The online gaming segment is a crowded space to make a mark in - news and reviews, forums, and casual game publishers all get crammed into one category - so picking one site that rules them all isn't easy. But for personality, sharp commentary on the gaming space, and a nigh-unbeatable amount of gamer cred, it's tough to beat PennyArcade.com.
The resilience of CNET in the face of so many consumer technology blogs and social networking engines such as Diggs only underscores the reality of Internet content: Web 2.0 hotshots have nothing to link to or talk about without a property like CNET investing in quality, comprehensive editorial.
ESPN remains the go-to source for sports on the Web, distinguishing itself with quality content and seamless integration of multimedia, along with relevant tie-ins to advertisers.
MySpace is not only the most popular destination on the Internet, it's also become known as the leading site for breaking and launching new artists.
Never in the history of the Internet has any site had as much exponential growth or as speedy an exit strategy as YouTube.
Thought we were going to say YouTube, didn't you? Well, we did (see below), but in 2006, user-generated video was a popular phenomenon still looking for a business model and a reliable entry point for advertisers. The pleasant surprise came from traditional media, especially CBS, whose online TV distribution strategy was as brave as it was technically adept.
Web sites that pull in business news from a variety of news organizations while generating original content top our list of the best business- and financial-news Web sites for 2006. The No. 1 standout is CNNMoney.com.
In a year when some great newspapers finally got their acts together online and Yahoo News became a genuinely useful portal, MSNBC.com remained king of the hill.
It's Not TV -- but consumers are tuning in. Video is the common thread in the tangled web that ties OMMA's 2006 best online publishers together.
Young Bobby's assignment from health class is involves some research on breast cancer. He enters "breast cancer" into a search engine on his computer. Much to his parent's astonishment, Bobby gets an eyeful of more than just health statistics.