How To Keep Yourself Tech-Savvy In 2016

While digital news should be seamlessly coming to us as the daily newspaper once arrived at our doorsteps each morning, the reality is not as we hoped. The fact is, being in the know takes time and effort.

How can you keep yourself tech-savvy and up-to-date in the area of tech news? Our answer is simple: Just follow the right social media channels, plug into their daily feed of content and you’re good to go.

Here are some tech news sites HackerTrail recommends for every person interested in the IT sector:

Hacker NewsStartup accelerator Y Combinator created Hacker News, a community inspired by Reddit, where users contribute news and up-vote them. Since 2007, programmers, entrepreneurs and computer science enthusiasts have made Hacker News a must-visit destination.

RedditNearly-ten-year-old Reddit has become well known as a source of cultural memes, but its Technology subreddit is also a great source for tech news and discussion. The simplicity of Reddit and its strong sense of community has made it endure the test of time.

CrunchBase: CrunchBase is the world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity. Founded by Michael Arrington as a crowd sourced database for TechCrunch, the site now contains over 500,000 profiles for companies and people. CrunchBase showcases daily trends, acquisitions and top funding rounds on its homepage.

Coursera: Coursera provides free online educational courses based on focused programs created by great universities, and tailored so you can master applied skills. From Data Science to Cybersecurity, Coursera’s courses provide a glimpse of the latest and greatest in tech education.

SlideShareSlideShare is a slide hosting service where anyone can upload and showcase presentation decks. Launched in 2006 and acquired by LinkedIn in 2012, SlideShare features popular presentations for topics like technology, and it’s a good way to gauge the popularity of trends like growth hacking, the Internet of things and the sharing economy.

AngelList: AngelList is a community of startups and investors who make fund-raising efficient. AngelList is transforming how startups fundraise and has become a destination for startups, investors and syndicate fundings. The site showcases trending startups, jobs and syndicates on its homepage.

Apart from taking in news from social / news sites, some of the top leaders in the world in the IT industry also take time and effort to study the current tech trends and KPIs on a regular basis.

This infographic by Daily Genius accurately summarises their day-to-day exercise:

Just like the acceleration of technology over the past few years, it seems like the technology industry is continuing to explode, with innovation not stopping at anything.

The only way to keep up with this exponential growth in technology, is to let technology do it for you.

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