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My most frequent sources for cribbed links:

(This mostly doesn't include the content-publishers themselves, only eclectic sources of links. For the former, try my portal.)

NewsHub: http://www.newshub.com/world/bytime.html

Brilliant multipage headline aggregator, run as a Perl program.

NewsLinx: http://www.newslinx.com

Tech headlines aggregated by hand with help from bots. Extremely slow-loading table.

[OSRR] Obscure Store: http://www.obscurestore.com/

A daily burst of well-chosen gossip links.

[Slashdot] http://slashdot.org/

The Linux community's interactive weblog. Rather slow-loading.

[SN] Scripting News: http://www.scripting.com/

Dave Winer's tech newspage, hi-energy but culturally out-of-touch. His disdain for his readers is expressed by frequent links with no descriptive text, and by frequently, arbitrarily rearranging the day's links.

[CDreams] Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/

A great daily news portal for progressives.

[HG] Honeyguide Web Log: http://www.chaparraltree.com/honeyguide/

A beautiful weblog, mostly science but also widely literate.

[AAN] Association of Alternative Newsweeklies: http://aan.org/

The best of the alternative press. Unfortunately only headlines as anchor text, no descriptions.

[Drudge] The Drudge Report: http://www.drudgereport.com/

I was a charter subscriber to this back when it was email only. A lot of his rumors don't pan out, but when he's right he's usually got a 24-hour lead on everybody else.

[Whump] Bill Humphries' More LIke This: http://www.whump.com/news.html

Good stuff.

[NTK] Need To Know: http://www.ntk.net/

A way-hip weekly newsletter of links written in a funny, cryptic style, heavily UK-oriented.

[NASA Watch] http://www.reston.com/nasa/watch.html

Very well-connected space gossip and muckraking.

[Spike] http://olj.usc.edu/sections/

A dozen links a week, aimed mostly at infrequent surfers. Horrible slow-loading site design.

[Explorator] http://web.idirect.com/~atrium/commentarium.html

Archeology news links. The only way I know to get this is in sci.archeology.moderated.

[AIC] Ain't It Cool: http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/news/index.html

Pre-release movie gossip. Slow-loading, loud.

[HtB] Hacking the Buddha/ Manifest Station: http://www.manifestation.com/

Thoughts and links from a young devotee of neuro-linguistic programming.

[Windowseat] http://www.windowseat.org/weblog/

Laurel Krahn's warmly personal weblog

[SB] Steve Bogart's Now This: http://nowthis.com/log/

More good stuff.

[UseIt] http://www.useit.com/hotlist/spotlight.html

Jakob Nielsen's three links a week, mainly about human factors and web design.

[OneWorld] http://www.oneworld.org/news/today/front.html

Almost daily progressive news items. Nice keywords. Humorless.

[OS] OS News: http://www.osnews.com/news/index.html

Operating-system related news links.

[OLB] Online Books Page: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/booknew.html

Several dozen new online-book links per week. A huge page.

[McOS] MacOS Rumors: http://www.macosrumors.com/

Mac-OS related gossip and links.

[Coppersky] http://www.coppersky.com/ongir/news/index.html

Well-done log of news about search-engines and other net.research resources.

[CG] Chris Gulker: http://ww2.gulker.com/news/

Occasional links, plus a good list of other 'news pages'.

[anw] artnetweb: http://artnetweb.com/newsletter/index.html

Infrequent newsletter of avant-garde web projects.


These are older:

[YMMV] Your Mileage May Vary: http://www.ymmv.com/daily.html

Late, lamented log of tech news.

[ALD] Arts and Letters Daily: BOYCOTT THIS PLAGIARIST

Three poncy humanities-links a day.

[Feed] Feed: http://www.feedmag.com/lofi.html

I used to love this, but something about their redesign has put me off. Daily links and culture criticism.

[AW] Andy Williams: http://www.raggedcastle.com/andyjw/news/

[McR] MacRonin: http://www.macronin.com/news.html

[P&F;] Pigs and Fishes: http://www.users.interport.net/~avram/links/weblog/index.html

[DP] Digital Prairie: http://www.circumtech.com/prairienews/

[McNN] MacNetwork News: http://www.macnn.com/

[McRs] MacResource: http://www.macresource.pair.com/mrp/main.shtml

See also: those listed on Chris Gulker's page

If you have such a page, or know of others, let me know.


I also chase down links via newsgroups:

(asg): alt.showbiz.gossip

A wild group, with a culture all its own.

(agc): alt.gossip.celebrities

Almost as wild, but features Pusssykat's convenient daily reposting of all the gossip pages around the Web.

(ark): alt.religion.kibology

Inexplicable community of very smart, very funny net.veterans.

(map): misc.activism.progressive

No discussion, only press-release-style progressive-activist stuff.

(afc): alt.folklore.computers

Old-timers' computer nostalgia, often very well-informed.

(cis): comp.infosystems.search

Search-engine gossip and theory.

(chf): comp.human-factors

A solid community of mostly-software designers and critics.


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