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The best overall websites of 2012 include sites that let us waste time, get informed and generally be entertained. Some of the websites included among the best are social, letting us connect with friends, loved ones and, in some cases, complete strangers. Other sites, like Ranker (hey!) allowed us to make great lists like, well, this one! Be sure to vote for those websites that you believe were truly the best of the best in 2012, and vote down any sites that you didn't visit and/or didn't like. Also, please feel free to add to this list, because it's by no means complete.

If you're one who likes to regularly post your thoughts, then you'll no doubt agree that websites like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr represent the best websites of 2012. If you're super crafty and always on the lookout for new, fun ideas, well then, Pinterest is probably right up your (beautifully decorated, impeccably designed) alley.

Shopping fanatics might say that Amazon.com and eBay offered the best opportunities to feed their habit, while foodies might argue that Yelp was tops in 2012. For those who enjoy keeping up with their favorite movies and music, websites like Spotify, Pitchfork, Rotten Tomatoes and certainly Netflix would top the list. Don't agree? Vote them down. Totally agree? Well then, vote on up and, if you're so inclined, make your very own Best Overall Websites of 2012 list by reranking. And again, this list is definitely not finished, so feel free to add your own favorite websites for all of us to enjoy.
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Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Ranker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Ranker ranker.com

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Wikipedia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Wikipedia wikipedia.org

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YouTube is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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IMDB is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
IMDB imdb.com

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Pandora Radio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Reddit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Buzzfeed.com is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Buzzfeed.com buzzfeed.com

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RottenTomatoes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
RottenTomatoes rottentomatoes.com

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Facebook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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The Onion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
The Onion theonion.com

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Fark.com is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Fark.com fark.com

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Hulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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CollegeHumor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
CollegeHumor collegehumor.com

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ESPN is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Twitter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Funny or Die is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Netflix is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Ustream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Ustream ustream.tv

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Spotify.com is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Spotify.com spotify.com

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Yahoo! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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TripAdvisor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
TripAdvisor tripadvisor.com

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The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Eater.com is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Eater.com eater.com

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eBay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Blogger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Digg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Yelp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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CraigsList is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
CraigsList craigslist.org

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LinkedIn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Urbanspoon.com is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Urbanspoon.com urbanspoon.com

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Consumerist.com is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Consumerist.com consumerist.com

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Fandango is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Fandango fandango.com

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Flickr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Tumblr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Mashable is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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PayPal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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WordPress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Foursquare is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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The MenuPages is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
The MenuPages menupages.com

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Pinterest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Bing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Expedia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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CNN.com is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
CNN.com cnn.com

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Wired is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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The Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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Metacritic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
Metacritic metacritic.com

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Ars Technica is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012

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LastPass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2012
LastPass lastpass.com