You’re reading this. But what am I reading first thing in the morning?
Regular visitors know I like the National Post: http://www.nationalpost.com/index.html
What you may not have detected from my posted links, though, is the regular slate of sites I scan first thing in the morning, when I get to the office.
Our own site, of course: http://www.cumberlandnewsnow.com
Then the Post. Then I’ll usually see what’s on Drudge: http://drudgereport.com
The Star fell out of favour for a while, but I’m back to checking it regularly: http://www.thestar.com
Same with the Globe, although they’ve put up a paywall: http://www.theglobeandmail.com
I check the top seven stories at Maclean’s: http://www2.macleans.ca
I look at what the other shop is doing: http://thechronicleherald.ca
Then I round out the scan with some fun at Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com
One other site gets a regular check, but not always first thing in the morning: http://www.fark.com
Other news sites I’ll frequent, but not daily, include the Toronto Sun, the Ottawa Citizen, the Washington Post, slate.com and salon.com
If I’m taking an Eric moment, I’ll drop by the reviews at http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/browse/boardgame/0?sort=recent&forumname=reviews
…or see what’s new on DVD at http://www.rottentomatoes.com
I don’t surf youtube regularly but will visit it with a destination in mind or if something’s forwarded. I don’t do Facebook, and rarely check email at home.
What’s interesting – perhaps a little sad? – is that with a whole world out there online, probably 95 per cent of my Internet use is limited to the above sites. Creature of habit, I suppose.