The web is indeed a vast, sprawling beast where all manner of things exist for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure). There is definitely something for everyone online, about that there’s no question. But competition for traffic is always on the increase and developers have to always think innovatively to be able to maintain popularity.

From gambling sites to image-sharing sites, there is something for everyone. This article looks at a few of the most exciting ones so far this year.

Mecca Bingo

Out of all the gambling sites worth writing about, Mecca Bingo deserves the top spot. It was awarded the WhichBingo UK Site of the Year Award, placing it above hundreds of other different Bingo websites. Mecca Bingo, through its unique features and winning layout, has succeeded in both satisfying players and giving them cause to stay.

The site’s chat room allows players to meet each other and chat while they have a game of Bingo. Gaming is available 24 hours a day, and there is a £50 cash match bonus for the first deposit. Other than Bingo, players can also play Slots, Numbers and Keno.

Where Cool Things Happen is a highly addictive website that compiles inspiring news in art, travel, photography and just about anything interesting or inspiring. Just about anything cool you can think about across the world is probably documented here in photographs or articles.

You’ve been warned though – it’s like StumbleUpon, with less customisability, but it retains the addiction levels that people seem to acquire when they browse through the site.


Computer Mouse  by Qurren

Computer Mouse by Qurren

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet that was launched last year. It’s a dedicated news website for “business people in the new global economy”. Committed to producing creative and innovative journalism, it is specifically directed for publication on Smartphones and tablet computers.

Quartz attempts to represent the era that has given birth to it. It’s not afraid to tackle the core topics that other business news sites tend to tiptoe around. Completely focused on digital storytelling, this news website is one to keep your eye on for this year.


Skillcrush is a website where anyone can essentially learn about a certain technology they’re interested in, and then put it to work for themselves. It’s community driven with lots of feedback to help you out.

It is extremely helpful for those who are attempting to expand their skill-set in order to make themselves more employable and attractive to prospective employers. Classes are organised through Google groups.

Image By Qurren (Qurren's file) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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