Once or twice a year I send out an email to my business associates asking them for their favorite source of tech news. The sample size is far too small to have statistical significance; but I still find it useful.
The biggest surprise is that no one mentioned the New York Times, even though that was one of the prompted choices. Some of the respondents said they no longer read the Washington Post since they gutted their tech coverage.
Most of the other results are much of what you would expect. Although results are not broken down that way, the younger readers consistently preferred online sources, older readers prefer paper, and email newsletters.
Below are this year’s results:
Most popular sources of news among all groups:
Wall Street Journal
Government Computer News
Federal Computer Week
Washington Business Journal
Favorite of the Content Management Industry:
eDoc and the Doc 1 e-newsletter
Favorites of tech writers and computer repair consulting:
IBM Systems Magazine/Mainframe edition
Brian Livingston's Windows Secrets e-mail newsletter
Tech Republic discussion lists
CPCUG discussion lists
Favorites of project managers and process improvement specialists:
MIT Tech Review
Web designers and new media specialists:
Full Disclosure Security Discussion
DC Web Women
Software Development Magazine
Google Tech News
Yahoo Tech News
Analyst and Education favorites:
The Pew Internet & American Life Project
Tim Bray’s Ongoing
The greatest disappointment was that no one mentioned any of the blogs on the Tech on the Potomac RSS reader.
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