A waste of time?? Yes, certainly sometime. And I can be a couch-computer-surfer in the same stereotypic way as a TV couch-potato.
But this is fun...
Here are two sites I find interesting.
The tagline is "create, propagate, motivat" and they highlight a Word section that describes itself as
"Weekday distractions, inspirations, and the rediculous," (yes, their intentional change of spelling)
Their tagline is "Curating eclectic interestingness from culture's collective brain."
We believe that in order to improve or even fully understand a concept (or product, or idea, or argument), you have to first understand all the little pieces that surround it. Pieces across art, design, music, technology, philosophy, religion, politics, philanthropy, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, anthropology, ecology, you-name-itology. Pieces that make your original concept stronger, smarter, richer, deeper and more impactful.
This is Brain Pickings. It’s about tidbits of stuff that inspires, revolutionizes, or simply makes us think. It’s about innovation and authenticity and all those other things that have become fluff phrases but don’t have to be. Mostly, it's about ideas — revolutionary new ideas that no one has seen or thought of before, and old ideas that most have seen, but no one has thought of in this way before. Because the cross-pollination of ideas is what allows us to harness our own creativity by building a fascinating, diverse, relentlessly inspiring library of other people’s.
And, yes, despite the pageantry fluff of it, we do all want to “make the world a better place.”
You can also follow them on facebook...which means you'll get headlines and links in an easy succinct format.
WHAT DO YOU READ ROUTINELY ONLINE THAT IS OUTSIDE OF YOUR USUAL TYPE OF READING CHOICES? WHAT DO YOU FIND INSPIRATIONAL ONLINE?