The Online Newsstand That Tops Them All (So Long, Paper)



The news is that we still need the news.

What we do not need are newspapers. Our morning broadsheets have turned into web sites and news feeds that are not only more current, but allow reader  feedback and use exactly zero paper to get the latest in front of your peepers.

Just one snag: there are way too many websites. And clicking through them all takes a lot longer than breakfast. That’s why my first stop of the day will be to AllTop.

Pioneered by Guy Kawasaki, it’s a new landing page for news feeds from hundreds of news sources, arranged under every category you can think of – such as this one that’s close to our hearts.


Alltop is refreshingly clear, comprehensive, uncluttered, advert-free, easy on the eyes and updated every 10 minutes. Who says you aren’t Web 2.0 savvy?

It’s also very addictive – so pray that you finish breakfast before it updates!

(“RSS Feeds“? Here’s the lowdown).

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Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.