Thought it might be fun to compile a list of my favourite ‘go-to’ places on the Internet. The list got too long for one post so I’ve had to break it in to a series based on categories, and so accordingly here’s the first in the series with recommendations for reading online. Enjoy!
Technology and Science news
Ars Technica – great science reporting. Excellent long-form and in-depth articles about technical and scientific topics.
Engadget – detailed and up-to-the-minute consumer electronics reviews, and short-form tech news.
Tech Crunch – startup news, entrepreneurial business culture and tech news and opinion.
Wired – well resourced and well written information about the world in long-form in-depth reporting
Twitter – is great because you can curate the content yourself by following people whom you admire, or have things in common with. Retweets make it easy for people to cross-promote ideas, and so it is one of my favourite sources for news and understanding sentiment in relation to issues. It also has a decent community spirit, IMHO (& dependant on who you follow) and will often link me to interesting things I might otherwise never have seen.
Wikipedia – the random article function is great, and I enjoy just following my nose around the links from lists and related subjects, expanding my general knowledge as I go. N.B. the Wikiwand plugin for Wikipedia improves the readability of the site and I like it a lot also.
Coming up next week…
Well that’s about it for reading online so far. I will continue to add to the list over the next month or so with anything that I’ve missed here.
In my next post in this series I will be providing recommendations to my favourite free software, software that I’m currently using, and benefiting from on a regular basis.