This gearhead blog is in AOL's Weblogs Inc. network, along with Autoblog and Luxist.
Gawker Media's top blog, the tech-centric Gizmodo tallied nearly 50 million page views in October '07, up 158% from October '06, according to SiteMeter.
- Boing Boing
This gee-whiz indie blog calls itself a "directory of wonderful things"—from a short story written only with words from The Cat in the Hat to artful Japanese manhole covers.
Web 2.0-centric Techcrunch has spawned an eponymous global network that includes French, Japanese, and British editions.
- The Huffington Post
The No. 1 political site's starry roster includes Bill Maher, Valerie Plame, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Klein, and Charlie Rose.
Gawker Media—owned Lifehacker gathers Heloise-like hints for the wired generation.
- Ars Technica
Its name invokes Hippocrates ("Life is short, art is long"), and its commentary focuses on the "art of technology," strolling from gadgets to government regulation to tech-biz news.
This nexus of social-networking news is for those who can't get enough of Facebook.
- Blog di Beppe Grillo
Basta! On his bilingual (English/Italian) blog, comic/activist Beppe Grillo comments on current affairs, especially corruption in Italian business and politics.
This definitely-not-corporate site specializing in zany cat photos was inspired by a pic of a cat with the caption: "I can has cheezburger?"
- Daily Kos
Markos Moulitsas Zuniga's liberal political blog inspired the annual Netroots Nation convention (formerly YearlyKos).
From A-list to Z, Time Warner's celeb-obsessed TMZ has the dirt and the photos.
A version of this article appeared in the December 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.