“ webzine for men „
I didn't know about this magazine, until my partner came home with it one day, and I picked it up out of slight curiosity.
Shortlist is a free magazine distributed around various cities across the UK, full of interviews, articles and advertorials. Shortlist is... dare I say it, supposed to be a man's magazine. Now - I know that I'm a girl. Well, for those who weren't aware, I am, albeit, female. I do however, have interests that tend to lean towards gadgets, electronics, computers and video-gaming. I'm not really all that fussed when it comes to makeup, cosmetics and fashion. So Shortlist's counterpart, "Stylist" doesn't really interest me in a big way.
I realise that I've just been harpering on about the magazine, but alas, I should tell you all about the wonder that is Shortlist.com. Now if you ever have the misfortune of not being able to get hold of the magazine, or you live outside of one of the cities it is distributed to, it's good news that you can view most of the wonderful content on it's very own website. Even better that all the magazines are available to read in a very clear format, including back issues from the very first one to the latest one out.
Navigating around the site couldn't be simpler. Each category of interest is laid out clearly down one side of the webpage, and clicking on a topic will take you to another page with articles and features surrounding that chosen category.
The content on the site has a lot more depth than that of the 100 page magazine that comes out once a week. There's more features online, for one, and less junk. Regular columns, such as that of our funnyman Danny Wallace aren't available to see, as far as I can tell, but previous interviews with various celebs are.
Other than that there's your usual competitions and quizzes.
I can't stress how interesting all this is to me, despite the fact I'm clearly not very man-like. However, I honestly don't feel ashamed for looking at life from the other side, for once.
Being one of the heard of commuters in London I'm often bombarded with miscelaneous junk as I make my way to and from work. The only things I tend to read is the metro in the morning and the london lite or london paper in the evening. This all changed one thursday late in 2007.
Shortlist magazine is distributed on thursdays in the major cities across London. Very rarely do I miss an issue but when I do, I can live safe in the knowledge that it is available online at shortlist.com.
The Shortlist website is alot more than an online magzine though. Ok, so it has all of the content that you get in the magazine but it also has other features. Online games, videos and blogs are the three stand out things that I use the site for. Some of the stuff hosted on this site is useful, they review new music and film/dvd releases, grooming products and clothing. Some of it is downright hilarious, they have links to some great videos and spending a few minutes in the 'Funny Stuff' and 'Cool Stuff' areas of the site are bound to bring on a giggle or two.
The site is very easy to use, it doesn't bombard you with too much information or adverts (like some other sites do) and is a very good way to waste some time at work.