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Im sorry but ive been on the site for about a year now and i still dont know what zeitgeist is or means help?



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Kiteman7 years ago
"Zeitgeist" is a German word, originally,which means "the spirit of the time".

Basically, it means the mood of the moment, not just of one person, but of a whole community or population.

Here, on Instructables, it means what people are talking about at the moment; what projects are getting commented on at the moment, even if they are old.
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That ...is exactly it.  Doesn't get much better than that.
there is a film called 'zeitgeist' which everybody should watch...
 
seen it
afridave6 years ago
good answer kiteman and this is the best way to study history as well by getting into the "spirit of the age" by study of its art,music,politics,religion,food,industry etc etc. as opposed to just looking at a bunch of meaningless dates and events.
Re-design7 years ago
I thought it meant "go get another beer".
I second Re-design's interpretation!!
 +1 to u too :)
fretted7 years ago

The term zeitgeist is from German Zeit- 'time' (cognate with English tide and "time") and Geist- 'spirit' (cognate with English ghost).

1up7 years ago
Quite simply, the Instructables listed under Zeitgeist are the ones that have been commented on most recently. :)
Whales 1up7 years ago
 I thought it meant the weirdest ones.. or something along those lines.
lemonie7 years ago
...or in real terms: The site uses "robots" to select site-content that is currently receiving attention based upon page-hits, comments etc. These are packaged under the Zeitgeist heading as Kiteman describes.

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