Web Sites: Lists of Bests
Why I am recommending this website:
Because in the age of Facebook and Twitter and whatever else is coming next, this sounds like fun. We all like telling a friend about a good book that we've just read or a good movie we've just seen. Create a list that others can follow. Check out what other people have on their lists. List of Best offers users a community for sharing what other people are watching, reading and listening to!
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What's in a list?
On Lists of Bests you can create and find lists of products, places, goals and people. From the Pulitzer Prize to the Oscars and beyond; you can start the list yourself or find existing lists. For example:
- Academy Award's Best Picture
- Pulitzer Prize Winners for Non-Fiction
- Kerrang's 50 Greatest Punk Albums
Or personal lists like:
- Josh's Top 10 Favorite Books
- Todd's Films for Photo Fans
- Daniel's People I went to high school with
Track your progress
When you see a list, you can easily check off your progress. Mark any item off and you'll know what books, music, movies, people, places or thing remain for you to read, hear, see, meet, visit or do. Click add to my lists and you can track your progress on any list. The list will be saved to "your lists".
There are 3 types of lists...
1. Personal list
A personal list can only be edited by you. Other people can take inspiration from your list (for example, My 10 favorite Seattle restaurants) and copy the list for their own use, but only you can edit your version of the list.
1. Definitive List
Definitive list are pretty much set in stone. Examples are Rolling Stone's 'Readers' 100' or 50 States of the USA. You may not agree with Rolling Stone's choices, but the list itself is definitive and of public record. Definitive lists can also just be factual, like 50 States of the USA. If you're creating a "Top 10" or "Best of" list for an organization or personality, use a definitive list.
1. Award List
An award list is an annual awards list by a credible source. Examples include Booker Prize Winners, Academy Award's 'Best Picture' and 'Album of the Year' Grammy Award Winners. An easy way to spot an award list is by it's annual nature and credible source.