What are the first five websites you visit every day?


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Dan Colman is the Director of Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program and the founder/editor of Open Culture, a web site dedicated to highlighting cultural and educational resources available on the web. The common goal of the two positions? To spread knowledge far and wide.

Here are Dan’s first five…

"Before the day gets going, I want to know what’s happening in the world. Or if the world’s still there. So, first stop, The New York Times."

"Next stop is Metafilter. The crowdsourced blog inevitably brings something intriguing and unexpected to the surface. Almost as good as making your own serendipitous finds."

"Maria Popova, editor of BrainPickings, and I are on a similar mission — to bring cultural projects to a larger audience. So I always pay a visit to BP and see what’s up."

"Jason Kottke has been running his blog on "the liberal arts 2.0" for 14 years, which makes him, I guess, the grandfather or godfather in my niche (even though he’s a young guy). A daily check-in is therefore in order."

"Shaun Usher’s site gathers fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos by mostly historical figures. There’s almost always a good, thoughtful read there to start the day."

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Posted on October 16th, 2012