Time Magazine has announced its top 50 websites for 2009 with popular internet services Twitter and Skype among the highest ranked, but internet giant Google has been knocked out of the top 10.
Time is vague about the criteria for its list, saying that the sites are ones which will "make your online life more efficient - or just more fun".
Photo-sharing site Flickr took out the top spot, with its "collaborative tagging" increasing its popularity over the past few years. The site works by allowing all users to tag any photo on the site, allowing other users to search by tag maps on the front page.
The site has surged in popularity, with Apple now allowing iPhone users to upload their photos directly to Flickr. The US Library of Congress has even begun to use the site to catalogue its own photos.