The Internet is a big place, with a lot of content — about one billion websites, at last count of which 180 million are active.Because the web is constantly changing, it can be hard to keep track of which sites have the best content and resources.To help make things a little easier, we’ve compiled an enormous list of the best websites on the Internet, in fourteen handy categories.
Between subscription fees and ads, Hulu Plus can attract some clients that Netflix can’t, and a Hulu Plus subscription can help shore up some of the gaps in Netflix’ catalog.
You might know Amazon as an enormous online amalgamation of Borders, Best Buy, Walmart, and Ikea, but, because Amazon is clearly of the opinion that specialization is for insects, they also do streaming video.
Their service is less elegant than Netflix, but if you have Amazon Prime (and many of you have Prime subscriptions, via their student discount), it’s free, and they have a bunch of great stuff in their catalog, including some original shows that, while not quite up to Netflix’ standard, are still well worth your time. Want to know if a movie is good before you watch it? Rotten tomatoes aggregates a number of reviews, categorizes them as positive or negative, and then averages them.
The result is a simple, unbiased appraisal of the odds that you’ll like the movie.
The results aren’t always perfect (they gave heretically low scores to The Prestige and O Brother Where Art Thou), but they are the best out there.
Literally one of the oldest websites on the internet (it predates the web browser), IMDb is one of those exhaustive, meticulous collections of movie facts and trivia that would take decades to replicate.
Have a vague curiosity of the form “Hey, what’s that guy who played the cockroach monster in Men In Black called? In ten seconds time, you can be deep into a vast, organized play-by-play of every episode of Law And Order: Criminal Intent.
We update this list regularly, so check back periodically, and be sure to tell your friends!
Categories: Movies | Music | News | Shopping | Productivity | Learning | Social | Search | Online Privacy | Browsing | Finance | Books | Software | Files Netflix, a service originally launched to spite Blockbuster over a late fee, has blossomed into an entertainment behemoth: roughly one third of all Internet packets sent are Netflix packets, and, for .99 a month, you can watch an astonishing number of movies, TV shows, and documentaries whenever you want.