The Observer published this article on March 9, 2008, describing 50 popular and influential blogs.
"(…) blogging has never been bigger. (…) Here are the 50 best reasons to log on (…)"
(Via Charlie Schick, who made a nice rough analysis of the topics covered by these influential blogs, as well as their starting dates)
From those 50 blogs listed, I think I will consider feeding the following set to my RSS reader:
"(…) Techcrunch began in 2005 as a blog about dotcom start-ups in Silicon Valley, but has quickly become one of the most influential news websites across the entire technology industry. Founder Michael Arrington (…)"
"(…) One of the early wave of blogging pioneers, web designer Jason Kottke started keeping track of interesting things on the internet as far back as 1998. (…)"
"(…) Treehugger is a green consumer blog with a mission to bring a sustainable lifestyle to the masses. Its ethos, that a green lifestyle does not have to mean sacrifice, and its positive, upbeat feel have attracted over 1.8m unique users a month. (…)"
"(…) Founded by Peter Cashmore in 2005, Mashable is a social-networking news blog, reporting on and reviewing the latest developments, applications and features available in or for MySpace, Facebook, Bebo and countless lesser-known social-networking sites and services, with a special emphasis on functionality. (…)"
#33. Crooked timber
"(…) With a title pulled from Immanuel Kant's famous statement that 'out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made', it's an amalgam of academic and political writing that has muscled its way into the epicentre of intelligent discussion since its conception in 2003. (…)"
"(…) founded in 2006 (…) Swelling with advice on online writing, it's an essential tool for anyone trying to make themselves heard online, whether commenting on a discussion board or putting together a corporate website. (…)"
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