Which websites do you trust?

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Which websites do you trust?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 25 Aug 2017, 13:15

The problem with the Internet is knowing what to trust amongst so many different data sources and motives. So if you've found one you can trust, its worth sharing.

So for News, shopping (product reviews), music, culture. What one's do you trust?

I'll start with wirecutter - it's scope is limited but what it does review is rigorous and done for the right reasons. I've bought a few things based on a top 1 review from wc and have not been disappointed. Most recently a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I never would have gone for otherwise.

I have more but I'd like to read some of yours...

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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Aug 2017, 13:31

Not really for news and culture, but medically I use UptoDate (it is what it claims to be) and for looking up efficacy issues the Cochrane database is great.
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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Insouciant Western People » 25 Aug 2017, 14:17

In terms of music websites I think The Quietus is excellent, probably the best one I've seen. Good broad knowledge, some very good writers, and they don't take themselves too seriously.

In terms of news, politics and broader cultural stuff I've got a paper and digital subscription to The Spectator, and I happen by the Harry's Place blog most days to see what's going on.

I've been reading Spiked Online for over a decade. They often veer into wilful contrariness, and the comments section is reliably full of seriously batshit loons, but I find it's often a good spur to making you think more carefully and closely about things you've taken for granted, and I like their vehement commitment to free speech and (mostly) enlightenment values.

For news and commentary I variously read The Times, The Telegraph, The FT , the International Business Times, The Economist, and the Times Higher Ed depending on what pops up on my FB or email feeds.
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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby The Modernist » 25 Aug 2017, 15:28

Nick wrote:In terms of news, politics and broader cultural stuff I've got a paper and digital subscription to The Spectator.


No wonder you've become right wing!

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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 25 Aug 2017, 15:31

If I mentioned them here I wouldn't be able to trust them anymore.
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Postby gash on ignore » 25 Aug 2017, 15:52

Facebook.
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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby gash on ignore » 25 Aug 2017, 15:57

...before we let the wankers in...
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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Insouciant Western People » 25 Aug 2017, 17:20

The Modernist wrote:
Nick wrote:In terms of news, politics and broader cultural stuff I've got a paper and digital subscription to The Spectator.


No wonder you've become right wing!


Post hoc ergo propter hoc ;-)
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Postby The Modernist » 25 Aug 2017, 17:52

Nick wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
Nick wrote:In terms of news, politics and broader cultural stuff I've got a paper and digital subscription to The Spectator.


No wonder you've become right wing!


Post hoc ergo propter hoc ;-)


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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 25 Aug 2017, 17:59

neville harp wrote:...before we let the wankers in...


That can't be right

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Copehead wrote:I have met Gruff Rhys - although he claimed he wasn't and that he couldn't speak Welsh, as I spoke to him in Welsh, but it was him lying bastard.

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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby sloopjohnc » 25 Aug 2017, 21:41

fivethirtyeight.com: http://fivethirtyeight.com/
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It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

Diamond Dog wrote:I could of course be talking bollocks... let's see what any musicians have to say


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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Copehead » 25 Aug 2017, 23:40

Nick wrote:In terms of music websites I think The Quietus is excellent, probably the best one I've seen. Good broad knowledge, some very good writers, and they don't take themselves too seriously.

In terms of news, politics and broader cultural stuff I've got a paper and digital subscription to The Spectator, and I happen by the Harry's Place blog most days to see what's going on.

I've been reading Spiked Online for over a decade. They often veer into wilful contrariness, and the comments section is reliably full of seriously batshit loons, but I find it's often a good spur to making you think more carefully and closely about things you've taken for granted, and I like their vehement commitment to free speech and (mostly) enlightenment values.

For news and commentary I variously read The Times, The Telegraph, The FT , the International Business Times, The Economist, and the Times Higher Ed depending on what pops up on my FB or email feeds.


Spiked! set up by Mick Hulme former member of the politburo of the Revolutionary Communist Party, as was, and not very close personal friend.
Used to be the vanguard for the coming Communist revolution and when that failed to materialise decided batshit Libertariansm was the way forward and Living Marxism ( Formerly Living Tokensim ) became Spiked. Also because they had been bankrupted by claiming that ITN made up the Bosnian Serb concentration camps.

Science deniers when it comes to vaccines, global warming and annoying contrarians about just about anything.

Not a boring read, no wonder you have become bonkers Nick.

A more trustworthy site it would be difficult to think of :)
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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Rayge » 26 Aug 2017, 00:11

neville harp wrote:...before we let the wankers in...

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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Rayge » 26 Aug 2017, 00:21

I don't trust anything that purports to tell the truth, because there's no such singularity.
I trust Dear Mr Levy for entertaining stuff about Spurs, the guardian for sports news, lexulous for the thrill of victory, and discogs for selling records.
But, on the whole, and quaint I know, I don't get much info from the interwebz – I see it as an entertainment medium
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Re: Which websites do you trust?

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 26 Aug 2017, 11:06

The New Yorker, The Intercept, Jacobin, Truthout, Truthdig, Alternet, Counterpunch, Philip Pilkington's, Michael Hudson's, Philip Thomas's (Mad In America), Critical Psychiatry, Pubmed, Naked Capitalism, and a couple of Dutch sites.

Not that I am uncritical towards these sources; on the contrary, skepticism is a first necessity in many walks of life.
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