‘Christmas entertainment’ illustration from A Book of Roxburghe Ballads, 1847. Bridgeman Images. In Tudor England, the festive season was a tale of contrasts. It began with a period of spiritual…
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How does Refind curate?
It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:
- We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
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- In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.
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How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?
We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.
How many sources does Refind monitor?
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Can I submit a link?
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