Where on the Internet do you get your information?

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So I found out this weekend that my chief source of tech and science information (I've linked to them many, many times here over the years) has been sheltering a pedophile for years and years now, and I'm thinking I should probably stop getting my news from that site.

This saddens me because there are so few sites on the Internet I trust to tell me anything about anything, particularly when science is involved. Everything gets hyperbolized. Even worse pretty much every site I see goes in for stupid triggering bullshit because that's what gets the clicks.

Really what I want out of my information is a calm and measured editorial voice for un-calm times. I read an Al-Jazeera article on the latest climate science thing, and while it reports that other media outlets are screaming "APOCALYPSE", its tone was more "This is an extremely serious problem and urgently needs to be addressed."

Does that sort of thing even exist on the Internet anymore?

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ilx

sarahell, Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

http colon slash slash www ilxor dot com

Mack, who is blind (he has no eyes) (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

jinx

Mack, who is blind (he has no eyes) (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol there’s megatons if alarmist hyperbole on here

Οὖτις, Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean good info too but you still have to separate the wheat from the chaff

Οὖτις, Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xps to Rush, I rarely read AT and haven’t really been following this story, but did they not report him or something?

Anyway I more usually read the Register for similar sort of news, sometimes EFF for more detailed coverage of privacy/surveillance etc.

stress tweeting (gyac), Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I use the following list of sites. Number 7 will amaze you.

wake me up for "I Should Coco" (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I, too, find that the thoughtful editorial function played by ilxors in sifting information prior to posting it here makes ilx an excellent jumping off spot into the more valuable bits of the web. I appreciate this place (and you people) enormously.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, the Register do some OK reporting. Their house style is too BOFH-centric for my liking, but as these things go sarcasm overdose is probably one of the least worst things one can encounter when reading tech news...

I love ILX lots and have gotten plenty of good information here, but I also feel like the volume here isn't enough that I can trust threads here to tell me everything I need to know. (If the particular issue I'm delicately dancing around has been brought up on ILX before now, for instance, I've missed it.)

Regarding AT I'm not following the story super closely, and much of what's out there is, surprise surprise, some variety of Internet alarmism, but my general impression at this point, without wishing to get into horrific details, is that there's enough "there" there for me to not want to read that site anymore.

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol there’s megatons if alarmist hyperbole on here

― Οὖτις, Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:12 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

what this guy said

godfellaz (darraghmac), Sunday, 9 June 2019 22:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you guys should spend less time on I Love Music

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 9 June 2019 22:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as someone who posts there about twice a year i wholeheartedly agree

godfellaz (darraghmac), Sunday, 9 June 2019 22:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you guys should spend less time on I Love Music

― A is for (Aimless)

but what if i do, in fact, love music

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the moreso

godfellaz (darraghmac), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp then I suggest you consume your meed of alarmist musical hyperbole and make no complaint, as others here seem intent on doing, to their everlasting shame.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

who was complaining about ilm

ilm >> ile

Dan S, Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

idgi

brimstead, Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it feels to me that there is more enthusiasm on ilm than ile, more of a genuine sense of “I love…” which is thrilling as far as I'm concerned

if music isn’t your thing than *maybe* I can see it being annoying, but if you really do love music it is the best place on the internet

...and the best place for getting information about music

Dan S, Monday, 10 June 2019 00:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hyperbole and all

Dan S, Monday, 10 June 2019 00:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

poll

godfellaz (darraghmac), Monday, 10 June 2019 06:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

nothing more ilx than a question on ilx being answered with 'ilx' and then ilx0rs beefing about which parts of ilx are better than other parts of ilx then someone suggests a poll

God may judge you but his sins outnumber your own. (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 June 2019 08:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's the circle of life

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 10 June 2019 16:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Dan S, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Weird, I was just reading a similar thread on Metafilter but there it got deep into whether their site is an 'echo chamber' or not. I'd say both this site and that one have filter bubble tendencies but terms like echo chamber are actually pretty nebulous. My immediate reaction to the Metafilter thread was "yeah but ILE is kind of better."

viborg, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 04:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Was also just thinking I should change my bookmark from ILM to ILE. Over the years, the focus of ILM seems to have narrowed considerably, or possibly my tastes have just diverged. Not nearly as interested in old straight white dude music as I used to be. Whereas at a glance the focus of ILE has broadened, or become less of a clique maybe.

I also used to read a lot of different blogs and aggregators, so much of it has moved to the main social media sites now. Shitshow.

viborg, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 04:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

SNA dude

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 06:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't know if ilx is an "echo chamber" but i did start a thread asking for good sites for information and immediately everybody started talking about ilx, which kind of wasn't what i was looking for? but ok.

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 09:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You specifically asked people on ILX where they get their information from tbf

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 10:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is true! i should have specified "besides ilx"; i kind of took that for granted!

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 13:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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