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The Best Articles in Society

The most useful articles and videos in Society from around the web, curated by thought leaders and our community.

Refind focuses on timeless pieces and updates the list whenever new, must-read articles or videos are discovered.

Top 5 Society Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Society by Refind users in 2024 so far.

  1. Everyone is on their phones. But is it really phone addiction we’re experiencing?
  2. A Manual for Adversity
  3. CLARITY Is POWER: Yuval Noah Harari
  4. A very short history of the F-word
  5. Reimagining Life with Friendship at the Center

Newsletters

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Society, emerging technology, and trends.

Videos

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Society—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Society.

Podcasts

On the go? Listen to these Podcasts and audio in Society.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Society, including:

What is Refind?

Every day Refind picks the most relevant links from around the web for you. Picking only a handful of links means focusing on what’s relevant and useful.

How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
  4. Our community of active users gets the most relevant links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, mark as read, read later, «More/less like this», etc.
  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
  6. In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.

The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

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?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Who are the thought leaders in Society?

We follow dozens of thought leaders in Society, including zeynep tufekci, Ida Bae Wells, danah boyd, WIRED, World Economic Forum.

Missing a thought leader? Submit them here

Can I submit a link?

Indirectly, by using Refind and saving links from outside (e.g., via our extensions).

How can I report a problem?

When you’re logged-in, you can flag any link via the «More» (...) menu. You can also report problems via email to hello@refind.com

Who uses Refind?

450k+ smart people start their day with Refind. To learn something new. To get inspired. To move forward. Our apps have a 4.9/5 rating.

Is Refind free?

Yes, it’s free!

How can I sign up?

Head over to our homepage and sign up by email or with your Twitter or Google account.

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