Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Read More Faster; Instapaper


I've radically changed my content discovery approach and sites/services I consume for information and news. As a result, my new method leverages a broad array of curated content sources using a disparate set of presentation formats (web sites, feeds, emails, posts, etc) that I either consume via Flipboard (because it natively supports said service) or via Instapaper because it's not in Flipboard.

I've had an Instapaper account for quite some time, but hadn't used it until recently due to this change in my reading behavior. I was overjoyed to see Instapaper supporting Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP)! I've never been able to effectively adopt "skimming" or proximity based "speed reading" techniques; my brain has to consume _everything_ in order for it to work (for better or worse). A year or so ago my neighbor introduced me to RSVP during a project he was working on, and my mind blew! He was (and is about to release) a RSVP viewer for a wearable device; brilliant!

Anyway, I'm stoked to finally have a cross platform RSVP reader baked into a content source aggregator (Instapaper) for the "read later" use case. I'd encourage you to try the technique out using a tool like http://www.spreeder.com/ or Instapaper.

So... fast.

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