Make lifelong learning effortless

Lifelong learners are always dealing with information overload. Great sources of knowledge can be hard to find. Remembering what you’ve already learned can be even harder. Stop forgetting and start using Trickle.

Why use Trickle?

Trickle is your hub for self-directed learning. Discover, save and share knowledge with your friends and a community of lifelong learners.

Discover knowledge

Find new sources of knowledge curated by lifelong learners like you. Discover leading experts and great content like talks, books, articles and podcasts.

Learn effortlessly

Trickle’s microlearning system makes learning easy. Build a learning habit and absorb concise insights in just a few minutes per day.

Stop forgetting

Trickle helps you remember what you’ve learned. Easily keep track of great content and sources from Trickle and around the web.

Share insights

Be part of a community of lifelong learners that share insights and great content with each other.

How Trickle works

Streams

All knowledge flows in streams

They contain insights and curated sources from around the web. Create your own streams or discover streams published by other lifelong learners. Streams contain drips and sources.

This is a Stream

Researchers believe that there is an essential function of sleep common across all animals

I still don't know what the heck it's for. —William Dement, Stanford Medicine News Centre Many theories have been proposed for the function of sleep. But there is no consensus among sleep experts about what sleep's purpose is. From an evolutionary perspective, sleep is strange behavior that equates to a period of inactivity and reduced vigilance in which an animal may be vulnerable to environmental threats. Biologists want to identify what it is about sleep that enhances the survival of the individual — the adaptive function of sleep. There must be a fundamental reason for not continuing to pursue other biological drives such as eating and reproduction. Sleep researchers believe that there must be an essential need that sleep satisfies, and they are not confident that it has been identified. If sleep does not serve an absolute vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process ever made. —Allan Rechtschaffen via Tom Chivers, The Guardian or via Scullin and Bliwise, Perspectives on Psychological Science The main reasons that researchers believe this essential function must exist are the following: There is no compelling evidence of animals that do not display some form of sleep-like behavior. Most animals demonstrate a compensatory response to sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep can lead to negative consequences like the intrusion of sleep into wakefulness, cognitive impairment, metabolic changes, and even death. Sleep is a basic biological need that is as essential as food or water, so sleep is a biological drive similar to hunger or thirst. However, the search for a single essential or core function for sleep may never be resolved, because sleep is likely to have several functions that can vary across species.

Drips

One drip at a time

Drips capture the essence of an idea based on multiple sources. They are concise insights that can be read in just a few minutes. Make a habit of reading one or two a day — it’s called microlearning and it will make you smarter!

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Sources

The best from the web

The internet is full of great content for learning. The challenge is finding and keeping track of it. Trickle helps lifelong learners create curated collections of valuable sources that they can share with others. A source can be anything you can find on the web: articles, videos, websites, podcasts, books, etc.

Create your own stream to keep track of your best sources

Want to remember a great quote, an amazing article, or an incredible talk? Add anything to Trickle that has a home on the web. Keep it in a stream so you never lose that new insight.

Ready to dive in?

There are many other ways Trickle can help you become a more efficient learner. Habit tracking, spaced repetition, being part of a community of lifelong learners, etc. The best way to find out is to jump in and try it for free. Create a stream now or discover one created by another lifelong learner.