I was amused while System Administrator of organization where I work told me what kind of website is this Quora. Seriously? The very next day, IT guys blocked Medium via their Firewall. Facebook and Youtube is everything for most of the Online users.
Few years back Checking Facebook as soon as you wake up was mine routine too. But then one day Nj was browsing Medium at KU Library. He also told me few things about what it was. I tried it myself and was certainly lost within its contents. Likewise there are some awesome informative websites which will keep us updated about every trending news and technologies. Let me list them and write a short preview about what it is and how will it be helpful for for learners.
- QuoraQuora founded in 2009, is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. It's been like 8 years people started posting questions and answers and today it has millions of questions and answers. The answers are categorized and you can follow QnAs of your choice. You can learn about every niche subjects from food, life, love, tech, intelligence, country, geography, spirituality, almost everything.
Medium owned by 'A Medium Corporation' is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and launched in August 2012. Medium is also similar to that of Quora. But what separates it from quora and any other site is it's feature of creating publication. You can create your own journal like publications where you can post a series of articles.
My understanding about Medium: You will get any overview about any topic at Quora and the indepth lesson about that topic on Quora. People provide minute details and descriptive answers here at Medium.
Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website developed on 2005. Reddit is a website inspired from 4Chan where we can rate the web content and have thread of discussions within discussion. Here at reddit you can create your own sub reddit and post articles which are web links.
Being a huge Reddit follower, I came to know about is: If there is going to be a huge tech launch, you know it first at Reddit, if any video is trending in Youtube, you will get more views about the type of video here are reddit. If a new series is launched and its awesome, redditers will spread this words in reddit and it gets a boom of subscribers over night.
Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator. Hacker news, the name itself is famous for what we could expect from this website. But like the name it's not only about the Cyber Security hacks and all. You will not only get the hacks but also preventive measures to overcome them. For me if any software or website got hack, I would believe only if the news source is news.ycombinator.com. The website is so simple just the news pops up. But trust me poplpe continuously keep an eye on what's next that got hacked today. :)
Mashable Inc., often referred to as simply Mashable, is a digital media website founded by Pete Cashmore. Pete started mashable as a blog back in 2005 just to mark his online presence, while he didn't have any idea it could shower money in his near future. But later he started growing the contents of various categories. And today we can get awesome tech features, gadgets, lifestyle tips, movie gossips, trending news and leaks, like almost everything meshed up. So the name itself is mashable.
These are top 5 websites which prefer calling them as my newsportal, education central, tech tutors, advisor,etc. These sites are worth subscribing and marking a bookmarks in your browser as well download app on your smart phones.