Tuesday, August 14, 2007

10 Web Sites You Really Must Visit

Ten on Tuesday has a doozy today: list 10 interesting web sites you'd like to share. I debated including blogs, and, in the end, decided to stick with the web site theme rather than the blog one.

What's that leave me with, then? Um, how about not 10? And why is that? Because I've never been a surfer, really. Oh, nowadays, I can spend ample time on the web, certainly, but I spend it hopping from blog to blog.

Anyway, here's my list of must-do sites.

1. Snopes. So many rumors and urban myths, so little time to track them all down. You’ve got to visit Snopes.com to find the truth. Like they used to say on The X Files: the truth is out there.

TMZ. If you’re into celebrity scandals, this is the place to end up.

Aardman Animations. From the makers of Wallace and Gromit, a very fun site to surf, check out the characters and get behind-the-scenes glimpses.

SFGate. Sorry, can’t help the fact that I still check the damn site -- the online version of my former employer, The San Francisco Chronicle, several times a day. I keep up on what’s going on in the Bay Area and beyond.

The Onion. The antithesis of real news. This satirical newspaper can be very funny at times. Good for a glance or two (or more).

BBC. And if it’s real news you want, you best go international, right? This is the place my husband visits religiously. [Yeah, Church of England.]

7. Club Penguin. For the kids, nothing beats skating around as penguins, visiting others' igloos, making friends, playing games. It's safe, and all three of the kids have penguins.

8. Maya's Mom. Think of it as a Club Penguin for moms. A community of mothers -- and fathers, too, to some degree. Chat, blog, gossip, confess. It's all there.

All right, that's it for me. Now, start playing another game on Tuesday: Jump One, Jump Twosday. I started it six weeks ago. Be a pal and play along, 'k?


Anonymous said...

Sorry to draw you up on the point, but you've only listed eight sites, but called it "10 websites.." . Could i suggest a couple to round off your ten?

Becky said...

Oooh, Snopes! I will have to make it a regular stopping spot! Thanks for your comment! I missed you last week - I came to read your 10 and play Jump and saw from your blog you were camping! Hope it was fun!

Anonymous said...

I've been a fan of Snopes for years! It's an excellent resource for separating fact for fiction. I've been interning for a company this summer, Healia, that has a similar mission with health search -- Healia filters out the low-quality (and just plain false) information and just delivers the high-quality information from government sites, healthcare practitioners, etc.

cjm said...

I forgot about Snopes. I go there when I get strange emails but sometimes just get sucked in looking at the pictures. Strange what is actually real. Stranger still what people assume is real...

Almost Vegetarian said...

Oh, between The Onion and the BBC, I think I've got it covered. (And is it just me, or is it difficult to get really good TV news shows in the US? Outside of CNN and Jon Stewart, that is!)



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