Slahsdot is a leading online resource for the latest news on not only technology, but also business and entertainment. On the site you'll find reports of corporate mergers, product reviews and even close-up photographs of Saturn's moon. There's even a feature where readers can ask William Shatner a question.
If you want to tell if the founders of Slashdot have a good sense of humor, try reading out the full URL, slashdot.org. ( 'h t t p colon slash slash slash dot dot org') Fun, right? Like a lot of great blogs, Slashdot started as an individual's passion, and was later sold to a blog network. However, Slashdot's original contributors would like all their readers to know that they have NOT become 'corporate drones'. In a way, the guys at Slashdot represent a growing concern in new media: how do you balance editorial integrity with the needs for financial backing?
It's a balancing act. Here's their take on corporations: "Big corporations are what they are. They sell us cool stuff with one hand and tighten the screws on our freedoms with the other. We hate them every morning and love them every afternoon, and vice versa." I can relate to this. I rail against big companies often while listening to my mp3 player and wearing brand jeans. After all, it's not all black and white. But on Slashdot, there's at least some transparency.