Blogs have become an important source of information, but the signal-to-noise ratio has made it hard to find the gems. In our pursuit, we spent weeks checking out technology-oriented blogs based on the recommendations from our reporters and readers.
Of course, such a list is bound to generate vigorous agreement and vehement dissent. It's impossible to even get universal agreement on the definition of a blog.
For our search, we decided to be very liberal. You'll find blogs produced by a single person and others that have grown to include a staff of contributors. Some are associated with major news outlets, while some are published by large companies. The bottom line is that they all are produced by passionate people who have a wealth of information about their corner of the tech world.
After defining the types of blogs that could be considered for our list, the next question was to determine just what constitutes a "good" blog.
There are a lot of reasons people find particular blogs worthy of their time. Some are valued solely for their aggregation of pertinent news, while others have formed a devoted following based on the robust and educated comments of their readers. Still others have become popular because of their humor or for the biting tone of their writers' opinions.
With a blog being created about every second, there are bound to be many more good ones.
Declan McCullagh's Politech
Scobleizer -- Tech geek blogger
John Battelle's Searchblog
Doc Searls Weblog
Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment
Geek News Central
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog
Dan Bricklin's Log
The Spam Weblog
Jeremy Zawodny's blog
Schneier on Security
Joi Ito's Web
Jonathan Schwartz's Blog
Between the Lines
BusinessWeek Online -- Tech Beat
The Importance of...
Neowin.net / Main
Science Blog -
Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog
Science Blog -
Simon Phipps, SunMink
WWdN: In Exile
Things That ... Make You Go Hmm
Security Awareness for Ma, Pa and the Corporate Clueless??
The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC)
The Blog Herald
iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond
Search Engine Watch
Freedom to Tinker
Internet Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha
The Mac Observer
Silicon Valley Watcher - the business of disruption
Threadwatch.org - Marketing and Technology Discussed
WET FEET PR
Alice Hill's Real Tech News - Independent Tech
BusinessWeek Online - Blogspotting
Vitalsecurity.org - A Revolution is the Solution
1080eye: Mark Kersey's HDTV News Blog
The RFID Weblog
Tech Confidential Blog
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