I generally like social bookmarking sites such as digg, del.icio.us, and my personal favorite, Stumble Upon. If you aren’t familiar with them, the basic idea is that you read an article you like, and you want to share it with others. So you submit it to one of those sites with a little description of why you think it’s cool, and others will see it on the main page. If they like it, they vote for it, and the articles with the most votes rise to the top to be seen by more and more people. (Stumble Upon is a little different which is why I like it better.)
These sites are cool because they give you an instant survey of the new popular content on the web. The problem is that they tend to attract a user base that is weighted to the techie/nerdy side of things, so even though they are supposedly “general” sites, they tend to emphasize certain types of articles and deemphasize others merely because those articles tend to get more votes. In my experience, poker articles never generate enough general interest to register more than a blip on their radar.
Matt Maroon, author of Winning Texas Hold’em: Cash Game Poker Strategies for Players of All Skill Levels and of The Poker Chronicles, has solved this problem with his new site, TwoOuts.com. It’s a social bookmarking site, a la digg, that focuses on poker articles and content. It’s just getting off the ground, but as more and more people begin to use it, I think it may become the single most reliable source on the web for the latest poker news, info, and strategy.
If you read a poker article, blog post, forum thread, or whatever that you think is cool or worth sharing, submit it to TwoOuts (or vote for it if someone else already submitted it). If enough people do that, it will become the best place on the web to get up to speed on everything poker.
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