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The Net: Our Favs
Twelve New Sites Suggested – We’ve added some new sites to our reader favourites and one new site to our own media sites that we follow regularly. Take a look through the list. You can’t avoid finding something interesting.
One of the great things about the Internet is that you can browse sites from all over the world, on just about any topic you find interesting. Most people have spent hours surfing the web using search engine query terms and keywords to find websites devoted to subjects which fascinate them.
Note: See Reader Suggested Sites At The Bottom Of The Post
Today Feature Site: Alex Tsakumis suggested by Today contributor Win Wachsmann
One of the great criticisms of the web from the uninitiated is that there is so much information out there it is impossible to sift the gems out of the garbage. We’ll help the uninitiated get started and provide a forum for the rest to share good sites they’ve found.
If you know of a great website you’d like to share with the rest of us, use the comments box below or simply email us at: email@example.com
Specialized sites, hobbies, books, kite flying or just making sense of things on the Internet. Share you wisdom …
While this can certainly be true at the outset there are several sites that have stepped into the breech and have become ‘go to’ sites for those interested in news and information that is topical, useful, interesting and truly new.
The great experiment that is the Internet, while allowing for an enormous amount of junk to exist on the web, has also introduced the ‘babbling bazaar’ philosophy best enunciated and portrayed by Linux – user generated content and user moderated critiques.
Some of the media sites with an international scope we visit regularly are:
Described as the most well-known group blog in existence it is a blog written by more than one person, each of whom is known as an editor. These editors live all over the world and submit posts on anything from dog grooming to art, music, news, videos or flying cars.
This is a news site run by its users. Visitors to the site can either ‘digg’ (like/support/recommend) a story or ‘bury’ (dislike/not support/ not recommend) it.
The headlines are always changing because new stories appear and users vote on their ‘diggability’
Gawker bills itself ‘Gossip from Manhattan and the Beltway to Hollywood and the Valley’ and carries some pretty amazing stuff. Funny, satirical, edgy the site provides the complete antithesis to the TV nightly news.
Still the granddaddy of balanced international news sources the BBC News site pulls us out of our navel gazing North American centered world and tells us some of the fascinating, entertaining and frankly disturbing news that is going on out in the real world.
One of the grandaddies of British and World journalism still provides some of the best international and European coverage available.
One of the original Canadian Internet news sites
The one and only
Silas Kain is doing something unique and worthwhile on Internet Radio. He wants to get Canadians and Americans talking … to one another. Check it out every Thursday night at 8 pm PST.
With Langley Township Councillor Jordan Bateman and Sam Politics Kirk.
Owned and operated by Fraser Valley’s Alexandria Mitchell, the site says it is all about “Powering down, and tuning in to the issues that are facing us today. In other words it’s about paying attention to our planet, people, and the world around us.”
BC’s home for news culture and solutions. Without a doubt the best source for online news and culture in BC.
The Breckenridge ZoneAbbotsford’s home for all matters related to politics, homelessness, poverty and topics of general interest from James Breckenridge.
An alternate look and news, culture and sports in the big city.
Started by Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis the site with the words, â€œWe must be, in the circumstances of today’s appalling media, be our own media and I hope you’ll see this website as a major step in the right direction.â€ It is.
The advocacy site Rafe started and still runs about provincial affairs and the truth behind the headlines.
If you know of a great website in the Lower Mainland that covers interesting stuff well, share with the rest of us! Use the comments box below or simply email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music, Sports, Books, Food, Day trips, Entertainment, Clubs, Networking, … Tell us where to find great local content and we’ll share it!
Short lectures on all sorts of things that have been animated to make them easy to understand. – From MittMartin@live.com
Here is a great webcomic. Its nerdy but would appeal to anyone. – From MittMartin@live.com
The other news in a one-newspaper town. From Editor
From Today contributor Shaheen Shivji
- www.stuckincustoms.com – The Best
- BuzzMachine.com From Sibedaya
- thecouncilclaw.ca All about Animal Advocacy, Activism, Bylaws, etc. in Mission and the Fraser Valley. Political oriented, all levels of Government, Anti-Noise Pollution, proposed Bylaws and Legislation to combat this health issue – noise. Recommended by George Evens.
- Lifehacker.com Everything from great recipes to ways of migrating your Facebook account and data to Google. The latest, best ‘How To’ site.
- Stumbleupon.com suggested by Today contributor Shaheen Shivji.
- Policynote.ca the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) suggested by Today contributor Lily Kaetler
- Alex Tsakumis suggested by Today contributor Win Wachsmann