Monday, January 9, 2012

BEST OF THE BEST: SOME GREAT BLOGS

If you're like me, the web offers a cornucopia of sites offering you the latest news and breaking trends.

There many that I frequent on a semi-regular basis but only a handful which are carefully curated and are leaps and bounds above the rest. They're culturally relevant, they're idea driven and most of all, they're deeply inspirational.

If you like to be intellectually stimulated and be educated on topics ranging from politics, business to the latest trends in technology - you might want to include these sites on your bookmark list:

Brain Pickings  challenges you to see patterns, to discover how pieces of life's puzzle sometimes fit surprisingly together.

PSFK is a must-read for anyone who enjoys design, advertising, and technology. It offers interesting stories from broad viewpoints.

Kottke is an influential New York based blog that summarizes information in a personal way that makes it really applicable to the reader. It was listed in Time's Best Blogs of 2010 and offers a great archive.

Information is Beautiful is a gem. If your a facts and figures person, this site is for you. This UK  based blog takes information - facts, data, ideas - and turns it into well-designed charts, graphs and data visualizations.

And one of my favorites is TED which is short for technology, entertainment and design. Ted has been around for nearly 20 years.  Their mission is simple: to spread ideas. Their passion to change the world comes through in their inspirational talks. Next time you want to hear real stories from amazing people who do mind-blowing work, watch a TED talk.

I heard over the weekend that TED was going to be taping some discussion in St. John's this year. That should really be interesting. The web site indicates a TEDX is scheduled for April 24th. If anyone has any details to offer on that, let me know.

If you are not currently following these blogs, I am sorry for finding a reason to spend even more time in fron of your computer or iPad screen.




2 comments:

Jay L said...

There's two TEDx events comin up.

TEDx Fort Townshend

and the website for the second one is inactive but the date is on the TEDx site

TEDx St. John's

Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention The Sir Robert Bond Papers, The best and most unbiased blog in these parts. :)