It's the end of 2010 and it's time each of you to share your favorite new sites you've been reading lately. I'm constantly updating my "start page" and if you have time to read when standing in line, waiting on a meeting/flight, etc., here are five I've been surprised by:
- Give Me Something To Read -- The best from Instapaper, which was designed as an iPad app, but works as a standalone page. Install a little java bookmark, and anything you want to ‚ÄúRead Later‚ÄĚ gets saved to your instapaper page (and synched to your iPad). You can create folders for different groupings of stuff. It's a simple, single-purpose page, but it works well.
- Longreads -- What the name suggests: Longer form journalism, magazine stories, and interviews (1500 words+).
- zunguzungu -- From California to Tanzania, here's an excellent blog about how small the world is, and no matter where you are, you're affected. Politics, literature, film, nothing is exempt.
- Five Books -- Five Books interviews a leading expert each day, and asks them to recommend -- you guessed it -- five books on their area of expertise. Another simple idea, well executed.
- Fake Name Generator -- When you need to not give your real name and detailed info about yourself. Gender and country appropriate!
Mine is focused on reading, but yours will be your interests, of course.