1. We are a community of readers. Join us!

    Readup is a social reading platform. No ads. No distractions. No liking or upvotes. We help you pay attention to what matters: reading.

    Image Journal17 min
    2 reads2 comments
    Image Journal
    2 reads
    You must read the article before you can post or reply.
    • skrt1 year ago

      Loved it. Small thought, but I don’t think I can agree that the widely embraced goal of virality is necessarily rooted in a desire to share the gift, so to speak. Nowadays, virality is often sought after in order to gain long term social capital (followers, etc) to ensure the creator’s longevity on that platform. Not super idealistic I think.

    • Alexa1 year ago

      This is the article I've been needing to read all week. Why do we create, share, produce and put our thought and energy into the world? Plus they also trash talk social media & tech sites for using artists. big fan.

      All creative people grasp, if only subconsciously, that their gifts were meant for giving. Even more to the point, they know that the value of their gift increases (for both giver and receiver) through that open-hearted act of exchange.