Thousands of curious minds trust the Weekly Filet for food for thought. Every Friday, a carefully curated set of the best links from around the web, helping you make sense of the world and yourself.
¨

A List Of Reasons Why Our Brains Love Lists

The New Yorker
A List Of Reasons Why Our Brains Love Lists

It’s probably the quintessential article of these times of listomania. A reflection on why we love lists, in a list (with a twist, though). If you’ve wondered just how big this list-phenomenon has become, let me tell you this: Buzzfeed, this behemoth of listicles, has more readers than The Guardian and The New York Times – and has now, at least in the USA, even overtaken Wikipedia.


From Weekly Filet #140, in August 2014.

💔 Some older links might be broken — that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

🔝