What are the most popular websites in the United States?
I’m a sucker for lists. Come on admit it, you are too!
So of course while I was messing around with Alexa today I had to check out the top websites in the United States, at least according to Alexa (which should be taken with the same grain of salt as any other web tracking service).
Amongst the Top 100, there’s plenty not to be surprised at. Google is #1, MySpace, YouTube, and Facebook run 3-4-5 (with our dear friend Yahoo hanging in at #2), and so on.
Craigslist is #10, which some may be a little surprised at. IMDB is a striking standout at #17. Digg is in front of the New York Times (#27 and #29, respectively)!
Head further down the list (watch out for the porn!) and you find some interesting nuggets. Friendster, often thought of as an also ran in the U.S., is hanging in at #71. Music service Imeem is #62, and I’m willing to guess it was nowhere near the top 100 a year ago.
And at #91, we have FanFiction.net (think: Harry Potter maniacs creating teeming new novels about the world of Hogwarts).
You have to love the interwebs.