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February 18, 2013 6:04 PM   Subscribe

Help me refine searches to find awesome websites to visit everyday.

So I've been part of this thing called the internet since I've been born. The only problem? I stumble upon awesome sites (like this) by accident. How do I find amazing websites that I can't live without or what are some general searching tips to find such sites? I find myself visiting the same 10 pages every day. Any examples would be awesome as well.
posted by lpcxa0 to Technology (13 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
 
Reddit.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 6:06 PM on February 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Click through to the stuff linked on the Blue? If you like the FPP there, odds are the source sites will to your liking too.
posted by COD at 6:19 PM on February 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I stumble upon awesome sites (like this) by accident.

stumbleupon.com

posted by cali59 at 6:50 PM on February 18, 2013


Stumbleupon is made for just such emergencies. Warning though, it can be addictive. Pinterest is similar.
posted by patheral at 6:51 PM on February 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


FFFFOUND is my time waster of choice these days.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 7:17 PM on February 18, 2013


Jpfed's user profile has some good instructions for getting the most out of Reddit.

Google Reader has an 'Explore' tab that will suggest more feeds based on the feeds you've subscribed to. Just to overshare a little, I've dropped off a good chunk of my 'guilty pleasures' Google Reader subscriptions in this Pastebin. Save that as a file named whatever.xml, and import it. Or subscribe to the 10 sites you visit now and see if they have decent (non-stingy) RSS feeds.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 7:17 PM on February 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


cracked.com

listverse.com
posted by Jacen at 7:52 PM on February 18, 2013


Geekologie.
posted by wolfdreams01 at 8:26 PM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hacker News covers technology from the startup and/or software engineering side. It's a little more technical than say Gizmodo or Engadget, if you're into that thing.
posted by JoeZydeco at 8:57 PM on February 18, 2013


Boingboing.net
posted by mockpuppet at 9:28 PM on February 18, 2013


I like Metafilter myself.
posted by salishsea at 1:50 AM on February 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think the answer depends on what general kind of content you are interested it.
posted by Dansaman at 5:54 AM on February 19, 2013


It's a bit programmer-centric (that, and the hordes of fanfic spam), but the pinboard awesome tag isn't bad.

Also, popurls.
posted by mullingitover at 4:30 PM on February 19, 2013


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