I find myself looking for more "adult" communities nowadays, and it has been a struggle to find them.
You do see some political agendas revealed here from time to time, and there are certainly a few celebrity posters who get upvoted just based on who they are not always what they are saying. But by and large it's a very flame/troll-free experience.
Kudos to dang and other mods who step in when the usual downvote/flag mechanisms aren't working.
For random comics and stuff it's Loading Artist.
Been listening to Jordan Peterson's lectures on youtube, watching video essays on films, the science/information related channels has already been mentioned here. I'd recommend "Blank On Blank"  it's wonderful.
The rest of my time spent on the internet is either habitual, i.e. Reddit/FB/YouTube for my "entertainment needs", or purpose-driven, i.e. googling relevant information for whatever projects I'm working and so accordingly is largely random.
I want to go to more places like this, and I tried slashdot, but I didn't understand their comment section and am incredibly passive. So here I am.
I think multi-reddits can be great, as you can isolate yourself from the mess of r/all, but unfortunately the comments sections on the subreddits I'm interested in are nowhere near parity with HN. Furthermore, the subreddits carry a lot of noise submissions that I feel aren't as strongly represented on the the front pages of HN.
Oddly, I have found YouTube has taken an increasingly large portion of my internet time. There are a ton of really informative, good quality education videos being pushed onto YT today, for example 3Blue1Brown's math content comes to mind . However, the comments sections for most videos is maybe only millimeters above being worthless at best, and detracting on average.
Youtube channels is a hodgepodge of whatever I am currently into. In a similar vein, I am a big fan of GoRails.
For strict information gathering, I recently got an Audible subscription and love it. I listen to music while working, but Audible I save for while I'm commuting.
Looking at ones i frequent, I have noticed a pattern to pay for services I use. I am also a privacy badger/uBlock user, but I still prefer to pay for services if it means no ads or a better experience.
Patreon - Chapo Trap House podcast
Other podcasts: In the News by Doug Henwood, the Kraken podcast, the Katie Halper show
reddit - r/machinelearning, r/keto, r/sorceryofthespectacle, r/chapotraphouse
blogs - high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com, itsthewooo.blogspot.com, gwern.net
Occasionally I just browse through arxiv.org, and tbh I have a massive backlog of unread saved webpages in my Pocket account
I have RSS feeds for a number of different news sites including BBC, Reuters, Guardian, RT, Telegraph.
I have a number of different sites I don't visit daily, but visit regularly out of necessity, like stack overflow.
4chan (/v/, /tv/, /pol/)
Youtube (Mainly for music)
Youtube - as bad as certain aspects of YT are (eg, comments), there is a TON of great educational content on there, as well as music videos.
Reddit: Yes, the default subs are horrible, but there are a lot of great specialized subs as well.
Coursera: taking a couple of classes now
Facebook - not happy to admit this, but it's force of habit. :-(
news.google.com - news
arxiv.org/corr/home - CS papers
wral.com/weather - local weather
amazon.com - I'm on there either ordering books, adding stuff to my wishlist, or just looking up a book I might want to buy "one day", or checking on the status of an order, pretty much every day.
dilbert.com - lulz
phins.com/phins-urls.html - Dolphins news
digg.com/reader - feedz
Twitter (I have a rule of following exactly 50 accounts on a one in/one out basis because otherwise it's too unfocused to be useful the way I want to use it (which is as a quick/lazy RSS replacement)).
BBC News/The Guardian/The Daily Mail (reasonable cross section).
That's about it outside work related stuff/general programming stuff.
Listen to a fair amount of podcasts but I just go to their sites for that.
HN, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, and the local paper's website. WaPo if I feel like making myself mad at politics.
NOAA weather and Radar, AP News, Reuters News, Hacker News, Science Bulletin, Alltop Raspberry Pi, Facebook, and Willy n Ethel.
Sometimes I'll also take a look at Google News if I have time.
I have a pretty small and awesome group of friends on FB that share a lot of great stuff from a wide variety of sources.
MIT Technology Review
Hardvard Business Review
Joel on Software
Chief Delphi for Robotics-related content (FIRST Robotics Alum, so it's an interesting thought pattern to watch as an outsider.)
HN, Hackaday and on occasion Slashdot for Tech-related content.
Fortune's Termsheet (usually just read dan primarks pro
That's really all, also read Barstool Sports for fun.
Who reads Reddit these days? With the exception of some niche subreddits, it is bottom-feeder trash.
I use Feedly to organize pretty much all of it.
Feedly (more of a web app than website), Reddit, Hacker News and Slickdeals
Now that I think of it, most of the sites I visit are content aggregators and not individual sites.
NY times for regular news (worth paying for IMHO)
Board Game Geek for a hobby
Crunchy Roll for entertainment
NO so called "social" media sites
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goldprice.org to find out what is happening to this baseline.
yahoo.com for s&p, russell 2000 - market review
accuweather.com to get a prediction for upcoming weather.
bbc.com.uk for world service 5 minute bulletin
npr.org for 3 minute summary from one political perspective
drudgereport.com for another political perspective
dvorak.org for humor
here (hn) for IT-related info, trends/news - lower in this list due to possible time sync hazard
qz.com for their summary
rt.com for another summary
fee.org for economic/political discussion/inspiration
thefederalist.com for economic/political discussion/inspiration
mises.org for economic/political discussion/inspiration
dave.sobr.org for Dave's round up
zerohedge to see where conspiracy theory is heading (also outliers of factual trends)
antiwar.org for world political climate reporting
noagendanewsnetwork.com for conspiracy theory and factual trend outliers
a handful of comic websites for amusement including xkcd, questionablecontent, ScaryGoRound/Bad Machinery, DresdenKodak, GirlGenius, etc.
Otherwise I go to Twitter, HN and The Guardian every day, plus Reddit, Amazon and Facebook every few days (often it's to wish someone a happy birthday).
I also like The Wirecutter for reviews, Authority Nutrition https://authoritynutrition.com/ for food info, Dilbert and xkcd for cartoons, and YouAre Not So Smart https://youarenotsosmart.com/ for essays.
http://www.ventusky.com to check the weather worldwide
http://www.xkcd.com for a quick procrastination break
economist.com (kindle only)
The Economist (via Facebook to circumvent their 3 articles limit)
- The Verge
2. Getpocket.com - articles which i have saved inside of it from HN or from other places
my industry's subreddit
4chan /b/ /pol/ /biz/
a local blogger
each site probably 4-5 times a day