Question: What is one blog all CTOs or tech managers should follow? (Include a link.)
"Searchmetrics is a technical SEO blog that helps CTO's know what's going on online and helps them to configure their website for more online users. I've found that it's helped me understand the technical parts of SEO a lot better. They also give a lot of data to help me make better decisions."
Signal vs. Noise
"Signal vs. Noise is a must-read for anyone who works in the technology industry. It's especially important for leaders of technology teams. There's a reason why it's one of the longest-running blogs about the Internet that is still active today. It got here by consistently publishing honest stories about what it feels like to run a bootstrapped technology startup."
"Hacker News (run by Y Combinator) is the only major source of news I check, because it always has the most important stories that I need to know about, often before they're covered in the mainstream press. I also use the comments section to learn more about how a story will potentially impact me, and sometimes to hear other sides of the story through thoughtful and well-crafted posts."
"Though Dharmesh Shah's (CEO of Hubspot) blog is focussed on marketing, it helps CTOs and tech managers keep up with the latest tech practices as they pertain to business development and growth. He shares some great thoughts on SEO and optimizing websites for conversions."
"We think it's important for our tech leader to be aware of the challenges we are encountering, and Ben's perspective on Bhorowitz.com is that of a former CTO type who expounds on business/strategy issues. Frankly, bhorowitz.com is one of those blogs that represents a commonality for a lot of our team members across multiple divisions."
"CrunchBase is a subset of TechCrunch, and it focuses directly on startups primarily in the tech industry. Crunchbase is also a newsletter that can be sent to your inbox daily with all of the latest news and innovations in the tech world. CrunchBase is a great resource for new ideas, and pushes tech leaders to think outside of the box as well as see what possible competition is working on."
Six Pixels of Separation
"Mitch Joel's Six Pixels of Separation blog unites his self-described “squiggly” career trajectory of music journalist, creative professional and creative agency owner. His insatiable curiosity and desire for great conversations create a depth of mental exploration of technology topics unmatched by any writer/speaker I have read or seen."
"Dark Reading is an objective blog focused on information security, a subject that is becoming a top priority on everyones agenda. Hosting the thoughts of industry leaders, experts and vendors, it provides a holistic view of technology and threat evolution. On top of that, it frequently provides analysis for high profile attacks, offering us the opportunity to understand and prepare accordingly for future threats."