One of my trusted internet services is Instapaper, a simple tool to save web pages for reading later. In today's CNN and Facebook-inspired short attention span world, it sure is nice to take the time and read long form journalism.
There are several ways that I discover interesting stories to read:
- Via RSS, entries in my news reader that are longer-form reads (yes, that means you Doug) or point to other long form articles.
- I don't do Twitter anymore, but I subscribe (via RSS) to the Longreads Twitter stream
When I encounter an article (on my desktop, iPhone, or iPad) I simply click the bookmarklet installed by Instapaper and the article is added to my unread list in Instapaper. When I launch the iPad or iPhone Instapaper app it syncs everything up and I'm ready to go for offline reading. If you have a Kindle or other eBook device you can probably have Instapaper just email the articles to your device.
Here are the 20 most recent articles I pulled into Instapaper:
- A Boy Named Dug: Fighting Formations Replay - Scenario 7
- Pentecostal Services at Trinity Episcopal-FTW!
- As if You Don't Have Enough to Read - NYTimes.com
- Long Exposure Photography Technique Explained
- DAILY REVIEW: Little Churches Everywhere: California's Evangelical Conservatism
- Fantasy Flight Games [News] - Martell's Joust Triumph
- 15 Minutes of Prayer at City Bible Church
- In which we take a break from reality at the Alice Street Spiritualist Church
- Life After Zionist Summer Camp | The Awl
- Martha! The Herd Needs a'Thinnin'!
- HealthWatch: Sitting Vs. Smoking « CBS San Francisco
- iOS 5: What you need to know | Mobile | Macworld
- 1987 NFL replacement players - a generation of fans doesn't know about them, but to the players, it doesn't matter. They're part of history. - ESPN
- The Anosognosic's Dilemma: Something's Wrong but You'll Never Know What It Is (Part 1) - NYTimes.com
- The Last Father-Daughter Road Trip - NYTimes.com
- Put This On • Q and Answer: What Color Shoes Should I Wear With...
- Court: Passwords + Secret Questions = 'Reasonable' eBanking Security -- Krebs on Security
- iCloud's real purpose: kill Windows « I, Cringely
- Put This On • The Necktie Series, Part VIII: Taking Care of Your...
- 12 steps for surviving a privacy breach investigation | Healthcare IT News