Yahoo! Search has announced the top ten best websites of 2004 and today launches a mini-site for the public to enjoy them - yahoo.co.uk/findoftheyear2004
.The year’s top ten was chosen by a judging panel of independent experts, selected for their knowledge of the internet.ÊThe ten best sites were narrowed down from a shortlist selected throughout 2004 by the Yahoo! Search team.
The shortlist crossed ten diverse categories including a category dedicated to ‘Travel and Discovering New Worlds’. The winner in this category is: World Wide Panorama- 180 photographers in 40 different countries have created magnificent 360 degree panoramas of specific spots around the world: http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp/index.html.
The other winners in no particular order are:
Eggbaconchipsandbeans - http://russelldavies.typepad.com/eggbaconchipsandbeans/
Derelict London - http://www.derelictlondon.com/
Ugliest Cars in Britain - http://www.uglycars.co.uk/
Your Amazing Brain - http://www.youramazingbrain.org/
Bill Bailey - http://www.bill-bailey.co.uk/ÊÊÊ
Gorilla Foundation - http://www.koko.org/
Turning the Pages - http://www.bl.uk/collections/treasures/digitisation1.html
Weebl’s Stuff - http://www.weebls-stuff.com/
Weird, wonderful and occasionally obscure, the ten winners are testament to the diversity of the web and the accessible, fun nature of Yahoo! Search’s annual Finds of the Year. 2004’s top ten includes Koko the gorilla doing sign language, the ugliest cars in Britain, a virtual version of Leonardo di Vinci’s notebook, Bill Bailey’s beard and a campaign for the preservation of the UK’s caffs.
Internet users everywhere now have the annual challenge of choosing the People’s Find of the Year. The top ten can be viewed and voted for at yahoo.co.uk/findoftheyear2004.
Salim Mitha, Director of Yahoo! Search, UK and Europe comments: ‘Yahoo! Search aspires to track down the most creative, informative, funniest and even weirdest sites on the net. The impressive diversity of this year’s winners certainly illustrates the depth and breadth of this essential life tool. The judging panel made some tough decisions to shortlist the best of the web and now it’s the public’s turn’
Bobby Macaulay, 16, 2003 Yahoo! Finds Of the Year winnercomments: “The quality of websites on offer this year amazed me and so did the ability to find them. Yahoo! Search managed this with fantastic results as shown by the breadth of websites featured in the final ten. This is a totally interactive website competition which accommodates all tastes to the max!”