In the past I've questioned the viability of linkblogs—does anyone (including, and perhaps especially the linkblog author) have time to read all these articles?
The short answer is no. They couldn't possibly have time to read and evaluate all those articles.
I think it's become something of a cultural expectation that we scan each of the 50+ links in a daily linkblog post as a way of discovering something interesting, without having the expectation of, you know, reading anything. Inevitably the quality of the links degrade, because nobody's reading the articles. As for me, I'm batting .000 on following linkblog links this year…I'm in a kind of "linkblog hitting slump." Maybe it's just me.
This also goes for programming-related aggregators. First we had Slashdot, then briefly, Digg, then Reddit, then the front page of Reddit became something of a wasteland, so we moved to programming.reddit.com, then there was that thing called Hacker News. Somewhere along this timeline DotNetKicks reached critical mass, before slipping into the doldrums of all-ignorance-all-the-time .NET op-ed pieces; ugh. For the record I still think the aggregators do a good job, it's just that they could do better.
Where were we? Ah yes, links.
I've found the following links fascinating for some reason or other, and I personally vouch for them. If I haven't looked at the link, I'll point it out right there (which I do a lot in the "Books" section.)
Podcast series (AKA Super Podcast Roundup Turbo HD Remix)Podcasts are roughly ordered by how much I like them…but note that if they're listed here, I like them. My first podcast roundup was in 2006.
Career-oriented (whether the career is freelancing, entrepreneurial, independent consulting, or even working as an employee)
Screencasts/webcasts/watching presentations on your computer
Books (.NET development-related)
Code camps/Saturday developer events (Houston area, sorry everybody else)
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