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33 Disqus Communities for the New Year

Posted by Amanda Nudelman on December 20, 2013 • Read More »

There are a lot of communities that help make Disqus the lively and illuminating network it is today. Out of all of these communities there are sites that continue to rise to the top and make us take notice. So, in the time-honored tradition of “End of Year” lists, we bring you not a lame, Top 10 list, but a GIANT BLOWOUT TOP 33 SITES ACROSS 11 CATEGORIES LIST! We’ve compiled this list based on Gravity, the trending visualization featured on the Disqus homepage, along with some good ole fashioned human selection.

Bored at home with the family? Has the eggnog run dry? Are all your little nieces and nephews screaming in the living room? Then now is the perfect time to get logged into Disqus and join the fun.

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You may think Auto is an unlikely category (or one that we created just for our CEO, Daniel, who has a bit of a car obsession), but motorized vehicles are actually quite a hot topic on Disqus. Our top picks for you are Bike Exif, Top Gear, and Left Lane News.

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Business doesn’t have to be boring. These sites have everything you need to stay informed, from Tech, to Personal Finance, to increasing creativity. I mean, if one of the top business schools in the nation can’t keep you ahead of the pack, who can? We suggest checking out Bloomberg, 99u, and the Harvard Business Review.

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Don’t lie to me, people. All of us like to get down with a little gossip-mongering from time to time. These Celebrity and pop culture focused sites will give you all the dirt you can handle. You’ll want to get your shovels ready for Dlisted, Pajiba and for those of you with a particular proclivity, Robsessed Pattinson.

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Tonight, Ron Burgundy reports that it's time to turn on the tube, head to the theater, or open *gasp* a book. Don’t make us take out the trident, just go visit Entertainment Weekly, NPR Music, and The Dissolve.

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No matter which console tickles your fanboy fancy, we’ve got something for you. We even threw in a pretty cool site featuring the analog counterparts to consoles...board games. Check out Destructoid, Major Nelson and Shut Up & Sit Down.

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This is a broad one. However, this time around, we’ve got a site “where women go when they are being selfish, and where their selfishness is applauded,” a cooking site, and a Millennial-listicle site anyone can enjoy indulging in. Try xoJane, Amateur Gourmet, and Thought Catalog.

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News and politics are equal parts emotion and intellect. These sites get you thinking and talking about both. Check out The Atlantic, Politico, and CNBC to feed your inner pundit.

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Unfortunately, it’s not a balmy 62 degrees everywhere else in the country right now (hey-O San Francisco!). If you’re going through tailgating withdrawals, why not try a virtual version? Test your online heckling chops (ALL CAPS ANYONE?) over at Slam, American Soccer Now, and MLB Trade Rumors to get your fix.

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Ladies, ladies, ladies I’m talking to you now (dudes, you’re invited, too, but these sites are mostly geared toward women). For the latest fashion, beauty and general female-friendly advice, head over to Tom and Lorenzo, Refinery 29, and The Man Repeller.

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Nerd alert! Tech time is here and we’ve got the latest on gadgets, startups, and Apple/Android flame wars. See BGR (Boy Genius Report), The Next Web, and Pocketnow for the latest and greatest in tech.

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Okay, so this isn’t technically a category we feature on our homepage, but we wanted to show a little extra love to our hometown, San Francisco. If you want to know about the best new restaurants, what Karl the Fog is up to, or which streets are finally getting bike lanes, check out SF Streets Blog, SFist, and Hayeswire (The Hayes Valley Blog).

Well, that about does it! If you’re not totally exhausted by our blowout End of Year list (we like you, you can stay), check out our homepage for daily trending stories, and start following some of the cool commenters you found on one of the sites above to help diversify your Disqus portfolio (following other users helps you discover new sites!).

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