About

Are.na is a platform for organizing your internet.

Are.na is a simple tool for connecting what you find and building knowledge. It’s a space where you can save anything, structure your thinking however you want, and discover new things together.

Make channels. Add content. Connect ideas.

Channels are collections of content that can hold images, websites, text, videos, and files. Connect anything you want to a channel by dragging a file from your desktop, copying and pasting, or by using our bookmarklet.

Explore and collaborate with others.

Are.na is a community of people thinking together. Explore the entire Are.na universe, collaborate on shared channels, or work privately to organize your own thoughts.

Connect information, together

Our intention behind Are.na is to build a platform that helps people continually recontextualize information into new ideas and help us all understand the vast amount information we face on a daily basis.

As a society, we should think about what mainstream tools we have for unpacking our own perspectives. Is “sharing” enough? “Likes”? What happens to the things you shared last year? And how can the tools we build today help you understand how your thinking has changed over time?

Labs

The Are.na team offers development and API consulting for professional applications.

We recently launched a beta version of a tool for exploring hypertext connections called Pilgrim, with generous support from the Knight Foundation.

Before that, our most recent collaboration was with the Guggenheim Museum to build the Azone Futures Market.

Transparency

We value transparency and we aim at being self-sustainable. We will never sell data without explicit authorization from the user. We will never display ads or join an ad network.

We partly rely on our Premium users who have access to a series of extra features for a yearly subscription.