Or, 4 Websites to Get Lost In
The internet is crazy. Here is a list of websites that have some cool stuff and that don’t leave you with that waste-of-time feeling. Enjoy!
Notcot is all about the visual experience by posting articles on all things design. From crazy furniture and interior décor to wearable sculptures and photography exhibitions, Notcot is my go-to for inspiration and coolness. They post frequently, so there is always something new to look at. They also have several other affiliated websites that cover more specific topics. This is a great place to get lost and maybe learn something new. It will, at the very least, expose you to some cool stuff happening around the globe.
Mashable is a prolific media house. Posting articles on business, tech news, social media, and entertainment, they are a great source for relevant conversation topics. They’re not the New York Times by any means, but the style of content they publish is informative and quick to digest. By integrating specific categories for different social networks, Mashable has become a valuable trend-tracking resource. It’s definitely worth checking out. It’s not for everyone. But, then again, nothing is.
When talking about sites that are not for everyone, Pitchfork is bound to come up. However, this is an awesome place to discover new artists or research the discography of your favorites. Providing music reviews, videos, and articles on popular and up-and-coming artists alike, Pitchfork pumps out some very valuable content. This is the website that gave Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot a 10/10, so they’ve got a good head on their shoulders.
Imagine a better, more creative, higher quality, less crappy YouTube. That’s Vimeo. YouTube definitely has its purpose but Vimeo steps up the game when it comes to viewing and sharing videos. It functions as more of a portfolio platform and thus contains some stellar content. The Staff Picks list is a great place to start. While to many of you this site is not news, I am shocked to hear how many people have never used it or browsed the content there. If you find a cool video, share it in the comments below. I’d love to see what you find!