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If I want to be aware of the lastest discoveries in the Computer Science area, what's a good source of information? (preferable online)

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    $\begingroup$ possible duplicate of Ways for a mathematician to stay informed of current research in complexity theory. $\endgroup$ – Kaveh Dec 1 '11 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ This is terribly broad and out of scope as it stands. if limited to TCS, then the question above contains many of the answers indicated below. Voting to close. $\endgroup$ – Suresh Venkat Dec 1 '11 at 17:46
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    $\begingroup$ I can't detect sarcasm on the internet, so I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic :). But no, there isn't a single source for all of computer science: the field is too broad $\endgroup$ – Suresh Venkat Dec 1 '11 at 20:46
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    $\begingroup$ I don't understand what is the goal of this question. Since you have written "every advance occurred in Computer Science" and you are asking for a "single" resource, it seems to me you don't understand what is computer science and how large it is. I think the question should be closed as not a real question and the answers should be merged with the other question. Please also see the FAQ. $\endgroup$ – Kaveh Dec 1 '11 at 23:04
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    $\begingroup$ I vote to close. But surprisingly not one other non-mod person thinks that way $\endgroup$ – Suresh Venkat Dec 2 '11 at 16:18
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Theory of Computing Blog Aggregator for theoretical computer science

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  • $\begingroup$ Does this talk about every advance occurred in Computer Science? Or this would be an ideal that I really can't find? $\endgroup$ – Tom Brito Dec 1 '11 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ Keeping up with the bloggers, you will find every major advance in theoretical conference, such as faster matrix multiplication a few days ago and ACC0 != NEXP last year. For the other subfields of computer science, I think this site is not appropriate to ask. $\endgroup$ – Snowie Dec 2 '11 at 4:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Snowie: You may not realize it, but your statement is particularly controversial right now. I think a safer statement would be that by following blogs one will get informed about results (new and old) that the blog owners think are important. $\endgroup$ – Aaron Sterling Dec 2 '11 at 17:26
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If you want to follow a specific field, try arxiv.org.

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    $\begingroup$ ...if researchers in that field post to ArXiv. $\endgroup$ – Jeffε Dec 1 '11 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ Also you can attend a relevant conference/workshop! $\endgroup$ – Mahdi Cheraghchi Dec 1 '11 at 17:17
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I find the arXiv and the TOC Blog Aggregator too much to follow. If you just read The Complexity Blog, Gödel's Lost Letter, and Shtetl-Optimized, you won't miss much theory news.

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    $\begingroup$ tsk tsk. you don't read the geomblog ? I'm shocked ! shocked ! ;) $\endgroup$ – Suresh Venkat Dec 2 '11 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ If you rename it to Theoryblog and also inadvertently attract offended anonymous commenters arguing over matrix multiplication, I'll add it to this list. ;) $\endgroup$ – Lev Reyzin Dec 2 '11 at 16:29
  • $\begingroup$ hmm. let me think up random controversial things to say :) $\endgroup$ – Suresh Venkat Dec 2 '11 at 17:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Lev: I would agree with you if you had said, "theory news that is blogged at all." I have not been able to find a blog I like for advances in distributed computing theory. (Jared Saia's may be the closest, but he tends to talk about things that don't capture my attention.) That doesn't mean that nothing is happening there -- arguably the developments are at least as important, from a theory-to-practice perspective, as the FOCS and STOC proceedings. I think "theory news = what TCS bloggers blog about" upsets anonymous commenters. Not that their comments are appropriate. $\endgroup$ – Aaron Sterling Dec 2 '11 at 17:35

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