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21.  Jay Rosen’s Press Think
http://pressthink.org/

I am a press critic, an observer of journalism’s habits, and also a writer trying to make sense of the world. I am interested in the ideas about journalism that journalists work within, and those they feel they can work without. I try to discover the consequences in the world that result from having the kind of press we do.

I call this blog PressThink because that’s the kind of work I do. The title points to forms of thought that identify “journalism” to itself— but also to the habit of not thinking about certain things. The subatomic force that holds the pack of reporters together as they swarm around a story, there’s an example of pressthink. Without it there could be no pack; the pieces would come flying apart. There is a strange energy there, holding smart people to dumb practices.

Rosen is the author of PressThink, a weblog about journalism and its ordeals (www.pressthink.org), which he introduced in September 2003. In June 2005, PressThink won the Reporters Without Borders 2005 Freedom Blog award for outstanding defense of free expression. In April 2007 PressThink recorded its two millionth visit.


22.  Corante
http://pipeline.corante.com/

The world’s first blog media company, Corante is a trusted, unbiased source on technology, science and business that’s authored by highly respected thinkers, commentators and journalists; read by many of the sector's top entrepreneurs, executives, funders and followers; and is helping to lead the emergence of blogging as an influential and important form of reportage, analysis and commentary.

BLOGS: Home to an expanding network of some of the sector’s most notable and insightful commentators, Corante recognized early the impact blogging would have on the media landscape and has built a brand trusted by technology’s top thinkers and doers. For many of them, Corante’s a primary port of call for staying ahead of the news and cited often by readers for tipping them off to ideas and industry developments weeks and even months before they hit mainstream sources.


23.  Gawker

http://gawker.com/

Gawker is a newsmagazine/blog based in New York City that bills itself as "the source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip" and focuses on celebrities and the media industry.

Founded in 2003, Gawker is the flagship blog for Nick Denton's Gawker Media. Gawker has created other blogs, including Defamer, covering Los Angeles, and Valleywag covering Silicon Valley. Since folding those other blogs into Gawker.com itself, the site now uses the slogan "Gossip from Manhattan and the Beltway to Hollywood and the Valley".

Gawker was originally edited by Elizabeth Spiers, then by Choire Sicha, from August 2003 to August 2004. When Sicha became editorial director of Gawker Media in August, 2004, Jessica Coen was hired to be the site editor. The editor position was split between two co-editors in 2005, and Coen was joined by guest editors from a variety of New York City-based blogs; Matt Haber was engaged as co-editor for several months, then Jesse Oxfeld joined for longer. In July, 2006, Oxfeld's contract was not renewed, and Alex Balk was installed, while Chris Mohney, formerly of Gridskipper, Gawker Media's travel blog, was hired to become the managing editor, a newly created position.


24.  Kotaku
http://kotaku.com/

Kotaku is a video games-focused blog. It is part of Gawker Media's "Gawker" network of sites, which also includes Gizmodo, Deadspin, Lifehacker, io9 and Jezebel. Named to CNET News' Blog 100,Kotaku is consistently listed in the top 40 of Technorati's Top 100.

In August 2007, Allure Media launched Kotaku Australia. The site makes use of licensed content from Gawker Media in combination with original stories produced locally.On July 30, 2009, Kotaku Japan was launched by mediagene INC. The site will contain content from Gawker Media translated into Japanese, as well as Japanese-related gaming news.


25.  RedState

http://www.redstate.com/tracker/

On July 11, 2004, Josh Trevino, Ben Domenech, and Mike Krempasky turned on the lights at RedState, then RedState.org.

Shortly thereafter, Erick Erickson and Clayton Wagar signed on to help out and the site took off as the singular hub of conservative grassroots collaboration on the right.Today, RedState is the most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill, is the most often cited right of center blog in the media, and is widely considered one of the most influential voices of the grassroots on the right.

RedState was the first national political site to tout and endorse Marco Rubio for his Senate bid in Florida. We put Doug Hoffman on the national conservative radar in New York. Across the country we find grassroots candidates and work hard to get them elected.At RedState, we are conservatives in primaries and Republican in general elections and we aim to win.RedState’s day to day efforts are led by its Editor, Erick Erickson, and a talented and largely volunteer team of front page contributors. Anyone, however, can write at RedState. That makes RedState unique among right of center sites. Sign up for an account and you too can engage in the comments and post your own user diaries.


26.  Revelife Christian Blog

http://www.revelife.com/

Revelife is a blog, but more than that, we are an online community that exists to connect Christians with each other and with those who might not know or share our beliefs. We connect with each other through writing featured posts and discussing the topics of these posts with the community.

We want our content to be thought-provoking and challenging. We seek to feature original content on subjects of faith, current events, progressive culture, social injustice, arts and entertainment, and all things relevant to the modern Christian church.

We encourage dialogue that is constructive, honest and open-minded, and we don't want to limit the conversation to just those who agree with us. The discussion is open to all peoples of all walks of life, all beliefs, all opinions, all cultures, all races, all genders, and we value and appreciate open lines of mature, honest communication.


27.  Thoughts

http://www.thoughts.com/blogs

Thoughts.com is an evolving and unique blogging community that drives social conversation and connects like-minded people through its community forums and live discussions. The site is host to personal and engaging blogs and provides unlimited bandwidth for photo and video hosting, all being 100% free. Founder and CEO, Benjamin Ogden, launched the website in June 2007. Through a dedicated following and word of mouth, the site now has over 200,000 members. The website began as a place for people to share their thoughts, but has quickly developed into a worldwide community of passionate individuals. Whereas other social networking sites seem designed to help members meet people and collect "friends", Thoughts.com is interested in facilitating engaging discussions.

Thoughts.com is a firm believer in giving back to the community any way that they can. They are inspired by the belief that there is one universal love shared by everyone. Thoughts.com strives for social progress and unity, while promoting charitable giving and passionate debate.


28.   Mises Economics Blog

http://blog.mises.org/

This site offers many thousands of hours of audio and video, thousands of free books in the literature section along with the full run of rare and wonderful journals, biographies and bibliographies of great economists, an active bookstore with outstanding titles as well as ties and shirts, and a full community with forums, chat, user blogs, and more. It is a city unto itself, and it is growing every day. We've placed some links to the right to get you going.



29.  Travel Blog
http://www.blogabond.com/

Travel journals and photo blogs from world travelers. Maps, research and resources for the aspiring vagabond. Livin' large in the third world!

I spend about 9 months a year on the road, chasing the sun around the world in search of good climbing and surfing. I've always kept a travel blog, even back when "blogs" were just called "personal websites". Blogabond started as a tool to help me update my blog from the road, and grew into a site where everybody that wants can get a travel blog of their own.We've been around for several years now, but Blogabond.com is still growing. If you like what you see here, let us know. If you see anything that's not working, or have ideas to make anything work better, definitely tell us about it.

We're putting new features live all the time so if you ask for something, don't be surprised if it's up and working the next day. We hope you stick around!


30.  Trippert
http://www.trippert.com/

Trippert celebrates the handful of experiences that define a trip. When you look back on a two-week trip, there are always a few key moments that made it amazing: a lazy day at a beach cafe, an architectural wonder, a great party, a romantic vista, a street market. Whatever the moment is for you, it is what you will remember in five years and what we want you to share on Trippert.

We don’t expect to offer the traditional travelogue features – travel diaries, step-by-step maps that retrace a trip, etc. Instead, we want to provide the best tool for you to add great photos and articles, to discover unexpected places, to save what you like, and to leave inspired to take a trip.

Absolutely not. We’re nowhere near done. This site is still early in its beta - and we mean a "real" beta, not a "we've been in beta for three years" beta. We’re planning on adding more features, especially based on your ideas. So please give us feedback on things that break or how to make the site better by emailing us at info@trippert.com.

31.   Weebly Blog
http://blog.weebly.com/

Weebly is a San Francisco, California based company that was founded in 2006 with the mission to help people put their information online quickly and easily. We now enable 3 million people to easily create personal sites and blogs or establish web presences for businesses, weddings, classrooms, churches, artistic portfolios, and more.

In early 2007, the Weebly founding team joined a seed funding program called Y Combinator and began working full-time to make the Weebly service spectacular. We were proud to be named one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2007, and have continued to improve Weebly’s feature set and ease of use.

Weebly is backed by some of the most knowledgeable angel investors in Silicon Valley, including Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, Ron Conway (original investor in Google), Mike Maples (Floodgate), Aydin Senkut (Felicis VC), Rajeev Motwani and Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail).


32.  Tip’d Blog
http://blog.tipd.com/

Tip’d got started because two businessmen, Andy and Jimmy, enjoyed discussing investing news with each other. They wondered: why wasn’t there a better casual, friendly, online place to share and discuss current financial ideas and news?

So they started their own community to do just that. Tip’d is a place for investors — both amateur and professional — to meet, share, discuss, comment, and vote on what’s happening on both Wall Street and Main Street. We’re focused on building a smart, friendly, and open community, and we hope you join us! If you're a new user, you may want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions to help you get started.


33.   Lady And The Blog

http://www.imnotobsessed.com/

I’m Not Obsessed (INO) is an online destination which focuses on the entertainment and lifestyle needs of today’s woman. The INO family includes imnotobsessed.com and Lady and the Blog.

INO offers work and family friendly insight into the latest celebrity gossip, paparazzi photos, and up-to-the-minute pop culture news.

Lady and the Blog is all about FOOD, FAMILY and FASHION. The site focuses on beauty and fashion (including the celebrity look for less), is your one-stop-shop for the latest Fashion Week news and highlights product reviews and designer previews (beauty, fashion, parenting, and baby related). It also offers up great recipe finds and includes Vera’s personal blog.


34.   Auto Blog
http://www.autoblog.com/

Autoblog obsessively covers the auto industry with news, reviews, podcasts, high quality photography and commentary about automobiles and the automotive industry.

John Neff joined the autoblog team in 2004 and quickly became its part-time lead . Following the purchase of Weblogs, Inc. by AOL in 2005, Neff became the full time editor-in-chief of Autoblog and has since guided the site to become the largest automotive news blog on the internet.


35.  Apple Weblog
http://www.tuaw.com/

The Unofficial Apple Weblog, commonly known as TUAW, is a website devoted to tips, reviews, news, analysis and opinion on everything Apple. Founded in 2004, TUAW is part of Weblogs, Inc. and the AOL Tech Network.

TUAW's current (as of July 2009) editorial leads are Michael T. Rose and David Caolo. Christina Warren is the deputy lead and Victor Agreda, Jr. is the site's producer. There are 10 or more active writers on the site at any given time; contributors as of July 2009 include Mel Martin, Mike Schramm, Steven Sande, Michael Grothaus, Erica Sadun, Megan Lavey, Mat Lu, Chris Ullrich, Robert Palmer, Aron Trimble, Brett Terpstra, Jason Clarke, Sang Tang, Kevin Harter, Tim Wasson, Mike Jones, TJ Luoma, and Lauren Hirsch.

Past contributors to TUAW include Macworld.com's Scott McNulty, Obsessable's C.K. Sample III, Wired's Giles Turnbull, Computerworld's Lisa Hoover, and David Chartier.


36.  Blog Huddle
http://blog.sbnation.com/

SB Nation, short for SportsBlog Nation, was founded in 2003 (as AthleticsNation.com) by political activist Jerome Armstrong, freelance writer Tyler Bleszinski and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga (creator of Daily Kos). Today, the network features 300 sites with 410 paid writers.

Based in Washington, D.C., SB Nation focuses on developing high-quality grassroots sports sites on the web. The company offers 300 distinct team and sport-specific sites, each with its own name, URL, team colors, writers, and guidelines, such as Athletics Nation. The network covers most or all teams of the MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, and NHL, as well as MMA, college sports, pro cycling, and other sports.

Former AOL programming chief Jim Bankoff is chairman and CEO of SBNation.


37.  The ColourLovers Blog
http://www.colourlovers.com/blog

COLOURlovers™ is an international community of designers and artists of all kinds who visit the site to get color inspiration, ideas and feedback for both their professional and personal projects. COLOURlovers' loyal members create colors, palettes and patterns to nurture their ongoing love affair with color. They join color-inspired groups and forums and share the love by commenting on their favorite creations. The COLOURlovers blog fuels the world’s online discussion of color with its entertaining posts on color trends and news, including interviews.

543,354 Members have created 3,651,866 Colors, 1,524,503 Palettes and 1,399,610 Patterns.


38.  Computer Weekly Editor’s Blog

http://www.computerweekly.com/research/cw-blogs/

ComputerWeekly.com is the number one online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals.

It is dedicated to providing IT professionals with the best information, the best knowledge and the best range of solutions that will enable them to succeed in the industry.

ComputerWeekly.com benefits from Computer Weekly magazines unrivalled 40 year history.

ComputerWeekly.com offers exposure to a senior IT audience, backed by user profile researchComputer Weekly is a five-times winner of the PPA Editorial Campaign of the Year award, demonstrating editorial excellence.

ComputerWeekly.com produces editorially independent breaking news picked up regularly by the media.


Initiatives such as the CW500 club reinforces Computer Weekly’s impact and influence amongst senior IT decision-makers.

Complete dominance of the national news agenda – over 750 mentions within the media in 2008.

2005 GfK NOP IT Weekly Publications Comparative Survey.


39.  Node
http://nodemagazine.wordpress.com/

In January 2007, patternboy appealed to the William Gibson discussion board in the hopes of creating a multi-author blog where other Gibson fans could post stories in the Spook Country universe as those who live there.

Since then, the original NODE has been hailed as “the future of literary criticism” by legendary critic John Sutherland and called “cheap A.I.” and “genuinely new” by William GIbson himself [see Sutherland | Gibson interview]. NODE also inspired a wikipedia article and a mirror site by Memetic Engineer [who edits a Zero History blog for Gibson's latest work published in September 2010].


40.  Monsters and Critics
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/blogs/

Monsters and Critics' aim is to provide users with a broad source of entertainment news and reviews as well as coverage of world news, technology, sport and science.

The entertainment focus is on movie/dvd/music reviews, celebrity news and TV features. The hard news side of the site aims to provide broad and in-depth international coverage, with as little political bias as possible.

Articles are provided by staff writers, news agencies and freelancers.
The categories are expanding all the time in both coverage and content volume as the site grows. M&C also seeks to build a robust community and really get users involved. Whether through submitted articles or via talk back in existing articles.

The site's staff are mainly based in the USA, as are most of the readers. The site itself is part of WOTR Limited, which is co-owned by the site founders James Wray and Ulf Stabe.

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