WikiLeaks makes Time's 50 Best Websites list

YouTube, Google and Twitter dropped for newer sites

Wikileaks hits the Time top 50

Time has revealed its top 50 websites for 2010 and has cut a whole host of big-name sites from the list.

This year, WikiLeaks is favoured over Wikipedia, with Time noting the site "went from being a fringe site to being a central catalyst in the national news cycle almost overnight."

Another wiki-based site makes the list and that is the financial site Wikinvest.

Sites for sore eyes

In 2009, a number of popular sites made the list, including Google, YouTube and Twitter but it seems that Time has decided to go a little more leftfield this year and list up and comers instead of full-blown success stories.

Instead of YouTube there is Vimeo and FourSquare has been denied for the lesser known but very similar Gowalla.

Other sites which have made the list are: TED, and, interestingly, LinkedIn – a site which has been sidelined by many in favour of Twitter and other social networks.

The full list has been broken down into 10 categories (from music & video to social media) and can be found at

Obviously, if Time was to do a top 51 list, then TechRadar would definitely be on it.