Story 2014-08-25 24E4 Monday poll: which tech news sites do you frequently visit?

Monday poll: which tech news sites do you frequently visit?

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There's an awful lot of sites out there offering you the latest in science, technology, gadgets, distros, and more. It's impossible to list them all here, but here's a representative sample of the big guns (plus Usenet!). Tick off any that you visit on a somewhat regular basis, and list others that you enjoy. This will help the editors and submitters better monitor those sites for interesting stories worth posting and discussing here.

The poll is here.
Reply 3 comments

Please monitor the sites I don't read (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-08-25 11:34 (#2D4Y)

I think the value of a news site that doesn't have original content is in finding articles that I wouldn't otherwise have seen. So I would recommend to not monitor the popular sites, but look for articles on less known sites, blogs etc.

Re: Please monitor the sites I don't read (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-25 15:23 (#2PRF)

You are absolutely right, and quite insightful. Hoping the comments section will lead to discovery of some of those interesting blogs and less-known sites. The world doesn't need another site that simply aggregates content from the biggies - if you want to know what ArsTechnica is doing, you can go there yourself, methinks.

None (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-18 03:50 (#2SHW)

I don't know about any discussion sites that are about technology rather than tech fetishism, neither Slashdot, Soylent News, or Pipedot, nor Ars Techinca or the Register which aren't really discussion sites. None of the blogs I know about either, no matter how famous or well reputed, nor any of the mailing lists, and certainly not the low end gossip & celebrity sites like Wired.

With one or two exceptions there is no widely or easily available public informed debate of any significant value concerning current technological issues rather than specific hardware or software. The exceptions I've seen are one or maybe two intentionally obfuscated proxy discussions which would have been interesting anyway solely based on their proxy nature. There is also some relevant academic work being published but it's very rare.

Of course I don't expect this to change, it's asking too much and requires too much work, the occasional insightful comment is all that is on offer and I expect those to disappear as well because they've become markedly rarer.

Normalization of the new status quo and nostalgia for a past that wasn't is all it really is, can't say I mind that much myself, one has to accept it when that's the way it is and instead aim for victory through defeat once more :)