10 simple ways to be better informed, or How to be an infovore
Read the results on the second page of Google.
Read things you instinctively find boring.
Read your RSS feed.
Read experts on Twitter.
Read less news.
Read a dozen books about one subject over a couple of years.
Read articles, blogs and listen to podcasts about the books you are reading.
Read from the middle.
Read the bibliography, the follower list of your favourite writers, the footnotes.
Read, of course, means something different in every one of these.