#TBT : Top 10 Jamaican Websites Visited by Jamaicans in 2008 vs 2015

You get a glimpse of Jamaica and the Caribbean’s web history when you do something like comparing the 10 Jamaican websites visited by Jamaicans in 2008 vs 2015. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, #TBT, I dug through our SiliconCaribe archives and found the Top 10 Jamaican Websites Visited by Jamaicans in 2007 and 2008. Then, I went and got the Top 10 Jamaican websites visited by Jamaicans today, Sept 24th, 2015.

Ohh what an interesting story it tells. Have a look for yourself.

This is the Top 10 Jamaican Websites Visited by Jamaicans in 2007 and 2008.

top10jamaicanwebsitesI make special mention of trailblazing websites by Jamaican Tech Entrepreneurs – such as mediazone, jahknow, Vibesconnect, 876radio and wheelsjamaica. Big up oonu self!

Compare that to now

Top 10 Jamaican Websites visited by Jamaicans as of September 24th, 2015
1. Scotiabank.com – For Online Banking
2. Jamaicaobserver.com – For Local News
3. Jamaica-gleaner.com – For Local News
4. Ncbelink.com – For Online Banking
5. Jncb.com – For Online Banking
6. Jamaicayp.com – For looking up addresses and phone numbers
7. Jablogz.com – For entertainment news
8. Shopinja.com – To list and shop from Classifieds
9. 3jamaica.com – For Entertainment news
10. Digicelgroup.com – For Mobile News and Top Up

All this against the backdrop that the Top 5 general sites visited by Jamaicans  as of today.

  1. Youtube – For online videos
  2. Google – For Search
  3. Facebook – For Social Networking
  4.  Google.com.jm – For local search
  5. Yahoo.com – For email and Content

Source of information was Alexa.com