Summary: You want to learn something new. Instead of Googling it, you access a user-created playlist from Mentor Mob, which provides you with a step-by-step selection of webpages and videos aimed to help you learn (see Mentor Mob playlist for How to root your Android Phone).
Key point here is that you’re not reading a how-to guide written in the form of an article (see WikiHow). Instead, you’re presented with a set of bookmarks that have been edited by the Mentor Mob community in the open editing style of Wikipedia.
Good, bad, ugly: The playlist interface and use of frames is simple and clean. The playlist tool is on the left and also features Mentor Mob ratings and comments for each page. On the right, you have your content, which changes as you progress through a playlist.
A quick scan of the Mentor Mob website shows playlists in topics like cooking, games, crafts — some of it fluff, depending on your interests. I also saw some poorly made playlists, including one solely featuring images of business outfits without webpages, videos, or articles (are we missing the point here?). I’m currently reading through a 34-step playlist on How to Home Brew Beer - so far so good.
Final notes: I think the site’s still fairly light on content, giving many the opportunity to join, create, or even edit existing playlists. Anyway, if the site can stick to its vision of legitimate, well-made, and resourceful playlists, Mentor Mob might actually prove to be a useful site. For now, it’s worth exploring.