Paying Attention: There is a lot of news (from every possible corner of the globe) along with a massive number of people, companies, causes, and products vying for your attention on the internet. Here’s a list of some sites that you really should have at the top of your bookmark file.
BBC Great source for world news. Regrettably, most American mainstream media is too biased to be truly accurate these days.
Daring Fireball Excellent, perceptive, and very sharp commentary on all things Apple. Stunning in its range of topics.
Los Angeles Times “Company Town” Column Everyone is in the entertainment business, even if they don’t think they are. Great insightful news from a very good source.
Bloomberg Complete, in-depth, business (and other ) news from people who brought you the Bloomberg Terminal. Necessary morning reading (don’t forget their regular feature: Five Things Everyone Will be Talking About Today).
The New York Times The Grey Lady remains the standard for hard print journalism in this country. In particular, don’t miss the DealBook column.
ESPN and Sports Illustrated The daily sports fix.
Twitter Get your handle inline and then go online, with your own selection of people, companies, and causes you follow, for a non-stop take on the day.
The Onion Humor in the morning (or mid-day or evening). Now more necessary than ever.
The Wall Street Journal. The American business experience.
Variety The mainstream entertainment industry publication, in online form
Politico It’s a political world. Might as well stay up with it.