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59 great websites you need to visit

Everything you ever need on the web

Whether you want to beat the credit crunch, learn a new skill or just watch TV online, we've rounded up 59 must-have sites that will cover all your needs.

Find people

Here are the best sites for locating people and companies.These sites use cool, web 2.0 techniques to help you locate people, then (if need be) dig deep to find the ‘sensitive' info about them you need.

FriendFeed
Many content sharing and social networking sites exist now - Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and so on - and my friends seem to be spread out evenly among them. I don't have time to visit them all. FriendFeed crawls more than 40 such sites to keep you updated on the web pages, photos, videos, and music that your friends are sharing or commenting on.

Spock
This site looks for a person's school, work and social affiliations, then displays photos, links to social network pages, web sites, videos and blogs about that person.

Facebook
I know, I know, recommending Facebook is like recommending that you wear sunblock at the beach. But, really, what social-networking site is more functional, more organised, and more populous than this one?

Glassdoor
This site invites you to log in and anonymously write what you really think of the company you work for, the culture you work in (here's where you gripe about your boss), and the salary you're pulling down. Then (and only then) can you dig for some dirt on current or former coworkers and, best of all, see how much they make.

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