One thing we have struggled with since Are.na was founded is how to describe it. I'm curious how other active users of Are.na describe it to their friends.
it’s like building a portfolio of your mind
and sharing it with others
it’s such a nice way to follow one’s thoughts, processes, references, inspirations. can tell you a lot about someone and potentially ‘connect’ you with them in a certain way
I use it as a tool, the same way I would (privately) create folders on my computer, saving references, collections, topics. only this time it’s open for everyone to see, for anyone to get inspired from, for anyone to connect my idea to their own or someone else’s. it’s like an open-source of ideas and thoughts that has the potential to generate quite interesting connections and creative synergy.
on a side note, I truly think if someone translates are.na to a dating app it would work fantastic