View Full Version : Web sites you read daily (That are interesting)
06-12-2010, 06:10 AM
It has come to my attention that the web has more than a dozen sites, which is weird as I find myself reading the same crap all the time. I have maybe 60 bookmarks, of which maybe 10 are regular reads. The rest just fluff, or work-related.
So I'm looking for new websites that passed me buy but are worth a look. Not one-off funny 'haha' look-at-me style things, but decent blogs, news sites or similar that are worth reading daily. Basically I'm bored with my current bookmarks.
I'll throw in some for starters.
Sillicon Alley Insider. Has a lot of fanboyish crap but also some tech-biz news stories of interest, especially their 'chart of the day'.
Seth Godin's blog. Hip marketing dude with tips on how to be better at that sort of stuff. very readable.
06-12-2010, 06:36 AM
Boingboing.net is one of my faves. Also, Gawker has a way for you to create a "hyrbid" blog by combining all the Gawker blogs you like. Consumerist.com is fun.
06-12-2010, 06:40 AM
I'm easily amused...
Also, I frequent out WoW guild forums, QT3 of course, and epicurious.com as well.
06-12-2010, 06:45 AM
My regular sites are pretty mainstream apart from qt3. Washington Post and Salon top the list. Then I tend to frequent whatever forums I'm interested in that relate to a game (tabletop or computer/console) I'm playing. Then maybe Metacritic, for links to reviews and not metascores, if I'm researching a new purchase. Oh, and Amazon. Not just to buy stuff but to check out lists and read reviews. I've found some cool, obscure, books and CDs that way though for games it's not as useful.
06-12-2010, 08:13 AM
I have a lot of sites in Google Reader, but here are a few highlights:
http://www.shorpy.com/ A Vintage Photo Blog. It's fun to see pictures from 100 years ago, and then have people post google street views of what the places look like now.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/ is chock full of useless information for me to fill my head with.
Then I have some of the usuals, Cuteoverload and whatnot. I also read a bunch of Wow and cooking blogs, but I've posted lists of those before.
06-12-2010, 08:44 AM
Wow, I love shorpy.com! I'm a sucker for vintage photos. Thanks for posting that.
06-12-2010, 08:58 AM
I have a folder on my browser called Morning. And one of the first things I do after checking email is to open that folder with the "open all in TABs" switch (FireFox browser). It includes the sites I want to check each day like traffic, air quality, local newspaper, and of course this forum :)
The only thing I guess that fits your parameters would be http://LifeHacker.com. Every day it has new tips and hints on how to do things that always seems to have at least ONE that fits me somehow. And they are all short little paragraphs which matches well to my A.D.D. style.
One that doesnt have daily activity but I check often is http://theFUMP.com (the FUnny Music Project) because I love parodies and nerd songs.
06-12-2010, 11:27 AM
06-12-2010, 11:51 AM
http://www.physorg.com is fun to read. Aside from that, I can't think of many websites I regularly read that aren't fairly commonplace.
06-12-2010, 02:05 PM
06-13-2010, 07:27 PM
Only a couple really worth mentioning here:
http://www.marginalrevolution.com/ is really good, not for Tyler Cowen's own posts, but for the vast variety of interesting stuff he manages to find and link to.
http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/ is probably the best boardgames blog I know of, and not just because it's by a fellow Malaysian. He seems to be able to play even the most recent releases and updates very frequently with long posts and lots of photos. My own boardgames blog pales in comparison.
Coca Cola Zero
06-13-2010, 07:45 PM
This site and reddit are the only ones I visit daily (excluding web mail and work stuff).
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