In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? We think so. Below, the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser.
To see the original list, click here. While most of these sites are still going strong and remain wonderful resources, we’ve crossed out any that are no longer functioning. And because there are so many amazing resources out there, please add your own ideas in the comments. Happy surfing!
BUSINESS + E-COMMERCE
AUDIO + VISUAL
LITERATURE, MEDIA + CULTURE
POLITICS, NEWS + GLOBAL ISSUES
SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY
And now, the original list from 2007, created by Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH. While most of these remaining thriving websites, we’ve crossed out defunct websites and added notes when possible:
CURIOSITY & KNOWLEDGE
GRAPHICS, MUSIC & ARTS
- netdiver.net/illustration [redirects to featuredby.com/illustration]
- headbangers.tv *
- coft1.com [redirects to blackbeltmonkey.com]
- heftyrecords.com [splash page; “full website coming soon”]
SEARCHING & FINDING
- vixy.net [redirects to jaksta.com/vixy-download-youtube-videos-free/]
TOP INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE CREATORS
- eurorscg4d.com [redirects to havasworldwidedigital.com/]
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