AAII's Best of the Net: 2011 Guide to the Top Investment Web Sites, 15th Edition
Content continues to be the single most important determinant of what constitutes a good website. Though Internet users increasingly want to access websites from any location on any number of different devices, content—whether in the form of written articles, video, audio or tools—is what continues to draw visitors to a website. This is why, when putting together our 15th Best of the Net Guide, we placed an emphasis on providing you with a list of the most useful investment-related websites and tools. A useful website has more value than one that may be on the cutting edge from a technological standpoint, but lacks much in the way of good content.
The reviews in this year’s guide are for traditional websites, instead of the new crop of mobile websites. Our rationale is that desktop and laptop computers are still the primary choices for Web surfing, and many mobile websites and apps lack the full functionality that traditional websites offer.
However, we do realize that the growth of the market for iPhones, Android smartphones and tablet computers (e.g., the iPad) is changing the way users are interacting with content. In response, we’ve added a new section in this year’s guide that lists the best financial apps (applications).
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