Top 200 Tech Blogs: the Datamation List: Page 9

Posted September 8, 2008

James Maguire

James Maguire

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Highly Recommended

Wonderfully Geeky

Blogs unafraid to get into the nitty gritty, the bits and the bytes of technology. Plus all the top tech blogs that don’t fit into a clear category.

166) Free Download a Day
Uses a blog to offer one free download a day, whether you need it or not.

167) Daniel Eran Dilger’ Roughly Drafted
The prolific Dilger’s posts tend to focus on Apple, though he travels far afield to an array of tech topics.

168) Grand Stream Dreams
Claus Valco is a Windows sysadmins and project manager who often writes about browser-based issues. He also scours the Net for interesting tech links and posts them regularly.

169) Joho the Blog
David Weinberger is a well-respected tech thinker and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, a set of ideas for leveraging the Web-based marketplace. His blog veers from technology to politics to anything else that trips the light fantastic.

170) Joi Ito’s Web
Ito, a vice president at Technorati and an open source advocate, really gets around. Along with tech rants, his chronicles include anything from John Perry Barlow to the Dali Lama.

171) Ask Dave Taylor: Tech Support
How do I get my friends a free copy of my iPhone app? How do online affiliate programs work? Any many more straight-to-the-point tutorials about style sheets, HTML, Windows, Mac…

172) Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik
Author of the popular book Web Analytics: An Hour a Day, Kaushik not only knows his stuff, he puts out with charm and generosity. One of the ultimate SEO experts.

173) Charlene Li
Until recently, Li was a Forrester analyst – always one whose pronouncements on tech were considered important. She co-wrote (with Forrester analyst Josh Bernoff) the well regarded book "Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies". Now she’s off on her own, yet still blogs as a thought leader on emerging technologies.

174) Larry Magid’s
Longtime tech columnist Larry Magid blogs about life online, hackers, and the tech business. His posts are full, carefully crafted articles.

175) David Strom’s Web Informant
Having written for most every IT publication in existence, Strom offers his deep tech expertise on networking, security, virtualization, software, wireless, and more.

176) Jon Gordon’s Future Tense
The tech expert from public radio takes on topics like spam, electronic privacy, and the effect of the Internet on democracy.

177) Paul Stamatiou
A student at Georgia Tech, Paul Stamatiou offers advice on all things techie. Learn, for example, how to live life on the cloud and how to pick the best laptop bag, among other geeky things.

There’s a whole lot going on here, with software/DRM/personal tech posts commented on by a large readership. Many posts per day on gaming, Windows, PC chips, Google, YouTube, etc.

179) Geek Culture
Sure, the blog’s fine, but most noteworthy is its Joy of Tech comic strip, one of the most pointed and best drawn tech-related strips on the Net.

180) Geek and Poke
Talented comic creator Oliver Widder, an IT guy living in Hamburg, Germany, draws and writes comics that actually make technology funny. Updated often.

181) RIFD Weblog
A smartly penned blog about the niche topic of radio frequency identification technology (RFID). Plus: plenty of background and archival info about RFID.

182) Hard/OCP
A trove of PC and notebook hardware news, with the latest on processor chips and gaming, posted along with analysis of IT headlines.

183) CyberJournalist Blog-Scan
This is what happens when journalists are allowed to get Internet connections: they obsessively cover all aspects of Internet life. A top site for media-related technology news.

184) Z Trek: The Alan Zeichick Weblog
IT, software development, security, and networking, with a touch of humor from the Bay Area consultant-editor.

185) CinemaTech
Informed commentary about the intersection of movies, entertainment and technology, written by longtime tech chronicler Scott Kirsner.

186) ProBlogger Blog Tips
Darren Rowse maintains a sprawling always-active hub site for blogging education, crammed full of resources to help you build traffic. Possibly the best blogging advice spot on the Web.

An interesting and idiosyncratic voice, Kottke is deeply involved in advanced trends in technology. You never know what topic he’ll skewer next.

188) Stephen O'Grady's Tecosystems
The co-founder of tech analyst firm Redmonk, O’Grady mixes personal insight with software-tech analysis. He also offers collections of current links about what’s hot in tech news/commentary.

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