Are.na is a platform for connecting ideas and building knowledge.
Are.na is:
1. online software for saving and organizing the content that is important to you
2. a toolkit for assembling new worlds from the scraps of the old
Students, hobbyists and what we call connected knowledge collectors have been the core of our community for 10 years and 121 days.
People describe Are.na as a garden of ideas, or Tumblr meets Wikipedia. If this speaks to you, try it now:
Premium
  • $5/month or $45/year
  • reader mode + table view
  • increased privacy settings
  • unlimited blocks
Free
  • limited to 200 total blocks
How it works
Long-term vision
Are.na has many co-founders. Currently, a small team is building the platform:
Full-time
Part-time
Advisors
Engineer
Product
Community
Engineer
Engineer
Community
Community
Product
Engineer
The company that builds Are.na is independent and sustained entirely by our members.
Our business is to make Are.na a good enough experience that you are willing to pay for it. Currently people support Are.na through their Premium subscriptions.
The Secret
Allow yourself to go down rabbit holes
A rabbit hole is not a distraction. A rabbit hole is your brain trying to tell you to pay attention to something you’re curious about. Ignore algorithmic rabbit holes.
If you see something, save something
Pay attention to what feels resonant to you. Save breadcrumbs and build a path for yourself to walk down later on. The ability to classify information in a personal way is a muscle worth exercising.
“Creativity is just connecting things”
Over time, build contexts for yourself and your ideas. Analyze what happens when you connect those contexts to someone else’s.
Remember
The goal is not self-improvement. The goal is engaging more deeply with the World.
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