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The best blogs you are not reading
16 points by jgrahamc on Mar 4, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments
A couple of days ago a reader of my blog (http://www.jgc.org/blog/) wrote a nice note saying that he was happy to have discovered it and it was one of the five blogs he reads all the time.

It made me wonder what blogs I'm not reading that I should be. We see lots of blogs come up here over and over again. What gems are there out there that we're missing?




BetterExplained is nice (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Betterexplained)

Dan Weinred of Symbolics/Common Lisp/ITA Software fame has a good blog, although he hasn't written in a while (http://dlweinreb.wordpress.com/feed/)

Instigator Blog has some good posts about startups (http://feeds.feedburner.com/InstigatorBlog)

Skrenta has good observations about search engines and entrepreneurship ( http://www.skrenta.com/atom.xml)

Skydeck has good posts about the mobile phone industry, mobile development, and OCaml (http://skydeck.com/blog/feed/)

TheFeelGood has cool music ( http://thefeelgood.com/feed)

Why Does Everything Suck has good observations about the technology of business, New York, PIMs, databases, etc ( http://feeds.feedburner.com/whydoeseverythingsuck)

I've got more obscure ones if anyone's interested.


My technique is tagging new blogs with "sandbox" in Google Reader and then either promoting them out of there or nuking them after a week or so.

I also find I go through ebbs and flows of interest in some subjects... so when I first started blogging I read lots of blogs about blogging... now I'm reading lots of blogs about Ruby.

I still have yet to find a good recommendation engine for blogs, although I use the subscribe number on FeedBurner as a good indication.

My blog is at http://InternetDuctTape.com


Sounds like a perfect machine learning project for someone. Put in the blogs you read, how much you like them, and get some recommendations, both blogs and other people who have tastes similar to yours.

Indeed, Google Reader has a feature just like this...


"... Sounds like a perfect machine learning project for someone. Put in the blogs you read, how much you like them, and get some recommendations, both blogs and other people who have tastes similar to yours. ..."

something like ~ http://teddziuba.com/about-me.html & http://www.persai.com/


Of course, collaborative filtering applies to blogs too, but I wanted to hear people's opinions of different blogs. After all, I come here for the people not the algorithm.


If 20 or 30 of us each post the 20 or 30 blogs we follow... a big mess ensues.


And Google Reader's feature is quite handy. I end up subscribing to over half of what it suggests.


I regularly read http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/

Not sure how obscure that is among hackers, but there you go.


Lots of good stuff about technology and education, lots of stuff about flying, photography, and dogs too.


Well obviously you should be reading my blog. :) http://parveenkaler.com



via: http://xrrg.com/x/r/53-web-20-feeds/

43 Folders. A different look into the minds of freelancers. http://www.43folders.com/rss.xml

A List Apart. Since 1998 they’ve been promoting the proper use of web design methods. Their ideas are original and they’ve set in motion many critical layout standards. http://www.alistapart.com/feed/rss.xml

AfterDawn. Optical Media meets Web 2.0. http://rss.afterdawn.com/afterdawn_news.xml

Apple Hot News Ticker. Get the good stuff directly from the source. The Apple blog will keep you up to date with Official Apple announcements and product releases. http://wdirect.apple.com/home/2008/ticker.rss

AppleInsider. Looking for iPhone, iTunes, or just Apple Rumors in general, AppleInsider is one of the authority blogs covering this topic. http://www.appleinsider.com/appleinsider.rss

Ars Technica. Ars Technica is looked up upon for creating original content in the Technology industry. http://feeds.arstechnica.com/arstechnica/BAaf

BetaNews. http://www.betanews.com/rss2

BoingBoing. Looking for something totally unique, BoingBoing publishes interesting tidbits found from around the web. http://feeds.boingboing.net/boingboing/iBag

CenterNetworks. http://www.centernetworks.com/rss.xml

CodeBetter. http://codebetter.com/blogs/MainFeed.aspx

Coding Horror. http://feeds.feedburner.com/codinghorror/

Consumerist. Consumerist has gained trust from many people by making Corporate wrongdoings public knowledge. Consumerist has also connected companies with their customers in an effort to solve a variety of different issues. http://consumerist.com/index.xml

Copyblogger. “Copywriting Tips for Online Marketing Succes.” That’s their tagline, that’s what they’re all about. http://feeds.copyblogger.com/Copyblogger

Daily Blog Tips. http://feeds.feedburner.com/DailyBlogTips

EcoGeek. http://feeds.feedburner.com/EcoGeek

Engadget. http://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/rss.xml

Freelance Folder. http://freelancefolder.com/feed/

Freelance Switch. http://freelanceswitch.com/feed/

GigaOM. http://gigaom.com/feed/

InformationWeek. http://www.informationweek.com/rss/all.xml

Joystiq. http://www.joystiq.com/rss.xml

Lifehacker. http://lifehacker.com/index.xml

MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors. http://www.macrumors.com/macrumors.xml

Mashable! http://feeds.feedburner.com/Mashable

Neowin. http://www.neowin.net/fb.php?page=all

NewTeeVee. http://newteevee.com/feed/

Official Google Blog. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog. http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/defau...

ProBlogger Blog Tips. http://feeds.feedburner.com/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMon...

Read/WriteWeb. http://readwriteweb.com/rss.xml

Scobleizer. http://scobleizer.com/feed/

Search Engine Journal. http://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Seth’s Blog. http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/sethsmainblog

SimpleBits. http://simplebits.com/xml/rss.xml

TechCrunch. http://feeds.feedburner.com/TechCrunch

Techdirt. http://www.techdirt.com/techdirt_rss.xml

Techmeme. http://www.techmeme.com/index.xml

Jason Calacanis Weblog. http://www.calacanis.com/rss.xml

Mozilla Blog. http://blog.mozilla.com/feed/

The Unofficial Apple Weblog. http://www.tuaw.com/rss.xml

TorrentFreak. http://feed.torrentfreak.com/Torrentfreak/

VentureBeat. http://venturebeat.com/?feed=rss

Webware. http://www.webware.com/8300-1_109-2-0.xml

Wired Culture. http://www.wired.com/news/feeds/rss2/0,2610,2,00.xml

Wired Top Stories. http://www.wired.com/news/feeds/rss2/0,2610,,00.xml

Woot! Fullfill your urge to buy cheap stuff that’s probably going to break real soon (b/c you’re not always blogging, are you?). http://www.woot.com/Blog/Rss.aspx

xrrg - News for Internet Fiends. http://xrrg.com/x/atom

Y Combinator Startup News. It’s like Digg but chock full of startup cheese. http://news.ycombinator.com/rss (looks like you're already here)

Yahoo! News: Apple/Macintosh News. http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/applecomputer

Yahoo! News: Internet News. http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/internet

YouTube :: Blog. http://www.youtube.com/rss/global/our_blog.rss

AnyWired. http://feeds.feedburner.com/Anywired





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