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6 in 10 of You Will Share This Link without Reading it, a New, Depressing Study Says
On June 4, the satirical news site the Science Post published a block of "lorem ipsum" text under a frightening headline: "Study: 70% of Facebook users only read the headline of science stories before commenting."

Nearly 46,000 people shared the post, some of them quite earnestly — an inadvertent example, perhaps, of life imitating comedy.
socialmedia  internet  culture  sharing  reading  science  dummytext  idiocracy  2016 
june 2016 by Frontrunner
Startup Reading List
- Business books
- Personal Books (To Become Better Thinkers)
- Self Improvement Books for Startupers
- Sales books for Startups
- Engineers Blogs
- Startup Medium Articles
startups  reading  books  articles  resources  2016 
june 2016 by Frontrunner
This Isn’t a Google Streetview Car, It’s a Government Spy Truck
An SUV tucked away in the shadows of the Philadelphia Convention Center’s tunnel bears the ubiquitous logo for Google Maps, and mounted on top of the vehicle are two high-powered license plate reader cameras. To the average passerby, it might appear to be a Google street view vehicle.

Others, such as Matt Blaze, a University of Pennsylvania computer and information science professor, saw it for what it truly was: a crudely disguised tool for surveillance. Blaze tweeted a photo of the vehicle with the appropriate opening: “WTF?”
surveillance  philadelphia  usa  licenseplates  reading  security  privacy  googlestreetview  undercover  deception  2016 
may 2016 by Frontrunner
Sorry, You Can’t Speed Read
Our favorite Woody Allen joke is the one about taking a speed-reading course. "I read 'War and Peace' in 20 minutes,” he says. “It’s about Russia."

The promise of speed reading — to absorb text several times faster than normal, without any significant loss of comprehension — can indeed seem too good to be true. Nonetheless, it has long been an aspiration for many readers, as well as the entrepreneurs seeking to serve them. And as the production rate for new reading matter has increased, and people read on a growing array of devices, the lure of speed reading has only grown stronger.
reading  books  articles  speedreading  brain  learning  2016 
april 2016 by Frontrunner
Why can’t we read anymore?
The reasons for that low number are, I guess, the same as your reasons for reading fewer books than you think you should have read last year: I’ve been finding it harder and harder to concentrate on words, sentences, paragraphs. Let alone chapters. Chapters often have page after page of paragraphs. It just seems such an awful lot of words to concentrate on, on their own, without something else happening. And once you’ve finished one chapter, you have to get through the another one. And usually a whole bunch more, before you can say finished, and get to the next. The next book. The next thing. The next possibility. Next next next.
reading  books  2015  psychology 
may 2015 by Frontrunner

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