Monday, July 14, 2008

Boing Boing

Boing Boing is a website devoted to links du jour, that touts itself as "a directory of wonderful things." 

According to Wikipedia, it was first established as a magazine, later became an award winning group blog.  The zine started in 1988 by Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair.  Later, Boing Boing became a website (in 1995) and relaunched as a weblog on January 21, 2000.  Mark Frauenfelder was joined by three co-editors: Cory Doctorow, David Pescovitz, and Xeni Jardin. All four Boing Boing contributors are or have been contributing writers for Wired magazine.
Common themes include technology, futurism, science fiction, gadgets, intellectual property, Disney and politics. (Thank you Wikipedia!)

Boing boing also takes suggestions and link tips from users. I like the picture-and-article format that feels very magazine-like (true to its roots). 

The links on Boing Boing are little out-of-the-way. Clicking on the title will lead you to a page featuring that article by itself, instead of the hypertext link the article is about.  To get to the link being discussed, click on the tiny blue word at the bottom. The one that appropriately enough says "link."  Minor flaw for a good, steady resource. 

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