What is Listology?

The short answer to the question above is this: Listology is a repository of movie, book, music, television and other lists.

Creating lists couldn't be easier; you just create an ID, write up your list, and hit "Save."
If you're just here to browse, have a look at the recent activity on the site, or use the box to the left to search for your favorite movie (or book, etc.). If you're having a hard time getting started, here's some Favorite Movie By Genre lists.

Alex Chilton

Paul Westerberg on Alex Chilton in The New York Times.

Notes about Notifications


Since launch there have been some problems with comment notifications and after Feif's poll this weekend I thought I would bring people up to date about what has been happening to alleviate them.

Search is back


As everyone knows I had disabled search at one point to improve site stability. Since then life has been in the way and I have not found the time to fix things up. It may still be a bit before I get a handle on this, and in the meantime people have been clamoring to have search return, so today I turned it back on. We may experience occasional downtime but I hope to keep it as minimal as possible. If anyone notices the site is down, feel free to email me or ping listology on Twitter.



I saw this article on RWW about Path.io. It seems like Jim, Listology's creator, was way ahead of his time. I was also amazed to see all of the other listmaking services that people listed in the comments. Unless one of these new startups can recreate the community of some place like Ask Metafilter, for example, I can't see how any of them will ever be better than our good old Listology.