Best of the Web: The Results

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 18, 2005

I’ve been so busy getting the Best of the Web package done that I forgot to mention here that … it’s done! We got a great response on the reader survey, and there’s an online-only story that compares those results and the editors’ picks. Thanks for all your suggestions—you’ll see a lot of them became editors’ favorites as well.

Besides the main story, we have five other stories that zero in on particularly interesting sites or trends, most of them driven by participants’ efforts: Heather Green has a fascinating story on how businesses are trying to use del.icio.us to track trends. Steve Baker highlights PostSecret and other audience-driven sites. The addictive Korean site Cyworld is the subject of Ihlwan Moon’s profile. Jessi Hempel’s story is about the innovative philanthropic site DonorsChoose.org. I’ve got a small story on Ajax, the programming juice behind Google Maps and other highly interactive sites. And finally, there’s an online-only Q&A with Web design expert Jakob Nielsen, who think the Web still has a looong way to go.

Reader Comments

Ashish Kanasani

September 19, 2005 4:29 PM

I just saw this on Gizmodo this morning:
http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/website/index.php

Seems to be a lot more interesting than any of the other Shopping picks you guys chose (though maybe it doesn't qualify as a "shopping" site.

John Beliveau

October 18, 2005 1:17 PM

Looks like www.thephatphree got snubbed in the humor department. What gives? Their content is updated daily and is funnier than any of the other sites your "editors" picked. Too edgy? Or are you skewing toward an audience that thinks putting stuff on a cat is funny? Time to step aside and let the future leaders take the podium, because we aren't interested in your old opinions anymore. Disgraceful.

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