If you were somehow trapped on a desert island but with a limited amount of internet access, which sites would you choose? As Paul Lewis (@aerotwist) helpfully pointed out, you couldn’t have sites that relied on other sites to serve content (e.g. no YouTube embeds – unless, of course, you chose YouTube as one of your sites). And there would be no point in choosing a search engine. Obviously.
On one (many?) levels this is completely daft as if you were stuck on a desert island the websites you’d choose the websites of rescue services and charities specialising in dramatic desert island rescues.
But I’ll play the game… :-p
If I could only access 5 websites, these* are the ones I’d choose:
- dougbelshaw.com - I need to write for an audience!
- Gmail.com – would give me contact with the outside world.
- Twitter.com – I’m pretty certain the people in my ‘network’ could get me off that island (if they wanted to!)
- Dropbox.com – that way anyone could send me pretty much anything digitally-speaking
- Project Gutenberg – over 100,000 free books!
I’m tempted to include Spotify, but that would open a whole can of worms and I sense there’s another post in that…
What would YOU choose?
* Of course, if the question is really “Which websites do you visit every day?” then I’d answer BBC News, newsmap.jp (it’s my screensaver!), Techmeme, dougbelshaw.com/blog, Flickr Blog, TeuxDeux, HotUKdeals and GMail.
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