You might think that the internet is a huge place with countless websites to stay in-the-know, but you’d be surprised at just how much repeated and false information there is on the internet. The rise of fake news has become a huge problem for those that want to stay up to date not just on the latest current affairs, but also tech-related news, fashion updates and even tune in to changes in the stock market.
We’re online 24/7 thanks to our smartphones, so it makes sense to build up a list of reputable websites and sources to stay in-the-know. In this post, we’ll be talking about five reliable ways to always stay up to date with the latest news, updates and trends.
Twitter is one of the better social media platforms to get the latest news and updates especially if you’re interested in tech and creative hobbies. It’s also a good platform to get news updates on current affairs, though if you’re looking for reports on politics and not opinions then you’re better off looking at a news site. However, Twitter’s quickfire nature allows you to stay up-to-date with all the latest news as long as you’re following the relevant people. You should also utilize hashtags to stay informed about current events that are trending around the world.
Very similar to Twitter but aimed more towards creative individuals, celebrities and fashion. Instagram is a great place to learn about the latest styles, keep up with celebrity activities and also gather inspiration for creative projects.
Blogs are a unique source of opinion pieces. There’s no shortage of insider information and educated opinions, but you do need to remember that blogs aren’t perfect and for every informative blogger you come across, there is probably a dozen that don’t interest you. It’s a good idea to keep track of the blogs you care about and also look at the newest UK online sites to help you get an idea of what blogs are just getting started so you can become an early reader of a new content creator.
YouTube is a surprisingly good source of aggregated content. There are plenty of YouTubers that will summarize the latest news and events for the industry that you’re focused on. For instance, there are YouTube channels dedicated to covering tech news, video game news, movie news and even YouTuber news. There’s no shortage of entertaining content creators and all you have to do is hit subscribe to get their latest videos in your notifications.
Reddit can be considered a social media platform of sorts. However, the exception is that the site is split into what’s known as subreddits, essentially message boards that specialize in different topics. It can be a general subreddit such as r/funny, a hobby one like r/woodworking or a niche one like r/catpictures.
As you can see, there are several reliable sources of news and information on the internet that are almost free from the clutches of fake news. The theme here is to look for places where you can read other people’s real opinions and not just the word of a reporter.