The thing that I miss most from Web 1.0 is Suck. As far as I know Web 2.0 does not have anything that matches its authority, wit, eclectic pithiness and complete mastery of the cultural reference. In those days, if I took a few minutes after lunch to explore the Internet, I would always turned to Suck.
These days the best I can do is Vallywag. Compared to Suck it is a sprawling parochial mess with an unhealthy obsession for TechCrunch blogger Michael Arrington. If Vallywag has a center of gravity it is closer to Castro Street in Mountain View than San Francisco. However it is a good way of keeping up with what is really going on. For example, today there is: