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kantos  ·  912 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America‚Äôs New Right

I've been wondering where the hell everyone gets all these articles from to keep the feed going on Hubski... Sorta meta, but topical if I got this right: People follow writers rather than papers or (generally) news outlets? In this case, you have a personalized feed of stories from different news sources' writers you follow sent to, say, your email account. You sift through them and post here?

My usual source for information comes from here or reddit. Given the smaller sample size of posters here (even smaller for certain tags), I hadn't figured it out until now... if I got that right in the first block of text.

goobster  ·  912 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gotta find reputable sources to scan. Really, that's the magic.

I have Hubski, The Daily Beast (Cheats page),, BoingBoing (they are totally nutty, but they link to sources religiously), The Economist, The Two-Way (NPR's version of the Daily Beast's Cheat page), etc.

And then I regularly check reputable news sources like Bloomberg, Reuters, The Guardian, The Independent (RIP), and BBC World News.

You also gotta check in on the the enemy and see what they are saying. So I read The Week, The Federalist, anything put out by the Heritage Foundation, and other frothing loons.

kantos  ·  912 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I see. Thanks for this. I signed up and "subbed" to the journalist so I see it in my inbox to get me going. So you manually go through the sites rather than having some news platform/hub in one place to look at (aside from Cheat pages, which are dank as fuck, awesome tip).

goobster  ·  912 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I do it manually. Subscribing to a feed means you get a narrowed list of "articles of interest to you".

And I'm sorry, but no fucking algorithm is smart enough to know what is going to "interest" me. My interests are broad-ranging. Wide and deep.

So yeah, page through 6 or 7 key sites' front pages. Look for articles written by certain names. Do it 2-3 times a day, and it takes maybe 10 minutes to get through and maintain on top of stuff. Practice. Habit. Etc.

kantos  ·  912 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gotchya. Will add some sites to my hotbar. :)

EDIT: Just noticed your links lead to sites that aren't https. Odd, being what they are.

veen  ·  912 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I get most of my articles from cherry-picking other sites (Hacker News, Twitter, niche subreddits) and from news sources / journalists that link to interesting or relevant articles. My guess is that other frequent posters do something similar.

kantos  ·  912 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cherry-picking sites has been the majority of my news-related posts here, but in a sense that isn't quite sustainable. With news sources linking articles, is that more or less looking at their evidence?