I saw this topic at the Connected Internet blog and thought that it would be nice to round up all the Online Services that we can't live without anymore. I'm not speaking about Email, Usenet or ICQ but websites that offer something that you really enjoy, would recommend and don't want to miss anymore.
There is not that much online that I would really miss because there is always an alternative to it. I really like Netvibes, the news aggregator which has a slick interface but I would be able to switch as easily to Rootly or Google Reader if the site would die. Then there is the Digital Points forum which is an excellent forum for every webmaster and I would miss it dearly.
Google of course is the one major search engine but there surely would be another one probably not as good but good enough to be used. I'm using del.icio.us and digg occasionally but those are not sites that I would really miss if they were gone.
So, I would recommend the Digital Point forum to Webmasters if I had to name one site. What about you? Is there a site that you can't live without and would recommend?
Things have changed a lot since my first list of recommendations. Instead of Digg, I now favor Reddit which seems to cater to a mature audience and less gambling of the system than Digg. In regards to Digital Points, I now favor the Webmaster World forum as it visited by professionals and that shows both in the topics that get discussed but also the overall tone on the forum.
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