Ultra-simple One-liner Link-blogs, List-blogs?
January 19, 2013 4:37 PM   Subscribe

What are some minimalist blogs that link to something interesting (article, video, etc), and offer minimal explanation but for a concise remark about it?

I've been a fan of Waxy Links since the Netscape days, and lately I've become hooked on the minimalist design of

No comment systems, no up/down votes, just links (or video links) with a simple one-liner about it, and updated regularly?

TBH, I'm trying to launch my own one of these (and trying not to shamelessly self-link) and I'm looking to find what works and doesn't work with this style.

I realize this style is not more widely popular, but my target/niche audience is to those who do like this style, as I do, and I hope to compete with those others.
posted by Quarter Pincher to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
...Tumblrs galore?
posted by dhartung at 4:39 PM on January 19, 2013

Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival leans heavily toward physics/timecube/weird stuff.
posted by cmoj at 4:41 PM on January 19, 2013

Arts & Letters Daily from the Chronicle of Higher Ed seems to fit this description in the world of, well, arts and letters.
posted by kickingthecrap at 4:56 PM on January 19, 2013

Your efforts to not shamelessly self-link did not succeed. Quickish does this for sports, except it includes excerpts and doesn't add commentary at all. Also, this is the primary purpose of Twitter for a lot of people.
posted by acidic at 5:02 PM on January 19, 2013

Christian Neukirchen's Trivium.
posted by silentbicycle at 6:11 PM on January 19, 2013

That pretty much describes Instapundit. (Of course, it's politics and he has a definite point of view.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:36 PM on January 19, 2013

Memepool is back, for those who hadn't noticed (and are old.)
The New Republic added Reader last year.
The Browser consistently links to good stuff.
I like Noted without comment, but that's possibly because it's mine.

A more recent, if less ultra-simple, version of what you're describing has also emerged in the form of Evening Edition, The Brief, NextDraft(sort of; it's a mailing list/iOS app).
posted by Su at 7:29 PM on January 19, 2013

LargeHeartedBoy is like that.
posted by CathyG at 8:09 PM on January 19, 2013 is more of an aggregator. And also, you hover to get the comments, but yeah, it is mostly what you are looking for.
posted by seasparrow at 8:10 PM on January 19, 2013

The Morning News puts out a morning and an afternoon post like this every day with about 15-20 links. (If you go to the site it's the content on their sidebar, I usually only see it via RSS feed.)
posted by platinum at 11:30 PM on January 19, 2013

In Montreal, there's mtlweblog for local news. It has comments, but I subscribe to the RSS Feed.
posted by oranger at 7:36 AM on January 20, 2013

Bifurcated Rivets has been around forever.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:38 AM on January 20, 2013

Not Martha is the first blog that popped in my head.

(and is actually how I found out about metafilter, since she links to various posts here regularly)
posted by lea724 at 8:46 AM on January 20, 2013

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