UPDATE: Findka Essays is not actively developed, though it still runs for now. I switched to working on The Sample in Feb 2021. As of August 2022, I've also started working on Yakread. I'm planning to have the latter subsume Findka Essays eventually. I write weekly updates about my work if you'd like to follow along.
Great essays curated by machine learning.
How it works
  1. Essays are submitted by users and curated by myself (hi!).
  2. Findka picks which ones to send you.
  3. You click on the interesting links.
  4. Findka learns what you like.
The Toxoplasma Of Rage (slatestarcodex.com)
I. Some old news I only just heard about: PETA is offering to pay the water bills for needy Detroit families if (and only if) those families agree to stop eating meat. Predictably, the move caused ...
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“Really cool project.”
Hacker News is great for discussion, but it has some trade-offs:
Popularity bias. The front page shows what the community wants to talk about, not necessarily what you want to read. A few of the articles get most of the eyeballs, and a lot of good content goes unnoticed.
Findka sends different links to each subscriber, so we can give more views to long-tail content. We find the right niche for every article.
Recency bias. Like most websites, Hacker News shows you content that was submitted recently. But great essays are timeless. Findka selects content from its entire catalog of submitted articles, which naturally filters out the stuff that quickly becomes irrelevant. No more current events, politics, or other cruft.
Tired of shouting into the void?
That essay you just spent 12 hours writing (example.com)
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Submit your essays to Findka. You'll get a little traffic at first. As we figure out which kinds of people are interested, your essays will gain momentum.
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