How much did you read yesterday? If you’re anything like me, you probably read news articles, blog posts, commentary, reports, and maybe squeezed in a few chapters of a book. In addition to the reading we do for work, the typical social media user consumes nearly 300 pieces of content daily. According to Forbes, if you were to read 20 articles a day, 25 pages of a magazine, one book a month, and…

After we launched FlowReader, we quickly discovered there were a lot of improvements that needed to be made. We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve been doing to grow as a service, and blown away by the patience and helpful feedback from our community! Our first year was spent on a complete redesign of our platform and stabilizing things behind-the-scenes to make sure we could deliver a better reading experience to you. But now, we’re…

The internet is full of great content, with millions of new pieces being published online and shared every day. As a writer, I am always on the hunt for ideas, interesting content, and information about a variety of topics. Luckily, there’s a lot of services to help me out – RSS readers, social networks, read-it-later services, or email newsletters. Social media has become an additional way to get news, but there are…

I use FlowReader every day at work to help me with content curation and keep up with news in the industry. Using our own product encourages the team to honestly evaluate FlowReader, and it’s one of the best ways for us to learn how to do better. In other words, we eat our own dog food. When I first started working on FlowReader, I’d never used an RSS reader regularly.…

How to Remember What You Read Online

Most of us read a considerable amount of information online on a daily basis, whether it’s for pleasure or for work. Organizing and reading all the content you come across every day, in itself, can be an overwhelming task. But what about the being able to remember what we read?  We recently explored why scanning is replacing word-by-word reading, so I thought it would be cool to investigate how well you remember…

A Couple Thoughts on Social Reading

This is a post by FlowReader’s Product Owner, Zee Kulsariyeva.  When people use the term “social reading”, I have one very clear memory that comes to mind.

Why You’re Not Actually Reading Online

We’re not reading online – we’re skimming.  I’ve been writing since I was a kid. Before I was filling notebooks with stories, I was filling paper with large scrawling lines of indecipherable letters (and later words) and taking them home where my parents would painstakingly look them over with pride. As I got older, every piece I slaved over was read by someone. My parents, my friends, my teachers. All in…