Brianpickings’ Curation of the Meaning of Life

I love Maria Popova. What I mean is, I love her curation of interestingness, Brainpickings.org. By extension and subject to only a few airtight assumptions, I love her as well.

Popova’s post from almost a year ago features quotes from a handful of people on their impression of the meaning of life. It’s a quick and interesting read. It also links to related articles in the introductory paragraph.

I suggest Brainpickings to anyone and everyone. If nothing else, the Sunday newsletter alone is worth the zero dollars it costs to discover the site.

The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks | MIT Technology Review

The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks | MIT Technology Review.

I’m coming to conflicting conclusions about what this says about us in a general sense, but I cannot deny that this fascinates me, even though I know it shouldn’t.