Jun 01, 2012

Technology Blogs: Geeking Out

This week my focus is on technology blogs. You may have noticed that technology plays a big part in our world. Not surprisingly, technology blogs come in all different shapes and sizes.  Some talk about developments in the startup industry. And some talk about twitter-inspired sneakers.   But, each of them focus on how advancements in the field shape and affect our lives.  And they all do it pretty well. So with that in mind, let’s enjoy this brief tour of some of the best technology blogs I’ve seen lately.

Infworm is a young blog written by a young man in Mumbai. Still, as anyone who follows the tech world can attest, age hardly matters. In fact, sometimes youth can be an advantage.  This blog is hardly childish, though, as it approaches the field with dedication and passion. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories dealing with telecommunications and gadgetry.  Stories having to do with technology in Asia might also work.  Check out the full review here.

Thug-Geek covers the world of technology as it pertains to both thugs and geeks. Now what does that mean exactly? Well, I’m not sure. But, I do know that I like pretty much everything on this site. So maybe that helps.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories having to do with technology’s role with entertainment, specifically video games and movies. Check out the full review here.

I met a writer from Pando Daily during a layover on the way to SXSW. And while the site is not about panda bears as I originally misheard, it is pretty much the authority on the startup industry and Silicon Valley. This site yearns to be the first to break the news. But, if they don’t, they’re quick to give credit to those who do. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with startups or Silicon Valley. Check out the full review here.

Geeks are Sexy focuses on the lighter side of technology. Or maybe it’s where technology meets bath towels and pancakes. Having said that, they also have a deep appreciation for that which is eternally cool about technology. And I guess that’s at least a little sexy. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories having to do with technology-based conferences or events. Things having to do with technology’s fun side might also work. Cosplay, whatever that is, would probably work here, too. Check out the full review here.

Digital Trends is probably the most significant blog on this list. They’ve definitely got the audience numbers to back it up. They’re probably also the most thorough, publishing on the most varied amount of topics pertaining to technology. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories having to do with technology in general. They seem to write about pretty much everything. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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