10 of the Most Popular News Blogs on the Internet

A List of the Most Popular News Blogs On the Web

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Blogging may be a fun hobby for Tumblr teens or WordPress writers, but it certainly isn't limited to personal pastimes. Today, blogging is one of the most popular ways to report on newsworthy topics.

The most popular news blogs on the internet today have countless numbers of pages and receive millions of visits per month from people around the world. Have a look through a handful of the top blogs below and consider adding them to your favorite news reader to keep up with breaking news topics that interest you.

The Huffington Post
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The Huffington Post specializes in reporting on news stories and events from practically every major category and subcategory you could imagine—including world news, entertainment, politics, business, style and several others. Founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer and Jonah Peretti in 2005, the blog was acquired by AOL in February 2011 for US $315 million and has thousands of bloggers who contribute newsworthy written content on a wide range of topics.

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BuzzFeed is a trendy news blog that targets millennials. Focusing on social news and entertainment, the secret the BuzzFeed's success has a lot to do with the image-heavy listicles that get published on their platform and end up often going viral. Though it was founded in 2006, it really took off as a brand and news blog of its own in 2011 when it started publishing serious news and long-form journalism on topics like technology, business, politics and more.

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Founded in 2005 by Pete Cashmore, Mashable delivers newsworthy content about video entertainment, culture, tech, science, business, social good and more. With verticals for Asia, Australia, France, India and the UK, the blog is one of the largest and most reputable go-to sources for all things in digital culture. It sees 45 million monthly unique visitors, 28 million social media followers and 7.5 million social shares a month.

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TechCrunch is a blog that was founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, which focuses on blogging about breaking news in technology, computers, internet culture, social media, products, websites and startup companies. The blog has millions of RSS subscribers and inspired the launch of the TechCrunch Network, which includes a number of related websites like CrunchNotes, MobileCrunch and CrunchGear. TechCrunch was acquired by AOL in September 2010 for US $25 million.

Business Insider
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Originally focused on financial, media, technology and other business industries, Business Insider is a blog that was launched in February 2009 and now reports on additional topics as well such as sports, travel, entertainment and lifestyle content. With international editions in regions including Australia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and others, the blog offers some of the most up to date information on current events and related topics.

The Daily Beast
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The Daily Beast is a blog that was created by former editor of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, Tina Brown. Launched in October 2008, The Daily Beast reports on news and opinion pieces on a wide range of topics including politics, entertainment, books, fashion, innovation, business U.S. news, world news, U.S. news, tech, arts & culture, drink & food and style. It now attracts over one million visitors each and every day.

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Interested in politics? If you are, then the ThinkProgress blog is definitely for you. ThinkProgress is associated with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, which is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide information for the advancement of progressive ideas and policies. Some of the main sections on the blog include climate, politics, LGBTQ, world news and video. It now runs on the free blogging platform Medium.

The Next Web
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The Next Web is a blog that focuses on news, apps, gear, tech, creativity and so much more. The blog was launched as a result of organizing a technology conference called The Next Web Conference, which was initially held in 2006. After the two more annual conferences, the Next Web blog was launched in 2008, which has grown to take its place amongst the most popular blogs on the web today.

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For those who like to stay on top of all things related to gadgets and consumer electronics, Engadget is an incredible source for getting the latest news and information on everything from smartphones and computers, to tablets and cameras. Engadget was co-founded in 2004 by former Gizmodo editor Peter Rojas and purchased by AOL in 2005. Its talented team helps produce some of the best videos, reviews and features about technology.

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Formerly part of the Gawker Media network, Gizmodo is a popular tech and digital culture blog that mainly focuses on delivering information and news about consumer electronics. Gizmodo was launched in 2002 by Peter Rojas before he was sought out by Weblogs, Inc. to launch the Engadget blog. It's heavily integrated with other former members of the Gawker network as well, including io9, Jezebel, Lifehacker and Deadspin.