Fun little experiment to try out: go to your browser’s address bar (works best in desktop Chrome) and record your top websites that autocomplete for each of the letters
a-z. And if you’re feeling especially brave, share the results with the world… 😈
- A) amazon.com - no surprises here. 🛍
- B) baypirateproxy.org - mirror for the thepiratebay torrents.
- C) crunchyroll.com - for all your anime needs.
- D) digg.com - kinda old school, but I prefer checking it to any personalized newesfeeds for generic news.
- E) en.todoist.com - Useful TODO list app todoist (I’ve recently switched to notion and couldn’t be happier).
- F) facebook.com - Duh, though I’ve disabled my FB news feed with the News Feed Eradicator chrome plugin so I don’t visit nearly as often as I used to.
- G) github.com - Open source work consumes a lot of my time. ⭐️ grubhub.com is a reasonably distant second place here.
- H) hulu.com - Netflix’s younger cousin.. cause some stuff’s only available on Hulu.
- I) interplayapp.com - Really interesting new design tool that aims to make design + dev collaboration much easier.
- J) js.coach/react - Very useful curated list of high quality React components.
- K) katcr.co - Old KickAssTorrents mirror that is out of date.
- L) http://localhost:3000 - Ahh the joys of local web development. 😄
- M) messenger.com - I use FB Messenger a lot more than SMS ever since I spent a few years living abroad in Thailand. International SMS is clunky but internet messaging platforms always “just work”. And of those platforms like Line, Wechat, etc., the only one where 99% of my friends have accounts is FB Messenger.
- N) news.ycombinator.com - Hacker News! 😎 I was a little surprised Netflix didn’t make it as my #1 but these days I stream more from external devices than my primary laptop. Also nytimes.com rounding out my top 3.
- O) outlook.com - Cause some companies force you to use Outlook 🤷
- P) producthunt.com - As a serial entrepreneur, Product Hunt’s a daily visit for me.
- Q) Leaving this one out as it’s an admin dashboard for async jobs for a recent project of mine.
- R) reddit.com - The constant rabbit-hole of Reddit. :sigh:
- S) seventorrentsmirror.info - Torrent directory listing.
- T) twitter.com - This one’s probably my most visited. FOMO for better or worse…
- U) unsplash.com - Excellent royalty-free stock photo site.
- V) vrv.co - Crunchyroll’s cooler sister made by the same peeps. Anime streaming central.
- W) wsj.com - Reasonably unbiased news.
- X) This was the only letter that didn’t autocomplete to any website for me… no seriously, it didn’t autocomplete even though there were results… I wonder if this is a built-in privacy mechanism of Chrome because I definitely don’t use Incognito mode... 🤷
- Y) youtube.com - I spend a lot more time on here than I probably should. :sigh:
- Z) zocdoc.com - Cause health’s important yo.
These results can be roughly grouped into the following categories:
- Streaming (Hulu, VRV, YouTube, Crunchyroll, and various torrent sites)
- Software (localhost, GitHub, ProductHunt, js.coach)
- News (WSJ, Digg, Twitter, Hacker News)
- Social (Twitter, Facebook, Messenger)
- I stream a LOT of video and ❤️ torrents (shout out to WebTorrent).
- I’m pretty surprised there’s nothing NSFW on this list. 🕵
- I’m sure there are a few results on here that would be novel and/or surprising to you and vice-versa.
So what is your alphabet of most visited websites?
If you’re feeling brave, share some standouts from your list in the comments below or mention me @transitive_bs on Twitter!
Hopefully this was a fun little experiment for you.. in a similar vein to ProductHunt sharing the most sticky apps that people use a lot but most people don’t know about (example).
Also, gimme some of them claps 👏 👏 👏