Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What's your 'must have' website?

With the advent of the Internet, we now have 24/7 access to just about any information or entertainment content that we could ask for.  According to Internet services company, Netcraft, there are over 644 million websites on over 225 million domain names.  The explosive growth of the Internet shows no signs of slowing down, with a growth of around 5% a month.1  With all these sites, it’s almost impossible to choose just one that is most important to my daily life.  On a purely geeky level, I would suggest a site such as Engadget or Gizmodo.  I often spend hours a week perusing the articles on those sites, and rely on them to keep me on the bleeding edge of all things technical. 
However, if I look at the site that really helps me, I would have to say that Facebook is probably at the top of my list.  Some people (myself included) may have concerns about Facebook’s privacy policy, or their use of my personal information for advertising purposes but I still couldn’t do without it.  I am frequently overseas for months at a time, and Facebook helps me stay connected to my friends and family while I’m away.  Being able to stay up to date with my friends and family and seeing their pictures and videos helps to make my deployments more bearable.  Lately I’ve been thinking about migrating to Google+, but the users just aren’t there yet.  So for now, Facebook is my must have website, what's yours?
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1 March 2012 Web Server Survey.

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