By Sara N.
The Internet can be a big and scary place. Technological advancements have made amazing amounts of content available with just the click of a mouse. Social media platforms have dominated the world wide web for some time now, and there are some websites that deserve a lot more attention than they receive. Here’s a compilation of the most underrated websites that you need to know about.
Buzzfeed is a news media company founded in 2006. The website covers topics ranging from politics to personal hygiene and has been growing in popularity since its start. Buzzfeed features a unique setup, including tags like ‘LOL’, ‘win’, ‘omg’ and ‘cute’. Their famous personality quizzes feature titles like ‘How Much Do You Love Ketchup?’ and ‘Can We Guess Your Age Based On Totally Arbitrary Questions?’. The world of Buzzfeed is a great place to go if you’re looking for a way to pass the time. The articles will make you laugh and get you caught up on what’s going on in the world at the same time. Be sure to give Buzzfeed a try; you definitely won’t regret it.
Pinterest is a photo sharing websites for all you food and DIY lovers. You can share pictures of fashion, recipes, workout routines, books, arts and crafts, and basically anything else you can think of. It’s a free app and all you need to do is register with your email address or facebook account. Pin the pictures that you like onto different “boards”, and find inspiration in the things that others share. The website also allows you to narrow down the pictures you see in your feed, with tags like ‘Travel’, ‘Home Decor’, and ‘Photography’. Pinterest is a great place to go if you’re looking for some inspiration and fun ideas to incorporate into your everyday life.
8tracks is the music playing website you haven’t heard about. Listen to playlists created by people all over the world. There are playlists for almost anything from studying to partying and even sleeping. Each playlist contains at least eight tracks, and the website allows you to ‘like’ the playlists you enjoy and follow accounts with the same taste as you. 8tracks is a great way of finding new songs, and unlike Spotify focuses on more than just the hits. The social aspect of it allows you to become more involved in the world of music, and the website is an all-round life saver for people looking to expand their taste in music.
Goodreads is the social app for anyone with a love for reading. The website lets you rate and review books, and recommends books for you based on your reading history. You can shelve the books that you want to read and set goals for the number of books you want to read in a year. You can also keep tabs on what your friends have been reading and follow some of your favourite authors. The website is helpful for any indecisive bookstore visitors and lets you expand your bookshelf with ease.
Etsy is an online webstore that sells handmade projects from around the world. Sellers create unique pieces and customers can order them and have them delivered. Items are unique and artistic, and usually not very expensive. You can order phone cases or photographs, craft supplies or gardening tools, all from the same place. Etsy is the Amazon for art lovers everywhere, and it’s definitely a useful website to have bookmarked.
That finishes off the list of five of the most underrated websites that you need to check out. Make sure that you give these websites a try and take advantage of all of the benefits that they can offer you.