In addition to the feel-good-giving-back impulse to give credit to those that inspire you, I look at this list as bibliography of sorts, a list of my raw inputs. My impulse to share is best described in a New York Times post which describes re-blogging and tweeting as “meta-curation” which leads to controlled serendipity. Through the act of sharing, I learn, connect, and learn again. My life’s interest is in tools which assist in the curation of lists such as these.
Here’s a list of some my information sources.
- Anil Dash – dashes.com. I used to work with Anil at Six Apart. He has a keen insight on how to hack media
- John Battelle – searchblog. Author of The Search, co-organizer of the Web 2.0 Summit, John is a great filter to follow
Finland, I used to live there
- Arctic Startup – Antti, Ville, and Mikka are single-handedly introducing the very vibrant Nordic startup scene to the rest of the world.
Fun, because everyone needs some relief
- Laughing Squid – Scott Beale not only hosts my blog, he also is a wonderful curator of internet memes
- Urban Prankster – Charlie Todd is the guy behind Improv Everywhere
- 27b/6 – David Thorne is unique. Go read it
- Pink Tentacle – all things weird and wonderful from Japan.
- Russell Beattie – Russ has been hacking on mobile for years. He now works at Nokia Research.
- Mobile Industry Review – Ewan Macleod is famous for his rants which are brutal but honest
- asymco – Horace Dediu is my “go to” for financial analysis of the industry and associated chip vendors
- Scripting News – Dave Winer’s been around for ages. Some think he’s a pain in the ass but I think he’s brilliant.
- Ars Technica – They take a different slant on tech. Always something new.
- Kent Brewster – love his, “what-to-see-and-do” style
- Aku Aku – Dav is my brother in-law and loves to tinker
- jr conlin – JR’s writing style and spirit speaks to the soul of hacking.
- StraussBlog – Jonathan Strauss writes with intelligence, wit, and enthusiasm.
- Techcraver – I like how Jason writes about phones.
- Lifestream Blog – something I was interested in, for a time
- NPR’s Planet Money – asset-backed financial derivatives in plain English.
- Paul Krugman – NY Times columnist, Princeton Economics Professor, Nobel Peace Prize winner.