11 — Ebay.com
EBay Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an American international e-commerce firm that, via its website, promotes consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer transactions.
In 1995, eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar and became a prominent dot-com bubble success story. As of 2019, eBay is a multibillion-dollar corporation with activities in over 32 countries.
The business runs the eBay marketplace, an online marketplace and shopping website where a wide range of products and services are bought and sold by individuals and corporations worldwide. For consumers, the website is free to use, but after a limited amount of free listings, vendors are to pay fees for selling items, when those items are sold.
In relation to the existing auction-style sales of eBay, the website has grown and extended to include: instant “Buy It Now” shopping; Universal Product Code, ISBN, or other SKU number shopping. In addition to the original auction-style sales of eBay.
10 — Pinterest.com
In December 2009, Pinterest started and in March 2010, the prototype was released as a closed beta. Nine months after the website was launched, there were 10,000 subscribers.
Silbermann said that he directly wrote to the first 5,000 visitors of the site, giving his personal phone number and even meeting some of the users. The launch of the iPhone app at the beginning of March 2011 brought more downloads than anticipated.
This was followed by an iPad app and Pinterest Smartphone, a non-iPhone version of the internet. Silbermann and a few programmers ran the site from a small apartment until the summer of 2011.
Pinterest introduced business accounts in October 2012, empowering organizations to either turn their current personal accounts into business accounts or start from scratch.
While beginning as a “social network” with boards, the business has placed increasing emphasis on visual search and e-commerce, such as shopping catalogs, in later years.
09 — yahoo.com
Yahoo, located in Sunnyvale, California, is an American online service company owned by Verizon Media. In January 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo formed the original Yahoo! corporation and it was incorporated on March 2, 1995. In the 1990s, Yahoo was among the giants of the early Internet age.
A web server, Yahoo! search engine, and related resources are offered or provided, including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Communities, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy football, and its platform for social media. It was one of the most popular sites in the U.s. at its peak. Yahoo was the most widely read news and media website, with over 7 billion views each month, ranked as the sixth most visited website worldwide in 2016.
08 — Reddit.com
Reddit is an American aggregate of social news, web content ranking, and forum for debate. Reddit was created on 23 June 2005, in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
Registered users upload material such as links, text posts and pictures to the forum, which are then voted by other members up or down. Posts are grouped into user-created boards called “subreddits” by subject, covering a number of subjects such as news, politics, science, movies, video games, music, books, athletics, health, food, animals, and image sharing.
Submissions with more up-votes appear at the top of their subreddit and finally on the front page of the site if they earn enough up-votes. Reddit’s moderators expend substantial time on moderating the site, amid strict guidelines banning abuse.
According to Alexa Internet, Reddit ranks as the 17th most visited website in the world and 7th most visited website in the United States as of October 2020, with 40.9% of its user base originating from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom at 10.0% and Canada at 5.2%.
07 — Amazon.com
Amazon.com, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is an American international technology corporation that specializes on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.
In the U.S. information technology sector, it is considered one of the Top Five companies, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. As well as the most valuable brand in the world, the organization has been referred to as one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world.
Amazon was founded on July 5, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington, by Jeff Bezos. The business began as an online book marketplace, but grew to sell electronics, apps, video games, clothes, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. By market capitalization, Amazon replaced Walmart as the most profitable retailer in the United States in 2015.
Amazon is recognized by technical advancement and mass size for the transformation to well-established sectors. As measured by sales and market capitalization, it is the world’s leading online marketplace, AI assistant producer, live-streaming site, and cloud computing platform. Amazon is the world’s leading Internet corporation by sales. It is the United States’ second-biggest private employer and one of the most profitable businesses in the country.
06 — Twitter.com
Twitter is a U.S. microblogging and social networking site where people share and connect with tweets. Registered users can upload, like, and retweet tweets, but they can only be read by unregistered users. Twitter, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world. Users access Twitter through its internet platform, through Short Message Service (SMS) via its mobile device application applications. Tweets were initially limited to 140 characters but were doubled in November 2017 to 280 for non-CJK languages. For other accounts, audio and video tweets remain limited to 140 seconds. Twitter was founded in March 2006 and released in July 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. By 2012, over 100 million users had tweets of 340 million a day with daily average search queries of 1,6 billion. It was one of the ten most commonly visited sites in 2013 and was designated as the ‘Online SMS.’ Twitter had over 321 million daily monthly users by 2018.
05 — Google.com
Google, LLC is an American international technology corporation specialized in services and products related to the Internet, including web advertisement processing, search engines, cloud storage, applications, and hardware.
Beyond Google’s main search engine (Google Search), the company’s exponential growth since inception has sparked a chain of products, acquisitions, and collaborations.
It offers job and productivity resources (Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides), email (Gmail), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), instant messaging and video talk (Duo, Hangouts, Chat, and Meet), translation of languages (Google Translate), visualization and navigation (Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, and Street View), hosting of podcasts (Goo Translate).
The firm is leading the development of the Chrome browser-based Android smartphone operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system.
04 — Quora.com
Quora is a US question-and-answer platform where Internet users inquire, answer, obey, and edit questions, either factually or in the form of opinions. Quora Inc., its maker, is headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States.
The company was established in June 2009 and on June 21, 2010, the website was made open to the public. By editing questions and making improvements to replies that have been posted by other users, users may work together.
The website was visited by 590 million unique individuals per month in 2020.
03 — Facebook.com
Facebook, established in Menlo Park, California, is an American internet social media and social networking site and a flagship service of the namesake Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, with Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, fellow students of Harvard College and roommates.
Initially, the founders restricted Facebook membership to students at Harvard. Before being extended to the majority of the Ivy League, MIT, and higher education institutions in the Boston area, then to several other colleges, and eventually to high school students, membership was extended to Columbia, Stanford, and Yale. Anyone pretending to be at least 13 years old has been licensed to become a registered Facebook user since 2006, but this can vary based on local legislation. The name derives from the repositories of facial books sometimes issued to students of American universities.
You can access Facebook from Internet-enabled devices such as personal computers, laptops and smartphones. Users may create a profile disclosing details about themselves after registration. They will post email, pictures and multimedia that are shared with any other person who has decided to be their “friend” or any reader with a different privacy environment.
Users may also use different embedded applications, enter mutual interest communities, purchase and sell goods or services on the Internet, and get updates of the events and activities of Facebook accounts they follow from their Facebook contacts. As of December 2018, Facebook reported it had more than 2.3 billion monthly active users, and it was the most internationally downloaded smartphone app of the 2010s.
02 — Wikipedia.org
Wikipedia is a multilingual online interactive encyclopedia developed and managed by a group of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing method. It is as of August 2020, one of the 15 most popular websites as rated by Alexa. It is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, an American non-profit organisation funded largely by donations, with no commercials.
Wikipedia was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger on January 15, 2001. “As a portmanteau of “wiki” and “encyclopedia,” Sanger invented its name. Initially, it was an encyclopedia in the English language, but variants in other languages were soon created. The English Wikipedia is the largest of the more than 300 Wikipedia encyclopedias, with 6.2 million articles. Overall, there are more than 55 million posts on Wikipedia that draw 1.7 billion unique visitors per month.
01 — youtube.com
YouTube, based in San Bruno, California, is an American online video-sharing site. The service was founded by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. Google acquired the website for US$1.65 billion in November 2006; YouTube is also one of Google’s subsidiaries.
YouTube helps users to upload, access, rate, share, add playlists, track, comment on content, and subscribe to other users. It provides a broad range of user-generated and corporate media content.
Video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, voice files, movie trailers, live streams, and other material such as video blogging, original short videos, and instructional videos are included in the content available.
Unregistered users may view videos on the web, but not upload them, whereas registered users are able to upload an unlimited amount of videos and add video comments. Age-restricted videos are only open to approved users who say that they are at least 18 years of age.
There were more than 400 hours of content posted to YouTube every minute as of February 2017, and one billion hours of content viewed on YouTube every day. According to Alexa Internet, YouTube is the second most popular website in the world as of October 2020, behind Google. More than 500 hours of video content will be posted to YouTube every minute as of May 2019.