Welcome to the second Rest of the Mac Web (RotMW) survey. This
twice-a-year survey gives you the opportunity to rate Mac sites you're
familiar with - in this case, the sites that didn't make our most recent Best of the Mac Web survey. (We had
to draw the line somewhere, and 50 sites seemed like a good place to do
We limit both the Best of the Mac Web (BotMW) survey and the RotMW
survey to 50 sites. We started this list with sites that were on BotMW
survey #2 but removed in #3 (we reduced the number of sites listed from
56 to 50 and moved most of the sites ranked below 40 to the RotMW
survey while promoting some sites from the last "Rest" survey to the
latest "Best" list) and sites listed in the previous RotMW survey. We
weeded out the dead sites, added some new ones to the mix, and made
some last minute changes due to sites missing in action.
Note that these surveys are far from exhaustive; there are hundreds
of Mac-related sites on the Web. We're not covering half of them
between both polls.
We're providing links to each of the sites so you can visit them.
However, we ask that you only rate sites you were familiar with
before coming to the survey. If any of the "new to you" sites
become personal favorites, you'll have the opportunity to rate them
next time around. (And don't try to stuff the ballot box. One user, one
We have tried to contact the publisher or webmaster of each site
listed, giving them the opportunity to add a link to the survey and
have the opinions of their visitors counted. We do this to minimize
bias by giving every site a chance to link, even those that dismiss our
methodology and the validity of your opinions.
Yes, this is a bit of a popularity contest, but mostly we want to
know what you think. This is an opinion survey, and I believe that it
will fairly reflect what Mac users think of the listed sites when all
the votes have been tallied.
Bite.org was on our first BotMW
survey, but it was dropped from this survey. The site used to be
humorous, but nowadays it's simply vulgar. The site was also missing in
action when we attempted to verify links on Monday, March 25. MacGamez.com has been on hiatus for several
months, so it has also been dropped from the current survey.
AppleGossip has been
down for a month or so, and because of this it is not included in the
current survey. MacMonkey and
MacHome were inaccessible when we
attempted to verify links, so they are not included in this survey.
We'll try these sites again this Fall.
Here are the sites in this Rest of the Mac Web survey (the link will
open into a new window, making it easy to come back here or to look at
the site while taking the survey).
- 3 Macs and a
- AllOSX.com, new
- Apple History
- Brave New Mac
- Chez Mark
- Crazy Apple Rumors,
- The Daily Mac
- Deals on the Web,
- IconFactory, new
- The iMac.com
- The iMac
- Jag's House
- The Mac
- MacMerc, new
- The Mac Mind
- Mac Monkies
- Mac Net
- Mac Orchard
- Mac OS Zone
- OS X FAQ, new
- the pickle's Low-end Mac FAQ
- ramSeeker, new
- Should Our Schools Have Macs or
- System 6
- Why the Mac is so
- Working Mac
Because we ask voters to only rate sites you are familiar
with, the Rest of the Mac Web survey measures how well
known a site is and what those who know the site think of it. Click here to participate in the survey.
If you want to, you can go back and take the survey a second time;
this will wipe out the results of your earlier vote.
We'll be collecting your votes through Tuesday, April 9, 2002. I'll
spend some time analyzing the results and hope to publish our findings
by on April 11 or 12.
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