Now the BBC is regarded as perhaps the most unbiased source of information on the internet. They cover anything from entertainment gossip to modern politics. They also provide internet streaming of their radio and news broadcasts so if you’re too tired to read then you can watch/listen.
The BBC provide an RSS feed with Firefox so you can always get the most up to date news without checking their homepage. I find it useful just to see what’s going on in the world since it’s hard to get the TV on what you want with family in the house. I don’t really follow politics that much but I usually have an opinion on most things. Usually, I just go to the Sports or Technology section since with most news, nothing important usually happens. When was the last time YOU heard about bird flu in mainstream news?
More about the site then… On the left you have a small picture of the world split up into different sections. Click on one of these sections to go to a dedicated page for that part of the globe. There you will find relevant news about that region ranging from news to sports and anything else they might deem newsworthy. They provide pictures and sometimes video of the event which can be pretty cool to watch. Like the one of the temporary dams at the Three Gorges Dam in China being blown up.
This sort of brings me on to my next point. The BBC has a dedicated page to each country on this here planet. Since we’re not discussing China, let’s put their’s there anyway. And voila. Now as you can see, they give you the country’s national anthem, a time line of their history, some related links, features… Basically, most things you could need if you’re just doing some basic research on a country.
All in all, a very good site. Nice layout, easy to read text, quick to load. I don’t think I can say anything bad about it. Definitely a good source of info and much more reliable than Fox News :-p