British magazine 'Computing Which?' has compiled a list of 101 websites that have helped change people's lives through unprecedented access to advice on almost every matter ranging from moving house and parenting to making new friends.
Although the journal has enlisted websites pertaining to lifestyle and family finance, it has excluded some of the most useful and popular sources, such as news WebPages and online retailers like Amazon.
AdvertisementMagazine's editor Abigail Waraker says that the list will be beneficial to the casual user.
"Our team has picked 101 websites we think have the potential to change your life," the Scotsman quoted her as saying.
"We've tried to pick those we know are reputable. It isn't an exhaustive list and new web pages appear all the time," she added.
The list created by the magazine even includes those websites through which people may obtain information as to how they can get in touch with their MP, plan retirement, look up their family tree, improve their education, get legal advice, or simply find out how stuff works.
Besides including seven of its own consumer sites, the Which? list also mentions familiar favourites like YouTube, Wikipedia, eBay and Dateline.
Mike Channell, a writer for PC Format magazine, believes that the list can helpful for people who were looking for sources of practical advice.
"The internet has absolutely revolutionised the way people communicate, and there is a vast amount of content. Increasingly, it is the first port of call for people looking for information," he said.
Websites tendering health-related information-Dr. Foster, NHS Direct and Patient Opinion, where patients can complain or compliment medical staff-have also been included on the list. Besides, the list is also helpful for people who are searching of a yoga teacher.
The Which? list also includes several sites on the environment and green issues, such as Recyclenow, to changing career with online advice such as Homeworking.com.
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