I don’t own a TV, I don’t listen to radio, I don’t read “newspapers” either. Especially not Aftonbladet nor Expressen (the two “major” newspapers in Sweden), since that is more people bashing crap then news. So what do I do? I avoid so called mainstream news sources, I rarely buy any books anymore (paper one’s at least) and I aim to create my own world, around positivity, knowledge and self-development:
YouTube – contrary to the mainstream (in Sweden at least) I don’t use YouTube as something to waste away my previous life watching kittens riding turtles in circles around in a room. I use it to learn new things, like watching tutorials on SpryAssets, or how to learn new tricks in Photoshop. There’s always another geek out there, sharing. And I use YouTube for learning how to apply eyeshadow, catch-up on my favorite vloggers channels and my fav SELF-MADE comedians. Whilst living in the UK, I used to watch Channel 4OD – yepp that’s right, one of the major networks in the UK, posts shows on YouTube. Smart.
WikiPedia – if there is something I don’t know. Then that would be my fist place to look it up.
Twitter – I connect with others, with similar interests, amd the only channel where I can truly combine all my interests from veganism, health, fashion, marketing to digital industry news. Whilst managing to get me in touch with so many new interesting & inspiring people.
WordPress – a great tool for publishing and creating your own world on the internet. I spend a lot of my time building, fixing, publishing and creating in WordPress.
Facebook – catching up with friends, which I have on all corners of the globe. But not so much more.
Pinterest – pictures is my big addiction, this is such an addictive time consuming yet magical place. Watching all the beautiful content people create and post on the internet. I love it. And it’s a great source to get your own photos, illustrations, tutorials etc out there. Pinterest is now one of the major sources of referral traffic to my websites.
Google – certainly is a big part of my world and a tool for me to create, manage and find new things. From being part of managing websites to projects.
GrooveShark – bye, bye Spotify. I went over to the dark side as soon as I had to start paying for listening to their radiostations. Wherever iTunes are blocked I hook up to GrooveShark an my day gets better.
iTunes – for radio, I listen to obscure 1920′s channels, classical compositions to dark industrial tunes, from all over the globe. It helps me discover new music.
LinkedIn – I don’t hang here so much, however, a neat way to keep in touch with old colleges, build your network and access new pieces of information.
Polyvore – this is so awesome since I can create small collages of shoes AND bags! and everything pretty. Love it! The only part of my world where I can afford Alexander McQeen & Vivienne Westwood
Instagram – everything that allows me to watch photos, feeds my image addiction. Istagram does just that but more, since it enables me to connect with new people from all over.
SlideShare – a great source of learning material, as well as a great source to share your own knowledge. I use this as a trial for my sample chapters for my eBook and edit the material.
So there you go, I don’t really have any time for TV or reading papers slagging off celebs and general people. I’m to busy learning, creating and connecting online