“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." —Eleanor Roosevelt”
Gossip and news about events or ideas sensationalized is the equivalent of gossip. These discussions, though sometimes pleasurable, are meaningless.
This is why I rather spend the large chunk of weekend at home working on ideas instead of out talking about.. nothing.
Also nice to have the occasional reminder that reading any of those viral articles rarely brings any insight. When you’re entrenched in this stuff, the best thing is to put more hours into your craft and improve, not pretend you’re improving by rereading what you already know. No need to validate, have you the confidence that you’re doing it right?