Moving ahead of time: 100 useful websites for 2009

Monday, 22 December, 2008

The Guardian’s list of the top 100 websites and applications for the new year.

“The web really is becoming the operating system.”

The biggest changes since 2006 have been in the fields of collaborative online services that let people in different locations work simultaneously on projects. Collaboration in 2006 was very much focused on words, but now you can create presentations that look as though they were made with expensive packages. And then you can share those presentations, or look at other work that people have done – and even download them. You can convert files without needing expensive systems. Collaborative working has never been easier, even across different platforms. The web really is becoming the operating system, as the rise of the “netbooks” (aka ultraportables, aka Liliputers) emphasises.

And no mention of Internet Explorer under the browsers category either.

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