You can find a “best of” list for just about everything this time of year. I’ve been keeping an eye out for the best ones. Well, I haven’t literally been keeping an eye out. That would be painful.
Some of these lists are really interesting, some will help you catch up on everything you missed this past year. I did use a simple methodolgy that included Googling stuff and eliminating:
- …anyone who makes us click through every item on your list. Unless you are SUPER epic (like the TIME Best Inventions one IMO) or have a super slick interface (SPIN’s 50 Best Albums for example) I’m not click, click, clicking through every point on your bloated list.
- …anyone who isn’t capable of designing an easily readable list that isn’t a total clutterclot of wordy noise (I’m looking at you Forbes).
So here, in no particular order, are some of the best “Best of 2012″ lists of 2012
- Most Impressive Human Achievements of 2012 ~ Buzzfeed
- YouTube Rewind 2012 ~ YouTube [Creative way to recap the biggest videos of the year from YT]
- Best Inventions of 2012 ~ TIME Magazine [Feel free to explore TIME’s Top 10 of Everything 2012 as well]
- Top Colleges in the World ~ The Guardian [I must say I’m proud to teach at one of the schools on this list, The University of Pittsburgh]
- Best Movies of 2012 ~ Moviefone
- Best Desserts of 2012 ~ Inquirer Lifestyle [I will never be around any of these, but they look amazing]
- Amazon Top 10 Audiobooks of 2012 ~ Amazon
- The 100 Best Android Apps of 2012 ~ PC MAG
- Best of 2012 in the world of sports ~ USA Today
- Best Beers In America ~ American Homebrewers Association
- 100 Best Companies to Work for 2012 ~ CNN Money
- The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2012 ~ Forbes [And just for kicks here’s the top earning dead musicians of the year]
- The 50 Best Album Covers of 2012 ~ Paste Magazine [Makes me feel hip and I like art]
- Top apps to download for smart phones & tablets ~ Detroit Free Press
- 200 Jobs Ranked from Best to Worst ~ CareerCast [Includes a link to jump to the 10 Worst Jobs according to them]
- The Top 100 NFL Players of 2012 ~ NFL.com
There are gobs of lists out there. Have you found any good ones?
Which of these is most interesting to you?