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…Web apps have been charted?

Web App Charts

There’s Flickr and Dopplr, YouTube and DropSend; Zoho, Digg, YMail and Gmail; Facebook, Pandora, Mint and Twitter; and last but not least, there’s Last.fm, (oh, and don’t forget, Remember the Milk!)

They’ve all become a part of our daily online lives, but web based applications are a relatively new thing, which means they’re still vying for top spot on your bookmark list.

Thus, Carsonified set out to find out which are the most popular and successful web apps through a straw poll of over 3,000 votes from all over the world.

Which one made top spot?

Click through to find out:

[Web App Charts]

…Shawn Blanc loves Transmit and Coda?

Transmit and Coda

Shawn Blanc’s series of reviews for “some of the greatest software available for the Mac” continues, and in addition to NetNewsWire and Mint, he’s also published equally thorough reviews of Transmit and Coda.

Though Transmit is something that I use constantly to keep this site up to date, Coda is new to me, so I was definitely interested in reading Shawn’s thoughts on the two.

If you’re at all interested in the best of the best for the Mac world, then these are must reads, so get to it!

[Shawn Blanc – Transmit]

[Shawn Blanc – Coda: The One-Window Wonder]

[Transmit]

[Coda]

…Mint knows your stats?

Mint

Shawn Blanc’s review of NetNewsWire was spot on, so it should come as no surprise that his Mint review is equally accurate.

As a Mint user myself, I definitely agree with his praising of Mint for its simplistic, yet data rich design. As a site owner, it gives you the information that you want (and need) to know, in a way that’s easy to view and understand, and it doesn’t overload you with data that you’ll never be able to use.

In addition, Shawn coins a term for something that I’ve noticed but never thought to give a term to: The Mint Referrer High-Five. The MRHF is when you see SomeoneElsesSite.com/mint/ in your referrer list, which means that they saw your site in their Mint referrer list, and wanted to see what your site was all about. It’s like a community of Mint users, and if you’ve got a site, it’s time to join.

Shawn, here’s your high-five:

[Shawn Blanc – The Full Mint-y]

[Mint]

…Gums have been ranked?

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum fans rejoice!

New York Magazine has teamed up with WD-50 to chew through 132 different kinds of gum to determine which bubblegum, fruit and mint flavored gum is the best, based on mouthfeel, bulk, flavor intensity, and “the general pleasure of the squish-squish sensation going on between our teeth”.

Did your chew of choice make the cut?

Click through to find out.

[New York Magazine – Taste Test: Gum]

[Via: YumSugar]

…Coins don’t need to have ridges?

Coin Ridges

Ever wonder why some coins have ridges, while others do not?

The answer is surprisingly simple:

When coins where made of gold or silver, the value of the coin was based on the value of the metal in it. Thus, a $10 gold coin had $10 worth of gold in it.

Before ridges, thieves would file off the edges of the coins and make a slow but steady profit from passing on the slightly smaller coins, while collecting the rest.

To prevent this practice, the government began minting ridges into the edges of coins so that you can easily tell if a coin has been tampered with.

Though coins are no longer made of gold or silver, they still have ridges, because we’re accustomed to seeing them that way.

Now you know.

[Via: Big Site Of Amazing Facts]

[Photo Via: Clearly Ambiguous]