What are the best websites for people in their 20s?

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What are the big websites our demographic (those aged 20-29) is reading? Especially ambitious young professionals.

The only thing that comes to top of mind is Elite Daily. But there's got to be a lot more. Other blogs/sites? Forums like WSO?

We are starting a new service (redacted) that compiles the best advice for that group. Even though we're pretty much at capacity for the pilot program, I'm super interested in other areas where I'd be able to reach interested readers when we refine and release our next version.

Thanks guys.

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Apr 15, 2015

Nothing to do about 20 year olds but for my finance related work I check into streetsleuth.com every day. I like how it curates titles of a lot of site I like to skim for work...

Based on your Elite Daily comment, I assume you're looking for other types of sites though...

Apr 20, 2015
TheBigBambino:

Nothing to do about 20 year olds but for my finance related work I check into streetsleuth.com every day. I like how it curates titles of a lot of site I like to skim for work...

Based on your Elite Daily comment, I assume you're looking for other types of sites though...

Elite Daily was just a site that popped to mind that had an explicitly 20something focus. But sites that are more career-oriented/general advice-oriented would be great..

Apr 15, 2015

Nothing to do with finance but I enjoy fivethirtyeight.com

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Apr 15, 2015

I'm not the demographic, but I would assume Tinder would hit the bullseye.

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Apr 16, 2015
DickFuld:

I'm not the demographic, but I would assume Tinder would hit the bullseye.

Pun intended?

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Apr 16, 2015
Going Concern:
"DickFuld" wrote:

I'm not the demographic, but I would assume Tinder would hit the bullseye.

Pun intended?

Nope. Not even sure I get the pun. I've never used Tinder.

Apr 15, 2015

+1 for fivethirtyeight

Apr 15, 2015
mbavsmfin:

I don't wear watches bro. Because it's always MBA BALLER time!

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Apr 15, 2015

Great for economic analysis, etc. but anything for general life advice? The Muse (https://www.themuse.com/advice) from some McKinsey alums (I think) seems like another good one... something along those lines

Apr 16, 2015

In general (non-finance related) the top ones that come to mind are:

EliteDaily, Buzzfeed, Barstool Sports, BroBible, TotalFratMove, LADBible

EliteDaily and Buzzfeed by far the most popular.

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Apr 16, 2015
jss09:

In general (non-finance related) the top ones that come to mind are:

EliteDaily, Buzzfeed, Barstool Sports, BroBible, TotalFratMove, LADBible

EliteDaily and Buzzfeed by far the most popular.

SB. this is good stuff bud. Thanks

Apr 16, 2015
jss09:

In general (non-finance related) the top ones that come to mind are:

EliteDaily, Buzzfeed, Barstool Sports, BroBible, TotalFratMove, LADBible

EliteDaily and Buzzfeed by far the most popular.

This post made me realize how much the tastes of early 20's and late 20's diverge...

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Apr 16, 2015
opsdude1:
"jss09" wrote:

In general (non-finance related) the top ones that come to mind are:

EliteDaily, Buzzfeed, Barstool Sports, BroBible, TotalFratMove, LADBible

EliteDaily and Buzzfeed by far the most popular.

This post made me realize how much the tastes of early 20's and late 20's diverge...

Have any good ones for late 20s?

Apr 18, 2015

"buzzfeed"
GTFO

happy to give advice; no asking for referrals please

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Apr 16, 2015

Outside of the few minutes a day I spend on reddit (r/churning or r/finance), I'm usually checking slickdeals most days. Trying to get into flyertalk but there's still so much lingo I don't understand yet... Otherwise, I think Vice or Thump (Vice's sister music site) are similar to what you're looking for. Maybe BroBible (clickbait most of the time), but otherwise I'm kind of behind other than movie/music sites I check out here and there.

Apr 16, 2015
alargefox:

Trying to get into flyertalk but there's still so much lingo I don't understand yet...

just read a flyertalk forum and the lingo made me feel the same way as when I first found this site.....

Apr 16, 2015

The Economist, WSJ, 538, Facebook.

Apr 16, 2015

I cant stand EliteDaily and Buzzfeed

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Apr 17, 2015
kmzz:

I cant stand EliteDaily and Buzzfeed

Can't believe these are being recommended. Especially Buzzfeed, that's a site that caters to girls in middle school and maybe high school freshmen.

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Apr 17, 2015

True, but Buzzfeed and Elite Daily appeal to soo many people in their 20's, and remember peeps, the majority of the world is full of uneducated individuals who will appeal to anything. I'm sure you're all familiar with similar titles flushing through your social media feeds from "said" individuals...

"Top 23 things all girls living in the midwest who drink flaxseed oil will understand"
"Top 10 things every Type A girl needs to find in a 5'3" - 5'9" man"
"You'll never guess what disney channel characters made this video.."
"OMG, I cried after this dog did this..."

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Apr 17, 2015

What other forums and/or subreddits do your friends typically participate in?

Apr 17, 2015

BroBible and TotalFratMove.
Aside from those, I can't really think of very many sites that specifically target people in their 20's, especially ones that are career-related. I read Zero Hedge, Seeking Alpha, NYT, and the Economist pretty regularly.

Apr 17, 2015

/r/accounting /r/consulting

Apr 17, 2015

Buzzfeed will make your brain rot.

EliteDaily is a Salon/Jezebel/(insert lowbrow political website here) knockoff that masquerades as being at the forefront of culture by giving out nonsensical advice and rehashed political diatribes, all written by journalists whose writing skills haven't advanced past the 8th grade level.

Apr 17, 2015
Gangster Putin:

Buzzfeed will make your brain rot.

EliteDaily is a Salon/Jezebel/(insert lowbrow political website here) knockoff that masquerades as being at the forefront of culture by giving out nonsensical advice and rehashed political diatribes, all written by journalists whose writing skills haven't advanced past the 8th grade level.

Yep. To be honest, not a big fan either. But want to better understand the market.

Here's another I've found: The Muse (career advice)

Apr 18, 2015

BuzzFeed (although, more recently their content is..."iffy"), 9gag, Collegehumor and TheLadBible. Those are website I frequent when not wanting to think about work. It's easy to turn off your brain when browsing them. Really.

Then there's the dark side of things: Liveleak.

Apr 18, 2015

I would say non-finance related one of them must be pornhub, but I prefer xvideos

Why? Here is the answer:

Apr 18, 2015

A lot of the popular ones were mentioned already. Also check out postgradproblems.com owned by the same company that owns Total Frat Move.

Not a fan of Elite Daily. Essentially clueless 20-something's giving advice to other clueless 20-somethings. Perfect example of the blind leading the blind.

EDIT:

Not sure if you're interested in military/special ops stuff. But OAF Nation is a pretty interesting with articles written by young operators and servicemen that don't provide that mainstream media bs. It's not updated too frequently but when it is it's interesting stuff to check out.

Apr 18, 2015

Bloomberg's Matt Levine and Deal Breaker are awesome

Apr 20, 2015

Thanks for all the feedback guys. This is super useful.

I got a lot more signups for the service as well - closing out the list for Monday morning circulation as of now (5AM Eastern)

Keep an eye out for an email tomorrow between 10AM - 1PM. Please reply if you get it, and let me know what you all think

Apr 20, 2015

AYA #1 out. Thank you all and please let me know if you didn't receive the email (might be in your spam folder - if so, please do 2 things:

1. respond to the email (helps get around the spam algorithm)
2. add the email address to your address book

May 12, 2015

AYA #2 out. Hit me up with questions

May 12, 2015

misc. section of bodybuilding.com

May 12, 2015

If you read buzzfeed, Elite daily, post grad problems, salon, bro bible, jezebel, total frat move, or any of that clickbait bullshit, you are a bad person and you should feel bad.

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May 21, 2015

Sometimes it feels like a race to the bottom when it comes to these sites generating traffic at any cost. That being said, Buzzfeed has a (limited) number of quality posts. It's also impossible to deny the cultural relevance of Buzzfeed when it breaks some major news/starts memes

CRE:

If you read buzzfeed, Elite daily, post grad problems, salon, bro bible, jezebel, total frat move, or any of that clickbait bullshit, you are a bad person and you should feel bad.

May 21, 2015

I challenge you to find one quality Buzzfeed post. One.

May 25, 2015

I got the clap from christianmingle.com so avoid it like the plague

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