Larry Ferlazzo: Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists

If you haven’t had a good swim around Larry Ferlazzo’s site you’re missing out. The man himself: Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists. “As regular readers know, I have about 2,200 categorized and regularly updated ‘Best’ lists. You can find all of them in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them.”

ZDNet: What’s the most popular web browser in 2022?

ZDNet: What’s the most popular web browser in 2022?. “Historically, it’s been challenging to get hard data on which browsers really were the most popular web browsers. True, many companies claimed to have good numbers, such as NetMarketShare and StatCounter, but their numbers are massaged. The US federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), however, gives us a running count of the last 90 days of US government website visits. That doesn’t tell us much about global web browser use, but it’s the best information we have about American web browser users today.”

Best Linux distros for beginners 2022: You can do this! (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Best Linux distros for beginners 2022: You can do this!. “For those of you who haven’t met me before, I’ve been using Linux as a desktop operating system since 1993, two years after Linux was created. And, long before that, I was using Unix as a desktop. Since then, I’ve used dozens of different Linux distributions, and I ran the Desktop Linux site for many years. Today, although I also run Windows and macOS, the Linux desktop is my main desktop. In short, I know the Linux desktop. So, with all that, here are my suggestions for the best desktops for beginners.”

KnowTechie: Redditors reveal the most useful websites nobody seems to know about

KnowTechie: Redditors reveal the most useful websites nobody seems to know about. “Redditor u/SauloJr requested the hive mind’s help a few months back, asking, ‘What useful unknown website do you wish more people knew about?’ We dove into the replies to surface the lesser-known gems that you really should know about. Here’s hoping that they can weather all the additional traffic they’re about to receive.” Interesting list; several I hadn’t heard of.

Mass Live: Merriam-Webster names ‘vaccine’ as Word of the Year for 2021; ‘Insurrection,’ ‘woke’ and ‘cicada’ follows as top lookups

Mass Live: Merriam-Webster names ‘vaccine’ as Word of the Year for 2021; ‘Insurrection,’ ‘woke’ and ‘cicada’ follows as top lookups. “Merriam-Webster has named “vaccine” as its Word of the Year for 2021, a tribute to scientific advancements that aimed to end the COVID-19 pandemic and the heated arguments over inoculation mandates that the shots brought on.”

Lifehacker: 15 Sci-Fi Podcasts to Listen to When You Need a Break From This Reality

Lifehacker: 15 Sci-Fi Podcasts to Listen to When You Need a Break From This Reality. “What follows are 15 of the best and most interesting sci-fi podcasts in this reality, representing a wide array of styles and sub-genres: from full-cast productions to stories told by a single narrator, from cyberpunk to adventures with aliens, they’re all the products of talented creators shooting their freaky, whacked-out, forward-looking ideas directly into our brains—via our ears.” Slideshow, but well-annotated.

A year-end list of year-end lists: version 2k19 (Poynter)

Poynter: A year-end list of year-end lists: version 2k19. “Good news, folks. It appears news outlets are still eagerly curating ‘best of’ year-end lists. And luckily for you (I guess?) I’m still aggregating them all. Last year, I solicited input from my colleagues on what they thought were the best shows, movies and other facets of pop culture. But in 2019, I really leaned into the self-important misanthrope thing and am instead offering just my own scalding takes.” It’s ridiculous how extensive this is.

Lifehacker: How to Get Your Instagram ‘Top 9’ This Year

Lifehacker: How to Get Your Instagram ‘Top 9’ This Year. “It’s that time of year where everyone starts posting their ‘top’ lists for the year. While most sites will provide that information to you directly in a form you can share with the masses, Instagram doesn’t offer a ‘Top’ list directly. If you want your Instagram list, you’ll need to go to a third-party site.”