My friend Sroyon, who writes a funny, gentle and very thoughtful blog asked on his FB page if there were websites that people learnt useful / interesting stuff from:
(“Are there any websites which you’ve learnt a lot from (apart from the obvious ones like Wikipedia)? It can be about anything – general knowledge, or knowledge on some specific subject which interests you. This is not a survey, I’m just asking out of personal interest.”).
Some of the responses surprised me and made me smile! As with any such combination of the two, I felt this was a question worth taking to Twitter as well.
As of today, here are the responses that Sroyon and I have received (tagged FB and Twitter respectively). Are there more such places on the interwebs? Tell!
- http://www.activistpost.com/ Discretion advised though
- John Green’s Crash Course series. Start off with the Crash Course series on World History
- Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
- The school of life on YouTube
- How Stuff Works
- Newyorker (+ archives)
- NY/London Review of Books
- Kevin Kelly’s 50 greatest magazine articles
- Top rated posts on various subreddits such as ELI5, AskReddit, etc.
- Postsecret for life lessons
- http://Genius.com for annotated lyrics. Especially for rap.
- Goodreads for books and IMDB for movies.
- gohighbrow and datamonkey
- khan academy and MIT for technical subjects, w3schools for coding, and Google ofc
- stackoverflow is google for developers