My top 5 Web picks of 2010

From the cleverest blog to the best use for an iPad, here are the five things that became habits for me this year

By Karen Templer
Published January 1, 2011 5:01PM (EST)

As a person whose job it is to develop digital products, I'm online nearly every moment I'm awake (whether I'm looking at my phone, my iPad or a laptop), and I'm often asked for recommendations. Frankly, every year it gets tougher to be in-the-know. Just like there's more and more content published on the Web every year, there are new technologies, sites, apps and devices rolling out at a breathless pace. But you don't need me to tell you this; it's a problem we all face on some level.

Given that, I tend to gravitate toward things that are either curatorial in nature -- offering me new ways to skip past the chaff (of whatever variety) and get straight to the wheat -- or that make it easier for me to do things I've always done. So while this is by no means a definitive list, what follows are the five things that elbowed their way out of the crowd and onto my pinned tabs or my home screen in the past year.

Karen Templer

Karen Templer is the director of product development and design at Salon. Follow her on Twitter at

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