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100 Blogs That Will Make You Smarter

These blogs bring you information about politics, technology, art, literature, an international perspective on life and culture, and much more. Become a regular reader of these blogs and who knows how intelligent you will be in the end.

Ten Reasons to Go to Work Naked

“1. Your boss is always yelling, “I wanna see your ass in here by 8:00!”

A Quick Guide to Common Writing Abbreviations

“Abbreviations are shortened versions of words or phrases. There are many abbreviations which are used frequently in English, most of which are derived from Latin. In fact, the word ‘abbreviation’ is derived from the Latin word brevis, which means short.”

A look out windows across the United States

[CNN] iReporters were given 48 hours this month to send in a photo or video of the view outside a nearby window. The response was overwhelming.

12 Great Tales of De-Friending

De-friending has always been awkward. Social networks offer one click “remove a friend” options, but it still doesn’t make the decision any easier.

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Google Maps Mania links to maps that are putting a whole new spin on traditional literature.

Find Your Neighbor’s Videos Online

The YouTube team released an example mashup that merges Gears geolocation and the video geo search. Using the demo application, you can find nearby videos based on your location, maybe even your neighbor’s Firefly tribute movie.

Date more to work less

Get from in front of the computer by getting in front a hottie.

Google Analytics for Flash: Welcome to the Engagement Era

The explosion of Flash content like widgets has created several complex problems, like how to index it in search engines, how to make it work on mobile, and how to track it.

A 24 Hour Trip to New York

A remarkable video created with photos shot on an iPhone.

Blogging Nick Piggott

Nick Piggott’s blog about the intersection between new media and radio

Strange Cameras You Don’t See Everyday

Who knew they actually made a 160-megapixel camera? Find that and more in this strange list.

Web Design is 95% Typography

95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography.