Top10.com invites users to compile top 10 lists that cover just about every interest and topic. The user can begin by selecting a topic and adding their favorite items that fall under that topic. The user can invite friends to create their own version of the same top 10 list. Top10 takes the results and uses the submissions gathered to build an overall top 10 list that reflects the preferences of all users who gave input. Visitors can also explore the most popular top 10 lists on the site. These include everything from the top 10 NBA players to the top 10 bass players and top 10 Apple products. A search bar is available on the homepage so user can search for specific top 10 lists before creating their own.
Top10 was founded by Alex Buttle, Tom Leathes and Harry Jones in February of 2011. The application was intended to give users an easy way to generate top 10 lists. The application was appealing to new users because it didn’t just give them a way to build a list, it also allowed them to get their friend’s opinions and work those into the list as well. The current version includes a wide range of Top 10 lists created by users.
There are a number of ways to create and share top 10 lists online. Top 10 stands out because the application gives users a place to build a list that incorporates the opinions of others. Rather than simply building a list and posting it, users can request others to submit the 10 items they feel should be included on the list based on the topic the user chose. Top 10 takes the responses and figures out which items are truly the most popular and creates an overall top 10 list.
Top10.com entices new users with plenty of bright color and fun personality. Deep pink and whimsical blue set the stage for an array of interesting top 10 lists created by regular users. The website manages to stay organized and navigation friendly without sacrificing its unique style. The actual list pages include large thumbnail images, brief descriptions of each item on the list and tabs that allow the user to toggle between the actual list as well as their original version. Top 10 provides users with a fun, lighthearted environment and smooth interface to explore almost any topic using top 10 lists.
A new user can join the Top10 community by clicking the light blue “Join Now” button tucked into the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. A pop up box appears and gives the user three options to create an account and sign in. the two large blue buttons invite the user to sign in with an existing Facebook or Twitter account while a small link at the bottom is available for users who prefer to register with their email address. After clicking the link, the user must click a pink button at the top of the next page to access the registration form. The form asks for a full name, email address and password. After agreeing to the Top10 terms of service, the user is logged in and can begin building lists.
Top10 does not offer a service that would thrive if it came with a subscription fee. The application is available to everyone for free. There are no fees for creating an account or participating in the creation of lists. The user is given unlimited access to all current features and can create new lists or participate in existing lists. This is ideal because it encourages more individuals to join Top10 and share their opinions to further refine each list.
Top10.com is a fun application for anyone who enjoys exploring topics on the web. The top 10 list has become a popular choice when compiling information in an entertaining way. The topics covered on Top10 vary dramatically, so almost anyone can find a top 10 list that matches at least one or two o their personal interests without trying too hard.