Are you ready to ruin any chance you had of getting any work done today? This list represents “the best of the best” of the tech world’s resources DailyTekk curated over 2012. Culled from nearly 30 top 100 lists, this exclusive roundup represents the top 10 Editor’s Choice selections from our most popular lists of last year. Grouped together they form a powerful mega-life-resource that you can refer to again and again. Whether you want to find some new music to listen to, creating an infographic or an app or getting married, the coolest sites and services are here neatly categorized for your enjoyment. Seriously, there is something here for everyone from the techie to the entrepreneur to the executive to the stay-at-home parent.
For these resources to get selected to be a part of our top 100 lists in the first place was a big deal as we weed out the junk from an entire industry or category and display only the coolest, most useful items. Naturally, it was a bit painful editing down an entire list of 100 amazing resources into a bite-sized top 10, but, for better or worse, it was done and the results are here below. If you happened to miss out on any of our epic lists last year, this is a great place to get introduced to our curation ethic. Many of our top 100 roundups took 14+ hours to research and link up meaning this particular mega-list probably represents more than 220 hours of work.
Discover and Listen to Music
- exfm - See what’s trending. Discover new music. Share with friends.
- Spotify - A new world of free music is just a click away.
- Songza - Listen to music curated by music experts.
- liveplasma - Music (and movies and books) discovery engine.
- Grooveshark - Listen to free music online. Internet radio and MP3 streaming.
- WillCall - Catch a live show at the last minute at exclusive prices.
- OurStage - Discover great new independent music artists. Free streaming radio.
- Soundrop - Crowd based social music hangout where you can listen with friends.
- Liveset - Now the concert comes to you.
- turntable.fm - Connect with your friends for realtime social listening.
Curate Social Media and News Content
- Faveous - The place for everything you like.
- Storify - Building the story layer above social networks.
- Flipboard - Your social magazine.
- Trapit - Captures personalized content. Powered by advanced AI.
- Scoop.it - Leverage curation to easily build gorgeous magazines.
- News360 - Next-generation news personalization and aggregation.
- Paper.li - Become a publisher and start an online newspaper.
- Prismatic - Discover and share relevant news.
- Pearltrees - Collect and share everything you like on the web.
- Hitpad - iPad app that lets you know what’s up in the news / Facebook.