“Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.” ― Paxton Hood
There are lot of articles written by the columnists on the newspapers on various topics with a flashy headline to read. This help them to get lot of attention and prompts the readers to click on the article.
Who has time to read all the garbage published in the newspapers by the columnist who have little experience in what they are writing about. I adopt a different approach to save my time to skim the articles on Guardian and Telegraph. I go to the comments section of the article to read the comments. This helps in to assess whether the article is worth reading.
At the end of the day the columnist are paid to write articles regularly. They are expected to generate lot of eye balls for the website and engage the readers to participate in discussions, share or click the ads around the article.
Many columnists write for the sake of writing and disagree for the sake of it to generate attention. I find these articles a waste of time. The real contributors to the internet are the people who share their knowledge and engage with similar minds to benefit from their experiences. These people are the true columnists of our time whom you should read.
There are two websites I would suggest you to read, follow, engage and benefit from it.
Quora.com : Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. They want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds—from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences—so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Quora makes it easy to get your questions answered, share your own knowledge, and browse the most interesting information people across the world want to share.
Linkedin Pulse : Pulse and LinkedIn technology have been fully integrated to offer a more relevant news experience with content tailored to your professional interests both on the Pulse app and on LinkedIn.com. This is just the first step of many we will be taking to ensure you’re getting a consistent and seamless content experience that is tailored to you.
I hope above websites will help to make your life better.