I’ll admit there’s a little bit of hyperbole in the title of this post. I’m sure I’d survive without the internet, but I’d be unwilling. Unwilling to go on living. If I had to choose, here are the ten websites I’d want to have with me on a desert/deserted island, in no particular order.
CNN. If I were stranded, I’d want to know when my rescuers were coming, and CNN would probably inform me. Of course, this includes all of its hierarchical sites like CNN Money though it will be the least of my concerns.
Amazon.com. They must sell rafts. I’ll just have one shipped to the island.
Radio Paradise. Great music, all the time… just not while I’m in my car.
pfblogs.org. When you can’t choose just one personal finance blog, choose them all — without ads.
ING Direct. While I’m stranded, I’ll have time to watch my interest compound. In fact, interest will compound slower at ING Direct than they would at several other banks.
Bloglines. I’ll need to keep up with my friends’ lives if I can’t contact them otherwise.
My Grad School. Even if I’m stranded, I’ll have to participate in group assignments and maintain a decent GPA to get reimbursed. This one is only out of necessity, and I can’t wait until this website is no longer in my life.
New York Craigslist. I need to find a place to live so I’m prepared for the moment I get off this island.
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Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published May 10, 2006.