Engaging Website

February 14th, 2018

Many years ago I used to surf the web looking for interesting websites. In late 1994, I found the White House website and thought that it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I remember showing it to the medical students and residents that I worked with and they were equally enthralled. Fast forward 24 years and the websites come to you by email. The sheer number of website is astounding. The following is from Wikipedia “After reaching 1 billion websites in September 2014, a milestone confirmed by NetCraft in its October 2014 Web Server Survey and that Internet Live Stats was the first to announce—as attested by this tweet from the inventor of the World Wide Web himself, Tim Berners-Lee—the number of websites in the world has subsequently declined, reverting to a level below 1 billion. This is due to the monthly fluctuations in the count of inactive websites. The number of websites again grew to over 1 billion in March 2016, and has continued growing since.”

 One of my favorites is AtlasObsura.com. which is all about curious and wondrous travel focusing on the unusual and the obscure. It’s a mix of  historic and modern times. I check its atlas of New York City before each of my visits there. The guide features “hidden” New York which outlines 281 cool and unusual things to do in the city. Check it out.

Atlas Obscura

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