So many blogs, so little time! Here’s our list of the best we’ve found. Currently our favorite reader is Pulse pictured left. Starting to play around with flipboard too.
Nuts & Bolts Technical
One of the original tech blogs, that still covers lots of breaking news, and difficult topics. Very technical, with probing commentary. Beware the actual comments though, as they’re often full of immature and childish rants.
An aggregator of many MySQL blogs, it hits on topics from benchmarking, and advanced tuning, to new technologies on the horizon. Drupal and LAMP topics are often also covered.
mysql performance blog
Percona’s technical blog never disappoints. There are endless posts about a myriad of topics related to deploying, tuning and optimizing MySQL and all it’s variants.
You may not like Paul Graham, he’s easy not to. But his YCombinator News site is an awesome collection of always surprising technical topics that are sure to keep you busy.
Netflix Tech Blog
You might have read about Chaos Monkey before, that
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Mashups & APIs. What more do you want? Very cool stuff here.
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Business & Economics
If you’ve ever read Harvard Business Review, you know how in depth and on point the material is. More thorough discussions than many other blogs, and excellent discussions in the comments.
Tyler Cowen’s endlessly interesting and provocative take on the world through the eyes of economics. Like using science to analyze and solve the worlds ails, this blog always has a reasoned take on things.
NPR Planet Money
I’ve been listening to this podcast religiously since the financial crisis of 2008. It continues to intrigue and educate me in ways that college finance never did. You’ll learn a lot.
BBW despite it’s name is like Wired back in the 90’s before it got taken over by Conde, and the cutting edge writers and risk takers left. That’s right this magazine is full of analysis, creativity, and color. It’s what you’re looking for in a print magazine. One of my favorites.
Real articles for your small business needs today. Thoughtful and topical.
Banking, finance, politics, news.
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Fred Wilson’s iconic blog is always on the cusp, with a thoughtful and participating audience of readers.
John Greathouse is a VC with a very readable blog on startups and investing.
This guy invested in tons of great startups that are household names now. With a very readable blog to match, he’s a man with ideas that we all benefit from.
As they call it, your “Essential Fix of Entrepreneurial Ideas”.
Brad Feld is another big VC with an excellent blog on topics relevant to Venture Capital & Startups.
Consumer internet, metrics, and user growth. Brilliant idea guy. I learn from this guy’s blog everytime I check it.
The smarties behind the book of the same name, this is essential reading for bloggers who wanna make a dent in the world.
How to build successful blogs that make real money. Learn from Ramsay Taplin who’s done it already. Whether your blog sells products, widgets or services, there’s stuff for you here.
Kissmetrics Marketing Blog
Very good stuff on marketing, twitter, facebook and all the other good social topics.
Business tips & startup advice with a bent towards marketing and social.
Mark Schaefer Marketing
Mark’s the brains behind the great book Return on Influence which we reviewed. His Businesses Grow blog is full of helpful ideas and insights.
You may have read my review of Word Hero and seen the earlier review of Thank You For Arguing. His blog is a real gem, extending on the wonders and lessons of word hero, you’ll be writing witty and memorable one-liners and titles that will go viral tomorrow!
Om Malik started out writing about the bandwidth boom and bust of the 2000’s. His blog has grown wildly to cover the industry as a whole, and contrary to the stuff you get on business insider, this is quality journalism.
Another industry site with a great selection of journalists writing on the internet & startup industries.
Another excellent industry blog with slightly overlapping coverage to gigaom and allthingsd, but worth scanning each of them for different perspectives.
Possibly a bit more venture and investment oriented than the others, but still mainly an industry coverage blog site.
Slightly more focus on business, and entrepreneurs, but also internet & startup industry topics.
Trying to broaden my horizons by adding this one into the mix. Some very interesting topics, and plenty of overlap with internet industry and startups.
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