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Best of the Mac Web Survey

Dan Knight

Welcome to the second Best of the Mac Web survey. This twice-a-year survey gives you the opportunity to rate the sites you're familiar with - 56 of them this time around.

The second survey includes almost all sites from the first one, although The Mac Junkie has fallen by the wayside and MacInstruct is currently on hiatus. We've also removed ramseeker, since it doesn't publish or link to editorial content. We've also added several newer sites and are including the rumor sites this time around. Note that this survey is not comprehensive - we've probably left out a lot more sites than we've listed, but we wanted to keep the number of sites listed reasonable.

One change from the last time around: We're providing links to each of the sites up front so you can visit them. However, we ask that you only rate sites you were familiar with before coming to the survey. If any of the "new to you" sites become personal favorites, you'll have the opportunity to rate them next time around.

We've attempted to contact the publisher or webmaster of each site listed, giving them the opportunity to add a link to the survey and have the opinions of their visitors counted. We do this to try to minimize bias by allowing every site in the survey to link to it.

To some extent, this can't help but be a popularity contest. This is an opinion survey, but I believe it will accurately reflect what regular Mac Web surfers think of the listed sites.

Here are the surveyed sites (the link will open into a new window, making it easy to come back here or to look at the site while taking the survey).

  1. About This Particular Macintosh
  2. Accelerate Your Mac
  3. Applelinks
  4. Applelust
  5. AppleTechs
  6. As the Apple Turns
  7. Bare Feats
  8. Bite.org
  9. Chez Mark
  10. The Daily Mac
  11. DealMac
  12. Go2Mac.com
  13. Insanely Great Mac
  14. Inside Mac Games
  15. Low End Mac
  16. MacAddict
  17. MacCentral
  18. MacEdition
  19. Mac Evangelist
  20. MacFixIt
  21. MacGamer
  22. Macinstein
  23. MacInTouch
  24. The Mac Mind
  25. MacMinute
  26. Mac Night Owl
  27. MacNN
  28. The Mac Observer
  1. MacOpinion
  2. MacOS Rumors
  3. Mac Resource Page
  4. MacReviewZone
  5. Mac Rumors
  6. The Mac Show
  7. MacSlash
  8. Macs Only!
  9. MacSpeedZone
  10. MacSurfer's Headline News
  11. MacUser UK
  12. MacWindows
  13. Macworld UK
  14. macXcess
  15. MyAppleMenu (was AppleSurf)
  16. MyMac
  17. osOpinion
  18. Portable Mac
  19. PowerBook Source
  20. PowerBook Zone
  21. Pure Mac
  22. ResExcellence
  23. Right On Mac
  24. Think Secret
  25. TidBITS
  26. VersionTracker
  27. Webintosh
  28. Working Mac

Because the survey asks visitors to only rate sites they are familiar with, the Best of the Mac Web survey measures two things: how well known a site is and what those who know the site think of it. Click here to participate in the survey.

BTW, you can go back and take the survey a second time. This will replace your first ballot.

We'll be collecting your feedback through Thursday, November 22, 2001 (Thanksgiving Day here in the States). I'll spend some time that weekend analyzing the results and hope to publish our findings on Monday, November 26.

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