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Seven Reasons Listicles Capture Our Attention (and Confuse Our Brains)
Derek Thompson: "Rankings create order where there is chaos. They enumerate the innumerable variety of the world and give us a small sense of mastery over our environment. ... They're also devious in both obvious ways (they can be wrong, and not everything is rank-able) and surprising ways that researchers are only beginning to understand." The Atlantic 12.17.13
Posted December 18, 2013 01:04 AM

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