Google Spreadsheets is just the coolest
August 14, 2006 5:40 AM   Subscribe

The 50 coolest websites : according to Time Magazine, at least. Who cares if they changed the world or not: as long as they're cool, that's all that really matters! Unsurprisingly, Digg's in there, as is MySpace (!), but they somehow seem to have neglected Metafilter, deciding that Cute Overload is way more hip instead. And no, Flickr's not in this one either.
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posted by clevershark at 5:42 AM on August 14, 2006


These lists are as easy to make as they are meaningless. And yet people still flock to read them.

By the way, I'm little jealous about digg, seems like a site I could have made myself if I hadn't been so lazy all these years :P. I got pretty tired of slashdots un-ending suckfest a long time ago. Thank god something finally came around to dethrone them (not that I read either at this point)
posted by delmoi at 5:45 AM on August 14, 2006


Why are there so many lists coming out this week? Anyone care to shed light on why this is happening -- perhaps in blog/list form?

I go to cute overload only when one of the easily amused girls in my life gets sad and needs a quick email pick me up, personally.
posted by phylum sinter at 5:53 AM on August 14, 2006


If anyone knows the Internet, it's Time Magazine.
posted by Plutor at 6:01 AM on August 14, 2006


Slow news day.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:14 AM on August 14, 2006


blue_beetle -- there was nothing there.
posted by phylum sinter at 6:16 AM on August 14, 2006


Another top 'n' list! Good thing I am sitting in my 'angry chair'!
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 6:24 AM on August 14, 2006


I am sure whoever authored that list spent countless days on the internet before coming up with the 50 best.
posted by Addiction at 6:36 AM on August 14, 2006


Why are there so many lists coming out this week?

It's the silly season.
posted by pracowity at 6:44 AM on August 14, 2006


Why are there so many lists coming out this week?

And why does every one have to wind up on the MeFi front page?
posted by languagehat at 6:57 AM on August 14, 2006


Metafilter will never get mentioned in places like Time because the discussions of topics here are infinitely more insightful, informative, engaging, and unbiased than anything in Time. If you read Metafilter, Time and Newsweek, etc. are jokes.
posted by Pastabagel at 6:58 AM on August 14, 2006


The antidote (sfw, but youtube) to Cute Overload.
posted by caddis at 7:09 AM on August 14, 2006


Hey Kidz! It's Google Spreadsheetz! Kewl!
posted by Iridic at 7:14 AM on August 14, 2006


I thought Ugly Overload was supposed to be the antidote.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:18 AM on August 14, 2006


Heck. Nowadays everybody can make their own lists!
posted by ZachsMind at 7:56 AM on August 14, 2006


I don't think I've visited even five of those sites. I guess I must be uncool. Because Time said so.
posted by solid-one-love at 8:06 AM on August 14, 2006


Yikes, I can remember when lists like this use to have 'stileproject' at #1. God, I feel so old.
posted by squidfartz at 8:14 AM on August 14, 2006


I don't know if these things are now not cool because Time said they are cool (which of course is lame) or because they were already passé to begin with.
posted by O9scar at 8:16 AM on August 14, 2006


I'm glad Mefi didn't appear in that list.
posted by StarForce5 at 8:38 AM on August 14, 2006


You have to pay to participate in Metafilter, maybe that makes it a little less cool.
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:45 AM on August 14, 2006


Metafilter: not in this one either.
posted by blucevalo at 9:15 AM on August 14, 2006


I'm obsessed by Time Magazine. I read it every week. Its cover stares at me every time I slink past the corner candystore. I read it in the basement of the Berkeley Public Library.
posted by fidelity at 9:22 AM on August 14, 2006


Half of these sites are sites I've never heard of. And how the heck did Google Spreadsheets get onto *any* "Top 50" list at all?
posted by drstein at 9:35 AM on August 14, 2006


If, hypothetically, Time's list included a site belonging to a fellow MeFite, could he request that the community only make fun of the other 49?
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:36 AM on August 14, 2006


Rupert Murdoch? Is that you?
posted by chorltonmeateater at 9:40 AM on August 14, 2006


Pandora is cool. Most of the rest, I've never heard of.
posted by pmurray63 at 9:41 AM on August 14, 2006


Dodgeball is kind of strange service. Seems like an excellent tool for friends that turn into stalkers.
posted by jimmymcvee at 9:50 AM on August 14, 2006


Is Google Spreadsheets like the Satan's spawn of websites, or is there some slippery meme that I'm missing?
posted by blucevalo at 10:19 AM on August 14, 2006


The 9? So some people/corporations paid to be on this list, right?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:22 AM on August 14, 2006


Looking for cool websites in Time is like looking for cool music in Spin.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:33 AM on August 14, 2006


?!?! They left out all the porn!
What the hell else is the internet for?!
posted by scaryblackdeath at 10:44 AM on August 14, 2006


porn = cool
posted by craven_morhead at 11:14 AM on August 14, 2006


delmoi writes "I got pretty tired of slashdots un-ending suckfest a long time ago. Thank god something finally came around to dethrone them"

Frankly Digg is quickly getting the exact same issues that have come to plague slashdot. But they do have more stories daily.
posted by clevershark at 11:21 AM on August 14, 2006


I don't know that I'm missing much by not being a visitor to most of these. Oh yeah, I'm not enjoying the eye-stabbing, vomit-inducing design of the average MySpace page.
posted by clevershark at 12:38 PM on August 14, 2006


Doesn't Andrew Sullivan blog for Time?
'nuff said.
posted by nofundy at 1:21 PM on August 14, 2006


eye-stabbing, vomit-inducing design
posted by caddis at 1:30 PM on August 14, 2006


I'm so bummed! My favorite comics site is on there. Now it's going to be flooded with visitors and get all hip and stuff.
posted by Tuffy at 1:37 PM on August 14, 2006


caddis writes "eye-stabbing, vomit-inducing design"

The goggles! They do nothing!

I propose the immediate application of the death penalty to whoever uses animated .gifs as a page background.
posted by clevershark at 4:17 PM on August 14, 2006


Don't you love that page? Ouch!
posted by caddis at 5:12 PM on August 14, 2006


I think Google Spreadsheets is going to change my life. Thanks, Time!
posted by Keefa at 4:36 AM on August 15, 2006


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