Time.com has released their list of the 50 Best Websites of 2011. They say: “We honor the scrappy newcomers and established players that make the Web so useful, entertaining and just plain indispensable.”
There are 10 categories including Music & Video, Family & Kids, Sports, News & Info., Financial & Productivity, Shopping & Travel, Health & Fitness and Social Media.
The 5 best Social Media sites according to Time.com are:
Google+ – is the new social networking site that is Google’s answer to Facebook with some added improvements. It has still not been officially launched but you might be able to get an invite from someone who already has an account.
Klout – is a Social Media tool that measures your influence across the web by looking at your social actions such as Retweets, @messages, likes, and comments; the higher your Klout score, the larger your sphere of influence.
Pinterest – is a social pinboard that lets you share images and post collections of things that interest you.
Quora – is a Question and Answer website founded by ex-Facebook employees D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. It is the fastest growing Q/A platform where you are allowed to ask a question and post a response for the questions in your field of expertise. As of August 2011 you can create an account with Quora ‘by invitation only’.
Storify – is a Social Media curation platform that allows you to pull in content from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and other Social Media services and create and build stories.
What do you rate as the top Social Media website?
Because it is simple and easy to use, and the 140 character limit means that you have to be smart and succinct to create compelling messages.
Tweets can reach a large audience quickly, and retweets are a great form of viral sharing.
Twitter has a large number of tools and applications that allow you to perform different tasks, letting you manage your Twitter account whilst enabling you to market, track statistics and trends, capture images and much more.