There are a lot of lists on the internet. Some of these lists are helpful for organizing tasks or for providing information on a certain topic. Others are simply made for the purpose of entertainment. Regardless, these lists are often shared widely on social media. Some of the reasons for this are:
Lists are easy to make. You can identify a topic and find a few points to share about it.
They can be made visually appealing. It’s easy to separate with a few images on inforgraphs.
They are easy to read and understand. People often find them interesting or useful, or at least easily digestible.
They are easy to share. They tend to be shared widely because they can be quickly skimmed and understood without requiring a lot of time or effort.
But you should read them with a grain of salt. Not all the lists you find on the internet are accurate – some of them are just made up by people with too much time on their hands!