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What websites do you visit daily?

Like many here, I vist MeFi several times a day What are some of the other sites you visit on a regular basis? News, information, blogs, messageboards, humour, whatever...
posted by Robot Johnny to Computers & Internet (61 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
Actually, that's digg.com. Sorry.
posted by tom_g at 12:57 PM on October 5, 2005


I read Robot Johnny every day, but he doesn't update often enough.

Also
BoingBoing,
Meta*,
The Daily WTF,
The Old New Thing
The Adventures of Accordion Guy In The 21st Centruy
WWDN
numerous comics
The National Geographic Picture of the Day

And, of course, your source for all Capn related news, espeRANTo
posted by Capn at 12:58 PM on October 5, 2005


I read Robot Johnny every day, but he doesn't update often enough.

That bastard.
posted by Robot Johnny at 1:00 PM on October 5, 2005


If your main intention is to visit sites that other people visit, that's pretty much what del.icio.us is.
posted by |n$eCur3 at 1:05 PM on October 5, 2005


argh del.icio.us
posted by |n$eCur3 at 1:08 PM on October 5, 2005


Other than the MetaFilter network, I read Slashdot, Dilbert, the railroad.net forums (I'm a train geek, what can I say), The Asylum forums, and a more-than-healthy dose of Google News. I also read some of the stuff at Salon when I see something interesting on the RSS feed (usually at least one thing every day M-F) and I'll poke around the AP wire stuff sometimes, too.
posted by Godbert at 1:10 PM on October 5, 2005


The amount of sites I visit each day has tumbled to.. only those which don't have RSS feeds. If you count RSS feeds, then a few hundred, mostly blogs. What's the point of visiting pages if they haven't been updated? God bless RSS.
posted by wackybrit at 1:11 PM on October 5, 2005


Achewood
posted by matildaben at 1:14 PM on October 5, 2005


Digg.com
posted by flipmiester99 at 1:18 PM on October 5, 2005


I am in the design field so I like:

Electro Plankton

Urban Zeitgeist

Thngs Magazine
posted by tirebouchon at 1:28 PM on October 5, 2005


http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/
posted by flavor at 1:44 PM on October 5, 2005


Bluesnews
posted by ludwig_van at 1:52 PM on October 5, 2005


rigorous intuition is one fun oddball of a site.
posted by lyam at 1:57 PM on October 5, 2005


Daily:
Romanesko.
journalismjobs.com.
The Washington Post.
The New York Times.
Ask the recruiter.
Plus a password-protected message board for alumni of my college and some personal web sites of personal friends.


Several times a week:
Slate.
Editor and Publisher.
Flickr.
IndieBride.
Inside HigherEd.
Le Monde.
Times-Picayune.
Mount St. Helens volcano cam.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 1:57 PM on October 5, 2005


APOD
posted by grateful at 1:58 PM on October 5, 2005


BoingBoing, of course
SensibleErection (nsfw, nudity, cursing, etc.)
SensibleElection (nsfw possible, like SE above, but for politics and minus the pr0n posts)
PunkNews (nsfw possible, ocassional curse word)

curious to see what other people come up with! great question
posted by whatitis at 1:58 PM on October 5, 2005


oh, and This is Broken can be good for a laugh...
posted by whatitis at 2:04 PM on October 5, 2005




I'll share one; Making Happy | one human life. Check out all the archives.
posted by JohnR at 2:06 PM on October 5, 2005


my friend Dave's blog, half mumbling to himself, half geek links. I hang with him at baseball games sometimes, interesting guy.
posted by wheelieman at 2:07 PM on October 5, 2005


My daily list:

Lifehacker
Kottke
Ask Metafilter
Stereogum
Waiterrant
Greek Tragedy
Flickr Blog
Metafilter
Growabrain
posted by kdern at 2:10 PM on October 5, 2005


Bah! You guys have too much time on your hands. I need my gossip and I need it in quick 5 minute sound bites.

Gawker
Defamer

And maybe every other day:

The Morning News
Alterslash (a readable Slashdot)
Metacritic

The only refresher standbys:

CNN
ESPN

Hey not everything can be cool and independent.
posted by geoff. at 2:13 PM on October 5, 2005


I visit these sites daily:
Slashdot
Slickdeals
CNN
Del.icio.us
MozillaZine Official Firefox Builds Forum
Mess.be
Along with Ask MetaFilter, a couple torrent sites, and my school's online grades site.

A couple sites (mostly blogs) I read usually every other day or so:
Google Blog
LifeHacker
43 Folders
Lifehack.org
Hot Points
Ctrl+Alt+Del

I'm thinking of starting to syndicate these with RSS so I can add more sites without the bother of going to them all.
posted by Anoxs at 2:15 PM on October 5, 2005


A couple of years ago I visited a whole bunch of blogs daily, but I got bogged down and bored with them and just couldn't be bothered any more. So here's what I always read online daily:

The Irish Times
BBC News (several times a day)
My del.icio.us inbox
Bronx Banter
Ask Metafilter, and sometimes the other pages too
Third World View
Salon.com
Torontoist and the Toronto Sun and other Toronto stuff, recently.

And that's about it for daily, although I visit sites like Curbed, Slugger O'Toole, Unfogged and some Irish weblogs several times a week.
posted by jamesonandwater at 2:18 PM on October 5, 2005


Some of the above...but also..

del.icio.us/popular
posted by filmgeek at 2:21 PM on October 5, 2005




Television Without Pity
posted by xyzzy at 3:15 PM on October 5, 2005


Gulp:

The MetaFilter family of sites
VersionTracker
Craigslist Personals
Craigslist Musicians
MacOSXHints
NYTimes
Google News
Yahoo Personals (lurker, so far)

and I'l actually admit it:
Fark

Can anyone say "mundane?"</small
posted by al_fresco at 3:25 PM on October 5, 2005


How the hell is this a front-page post?
posted by joeclark at 3:39 PM on October 5, 2005


Drawn! (really, I do, daily!) and some other things that you probably already know...

In an attempt to be somewhat helpful:
Izzle Pfaff (not daily)
PhD comics (sometimes more general, but mostly grad school specific, so, hm.)
Post Secret
posted by easternblot at 3:54 PM on October 5, 2005


Geekpress
posted by Nancy Lebovitz at 4:07 PM on October 5, 2005


i have the hacked gmail rss reader which i swear by. it makes it so much easier to keep up and no pressure about posts being deleted. my list is similar to what everyone says here though i have to check out some of these new sites.

I do go to some sites to navigate, though I also subscribe in addition:

this site
bbc
espn
digg
posted by BigBrownBear at 4:28 PM on October 5, 2005




From my bloglines:

Apropos of Something
Boing Boing
Brad DeLong's Website
Bradford Plumer
David Corn
The Decembrist
Dilbert
Doonesbury
The Economist Print Edition
Ezra Klein
Fafblog
Freakonomics Blog
I, Cringely @ PBS.org
New Scientist - Latest Headlines
Paul Graham
Penny Arcade
Political Animal
The Rude Pundit
Salon Politics War Room
Shrillblog
Slow Wave
Steve Clemons
TAPPED
Ted Rall: The Cartoon
Whiskey Bar

Note that many of these update only once a week or less, which makes them perfect for bloglines.
posted by Aknaton at 4:45 PM on October 5, 2005






The amount of sites I visit each day has tumbled to.. only those which don't have RSS feeds.

Seconded. So, I don't actually visit these sites every day, but I skim them via http://bloglines.com/:

MetaFilter
BoingBoing
Waxy
Digg
Fark
MAKE
Techdirt
Slashdot
posted by AmbroseChapel at 5:26 PM on October 5, 2005


Every day, without fail:

ThingsMagazine
Coudal
Core77
Design Observer
I like
MocoLoco
Landliving
Metachat
Talkingpointsmemo
Kottke
Waxy
Marginal Revolution
Oligopoly Watch
Pepys Diary
We Make Money Not Art
NYT

Guilty pleasure: The Superficial
posted by Chrischris at 6:11 PM on October 5, 2005


http://tabletalk.salon.com

(in addition to many previously mentioned)
posted by Asef Jil at 6:13 PM on October 5, 2005


Arts and Letters Daily
posted by LarryC at 6:20 PM on October 5, 2005


J. Orlin Grabbe is the only one not previously mentioned.
posted by sonofsamiam at 6:44 PM on October 5, 2005




Damn Hell Ass Kings, a blog portal. And yes, my site is one of them, but I'd still check it even if it wasn't.
posted by GaelFC at 7:44 PM on October 5, 2005


My list, which I literally read daily since I have it as Live bookmark in Firefox and I do "open in tabs" on it.

http://del.icio.us/smackfu/daily

(Though it doesn't have my "constant click" sites. Which are MeFi, Ask MeFi, GMail, LJ, Flickr, SA, TWoP, and digg. Those are in the toolbar.)
posted by smackfu at 7:50 PM on October 5, 2005


Most of these have been staples of my checking routine for the past year or so:

Metafilter
Ask Metafilter
Ctrl-Alt-Del
Mac Hall
My LiveJournal friends page
the Facebook
Aqua-Soft
NotProud
posted by limeonaire at 8:34 PM on October 5, 2005


Threeze's hot site of the day.
posted by jmccorm at 9:02 PM on October 5, 2005


digg
posted by InternZ at 9:03 PM on October 5, 2005


Achewood
Rigorous Intuition
Prison Planet
Cardhouse
Cursor
Pitchfork

... and a bunch of crap-ass news sites for work, but that is not enjoyable in any way. Also, thanks to the one of y'all who visits Sploid every day. And I am sorry about the current appearance of that site. I am told it will be fixed soon.
posted by kenlayne at 9:10 PM on October 5, 2005


Wow, how is it I've never heard of Digg before? I've just added it to my toolbar... thanks to everyone who suggested it. And thanks to those who suggested RobotJohnny.com and Drawn... it's appreciated!
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:54 PM on October 5, 2005


Wigu and the Overcompensating spinoff. Metafilter. Livejournal. Metachat. news.google.com.
posted by dial-tone at 10:21 PM on October 5, 2005




www.talkingpointsmemo.com
Mathew Gross
posted by barrista at 10:44 PM on October 5, 2005


MacSurfer
DealNews

Among others.
posted by ZakDaddy at 10:50 PM on October 5, 2005


Go Fug Yourself
Your Waitress Photos
Flickr, here, NYT, ect.
posted by slimslowslider at 11:06 PM on October 5, 2005




americablog
dailykos
eschaton
gofugyourself
posted by Sara Anne at 8:16 AM on October 6, 2005


ohn abd the Wikipedia
posted by Sara Anne at 8:16 AM on October 6, 2005


My daily list:

engadget
metafilter
askmetafilter
boing boing
lifehacker
gizmodo
wired news
digg
New York Times
Boston.com
CNN
Fark
slashdot
and various personal blogs
posted by jerryg99 at 8:34 AM on October 6, 2005


tittypalace.com
posted by mr.marx at 12:59 PM on October 7, 2005


Every day at least (and of course more if I have time):

Metafilter/AskMe/MeTa
BBC News
Guardian online
NYT
No Rock'n'Roll Fun
Pitchfork
Wood's Lot
the Decemberist board
the Radiohead boards
A handful of Live Journals (womanonfire, andrewkendall)
posted by jokeefe at 11:26 PM on October 8, 2005


There's also a number of blogs I read, but they don't tend to update every day, so I catch up with them about once a week or so. Except languagehat, who manages to update most days.
posted by jokeefe at 11:30 PM on October 8, 2005


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