Demolistic.com provides users with a place to share their best of or worst of collections and debate on which items truly belong on those lists. The user begins by creating a specific list based on any topic they like. Many lists focus on entertainment however users also create lists based on sports, activities, pet insurance, tech topics and almost anything else imaginable. The user can share their lists with others, who can produce their own versions if they disagree with the items included. Users can debate through the Demolistic discussion boards. The application takes all related lists and merges them to create one large collection based on user consensus. Visitors can also read through the many existing lists already available on the Demolistic homepage.
Demolistic appeared in 2008 to provide users with an entertaining way to create lists and discuss what items should appear on them. The website has received a primarily positive response, including praise from KillerStartups. Visitors can find many lists already available on the site which covers many well known topics as well as more obscure ones, such as pet insurance and Craig’s List cat postings. A collection of categories is included to help new users find lists that interest them.
Demolistic doesn’t offer a service that isn’t available through a number of other competing websites. That being said, the site does offer something unique in the way users interact with others through their lists. A user can build a list and compare it to a similar list created by another user. The site offers a discussion board that gives users a platform to talk about their opinions and why items should or should not appear on the list, which makes the list building process even more interesting.
Demolistic offers users a relatively organized layout that features category buttons at the top and lists of, well, lists, near the bottom. List pages present items inside simple boxes with the item name, contributor’s description and tools that allow the user to comment or view other lists with the same entry. Demolistic seems to rely on list content to keep the user’s attention rather than a flashy interface. The plain white background and simple black text stays low key so the user created lists can take the entire spotlight.
New users can join the Demolistic community by clicking the light grey “Register” link tucked into the upper right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the next page asks the user to supply an email address, username and password. The user must also enter the letters at the bottom of the form to confirm that they are human. After clicking the grey “Create Account” button below the form, the user is logged in and can begin building lists.
Demolistic works much like other list building tools. The application offers free access to all users. There are no fees or subscription payments required. The user is given access to all features and can build as many lists as they like. This is definitely a good thing that can help encourage more users to sign up and participate in list-related debates and discussions with other users. The website is priced right where it should be for the function it serves.
Demolistic.com could be a good resource for anyone who loves to build and share online lists. It holds a special appeal for individuals who enjoy a good debate or would like to find others who share a similar interest and would like to discuss it. The application is intended for fun and entertainment, so it is primarily geared towards individuals and casual users. Although knowledge can be shared, most Demolistic lists are based on interesting and entertaining topics.