- WordCount - English language word-usage frequency discovery tool
- Dialect Map - Aggregate US English-language dialect mapping tool
- Reddit - the platform for internet communities
- Epoch Times - a major newspaper rooted in exposing practices of the China's communist government - Facebook
- PEW Research - extensive research and reports of American society, media, government and more
- Functional Art - Alberto Cairo is the leading expert on infographics. He does a mooc at the University of Texas Knight Center and repeats it regularly.
- Little Sis - grassroots watchdog network connecting the dots between the world's most powerful people and organizations.
- OpenCorporates - the open database of the corporate world
- Maplight - monitoring the influence of money on congress
- National Council on Public Polls - election poll monitoring
- FOIA Machine - automate your freedom of information act (FOIA) requests
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - defending your rights in the digital world