One of the themes — maybe the main theme — of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica was the question: does humanity deserve to survive? Twitter’s trending topics makes me think that the answer is no.
But if I manage not to look into the Twitter abyss — something I’ve gotten very good at — I can usually answer yes to that question.
You might generalize. You might say that any list of popular things is bound to depress you, vex your vigor, jinx your joie de vivre. But I’ve found, to my surprise, that there’s one that’s pretty good: Pinboard popular bookmarks.
(It even has an RSS feed.)
It has lots of fine things to read. When I go there, I like people.