Best of the New Web

The Web is no longer for idle wanderings or passive viewing. It's about socializing, sharing--and creating

It's A Whole New Web

And this time around it will be built by you

Content: Voices Of The People

Graphic: Home

E-Society: My World Is Cyworld

Graphic: Play

Tagging: Keeping Tabs On The Net

Graphic: Work

School Aid: It Takes A Web Site

Graphic: Public Domain

Ajax: How To Weave A Faster Web

Graphic: Toolbox

Online Extra: A Plethora of Web Picks

Our Best of The Web survey drew a huge response from readers. Compare their picks to those of BW editors

Online Extra: Jakob Nielsen on the Unwieldy Web

The Web usability whiz says some sites are getting better, but far too many remain too complex and frustrating for typical users

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 Editors' Picks

These are our picks for the cream of the crop, ranging from the ridiculous (the disturbingly hilarious StuffOnMyCat) to the sublime (the group art blog PostSecret). The list was aided, in no small part, by our readers. Some of the best, such as the tech news site Digg.com and the great group advice site Ask Metafilter, came from sharp-eyed readers and have become some of our new favorites.

 Readers' Picks

For its Best of the Web Special Report, BusinessWeek Online asked readers to vote for their favorite Web sites and services in 29 categories, organized into 5 groups ranging from Work to Play. More than 16,000 votes were cast. The numbers shown in the tables below are the percentage of voters who named the site as their favorite.

 @ Work
 @ Home
 @ Play
 Public Domain

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