Curators cull the Internet so you don’t have to.
They serve a vital role, as independent editors who find, collect, filter, and share worthy, relevant content for a specific audience.
Below are three blogs that inspire, three websites sincerely and deliberately curated for your delight:
1. Swiss Miss
Swedish designer Tina Roth Eisenberg refers to this as her design journal. It gets an average of one million unique visitors per month. The blog exposes readers to intelligent design of all kinds—products, websites, quotes, videos, photos, and more. It is updated at least a few times per day and always delights. In addition to Swiss Miss, Roth Eisenberg runs a monthly breakfast lecture series called CreativeMornings, a to-do app called TeuxDeux, and a temporary tattoo shop called Tattly.
Founded by yellow lover Maria Popova, Brain Pickings is a creative playground. Popova culls the internet for some of the most interesting things out there, on writing, art, design, science, philosophy, history, and much more. Many posts reference great authors and teachers of the past. She tweets @brainpicker, and runs a tumblr called book pickings.
A pioneer in the blogosphere, Jason Kottke started Kottke.org over 14 years ago. He reports on current events, posts a variety of videos, while strongly presenting his sense of humor. The editorial direction of the site is all over the place but clusters around a pair of hand-wavy ideas: the liberal arts 2.0 and people are awesome.