If you didn’t think the Internet was truncated enough already, Summly will gladly put the final nail in that coffin of the slowly vanishing long read. Created by 16-year old boy genius Nick D’Aloisi, Summly jettisons the needless clutter of your everyday web crawl and gives you a summarized version of what you might actually want to look at. In our Lowe Counsel Future Sign: Skim Culture, we look at a future where surface triumphs over substance. Summly just ratcheted the odds up in skimmings' favor.
See how it works:
While reports have come in that the app is working out a few, shall we say "bugs" at the moment (give him a break. The kid is 16 after all.), we can’t help but want to support his effort, A) because the future minds of the tech sector need encouragement and B) if this concept does actually manage to work the way it should, it’s going to save us hours upon hours of sitting in front of the computer.
And you can’t put a price tag on the value of off-screen time.
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