Digital Trends: Best new podcasts. “Every week, we highlight new and returning podcasts we couldn’t put down. Whether you’re looking for the latest and greatest or you’re just dipping your two into the vast ocean of podcasts, we’ll find you something worth listening to. This week, we’ve got podcasts about a serial killer who stayed hidden for years, backyard cougars, Ashley Nicole Black, and voices from the civil rights movement.”
Thanks Jonathan B. for tipping me off this one from the ABA Journal: Web 100: Get informed, be entertained and maybe even transform your practice with tech . “How so, exactly? For the first time, the ABA Journal’s extensive favorites list has added a web tools category that includes apps, subscription services and other digital solutions to help lawyers with their daily grind—or help provide greater access to justice. The 2018 Web 100 comprises our 20 favorite web tools, joined with 35 timely and thoughtful blogs, 20 entertaining and informative podcasts, and 25 fun and useful Twitter accounts.” Click on the titles of the tool listings (like “Best law blogs of 2018”) to get to the annotated lists.
Ars Technica: Our favorite (and least favorite) tech of 2018. “We’re ready for about two months of accidentally writing ‘2018’ every time we’re supposed to write 2019 in our first drafts—the adjustment always takes a while. And since our minds aren’t quite out of 2018 yet, let’s take this opportunity to look back on the year—specifically, our favorite and least-favorite products from the year.”
Larry Ferlazzo: All The “Best” Lists Posted In 2018. “This post contains all the ‘Best’ lists I’ve posted this year. You can see all 2,000 of them here – categorized!”
Irish Times: The ultimate literary bucket list: ‘1,000 Books to Read Before You Die’. “[James] Mustich is keenly aware that the compendium is bound to be intensely subjective, the product of his own taste, at a particular moment in time. He acknowledges that even when people agree with him about the inclusion of a certain book, they might not like it for the same reasons. This is why 1,000 Books has an accompanying website… where readers can nominate their own favourites.”
PopSugar: The Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2017. “Every year, YouTube releases a list of the top trending videos from across the platform. The reason why I love it so much? It doesn’t just capture the obvious moments of the year that was; instead, it shows the things that people around the world loved so much that they couldn’t help but watch again, things we may have never known about, things that transcend the current events and popular culture that we know oh so well. In 2017, the list was no exception.”
Quartz: It’s official: “Shitpost” is the word that best describes the internet in 2017. “Each January, the American Dialect Society selects a single word or phrase that best represents the mood and interests of online discussions in the previous year. From a nominee list that included ‘blockchain,’ ‘rogue,’ and ‘digital blackface,’ the society has selected ‘shitpost’ as the “Digital Word of the Year” for 2017.”