For people like myself, all news regarding the web found in newspapers, TV and magazines is old, stale and not worth reading. How long before this applies to other industries?
Take a recent article on Google in The Age as an example.
The entire article has been constructed from online sources that people in the industry already frequent on a daily basis. Anyone who works in web development already reads Michael Arrington and Matt Cutts, so why reprint?
Yes I understand that people other than web developers read The Age, and these people I am sure are also interested in Google. But the general point remains that at least for people who work in the industry, old media has been rendered completely redundant. RSS feeds have taken over from newspapers, and they are not ever coming back.
So what do I read instead?
Below is a summary of the current blogs that make my NetVibes page, but it is by no means an exhaustive list. Combine this with random link following, forums, networking, podcasts and online video, and you start to get the picture.
Signal vs Noise
A blog from the team at 37signals (the rock stars of the “software as a service” business model).
General web development news
A great way to keep an eye on startups
Starting to lose some of its lustre, but still a decent source of web news.
A List Apart
An online magazine that posts infrequently (two articles a month), but maintains a high quality of content
Jeffrey…Jeffrey. Only just hanging on to the list here mate. Perhaps a few more posts about the web and less about your personal life might keep me as a reader for a little while longer.
Killer online resources for entrepreneurs.
The Copywriting Maven
DM and copywriting tips and hints
Online video news – frequent postings.
Signal without Noise
Startup and entrepreneur advice from VC Guy Kawasaki.
General business and web ramblings from the master of self-promotion, Ryan Carson.
New business ideas for the entrepreneurial mind.
Writes beautifully and insightfully on tech startup issues.
I subscribe here just to make sure I don’t miss out on anything. There may be a couple of tribesman in Botswana that are NOT subscribed to Seth’s blog, but this is only because their dial up connection is on the blink at the moment.
All the news that is fit to print from inside of the Google machine.
SEO tips and hints. Worth a read.