I found the Web 2.0 Awards list rather interesting. I expected to see Google Maps in the number one slot for maps, but I was a little surprised to see Twitter over Facebook. Everyone I know uses Facebook! A few other number one observations:
Photos and digital images: Flickr - I thought this site was hard to navigate. I didn't attempt to search through Picnik and Picasa - I hope those two are not even more difficult!
Professional Networking/Employment and Jobs: This caught my eye as my husband has been looking to move away from self-employment and back into the 'regular' workforce. He was recently told that Everybody who's Anybody is on Linkedin, so that one wasn't a surprise. However, Standout Jobs was listed ahead of Career Builder and Monster. I went into Standout Jobs, entered "marketing" and "Houston" and got a 0 response. When I changed it to just "Houston", I still had a 0 response. Career Builder found 1,795 responses, Monster had 1,000.
Games: A time-waster that I fight against is online games, such as Scrabble, Solitaire, etc. I saw that Zango has the #1 slot for games; now I know what site to avoid!
As I was about to leave the site, I noticed that the list was dated 2008 and had a link to nominate candidate sites for the 2009 year. I just wonder who manages/managed the site and how they awarded the rankings.