Looking for community blogs
February 16, 2005 8:58 PM   Subscribe

What blogs do you read? I'm on the search for intelligent, thoughtful blogs like everyone's favorite, Metafilter. Sure, there's Fark, and Linkswarm to name a few, but these sites are a bit chaotic and, frankly, too big. The Fark I started reading years ago now has too many silly local stories--why are so many about dumb criminals?

I'm also not looking for personal blogs, but more community-based. Any suggestions?
posted by zardoz to Computers & Internet (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The first that comes to mind is Boing Boing...
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:00 PM on February 16, 2005

memepool Also, LivingOnThePlanet is pretty cool for hours at a time.
posted by geekyguy at 9:10 PM on February 16, 2005

I read waaay too many blogs, but not that many community-based ones. Metafilter is all I can handle. Maybe try Crooked Timber.
posted by painquale at 9:15 PM on February 16, 2005

Blog of a Bookslut is just two authors, but I recommend it highly.
posted by Aaorn at 9:17 PM on February 16, 2005

posted by ericb at 9:56 PM on February 16, 2005

I like Linkfilter occasionally, and of course Monkeyfilter. (Note: on a Dvorak keyboard, it is entirely too easy to accidentally type "Monkeyfister.")
posted by kindall at 9:59 PM on February 16, 2005

Fafblog is the best thing going.
posted by xmutex at 10:02 PM on February 16, 2005

J-Walk is one of my personal favourites.
posted by Neiltupper at 10:03 PM on February 16, 2005


/pimping them because they bought me a free drink tonight
posted by falconred at 10:06 PM on February 16, 2005

BoingBoing (but I use a filter to remove all stories by "Xeni"), Flickr's Blog and WorldChanging.
posted by krisjohn at 11:07 PM on February 16, 2005

Linkfilter for the links, Crooked Timber to feel really un-smart.
posted by Quartermass at 11:36 PM on February 16, 2005

I always thought it was interesting to look at the other feeds that Metafilter subscribers also subscribe to on Bloglines. Top 5: Boing Boing, Slashdot, Wired News, kuro5hin, Gizmodo.
posted by grouse at 11:59 PM on February 16, 2005

Whatever (which led me to my first encounter with the big blue) and Monkeyfilter are two of my favorites. For some reason, others seem to be slipping my mind at the moment. Maybe because it's 2 am, and I should really go to bed instead of replying to AskMe posts.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 12:06 AM on February 17, 2005

Go Fug Yourself

Manolo's Shoe Blog (the Manolo, he is super fantastic)

Gael's wonderful Pop Culture Junk Mail, which is how I found out about MeFi

Obviously, I'm not hoping to learn anything.
posted by SashaPT at 6:40 AM on February 17, 2005

Arts & Letters Daily
The Agonist
LucianneDotCom (quick to get stories up, but skip the unintelligent comments)
And of course:
Everlasting Blort
posted by caddis at 7:00 AM on February 17, 2005

POE news, if you're willing to accept a culture with more bizarre in-jokes, incredibly strange and sometimes abhorrent people, and a snarkiness and sense of anti-community that would make mefites cry like little babies.
posted by u.n. owen at 7:23 AM on February 17, 2005

i like corante. i look at copyfight every day and many 2 many a couple times a week. each has about 5-6 contributors and they're very thoughtful. they're intellectual-community based, rather than physical-community based. there is give and take in them, but neither is always about the dialogue.

(wow, krisjohn, thanks, i had no idea you could do that! i might start reading boingboing again!)
posted by crush-onastick at 7:49 AM on February 17, 2005

This is a little off topic. . .but damnhellasskings is a collection of pretty humorous blogs.
posted by Danf at 8:50 AM on February 17, 2005

The Morning News
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 11:58 AM on February 17, 2005

gawker.com is a guilty pleasure of mine.
posted by availablelight at 12:52 PM on February 17, 2005

posted by mookie at 1:24 PM on February 17, 2005

left2right -- political blog
posted by goethean at 2:28 PM on February 17, 2005

bopnews -- another political blog.
posted by goethean at 2:29 PM on February 17, 2005

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