I want to read stuff other people think is important.
September 23, 2009 9:48 AM   Subscribe

I'm very interested in websites/blogs that aggregate a whole bunch of sources and present the most interesting, influential and informative writing on the Web. Help me find some more?

I know about Memeorandum and Techmeme. I also read The Browser and Arts & Letters Daily.

I know these kinds of sites come in a few flavors, so: I'm generally interested in ones that are commentary-free, that are run by educated human editors (like The Browser or A&L Daily), or that operate by an influence algorithm like Memeorandum. I'm not particularly interested in directly crowdsourced sources like Digg or Reddit.

What are your favorite content aggregators?
posted by downing street memo to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
You could give Give Me Something To Read a try.
posted by malapropist at 9:54 AM on September 23, 2009

I return to The Rumpus.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:59 AM on September 23, 2009

posted by dfriedman at 10:07 AM on September 23, 2009

Popurls has a bit of everything for everyone.
posted by torquemaniac at 10:10 AM on September 23, 2009

I've heard good things about 3 Quarks Daily, although I don't really follow it myself.
posted by teraflop at 10:30 AM on September 23, 2009

Slate just started doing something like this three times a day. They are calling it The Slatest.
posted by Xalf at 10:39 AM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

With a modest smile on my face, might I suggest my site?
I put it up daily. The thing is, there are lots of babes (NSFW, but no porn) midst essays on the arts, science links, photography, some funny stuff, some material you will not find in many other places (NSA declassfied reports, war photos etc)...I put up tons of material daily and do get some ten thousand visits per day. No commentary by readers and no ads. And totally free.

posted by Postroad at 10:44 AM on September 23, 2009


posted by notned at 11:00 AM on September 23, 2009

Bookforum's Omnivore
posted by otio at 11:05 AM on September 23, 2009

Thanks for linking to The Rumpus. We try to update 15 times a day. We cover books and culture but never pop culture. We figure everybody else has that covered for us.

Another good literary blog is HTMLGIANT. There's also The Millions. And as someone already mentioned, Kottke.

My personal favorite aggregator remains Mefi.
posted by Stephen Elliott at 11:11 AM on September 23, 2009

posted by sebastienbailard at 3:15 PM on September 23, 2009

NYT's Idea of the Day.

Sign and Sight's Magazine roundup (similar to the bookforum blog linked above, which I recommend as well).
posted by ollyollyoxenfree at 8:06 AM on September 24, 2009

The Browser.
posted by j-dawg at 8:25 AM on September 24, 2009

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