Chris B-J's 100 Best Web Sites

Chris Betterton-Jones chooses some of the "100 best websites" for 2009 listed by Newsmedia.
(Presentation on Thursday 11th March 2010)

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A webcomic of romance,sarcasm, math, and language.

Free online file conversion
Useful: converts files from one format to another.

Build timelines and add text, pictures and videos.


Your to-do lists, news, weather and photos on one page. A bit like Google customised home page.

Jay is Games

Best Flash and Casual games on the Web

Open Street Map

Fed up with Google Maps being wrong ? You can fix it on this editable world wide street map.


Classical music MP3 downloads, slowly building momentum.

Terrific film blog with a Hollywood focus.

What Do They Know
(Also on Telegraph list - For UK citizens only!)
Makes filing a Freedom Of Information request as easy as sending an email. Too easy, some in power think.

The Onion
US satirical newspaper. If it's not in the Onion, it probably really happened.

Information is Beautiful
Ideas , issues Knowledge data - visualised.

Daily Telegraph

The Stage
Latest news and opinion about entertainment: Focuses on UK Theatre, film and TV

BBC World Service
World News in many languages

The Daily Beast
This US news and opinion website features a daily Cheat Sheet with summaries of must reads from other news media. A sort of Readers' Digest of news.

Time Magazine

Super Cook
Supercook is a new recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with only the ingredients you have at home

ISSUU - you publish
In just a few seconds users can create beautiful digital editions simply by uploading their publications.

Academic Earth
Free on-line video courses from leading US Universities.


Private Eye

Book Depository
Bookshop . Free delivery world wide. Cheaper than Amazon if you only want one or two books.

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