Om Malik likes the lists of “Ten Blogs I Would Take To A Desert Island” that Laurence Simon came up with. And yes, that’s a great idea. We all know that with the internet we have come to a point where the amount of information and access to it is no problem. The problem is finding the reliable and interesting stuff. Tags, social networks and systems like del.icio.us and Furl help out here. The del.icio.us “most popular” list is a collection of links that always contains something interesting. Finding good information is better done by people than by bots.
So here we go:
It is very difficult to pick the 10 blogs that I would choose and stick to forever. That’s a list that simply doesn’t exist. It will be an always changing list. So, I’ll simply give you 10 blogs that I find very valuable right now (in alphabetical order):
“A directory of wonderful things“. Their own slogan says it all.
Never underestimate chief geek Oyvind Solstad. It was him that introduced me to del.icio.us, Flickr and Podcasting (way before anyone knew what it was). Of course he’ll post it on his blog the next time he finds something interesting.
You don’t need any other sources if you want to know what’s happening in the world of gadgets.
4. IFTF’s Future Now
Yepp, future now. Insightful, intelligent and interesting.
5. John Battelle’s Searchblog
If something happens within the world of searching you’ll get it here first. And, because the world of searching is very important for the internet in general, you get some very interesting thoughts and reflections on technology in general. What would you expect from one of the founders of Wired Magazine?
Interesting stuff from already legendary full time blogger Jason Kottke. Design, technology, movies, music you name it.
7. Seth’s Blog
Seth Godin. Marketing guru and agent of change. Seth has an exeptional quality when it comes to explaining complex stuff in a dead simple and understandable way.
News for nerds, stuff that matters. If you want to know what’s going on in the world of technology this one is a indispensable classic.
9. Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection
Intelligent insights on the world of digital media and photography.
10. WIL WHEATON dot NET: Where is my mind?
I don’t know exactly why but I really like ex StarTrek celebrity Wil Wheaton’s blog. It’s one of the more personal ones in this list, and you really don’t know exactly what to get. But the stuff you get is well written and interesting!
And yes, I have huge amounts of good blogs in my feed reader. I don’t know if these 10 are the best ones, but right now they are very valuable.
My list of 10 fantastic freeware and shareware apps will follow soon!