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Top 10 Most Popular Websites in the World

Sunday, October 2nd 2011. | Most Popular


The world has become such a close knit family because of the internet. The reason we are so close to each other on the planet now is because we have some great websites to tell us about the world. The other reason is that we can touch each other in the web sphere through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Some websites have become so much a part of our lives that their names are now accepted as established words in the English language as parts of our daily speech. This the list of most popular websites in the world.

10. YouTube.com

YouTube

YouTube

Popular with both adults and teens, this site offers a myriad of online videos on just about any topic imaginable. Search by keyword or link to additional related titles from the current video you’re viewing. Sign up for free and upload your own videos or share and bookmark your favorite videos. The community area helps with directions and the ability to find out how to perform different tasks at YouTube.

 

9. Yahoo

Yahoo

Yahoo

Yahoo is a web portal and search engine which is very popular because of the many services it offers, including Yahoo Mail. It was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo. Despite many attempts by Microsoft Corporation, Yahoo has retained its independence.  Yahoo has a world wide presence including China. The Yahoo management has faced flak from the press of the world for giving into Chinese censor regulations. The charge is that one of the pillars of freedom of the press and information and entertainment dissemination is giving into a country notorious for human rights violations.

 

8. Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

The Internet’s largest and most interactive encyclopedia. It comes in several popular languages, including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. Each day a specific article is featured along with what topics are currently in the news and links to more information to learn more about those topics. Use the handy search feature to locate the topic of your choice. Within each article are additional links to both internal and external sources to expand on the topic at hand.

 

7. Blogger.com

Blogger

Blogger

Blogger.com or blogspot is a very popular  as a blog publishing site. It was launched by Pyra Labs in 1999 but now is owned by Google. Google operates Blogger through its sub domain of blogspot.com.  The Blogger logo with a white B on an orange background is very eye catching and  has become a good international brand. People interested in writing their journals and poems use this web side to update their writings on quaintly named individual pages some of which are popular and well read and attract advertising through AdSense a Google subsidiary generation profit from advertisements.

 

6. MySpace.com

MySpace

MySpace

MySpace is known as the place for friends. In addition to being able to host your own website page where you can share your interests and information about yourself, you can also read blogs, visit forums and view MySpace TV Videos. Everything is divided by categories or you can use the site’s search feature to find specific topics or users. MySpace has also added a section for classified ads.

 

5. MSN.com

MSN

MSN

MSN is a multifaceted website offering more features than could possibly be listed. Some of the more popular characteristics of the site include the Bing search engine that is built into the other pages, so you can easily search the web for any topic that pops into your mind as you’re reading an article or chatting with others. You can also take a look at things such as politics, air tickets and travel, maps and directions and sports to name a few.

 

4. Live.com

Live

Live

It is a collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft.
It provides many services like instant messaging, live account, SkyDrive, photo gallery, Hotmail, movie maker, search engine, secure online file storage etc.

 

3. Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter is a micro-blogging and social networking service provider website. It enable users to send and read message. You can share text tweet, share link to your followers. You can also send and receiver any personal message. The tweet text character limit is fixed. Limit of text tweet is 140 characters. It was launched in July 2006.

 

2. Google

Google

Google

It is common for us to say when we want to search for some topic, ‘Let’s Google it.’ Google is the top web site in the world because this is the site everyone thinks of immediately on having to search for something on the internet. Google.com is the world’s most used site for searches and receives millions of search requests daily making it the most visited site in the world. Google is such an important part of the web that webmasters are constantly looking for ways to improve their ranking on this search engine.

 

1. Facebook

Facebook

Facebook

Facebook is the number one social networking site with more than 600 million registered members but it is still behind Google in the world listings of most popular websites. Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg with the help of his college mates at Harvard. The popularity of the site stems from the ability to log and check on friends’ pages and to post important events of your own life on your own page. This way friends and colleagues keep in touch all over the world and reply with postings on individual ‘walls.’ Mark  Zuckerberg is the protagonist in ‘The Social Network’ an Oscar winning movie.


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