I’m the kind of person who uses the Internet more for informational or practical purposes than for entertainment. In other words, I’m more likely to be checking news pages, shopping sites, or educational sites rather than playing games, chatting on MySpace, or looking up naked pictures of my favorite celebrities!
So it stands to reason that HowStuffWorks.com would rank pretty high up on my list of favorite websites. As the name implies, visitors can find out exactly how different things work by reading articles on the site. There are numerous categories (called “channels”), including Science, Health, Auto, Computer, Electronics, and more. The articles are written by experts, are in-depth when the subject warrants such treatment, and come with nice pictures or diagrams, plus both internal and external links for additional reference. Best of all, the articles are understandable and interesting.
I’ve made it a personal resolution to read at least one HowStuffWorks article per day in 2007 to improve my general knowledge. I started it off by reading how a counterfeit detector pen works. Check it out for yourself!