The Internet is huge. I know it. But I’ve pidgeon holed myself into only a small part of it. 90% of my time on the internet is spent on a regular rotation of websites that I frequent. The websites can be pretty neatly divided up into my interests, and depending on what type of mood I’m in, some of these sites get seen more often than others. I’ll try to space these by category and I will try, but fail, to hide my geekiness.
- TUAW: Tuaw, or The Unofficial Apple Weblog, is a fast updating blog site about all things apple. Very neat, very organized site that gets you the info fast. They also tend to post about when excellent rated software or other products go on sale. But no so much that you feel like they are advertising, they just honestly want to let Apple fans know about a bargain.
- AppleInsider: Very similar to TUAW, though focusing slightly more on the business end and financials. I also like this site because it conveniently displays the AAPL stock price right at the top of the page. Good site with lots of content.
- 9to5mac: Good site for rumors and news.
- iLounge: A mobile focused Apple site, specifically iPhone and iPod related news and articles. Less of a focus on rumors and more practical use tips for mobile Apple products. Has a great article series where they review popular and new apps.
- ESPN: Kind of self explanatory. Scores and news and analysis of all things sports.
- Rotoworld: Great fantasy website that updates quickly in a great scrolling blog format. Quick tidbits but not a lot of in depth analysis.
Fanball:Fanball.com probably used to be my favorite fantasy website. They had great in depth analysis of everything, a (very) quickly updated newsbreakers section and their magazine was always the one I bought for football and baseball. Unfortunately Fanball will cease to exist June 1st 2011. The site is folding, presumably because they weren’t making much money. RIP Fanball.
- Bleacher Report: Not so much a great news site but very entertaining. The whole site is laid out in sort of a top ten lists format, with lists such as “biggest draft busts ever”, “Rookies to watch for”, and “best Cubs pitchers each decade since 1890″. Not always fantasy relevant and not good for up to the minute scores, but I can easily waste some time here.
- Yahoo Fantasy: My big pay leagues in football and baseball are all run through Yahoo, which is free to operate and keeps track of lots of stats. I also like them because if you have a league repeat year after year, you are able to go back through and look at who you drafted in say 2005. Very fun.
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- Chicago Tribune:
- Fox News: