My First Five

by Jennifer Keegin

I follow Maria Popova (@brainpicker) on Twitter. She is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for WiredUK, The Atlantic, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Design Observer, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

She recently answered the question: “What are the first five websites you visit every day?” She mentioned Open Culture, Its Okay to Be Smart, MetaFilter, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, and Coudal. After this terribly interesting post, I decided my blog for today would be about my First Five.

  1. The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) The Commons webpage. The Association’s blog of sorts, I always appreciate the posts from other colleagues around the country regarding College Unions and Activities.
  2. Tumblr. I maintain my own blog and our Campus Activities page via Tumblr, but I also love catching up with some of my favorite feeds like NYCgov photos, i love charts, Feel Good Blogs,  Texts from Hillary Clinton, Dads Are the Original Hipster, and The Kids Should See This.
  3. Design Sponge. This gets my creative juices going and I love it when they imagine living in a film.
  4. I’m trying to avoid mentioning that of course I check Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ ’cause don’t we all? I check my email every morning on my cell as I slowly wake up in the morning. I clean out my mailboxes (I have 5 accounts) and usually this leads to learning about any new comments or etc. that I need to know about with my social networks. So when I actually get to work and turn on my computer, I don’t need to jump right on those sites. However, I usually like to catch up with my friend Jeff Lail, who is posting short video clips everyday via his Google + page. I love getting a dose of his brain every morning just to get me thinking. I wish more folks would do this. Short clips, a topic to ponder for the day.
  5. Huffington Post. I like their various topic pages. Tech, Women in Tech, Women, and next to CNN and Twitter, its where I go to read the news.

What are YOUR First Five websites?

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