New apps let readers read Web articles whenever....
| Feb 02, 2011
The DVR rocked the world of television by letting viewers skip commercials and build their own home viewing schedules. Now a handful of Web services and applications are starting to do much the same thing to online publishers.
Nate Weiner, founder of Read It Later, a Web and mobile service that saves articles to be read offline, said there was a larger shift under way, one that mirrors the move to digital from print. Instead of thumbing through the newspaper over breakfast, he said, people like to read articles from many sources on their commutes or in the evening, often using mobile devices. “People don’t really want to have to be confined to a specific place, time, site or device to read content,” Weiner said.
To learn more, read the article by Jenna Wortham in The New York Times online.