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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    "Top 10 Websites that Changed Everyday Life"

    “Hooked on Internet? Help is a just a click away.” – Unknown

    "The quote truly says it all. When it comes to the Internet, there is nothing that you can’t do. In today’s world, we are run by technology and the flow of updates to already existing technology seems to be never-ending. With that said, it is really no surprise that the Internet has definitely become a true part of everyday life.

    In the U.S. alone there are 266,224,500 Internet users; in Asia there are 825,094,396. Throughout the entire world there is said to be 1,966,514,816 people who use the Internet and the number continues to grow each day. Along with the Internet came the millions of websites that we all use. While some don’t become as popular as others, many have become so common that they seem like an everyday must have.

    Below are 10 websites that have clearly changed how we function both online as well as offline. Even though the Internet has been available for public use since 1992, it’s only been in the last few years that some websites really became giants. The websites below can easily be called a part of everyday life for many.

    10. Craigslist– Changed classified ads

    Before the Internet if you ever had interest in a classified ad, you’d probably go straight to the local newspaper and see what you can find. Of course then the Internet came along and while you could find classified ads online, most of the websites were filled with spam posts or people looking to set you up while others were just unorganized and most of the time classified ads for smaller locations were nonexistent. However, today, if you’re ever looking for anything, and I mean anything, all you need to do is go to Craigslist.

    You can find plenty of things on the classified ads website; from cars, to pets, to jobs, homes, and even a place to discuss anything you have on your mind. Despite recently coming under fire for its “personals” section of the website, Craigslist continues to be extremely popular among people all around the world. You can find ads in your state and then narrow down to a city which makes finding what you need much easier.

    But, just like older classified ads websites, you will find spam ads and you will run into ads that are created by people looking to get your money and run. The website offers a service to report spammers and often shows a warning page explaining how many scammers work and what to look out for when using the site.

    9. Geocities – Changed internet accessibility

    8. Blogger– Changed the blogging scene

    7. Pandora – Changed how we listen to music

    6...... "

    http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-websites-that-changed-everyday-life.php?wpst=1

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  2. Standard memberWestside Mobster
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    6. Facebook. Changed internet social interaction forever.
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    7) Paypal combined with EBay changed the way people buy and sell stuff (in the UK at least).
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    Why are we counting down?

    5. Wikipedia - Forever changed how students research their homework. Paved the way for lazy fact checking and getting an immediate answer to the trivial mysteries that used to be so much fun.

    4. Twitter - Now every hateful idiot and shallow pissant can make their opinions and everyday inanities public while peering into the superficial lives of their favourite celebrity. What a blessed way to dumb down society as a whole.

    3. YouTube - Make movies yourself and put them out into the public sphere now without the need for funding, representation, marketing or talent. Can't do any of that, leave cringeworthy comments that make us wish for the end of humanity.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jul '13 16:00
    Originally posted by kevcvs57

    7) Paypal combined with EBay changed the way people buy and sell stuff (in the UK at least).
    "2. eBay – Changed how we buy and sell"
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    2) Paypal combined with EBay changed the way people buy and sell stuff (in the UK at least).

    My bad
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Wouldn't it seem that online correspondence chess sites have had a major
    impact on where a large percentage of Patzers play recreational chess?
  8. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Wouldn't it seem that online correspondence chess sites have had a major
    impact on where a large percentage of Patzers play recreational chess?
    Nope😛 "Top 10," no maybe top 1000
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    18 Jul '13 21:161 edit
    2) google
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jul '13 21:32
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis

    2) google
    "1. Google – Changed virtually everything"
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jul '13 21:54
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis

    Nope😛 "Top 10," no maybe top 1000
    "... have had a major impact... " not a candidate for somebody's list.
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "... have had a major impact... " not a candidate for somebody's list.
    Indeed online chess and chess computers have changed the game. It is not the same as it was 30 years ago. Yahoo which was listed toward the top was an early driving factor in online chess. People played games at yahoo to pass the time. Yahoo and pogo were popular and early game servers. I believe both sites have seen decreased activity the last several years. I do know yahoo isn't as busy as it was in the earlier part of this century.
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jul '13 04:581 edit
    Originally posted by Westside Mobster
    6. Facebook. Changed internet social interaction forever.
    Three females are "Following" me on Facebook. Simultaneously, 3-4 emails with photos daily (twice that on weekends). Messaging has no effect. Some seem to know my location. I believe these three have somehow obtained my address and given or 'sold' it to an 'online escort service'. My son said to relegate them to "Junk" status without reply. Any other ideas?
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    19 Jul '13 07:351 edit
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    7) Paypal combined with EBay changed the way people buy and sell stuff (in the UK at least).
    Add Amazon with a parenthetical "(in the US at least)". It has its own warehouse plus has thousands of vendors you access via them. There have been major disputes about sales tax.
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Top 10 Websites that Changed Everyday Life"

    “Hooked on Internet? Help is a just a click away.” – Unknown

    "The quote truly says it all. When it comes to the Internet, there is nothing that you can’t do. In today’s world, we are run by technology and the flow of updates to already existing technology seems to be never-ending. With that said ...[text shortened]...

    http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-websites-that-changed-everyday-life.php?wpst=1

    Discuss.[/b]
    Netflix may be about to make a splash with 14 Emmy nominations for a program that it produced (House of Cards, Kevin Spacey version) and streamed (the full season available at once) without having a broadcast or cable television release. Who needs television? The end of an era?
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