Eight Generic Things You Don’t Need to Know

SochilogoPeople respond to lists. They're a cheap way to attract eyeballs to your web site. So most content providers are weak enough to use them once in a while. Hey, it's Monday.

Some lists are okay, I guess. I like bullet points 4, 6, 8 & 9 in 17 Thoughts on Travel Lists on Perceptive Travel, for example.

When lists aren't used just as generic fluff and filler, you can discover worthy stuff, as in these seven remotest abandoned wonders on a blog called Web Urbanist. Name one other place you've learned about Dallol, Ethiopia and Múli, Faroe in the same article.

But boy, oh boy, when lists ARE used just as generic fluff and filler, you get, well, this.

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See, I'm really skeptical about the coming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and I've opened up a section here on CS&W called Sochi Olympics Watch to collect others' thoughts. So, when I found a list titled Eight Things To Know About Attending The Next Olympic Games, in the spirit of research, I clicked right through.

But you don't need to.

No, on second thought, click on through. And see if all eight wouldn't apply to the next concert you go to, or even, say, your next trip to the driver's license renewal office. Go early and be prepared to stand in line. Hey thanks! Good stuff!

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