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 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 Wikipedians. Wikipedia is the largest and most-read reference work in history. It is consistently one of the 10 most popular websites ranked by the Similarweb and former Alexa; as of 2022, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site. It is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, an American non-profit organization funded mainly through donations.

A common misconception I've been hearing is that anybody can add editions to Wikipedia. But the reality is, while anyone can edit, not everyone's editions will make it because they need to be reviewed by the administration and if the information is abusive or inaccurate it will be removed. Let's also not forget there are citations on the bottom of the page to where people get their information from. If anything this site can be useful.

Yes, it's useful and informative most of the time, but sometimes, it gets vandalised. They're sometimes corrected back though.

Contrary to popular belief, Wikipedia is actually quite accurate (citation needed) and offers plenty of information about said result. It saved my life when I was in secondary school and will through college as well I hope. The layout is clean and simple and it works for the massive amount of information that some articles have. I recommend it to anyone.

Although people always say that it's inaccurate, I agree with Cazaam on how it is very accurate. They provide the information sources they used for every bit of information. Scroll down and see all the citations if you want proof about something you read on Wikipedia that you think might be questionable. I've used it for years and it's helpful with basically anything.

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2 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 14th, 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube is ranked among one of the most visited websites, placing in 2nd place - only topped by Google Search. As of 2022, the current CEO of YouTube is Susan Wojcicki.

The very first video on the website was "Me at the zoo", uploaded on April 23rd, 2005, uploaded by Jawed Karim. ...read more.

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

I agree with TornadoTemper, it has a lot of medical stuff 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 T.V. shows, songs, advertisements etc. you miss. The only irritating things are some fan videos, especially Adventure Time ones!

YouTube has not only funny and fun stuff, but medical stuff too and stuff you need to know if you're injured or something.

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3 Google Maps

So you've used TripAdvisor to plan your holiday, now 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 and 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 or going to a restaurant in the city or even a tour around some caves? TripAdvisor's got you covered. With a large community and helpful opinionated reviews from the general public, you can avoid a disastrous trip away from home. Me and my dad use TripAdvisor before going to any hotel, restaurant etc. It has yet to let me or my family down. Before using TripAdvisor, me and my dad 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 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 really find some precise definitions of certain words and phrases. It really helped me out when I was looking for certain meanings of words.

This site has the community tell you what different words or phrases mean. A lot of it is to do with intercourse and other rude acts but there is some intelligent stuff on there. This site will help you understand the present day slang and abbreviations that people use... if you don't already.

They give definitions that are simpler and easier to understand.

A useful website for trolling.

6 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.

Why isn't this rated higher?

7 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's going first in your game of hide and seek via a virtual coin toss. There are many other simulations - to shuffling cards and rolling dice, to 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.

8 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 contains other comprehensive subjects such as history and SAT preparation, but most importantly everything is free to use.

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, and following users to have content in the personal feed. It has over 200,000 lists as of 2022.

Useful for many things. For a start, fun.

10 Based Cooking

The Newcomers

? Sideways Dictionary

Not your standard dictionary; it explains meanings in analogy.

? Radio Garden

A website which features radio stations all around the world. Basically like the music version of Google Earth. I happen to find some of the most hidden gems here.

The Contenders
11 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 or 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.

12 Project Gutenberg
13 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.

It's wikipedia of movies

14 Every Noise at Once
15 Facebook Facebook is a corporation and an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States.
16 Desmos

It's very useful for performing math equations. Comes along with a free graphing calculator which allows you to express your mathematical creativity.

17 Have I Been Pwned?

If you want to be aware of a password or email being leaked, this site scrambles for data breaches and notifies you if your data has been compromised or not.

18 StatCounter

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

19 Convertfiles
20 Wolfram Alpha
21 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.
22 Anystart.com
23 Wiktionary
24 HowStuffWorks

This website says what it does on the tin. Search something and it will tell you information about how it works, how it was come up with etc.

25 Answers.com
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