Meta-popularity list

Witness the hive mind in action at It’s the next logical step after popularity aggregation websites like,, and take all of the popularity aggregation websites and aggregate them into a one giant meta-popularity conglomeration. Obviously we’re not out of meta’s yet… one can imagine this process continuing for a few more generations. What I worry about, though, is what happens when we have a meta-meta-meta-meta-popularity list that’s been winnowed down to one single URL so irresistably popular that it amounts to an informational black hole. There’s a chance that everyone on the planet could click on it at exactly the same moment, thereby imploding the metaverse and taking down this sector of space-time. It makes me shudder to think that the apocalyptic singularity may result from a bad video of teenagers lip-synching to an old Backstreet Boys song.

Potential catastrophes aside, is a pretty entertaining place to graze. It feels to me like a slice through the Great Brain. Or maybe an MRI snapshot of the hive at work.

One thought on “Meta-popularity list”

  1. I knew that there were a lot of aggregation sites out there, but seeing them all together makes my head want to implode.

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