6 Sources to be Informed About the World


I am an information geek and I’m here to share the best of it. 

In this Internet age, it is extremely difficult to find the useful information which is of high quality and caters to your preferences. That is why I wanted to share with you the best information sources around. I believe in Dave Pell’s idea, that the best algorithm is human. Therefore, most of these sources are newsletters or individuals, who are passionate about knowledge.


The Next Draft
 Everything you need to know on the internet

The Managing Editor of the Internet Dave Pell daily sends a digest with 10 days most fascinating news. If I would need to choose only one source that I could read, this would be the one! All media people read it. Just name it: The Atlantic, The Economist, The New Yorker
And you should too!

 


Mattermark Daily
 All you need to know about start-ups

Mattermark has the most successful content marketing I’ve ever seen. I actually only started because my work in a start-up required to do so. If you ever think about being knowledgable about start-ups, then this is a go-to place.  



VOX.com

Explain the News

The best news site that I have ever encountered. They write about all the important affairs. And explain them. Only caveat is the fact that they are US news portal and as well coverage is focused more on their issues.
Still marvelous journalism.

 


Farnam Street Blog
 Learn to think

I obsolutely love that this guy is trying to talk about literally everything on how we can improve our thinking. He has mapped more than 100 mental models, starting from creative thinking and ending with Biases.
Just check it out, if you want to become smarter. 

 


Kottke.org
 Random highbrow cool stuff

I guess that this is already slightly specific to ones taste in the entertainment. Basically, this guy posts everything starting from slideshow on how mobile internet is changing developing countries, and ending with cool movie trailers.
Uhh… Just check it out. Love it or.. ignore it.

 


Andrew Chen
Understand what is happening in the Silicon Valley

Great essays on Tech-related start-up industry. He has written 650+ essays for The New York Times, WSJ, Wired, Fortune etc. The best guy to have the real insights from.


Here are some more nice channels definitely worth checking out:

Evergreen – gives really in-depth information regarding the business related topics. I wanted to put it in TOP 5, but forgot.

Quartz – more finance related Europe centered, high quality news source

Barking up the Wrong tree – self-development advises backed up in science from a guy, who writes to the Economist

Buffer – everything about social media strategy you need to know

Direkt Fast News – all crucial news explained in three sentences

Delve – receive movie of the week, nicely presented

lsm.lv – nice source for Latvian speaking audience

Delve – my own information dissemination platform. Exactly my work on sourcing high quality news for it, has resulted in me knowing so many great sources that can be useful for life. [Yes, it is in Latvian, however, almost all the articles are in English] 

Still. Don’t trust media, and don’t be ignorant about the world. [MARVELOUS VIDEO]


P.s. I consciously tried to escape from more obvious sources like The Economist, Financial Times, The Atlantic etc. I still believe in them being high quality news sources.  

 Written by: Gustavs Upmanis

<p style=”color: #000000;”><a href=”https://medium.com/evergreen-business-weekly”>Evergreen</a&gt; – gives really indepth information regarding the business related topics. I wanted to put it in TOP 5, but forgot.</p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”line-height: 1.2;”><a href=”/admin/modules/categories/quartz.com”>Quartz</a> – more finance related Europe centred, high quality news source</span></p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”line-height: 1.2;”><a href=”http://www.bakadesuyo.com/blog/”>Barking up the Wrong tree </a>- self-development advices backed up in science from a guy, who writes to the Economist</span></p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”line-height: 1.2;”><a href=”https://blog.bufferapp.com/”>Buffer</a&gt; – everything about social media strategy you need to know</span></p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”line-height: 1.2;”><a href=”http://www.direktfastnews.com/index.html”>Direkt Fast News </a>- all crucial news explained in three sentences</span></p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”line-height: 1.2;”><a href=”http://delveweekly.com/”>Delve -</a> receive movie of the week, nicely presented</span></p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”line-height: 1.2;”><a href=”http://www.lsm.lv”>lsm.lv </a>- nice source for Latvian speaking audience</span></p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”line-height: 1.2;”><a href=”https://www.facebook.com/delveLV”>Delve -</a> my own information dissamination platform. Exactly my work on sourcing high quality news for it, has resulted in me knowing so many great sources that can be useful for life. [Yes, it is in Latvian, however, almost all the articles are in English] </span></p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”>Stil. Don’t trust media, and <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5xF-UYgdg”>don’t be ignorant about the world.</a> [MARVELOUS VIDEO]</p>
<p style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>P.s. If you are an information geek the same as I am, then bookmark this article and enjoy without hurry. And share.
P.s.s. I consciously tried to escape from more obvious sources like The Economist, Financial Times, The Atlantic etc. I still believe in them being high quality news sources.  </span></p>

Evergreen – gives really indepth information regarding the business related topics. I wanted to put it in TOP 5, but forgot.

Quartz – more finance related Europe centred, high quality news source

Barking up the Wrong tree – self-development advices backed up in science from a guy, who writes to the Economist

Buffer – everything about social media strategy you need to know

Direkt Fast News – all crucial news explained in three sentences

Delve – receive movie of the week, nicely presented

lsm.lv – nice source for Latvian speaking audience

Delve – my own information dissamination platform. Exactly my work on sourcing high quality news for it, has resulted in me knowing so many great sources that can be useful for life. [Yes, it is in Latvian, however, almost all the articles are in English] 

Stil. Don’t trust media, and don’t be ignorant about the world. [MARVELOUS VIDEO]

P.s. If you are an information geek the same as I am, then bookmark this article and enjoy without hurry. And share. P.s.s. I consciously tried to escape from more obvious sources like The Economist, Financial Times, The Atlantic etc. I still believe in them being high quality news sources.  

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3 responses to “6 Sources to be Informed About the World”

  1. Martin A. K. says :

    HI gustav – some very interesting sites, thanks for the tips!

    I want to share some pages I have stumbled upon myself that are very interesting for tech/non-tech news and updates:
    – product hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/
    Get an overview of new products arriving – updated daily. Some interesting ideas are presented here.
    – Hacker-news: https://news.ycombinator.com/
    Current news, or news for years ago. Anything that is interesting, both tech and non-tech related, pops up here. Very interesting reads!
    – The intercept: https://theintercept.com/
    ‘The whistleblower news. Or at least thats what they try to be. Some interesting articles about ‘powerful governmental and corporate’ institutions.
    – Informilo: http://www.informilo.com/
    An interesting site a stumbled upon a while back. A lot of articles about start ups and other innovations that you dont read about in the mainstream news.

    Hope you enjoy!
    martin

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