20 Apps, Sites and Services That Made 2011 Rock
The following list, in no particular order, contains 20 of my favorite web products and services from this past year. Though not all of them launched in 2011 (many launched before), for some reason, they either got drastically better this year, or somehow made a stronger impact on me this year. I was not paid to recommend any of these – they are simply all products and companies that have greatly influenced my life, and I strongly suggest you also check them out if you haven’t yet.
Pinterest is one of the best things that ever happened to the web (see pinterest.com/brit for my own boards), and I’m sure all of my girlfriends would agree. Currently cast as a “women’s site,” Pinterest lets you virtually “pin” images and videos you like from around the web onto “pinboards” you create. It’s the best way to organize ideas online, and most are using it for DIY projects, cooking ideas, decor ideas, and fashion finds. It will be interesting to watch as the site moves forward in 2012 and starts to add more features related to commerce and discovery. I’m also curious to see if they will ever make a push to get more men back on the site, or if that audience is lost completely given the overload of women’s content around. Men, your thoughts?
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.