The Internet is like a teenage boy. It’s noisy and it’s growing so fast it doesn’t know what to do with itself. Which makes sense given that the World Wide Web is in its teens. Though it is slowly becoming more organised, it’s still easy to feel like you’re drowning in information.
After years of wading through this information, I’ve finally settled on 10 websites that give me the information I need to do my work. And I’m going to share them with you in the hope that it’ll save you from wasting years of your life!
For your news needs
http://www.thejournal.ie. From the people who brought you daft.ie. Strong interactive elements.
http://www.breakingnews.ie. Headlines as they happen.
Social Media and Web Content
http://www.mashable.com. Best practises in social media
http://www.copyblogger.com. The bible for online content and copywriting.
http://www.askaboutwriting.net. All the latest writing developments and competitions.
http://www.writing.ie. New site full of articles about writing, forums and comprehensive listings.
http://www.irishbusinesswomen.com. An excellent forum for giving and receiving advice.
http://www.bloggertone.com. A collective business blog that gathers the thoughts of top business minds.
http://www.eircomphonebook.ie. Just type in the name and the location and you’ll get your number.
http://www.xe.com. Quick currency converter.
Feel free to share your top sites and help other people sort the wheat from the chaff.