The universe of tech blogs is vast!
One of the reasons for it is an inescapable fact: people interested in technology spend hours and hours time with computers, so there’s no surprise why a Web-based medium is so wildly popular.
Just notice how many more tech blogs there are than, say, blogs about home remodeling or sailing! And, surprise, surprise there are even more tech blogs than blogs dedicated to cute kittens.
So, in the ocean of opportunities, the question becomes more difficult than ever: Which of all of these tech blogs are worth your time?
To help answer that, the following list surveys the very best:
Shiny tech toys, cell phones, portable electronics, gaming consoles – all the stuff that helps you increase your credit card balance.
Still more tech toys, like a calculator watch and a device that reads aloud your Twitter feeds. (Do you really want to hear them?). A good place to look for the newest generation of mini Netbooks.
Learn how to live more productively by leveraging the latest technology, from new software to helpful gadgets. For instance, find out how to recycle a cereal box into gift packaging or find the best FTP clients.
An exhaustive range of tech subjects, from Web business news to software releases to consumer trends to enterprise IT. Co-edited by Michael Arrington and Erick Schonfeld, who seem to have a pipeline to all the upcoming rumors.
5) Scobleizer – Tech Geek Blogger
Robert Scobleizer is obsessed with technology. A constant and intensely passionate commentator who follows tech news of every stripe.
Speaking of obsessed: the hard working Om Malik had a heart attack at the end of 2007, but just keeps on posting (though he does claim to be off the Scotch and cigarettes). Malik and his team focus on broadband, Web news, mobile, and more.
7) Silicon Valley Insider
The deals, the dirt, the money – even as you read this, someone is pitching to someone.
Gossipy, uncensored stuff – both business and personal – about the tech world, focusing on Silicon Valley but also traveling far afield. Special bonus: It’s actually well written, unlike the great mass of semi-literate blogs.
9) Boing Boing
Presents the weird and wacky, like a guide to watching videos while driving, microbatteries built by viruses, and a clown cigarette umbrella. The self-described “Dictionary of Wonderful Things” has few boundaries.
Helmed by the intrepid Richard MacManus, with help from an extensive team, ReadWriteWeb covers Web technology and news: Twitter, enterprise Internet news, eBay, Google.
A team of IT and tech observers provides in-depth coverage of industry developments, including legal issues. They also post reader submissions.
News, rumor and comment about social media and social networking: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and all the other examples of semi-organized Web-based crowd behavior.
14) Seth Godin’s Blog
The prolific and peripatetic Godin focuses more on marketing and branding than tech, yet much of what he does overlaps with Web/emerging technology issues.
15) Ars Technica
Is Ars Technica a blog? As blogs evolve, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between a “blog” and a traditional news site. While Ars Technica is commonly listed as a blog, its posts are often full-length pieces written in traditional reportorial style – not the individual voice associated with blogs. If this site is a blog, it’s a good one, covering IT, Apple, gaming, hardware and more.
17) O’Reilly Radar
Tim O’Reilly and his team put out intelligent tech analysis, with the emphasis on predicting what’s coming before it fully arrives.
18) Bits – Technology – New York Times
Smart writing and reporting about both consumer and enterprise tech, with substantially fewer unproven rumors than the typical Red Bull-fueled tech blogger.
19) Internet.com Blogs
Informed commentary by a top crew of veteran writers and reporters, providing insight into everything from software to hardware to mobile to security to PCs. (Published by Jupitermedia, which publishes the site you’re reading.) Among other must-reads, check out Andy Patrizio from Silicon Valley and Sean Michael Kerner on the Linux/enterprise beat. Plus: the new Semantic Web blog covers the emerging Web 3.0 world. Oh, and don’t miss the Datamation blog.
20) Wired’s Blogs
Preternaturally irreverent, but backed up by a hefty staff of in-the-know tech reporters, the Wired News stable of blogs is one of the Internet’s most influential.
21) ZDNet Blogs
Clearly one of the best collections of tech analysts on the Web, including longtime Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, the uncensored insight of Jason Perlow, and the peripatetic musings of Larry Dignan and crew.
22) InformationWeek Blogs
The formidable resources of Information Week gives depth to its panoramic coverage of IT and consumer technology, aided by piquant analysis from Alexander Wolfe, Serdar Yegulalp, Paul McDougall and others.
23) CNET Blogs
Not only does tech heavyweight CNET offer the full universe of tech news, it’s so massively all-encompassing it even has a blog about mechanical engineering. (Can you top that?) Particularly noteworthy is the tech-politics coverage of Declan McCullagh.
24) TechRepublic Blogs
Covers the enterprise IT world: servers, security, tech staffing, virtualization, software as a service, and consultancies.
25) Computerworld: Opinion/Blogs
Experienced voices providing commentary that focuses on enterprise technology yet also delves into consumer tech, featuring voices like Windows pundit Preston Gralla and IT watcher Don Tennant.
27) Dwight Silverman: TechBlog
The Houston Chronicle’s Dwight Silverman earns a spot in the blogrolls of many of top bloggers with his well-written commentary on consumer technology.
29) eWeek Blogs
If it has to do with technology – from jobs to security to platforms – there’s commentary about it at the eWeek blog portal. Keep your eye on leading tech pundit Eric Lundquist and security expert Matt Hines.
30) RedHerring Blogs
The once hot print publication still thrives online. (Kind of funny to think they needed a print version, huh?) A mix of software, gaming, gadgets, mobile and big player news.
31) The Guardian’s Tech Blog
Bright, smartly penned commentary with an English accent, mostly about consumer tech: Googlebombs, Windows 7, the iPhone.
32) Financial Times Tech Blog
One of the Continent’s great newspapers analyzes who’s making money and who’s not.
33) BusinessWeek’s Blogspotting
Heather Green and Stephen Baker survey cutting edge technologies: behavioral technologies, privacy rights, social media.
34) Technology Review’s Blogs
Wow, these folks have high IQs (no wonder they write blogs published by the August Massachusetts Institute of Technology.) “Personal genomics”…“people aware computing.” Getting ready for some very heady stuff.
35) Schneier on Security
Is there a more famous security guru than Bruce Schneier? What’s impressive about his blog is the expansive reach of subject matter: software, hardware, the Net, privacy, as well as security issues in a larger societal context.
36) Network Security Blog
Longtime blogger Martin McKeay holds forth on spammers, hackers, black-hatters, and the good IT folks who work to keep them at bay.
Privacy, app security, physical and home security, Securosis offers thoughtful analysis with a hefty dose of uncensored opinion.
38) Mike Rothman’s Security Incite
Covers the information security marketplace and also offers comment on major security news stories.
39) Brian Krebs’s Security Fix
Backed by the reporting chops of the Washington Post, Security Fix is a deep and widely inclusive resource. Very well done.
40) Rational Survivability
Big time insight about risk management and disruptive innovation. As proof of his street cred, blogger Chris Hoff wrote the infamous “DNS Debacle” poem: “A few months ago/ Kaminsky discovered a flaw / It was with DNS/ It was nasty and raw.”
41) Stiennon on Security
A well known name in the security business, Richard Stiennon pens pithy commentary about enterprise security.
42) Microsoft Security Response Center
All the bulletins and updates you’ll need (or at least most of them) for Microsoft security vulnerabilities. Sign up for a notification so you don’t need to check in regularly.
43) Danger Room
National security coverage written and reported with a high profile reputation. I’ve even heard the Pentagon keeps on eye on this blog.
44) Tao Security
The personal blog of Richard Bejtlich, director of incident response for General Electric. He gets around and knows how to share his insights.
45) The IT Security Guy
Blogger Joel Dubin authored The Little Black Book of Computer Security, which is geared for IT security managers.
50) Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google and SEO
Cutts, a former software engineer and head of Google’s Webspam team, covers a lot of Internet-related issues along with a smattering of personal tech.
51) Esther Dyson
Describing herself as the “Internet’s court jester,” Dyson blogs about Web business and social media, among other topics.
52) Dan’s Cartoons
Dan Rosandich profiles the cartooning business and world of cartoons.
TechLila covers unique topics related to Android, Windows, and technology. The main goal of TechLila is to provide unique information, such as quality tips and tricks, tutorials and how-to guides.
OpsGenie is an alerting and incident response orchestration platform which provides reliable alerts, on-call schedules, and escalation policies to ensure the right people are notified about any alert event via email, SMS, phone calls, iOS & Android push notifications and chat/collaboration tools. Through their tool and blog, OpsGenie empowers and teaches DevOps teams to stay connected and collaborate in real-time to respond to problems faster and efficiently.
Glaceinfo is a unique blog about social networking, gadgets, technology, blogging tips and much more. This blog provides latest updates on various modern products and gadgets.
56) WorldBank’s Section About Latin America
We live in the land of plenty and high-tech marvels, but we need to be mindful of those less fortunate, explains Gloria Hernandez from Aesbus. Latin America is gaining marketing attention more and more, but it’s important to understand the politics and culture of these emerging markets. So, although this is not technically a marketing blog, it does provide a look into global financial aspects of new market segments.
With a mission to “end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity,” the World Bank blogs provide research and data analysis on international financial markets, developing country entrepreneurship, and government leadership and decision-making that impact economic growth, poverty reduction, and the quality of people’s lives. The range and depth of topics and the impressive list of collaborative bloggers ensure an insightful treatise of current issues that are playing out daily across communities worldwide.
57) Merix Studio
On Merixstudio’s blog you can read about software house’s everyday live, cutting-edge technologies, and web development. They cover topics such as startups and hiring developers. And believe me, it’s not everything! They even won the best company blog title in 2015 in the Polish contest organized by Blogifirmowe.com.