Thursday, April 8, 2010

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. Anonymous

Alright fine it’s Friday and you’ve finished all your work on the agenda. So you decide it’s time for a much needed break. Then it is time for a trip over to Reddit. I have written of similar sites on the net. Ones that use peer submission to post interesting bits and have other users review and rate them like the well known Digg. . Although I like Digg I find that is a lot of rehashed info plus it tends to be even too geeky for what I want. Reddit on the other hand has many ways that allow you to customize your experience. If you stay just on the front page you will get what is the most popular or hot right now. I recommend signing up for an account and using their category selector to find just the stuff of interest for you. For me I love reading about politics on both sides, so I select both Democrat and Republican pages. However I also just enjoy strange news stories as well and lo and behold there is a category for that too. You essentially build your own information playground. I should take the time to address the word information when I use info it could mean an article, video, photo, comments or anything on the net. Also I should say that Reddit is not always work safe but they do warn you what links may be a bad idea and you can customize your page for that as well. One of the main reasons I like this site is that it tends to be a cross section of not just what is going on with the net but what’s happening on the planet. More and more I turn to this page for my news than others. The downsides are that occasionally the site can be slow to load and some items I thought would be down voted seem to inexplicable sky rocket but even so when Friday hits I recommended giving this a try.

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