Landmarks of the Internet

Landmarks of the Internet

My Favorite Sites

The Internet truly is a great place. It's the most powerful tool ever invented for the ever-growing expanse of the world's knowledge. Whereas one used to go to the library to learn about the unknown, he can now Google it from a device that fits in his pocket. But, one crucial question still remains: Why would you want to do that when it's just as fun to waste time on the Internet? Here are my picks for the three best sites to do just that:

  1. iFunny
    • iFunny is a rare example of a site that isn't as powerful as its app. The profile features where you can "smile" posts which save them and subscribe to users is unfortunately missing in the desktop version Nonetheless, it's still the funniest corner of the Internet if you have time to kill (and a sick sense of humor -- Buyer Beware).
  2. Revolution Parkour
    • Though I knew only 1% of the population would ever have any use for it, I chose Revolution Parkour's site because it's so good. Whoever designed it took excruciating amounts of time to refine a simple, easy to use, and very clean user experience for anyone looking to start training. On top of that, the art design coupled with the site's elements send it to a rare place on the Web where a small business has an astounding site.
  3. Pandora Radio
    • I, like many Gen-Z'ers and Millenials, rely on music to do basic daily functions without a mental breakdown (I would say pun intended but it's sadly true). While a heated Spotify vs. Pandora debate exists and likely will never end, the only difference between the two are the user interfaces, offline features, and their playlist algorithms. I, for one, started on Pandora and have invested 600 hours-too-many to rebuild my preferences on another site but have no complaints whatsoever. As a standalone option I'd easily recommend it, but I'd advise careful consideration if you're choosing a streaming service for the first time.