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• Online content is increasingly getting better in terms of quality. In the old days, to get quality...
• FAQs: How do you use Chomchom? - Download the Chrome extension - When you come across anything...
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Chomchom

by hugo - Aug 31st, 2015

Chomchom helps you collect your favorite links and resources in one place, and easily share them with friends. Start by download the Chrome extension below!

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Online content is increasingly getting better in terms of quality. In the old days, to get quality and in-depth information about any subject, your best bet is to find a book from an authoritative expert in that area. A book like 'Capital in the 21st century' compiles a century's worth of economic data and presents the findings in a well thought out manner. Content on the web usually lacks the depth and coherence that physical books (usually) provide. But increasingly, these sorts of well-researched & in-depth insights can be found on the web as well. The access to information barrier is getting lower and lower over the years. As an example, if we research the subject of human misjudgments, after some digging, we would find several lectures from Robert Sapolsky - a top Stanford professor, as well as talks from Charlie Munger - a long time partner of Warren Buffett, Dan Ariely - the author of Predictably Irrational, and Richard Nisbett - a reputed social psychologist. All this knowledge within several mouse clicks and from the comfort of our couch! It is incredibly astonishing and a fact that we often take for granted because we are deeply immersed in the digital age. Just remember, this was not possible 10 years ago! Following this line of thought, it would not be inconceivable to envision a future where ALL the long-form, well researched content move entirely onto the web. It is already happening to a certain degree. But the digitization (and democratization) of knowledge is an ongoing process that will have rippling effects on spreading knowledge and affecting economies world wide. Effects that will show up decades from now. This is good news and all. But as a side effect of this process, where information spreads easily and in abundance, another challenge will come up: how to filter that stream of information effectively. After all, we can only benefit from the wealth of information if we know how to absorb it. Reading news on Facebook/Twitter and other social media is how many of us consume information nowadays. But it is a pretty poor way of accumulating knowledge. Going back to the comparison with absorbing information from books, this form of knowledge taking usually leads to incomplete pictures of the subjects. There is little facts-checking or cross references in online content. As well as the cohesiveness, redundancy and emphasis of important content that you get from a single author writing a book. That and coupled with our long list of human misjudgments, we face the danger of being constantly misinformed (ironically in the information age). To know nothing is one thing, to know everything partially and incompletely is another thing. That is a huge reason why I started Chomchom. There is a need to filter information online effectively. And I believe sharing & crowd-sourcing those filters is an effective way to navigate through the garbage information and finding the ones that enhance our knowledge and quality of life.

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FAQs: How do you use Chomchom? - Download the Chrome extension - When you come across anything you like, simply click on the extension button to have it saved in a collection in Chomchom - View all of your collections by clicking on your profile picture. - Organize collections by adding #hashtags. - Share collections with your friends by using the share tool located on the right side of the screen. Or simply copy and paste the URL. Cheers! ========================================= ***NOTE: Collections can be about any subject, composed of any content types. Youtube videos, Soundcloud tracks, Quora answers, Tweets, news articles, blog posts, etc. Your own notes and pictures! Mix and match anything you want!

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Questions? Comments? Reporting issues? You can drop us a line at [email protected]! Thanks!

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