long periods of time,

    NY Times (best in class)
    Amazon (yeah, rather addictive, particularly with their marketpladce
    Photobucket (as mentioned above)
    C|Net (gone downhill somewhat but a longstanding tech news source for me)
    And a site that I go to for eating disorder support....

    EDIT:

    That's why I took my Mac to Tennessee. :D
     
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  13. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Google
    CNN
    ESPN
    my local Craigslist
    Intellicast
     
  14. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, looks like some people don't read the bit in the first post that's in big bold lettering. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    Facebook
    Mac Rumors
    You Tube
    Nico Nico Douga RC2
    Google
     
  16. Melrose Suspended

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    My list, and the uses for each:

    Google (I hate the company itself, however): Useful for quick spell-checking, math, research, images, phonebook search, SEO ranking stuff, adwords, site search, documents, etc etc. There are million and two uses for Google.

    eBay: Bargain hunting, money making, market research, dreaming of fancy cars I'll never own..

    IMDB: All-round great for motion picture-related information Narrowly beating out Apple.com/Trailers, which used to be better than now.

    My personal site: For testing my PHP projects, CSS tricks, et al. Having access to a dependable, easily-accessible server is wonderful.

    Amazon.com: Cheap, cheap music, DVDs, even clothes sometimes.

    YouTube: Very neat to check the progress of my guitar lessons & playing against others in the field, and the guitar lessons posted thereon can't be beat for price and information.
     
  17. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Oh man, I was going to call that one! Oh well, glad I'm not the only spelling/grammar nazi here.

    I don't have that many sites that I visit on a regular basis outside of MR:
    Sitepoint
    CBC News
    Lolcats
    Apple
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Normally I'm nice about such things, but after so many recent threads about Americans destroying the English language, I can hardly let someone from the United Kingdom off with that.... :p :eek:
     
  19. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    1. MACRUMORS
    2. MACRUMORS
    3. MACRUMORS
    4. MACRUMORS
    5. MACRUMORS

    sometimes its the only site i go to so get over it
     
  20. rjfiske macrumors regular

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    imdb.com
    daringfireball.net
    miceage.com
    lynda.com (though a $$ account is req'd)
    videocopilot.net
     
  21. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Alright alright, chill already:p
     
  22. $Weezy$YM$ macrumors newbie

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    My Five Favorite Websites

    1. Playstation Underground Forums - The Playstation Forums. One of the best forums i've ever been a part of. Some amazing members over there.

    2.Google - I don't think i need to explain.;)

    3. Youtube - almost every video ever is on youtube . . .

    4. Facebook - It's so easy to stay in touch with my old friends on facebook. It's also soething to do when i'm bored, with all of the games.

    5. The PSU Comic Forums - A lot of members from the Playstation Forums are here. These forums are really laid back, and have little rules. they also have the best smileys:)
     
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