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      CommentAuthorCCosker
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008 edited
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    I'm curious mostly because I'm looking for new places that might interest me on the internet. So where do you go on a semi-daily basis?

    Of course, I visit the usual. The iGoogle home page, Gmail, facebook, my blog, etc.

    I get my news mostly from BBC News for global and Time.com for American, and Gothamist for local news with a dash of citizen journalism and editorializing. CNN has decent political coverage.

    Comic book news I get from Newsarama and CBR, along with a few other places.

    I check Rotten Tomatoes for links to movie reviews. In that capacity, Rotten Tomatoes is actually a pretty brilliant site.

    Won't bore you with my blogroll of friends' blogs--though I'm always looking for new blogs to frequent--but I tend to check the usual suspects' blogs. Neil Gaiman, Ben Templesmith, Ellis's main hub. I enjoy the humor of Stuff White People Like.

    Which is too generic of a lineup. So where do you go? Where do you lurk? Expose me to the deep, dark corners of the internet.

    One more thing: Has anybody here fiddled with Google Reader? How does it work? The only experience I've had so far was an uncanny level of attraction to the man in the informational video.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008
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    News: Fark, BBC, CNN, NY Times for global and Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, City Pages for local.

    Geek News(of several flavors): Slashdot, ArsTechnica, Engadget, 4 Color Rebellion, Rock Paper Shotgun, CBR, Newsarama, Anime News Network, Anime on DVD

    Metacritic for my movie/TV/game review links, IMDB for other movie/TV info.

    Deep Dark Internet: 4chan(okay not so deep, but for mountains of exposure, try /b/), Tinami, Pingmag.jp, Information Aesthetics

    Local Facepalming: Overheard in Minneapolis

    Possibly more once I get home, but that's off the top of the head, minus forums, webcomics, and blogrollish stuff.
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    @ CCosker : Stuff White People Like is now fucking bookmarked. Brilliant.

    Let's see, I get an RSS feed on scene released movies from RLSLOG and Wired's top stories.

    Ectomo is my weirdness watering hole. I expect everyone here has been there at least once.

    The Magic Box gives me all the Japanese game photos before they hit the states.

    I highly recommend going down the rabbit hole at Fusion Anomaly at least once. It's a mix of psychedelics and cyberpunk and information you'll never need.

    Come to think of it , I need some unexplored web too. All the other sites I read parrot information from AP or cable news...
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
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    My Firefox home pages are as follows, from left to right as I see them:

    Forumopolis: general nerd shit

    My Livejournal

    Gmail

    This place

    Boing Boing

    Ectomo

    Neatorama

    grinding.be

    1UP

    Destructoid

    And my Twitter.
    • CommentAuthorbiglig
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
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    @CCosker: I pretty much live in Google Reader; it offers me three key features:
    First, because it's online, I can use three different machines to read my RSS feeds and everything is in sync.
    Second, I can use a Robert Scoble trick, which is to have all the posts load in one huge page and them just blast down thru them with the space key, stopping at the ones that look interesting.
    Third, I can group feeds easily, in a way that workls well with the "blast thru pressing space" technique.

    I currently have everything grouped into
    • "favorites" (stuff that's almost always interesting)
    • "probation" (stuff I've subscribed to but ain't sure about yet)
    • "high traffic" (stuff that produces lots of posts a day, so I can filter this out of the favorites feed)
    • a couple of subject specific groups, like work-related blogs and my morning webcomics.

    Interesting to look at this when I write it down, logically I should also have a "not favorite" category for stuff that's only occasionally interesting, but there isn't enough time in the world. Heck, most weeks I just block mark the probation folder as read to get the number of unread posts down.
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    I pretty much live in Google Reader

    Agreement with biglig on this one. I feed, filter and smash about 30+ sites through the reader, in addition to 20+ I stop at weekly that aren't on feed, for one reason or another. Cheking my posts, I do have a few key sites that pop up more often though.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008 edited
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    This one, of course...I hope I dont have to make it a link...if you can read this, you're already here...

    Funny Junk
    'Cos it's funny

    Graph Jam
    'Cos it's clever (and I'm geeky)

    Isohunt
    Many useful Torrents

    Lolcats
    Loldogs
    'Cos it's cute and funny

    LolCthulu
    For when Lolcats and Loldogs are just a bit too cute

    Wikipedia
    May not always be accurate, but usually interesting

    MySpace
    Hey, why not?

    Pundit Kitchen
    Kinda LolPoliticians

    Red Meat: the Secret Files of Max Cannon
    Just a bit wrong...but oh so amusing.

    riotclitshave
    Okay, not what it sounds like - this site was actually recommended on warrenellis.com
    as being one of the best "found pictures" sites out there and I can only agree. Many great storm and other weather anomalies among other fantastic pictures from the funny to the tittilating to the just plain weird.

    Simply Scripts
    If you're into reading screenplays

    The Glitterdome
    Ubergeeky site which is basically (well okay, entirely) screen grabs from film and TV with amusing (usually) captions

    Home of the Bastard Operator from Hell
    Geeky but darkly funny stories from the world of networks and systems...yeah, I know, sounds kinda boring, but consider putting two guys with sociopathic personalities in charge of everything containing so much as a computer chip in your entire organisation...

    T-Shirt Hell
    and it's slightly better behaved younger brother
    Torso Pants
    Yeah, basically a couple of sites for selling tshirts, but I'd wear them, in fact I do own one, now I come to think about it. Damn funny stuff with absolutely no taste whatsoever.

    Finally, The Impossible Quiz
    A Flash quiz with questions that require lateral thinking, timing, seriously twisted logic, and occasionally, especially when the question just makes no sense whatsoever, sheer dumb luck.

    Anyway that's enough...go out and play...damn kids...mutter..
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      CommentAuthorCCosker
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
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    I've found that in terms of torrent, TorrentScan is the most useful simply because it puts a bunch of torrent sites in one place. I tend to only use BT Junkie, though.

    Biglig, thanks for the recommendation. I'll fiddle with Google Reader sometime in the next few days when I have time.
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      CommentAuthorCCosker
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
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    I've found that in terms of torrent, TorrentScan is the most useful simply because it puts a bunch of torrent sites in one place. I tend to only use BT Junkie, though.

    Biglig, thanks for the words of wisdom. I'll fiddle with Google Reader sometime in the next few days when I have time.
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    stuff white people like is amazing, im glad others get the humor. ive heard so many dumb shits complain that its racist, i want to clip their fingers off.
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