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The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

News , Professional Blogs
A heavily biased so-called "news" resource - HuffPo is hypocritical in nearly every possible aspect. It preaches equality and diversity, and yet it's boardroom is nearly completely composed of white women. It claims to be strongly for diversity, and yet it practices no diversity of thought whatsoever.

The policing on the website is extreme. It does not only extend to the comments section which is to be expected, but it even removes any articles that somehow get through the censors that are not in line with their political agenda.

It is incredibly biased against conservative speech and thought, but that is not the main enemy of the site - nay, the main enemy of HuffPo is free thought, free speech, and people who dare think for themselves.
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Digg

Digg

http://www.digg.com

Link Sharing , Entertainment
A formerly enormously important social hub as a sort of precursor to Reddit, the present-day Digg resembles Buzzfeed far more.

It is now a simple news aggregator with quite a heavy slant towards specific types of news that they prefer to share. It is a far cry from the social network that was once as big and important as other social sharing sites.
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TimeAndDate.com

TimeAndDate.com

http://www.timeanddate.com

Reference , Webtools
A very basic and simplistic looking website that despite that does get the job done.

It is good for seeing world time (despite this functionality being available in most search engines) but the real killer feature is the time and date converters. I have not been able to find any other place on the web where I can convert and calculate time between dates (including business days or all calendar days) as simply and effortlessly.
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TV Tropes

TV Tropes

http://www.tvtropes.org

Wikis , Film & Television
A wonderful website to lose tons of time on by delving deeper and deeper into tropes of various mediums.

It is a ton of fun but a huge time-suck and with overuse can ruin all TV shows because you recognize just how much the same cliches repeat.

A huge amount of fun and a great resource in general if a little antiquated in its design.
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reddit

reddit

http://reddit.com

Link Sharing , Social Networks
Reddit is an interesting website as a community driven content aggregator. It is heavily left-leaning except for certain subreddits which are sub-categories of the website.

The subreddits of the website are tailored towards certain interests that different users have which makes the website an extremely powerful tool to find information on some rather esoteric topics.

That said, the website is also heavily self-referential and has its own rather snobbish attitude.

The site design is antiquated and minimal and the moderation of the website is often directed by the interests of the centre organization. As a result, some of the more niche subreddits have been banned over the years leading to a further decrease in the diversity of opinion and viewpoints on the site.

Reddit competes with other sites like 4chan and 8chan for a deregulated, user-driven content website demographic. Reddit is one of the more authoritarian and locked-down one of them.
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