Now that we’ve covered Pardot’s favorite general marketing, industry thought leader, and content marketing blogs, we’re ready to dive into our favorite news and technology blogs. At Pardot, we love getting industry and tech updates from a lot of different sites, so we’re including six blogs in this week’s list! Overviews of each site are provided below, but make sure you check each site out for yourself when you get a chance.
The Fast Company blog is structured quite differently from traditional blogs. Fast Company is made up of four separate verticals, which can all be reached from the main FastCo blog. Co.Design focuses on the intersection of design and business. Co.Exist covers the “latest world changing ideas and innovations in transportation, energy, education, food, and health.” Co.Create articles discuss creativity as it pertains to the worlds of branding, entertainment, and technology, and Co.Lead focuses on the changing role of leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit.
While they have tons of articles to choose from every day, the article titled “In 1973, Managers Could Work 23 Minutes Without Distraction. And Today?” caught our eye.
The VentureBeat blog covers the technology revolution and the innovative companies and people behind the technologies that we see and use every day. Broad categories include tech, people, and money — but the site is also a source of breaking news about topics ranging from social media to cloud services.
Check out “The future is now: 10 startups leading the way in ‘big data’” to get a sense for the type of content that VentureBeat publishes on a daily basis.
The TechCrunch blog profiles promising startup companies, reviews new technologies and products, and is a great source for breaking news. Their content is sorted into various categories: mobile, news, Europe, startups, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter being a few.
If you’re looking for an interesting and relevant article, try “The New eBay: The Personal, Mobile and Global E-commerce Company.”
The Ars Technica blog is for you if you’re looking for a deeper dive into the technology and IT industry without the emphasis on social media that characterizes some of the other blogs on this list. Topics range from “technology news, tech policy analysis, breakdowns of the latest scientific advancements, gadget reviews, software, hardware, and nearly everything else found in between layers of silicon.”
To get a sample of what the Ars Technica blog offers, start with: “Taxi-Summoning Mobile App Hailo Launches in Boston with City Seal of Approval.”
Gizmodo is a great blog if you like technology news with an entertaining or often humorous twist. While posts focus on the latest tech gadgets and industry trends, you’ll often find articles that foray into the worlds of Jurassic Park, innovations in medicine, and video games. And yes, there is even a whole section devoted to “humor” if you need something to brighten your day.
“Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom” is an informative read for those interested in the growing impact of technology on education.
When it comes to tech blogs, it’s impossible to leave Mashable off the list. With an average of 380 posts per week and over 20 million unique visitors each month, Mashable is a publishing giant. With sections dedicated to social media, technology, lifestyle, and others, Mashable covers a huge range of topics every day. Mashable is incredibly agile, often publishing on recent events even before major news sources.
Articles like “Space Jump by Felix Baumgartner Dazzles the Social Web” are great examples of how Mashable covers current events and trends.
Each of the blogs mentioned above should give you a slightly different insight into the technology industry. Find the one that best suits your interests and add it to any relevant RSS feeds. Or, add them all!
Are there any tech blogs that you think we missed? Let us know!