21 Inspirational Web 2.0 Blogs

There are a lot of blogs appearing, many of which claim to be Web 2.0 based.  On this particular journey of research  I set out to identify

  • relevant
  • popular
  • factual
  • and most importantly sticky blogs

…those which keep bringing us back for their content.  I had no preconceived ideas(except excellent from ones that I have visited previously), and intend to update this list on a regular basis, disposing of those which don’t satisfy my requirements.  I have also set up bloglines to speed up the process of analysing posts

  1. slashdot.com The original technology blog, their byline “News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters”
  2. web2.socialcomputingjournal.com Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog “Social Networking designed for your business”
  3. radar.oreilly.com/tim/ Founder of  O’Reilly Media group. “Tim watches the alpha geeks” to determine trends an serves as a platform for discussions of the technical community
  4. mashable.com The Social Media Guide, multiple authors with their finger on the pulse of current Web 2.0 technology
  5. techcrunch.com Coverage of new Internet products and companies, particularly those making an impact
  6. kevinrose.com Web 2.0 commentator and founder of Digg -recently wefollow.com, a Twitter aggregator
  7. toys.lerdorf.com He invented php, one of the backbones of many a Web 2.0 application, and is sharp
  8. technorati.com More a search engine for blogs, but quite valuable and rich in content
  9. googleblog.blogspot.com The Official Google blog (and their research is as cutting edge as most) giving an insight into new products and technology
  10. blog.wolframalpha.com/ Wodfram|Alpha is a “computational knowledge engine”, but basically tries to understand you search query
  11. blog.twitter.com Twitter.com is the phenomenon of the moment, and this blog tends to provide updated information for users
  12. gigaom.com/category/web Technology news, analysis and opinions
  13. blogs.zdnet.com “Where technology means business”
  14. www.socialtimes.com “Technically Social” focussing on social media and the industry
  15. failblog.org Because to enjoy life you need a daily laugh
  16. www.smashingmagazine.com “we smash you with information that will make your life easier,really”
  17. www.lifehacker.com.au An Australian perspective on international technology
  18. alistapart.com Usability for Web Developers
  19. enterprise2blog.com “focusing on social tools and technologies that help make companies more creative, agile and productive”
  20. technosight.com “living online and offline at the same time” coverage and analysis of web 2.0 startups, technologies, and trends
  21. hackdiary.com the last entrant was recommended due to the “genius” which writes it – “the code and hacks behind many Web 2.0 applications”

I hope you are inspired!  If not feel free to give me some inspiration.

7 Comments

  1. Chris
    Posted August 5, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Here is a sticky blog for you. Not sure it meets all your other requirements though?

    http://stickygooeycreamychewy.com/

  2. admin
    Posted August 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    thank-you for your thoughtful feedback Chris
    probably a bit too caloryific for me

  3. Posted August 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Great contribution!

    ~ Jason W

  4. Posted September 22, 2009 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read.. <a href="http://wiki.hudson-ci.org/display/~bill-bartmann&quot;

    -Bill-Bartmann

  5. Posted October 10, 2009 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Your site was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

  6. Posted October 15, 2009 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Hello, it really interesting, thanks

  7. Posted January 20, 2010 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    ah at last, I found your article again. You have few useful tips for my school project. This time, I won’t forget to bookmark it. :)

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