By Paul Sawers As sad as it may be, many people just don’t have the time to read these days. When we say ‘read’, we don’t mean 140-character-long rants on Twitter, or 150-word news nuggets on the BBC. We mean books, magazines and long-form articles.
But just as technology has distracted us from perusing prose and getting stuck-in to a good book, with the likes of social media, video games, music and movies all providing alternative forms of entertainment, technology is also working to counteract this shift by helping us filter through the cacophonous crackle of the white-noise Web and get to all the good words.
There’s Long Reads for starters, which presents a hand-picked selection of some of the best storytelling on the Web. And for those who do still find the time to read actual books, GoodReads serves as a nifty tool for separating the wheat from the chaff. Then there’s Pocket, which lets you bookmark anything you find on the Web to read at a later point – when you have time.
But what if you never quite have the time to read at-length? Well, ReadQuick for iOS taps third-party services such as Pocket and Instapaper to train you to speed-read all your …read more
Source: The Next Web