Curators of the internet



Remember when the internet was full of delightful things? It still is; it is merely hard to notice between the infowars. There are even people lovingly surfacing delightful things, with only the barest lightest touch of infowar. More of an info-slap, really. If I browsed things recreationally, I would consume the refined product the painstaking extracted by the following delight-miners:

  • webcurios

  • Andy Baio’s Waxy.org

  • The Kid Should See This

  • kottke.org

  • Colossal

  • Brain Pickings

    Hello, kith. My name is Maria Popova. I am a reader and writer, and I write about what I read here on Brain Pickings — my one-woman labor of love exploring what it means to live a decent, substantive, rewarding life. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, eventually brought online and now included in the Library of Congress permanent web archive, it is a record of my own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually, poetically — drawn from my extended marginalia on the search for meaning across literature, science, art, philosophy, and the various other tentacles of human thought and feeling.

  • Boing Boing, are they still good?

  • Hackaday

In actuality I do not have time for recreational hits of web infotainment, so this stands as a record for my friends who might enjoy some more wholesome breaks between porn and QAnon videos and instagram envy-scrolling and so on when they engage couch potato mode.


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