Alltop is my favorite place to stay informed. When you search for a topic, Alltop takes you to that category and displays links to just about all of the relevant websites, with the top five stories from each source. This enables you to see all of the top stories from the most legitimate sources online, all on one page, for any given topic! This also allows you to check for consistency on popular stories and find other articles much faster.
I like to check the news on a variety of other websites, and I read random blogs by searching for interesting topics through google blogs. I read the week, huffington post, google news, fast company, forbes, yahoo, etc. These sites are great, but some have pop-ups and yahoo keeps trying to get me on facebook.
It’s interesting to see what your friends and family are reading and listening to in real-time on yahoo and spotify through facebook. I’m a musician, so a lot my friends have been trying to get me on spotify; I’m just not a fan of sharing what I’m listening to and reading all day.
Mark Zuckerberg’s forbes profile says, “What the CIA failed to do in 60 years, Zuck has done in 7: knowing what 800 million people–more than 10% of the world’s population–think, read and listen to, plus who they know, what they like and where they live, travel, vote, shop, worship.” Ouch.