Top Ten Most Useful Websites

This list is about the websites that are the most useful to us for whatever reasons that may be.
The Top Ten
1 YouTube YouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees on February 14, 2005. In November 2006, it was acquired by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube is ranked as one of the most visited websites, securing... read more

I'm only picking this one because it's the most well-known and people will most likely see your videos. If you ever want to make videos for the internet, YouTube is where they will most likely end up.

I agree with TornadoTemper. It has a lot of medical content, so students can learn a lot of things on YouTube. Luckily, it doesn't only contain scary creepypasta and horrible Adventure Time fan videos!

Yes, you can learn a lot of new things on YouTube and even find all those old TV shows, songs, advertisements, etc., you miss. The only irritating things are some fan videos, especially Adventure Time ones!

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2 Wikipedia Wikipedia is a multilingual free online encyclopedia created on January 15, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The website is written and maintained by a community of volunteers through open collaboration and a wiki-based editing system. Individual contributors, also called editors, are known as... read more

A common misconception I've been hearing is that anybody can add edits to Wikipedia. But the reality is, while anyone can edit, not everyone's edits will be accepted because they need to be reviewed by the administration. If the information is abusive or inaccurate, it will be removed.

Let's also not forget there are citations at the bottom of the page indicating where people get their information from. If anything, this site can be very useful.

Contrary to popular belief, Wikipedia is actually quite accurate and offers plenty of information about any topic. It saved my life when I was in secondary school, and I hope it will continue to do so through college.

The layout is clean and simple, and it works for the massive amount of information that some articles have. I recommend it to anyone.

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3 Google Maps

So you've used TripAdvisor to plan your holiday. Now it's time to locate things around your hotel with Google Maps. Google Maps comes with Street View, so you can see exactly what is on the road you're on.

You can search for specific amenities around a specific area by typing (amenity) in (city), e.g., schools in London. The possibilities are endless with Google Maps.

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4 TripAdvisor

Ever thought of planning a holiday abroad, going to a restaurant in the city, or even taking a tour around some caves? TripAdvisor's got you covered. With a large community and helpful reviews from the general public, you can avoid a disastrous trip.

My dad and I use TripAdvisor before going to any hotel, restaurant, etc. It has yet to let us down. Before using TripAdvisor, my dad and I went to a horrible hotel that advertised itself as a 4-star. Now, thanks to TripAdvisor, I've been to 2-star hotels that feel as good as the usual 4-star ones.

5 Random.org

So, you're doing a survey for a business, or you may just be playing around with it. This site can help find the clients you're going to survey or who goes first in your game of hide and seek via a virtual coin toss.

There are many other simulations, such as shuffling cards, rolling dice, raffle drawing, and generating a password for your new account on a website. All the services mentioned above are free, but there is some premium content for paying users.

6 Urban Dictionary

Yes, there are a lot of questionable definitions that do come off as edgy, unfunny, and quite cringey. But if you can get past that, then you'll find some precise definitions of certain words and phrases.

It really helped me out when I was looking for the meanings of certain words.

This site has the community tell you what different words or phrases mean. A lot of it is related to intercourse and other rude acts, but there is some intelligent content on there.

This site will help you understand the present-day slang and abbreviations that people use, if you don't already.

7 Google Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.
8 eBay eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble.

Looking for cheap furniture, cheap video game classics, or maybe even designer clothes on the cheap? eBay will make sure you get what you want. Beware of fake designer clothes, though.

9 TheTopTens TheTopTens is a countdown-based website founded and created in 2005 which consists of user-generated content. Visitors can vote, comment, like other comments, and view user-created remixes. Registered users can use the additional features of the site - such as creating lists, remixes, posts, messaging,... read more

Useful for many things. For a start, it's fun.

10 IMDb The Internet Movie Database is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.
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11 Facebook Facebook is a corporation and an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States. The platform allows users to comment on other people's posts, use the marketplace, share photos, make video calls, watch short clips, date, and play games within the app... read more
12 StatCounter

Professionals use this to find out how much traffic a website gets. It is such a useful tool if you're wondering about a site's traffic.

13 Convertfiles
14 Anystart.com
15 Khan Academy

It's one of the best sites for learning STEM subjects from K to college, whether it's rebuilding your basic mathematical skills or polishing your algebra and calculus.

It also contains other comprehensive subjects such as history and SAT preparation. Most importantly, everything is free to use.

16 Yahoo! Yahoo! is an American web services provider. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and operated by the namesake company Yahoo Inc., which is 90% owned by investment funds managed by Apollo Global Management and 10% by Verizon Communications.
17 HowStuffWorks

This website says what it does on the tin. Search for something, and it will tell you information about how it works and how it was developed.

18 Netflix Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California.
19 Answers.com
20 Tineye
21 Lastpass
22 Alternativeto
23 Hellosign
24 Viabox
25 TikTok TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a short-form video hosting service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dance, and entertainment with durations from 15 seconds to ten minutes.
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