One year ago today, the very first post was added to Reading. We’ve had the most fantastic year making friends (how in the world did we get friends like you?) and we can’t wait to see what happens next.
We speak for Reading. Not what you like. Not what you find interesting. Just what you're reading.
Every time someone joins our community at Reading.am, we’re ecstatic. It’s like they made us brownies from crushed up Samoas, baked them in an Edge Pan and topped them with Graeter’s ice cream. If you’d like to feel like we feel, follow our new Twitter account @ReadingArrivals. Whenever a new user signs up for Reading, we’ll tweet their url so you can help them feel at home.
I know what you’re thinking. How can you help them feel at home if you can’t send them a message? We’re working on that! For now, flatter them by being their first follower.
You guys are the best and I can already tell we’re going to build a great community together. As always, thanks for reading!
When we were kids, our parents kept copies of Reader’s Digest next to the toilet for those moments when you needed a bit of peace and quiet and a good dime store joke. In that tradition, and with the magic of the 21st century, I bring you Reading Digest, a new daily, semi-daily or weekly email (it’s your choice!) from Reading.am. We’ll wrap up all of the great links you might have missed from the people you follow into an email, delivered right to your door. Or toilet, depending on where you happen to be at the time. To subscribe, simply drop by your settings panel and select a delivery option from the digest drop down. It looks like this:
Let us know what you think and, as always, thanks for reading!
I’m pleased to announce that we now have native browser extensions for Safari and Firefox to compliment the Chrome extension we’ve had for a bit. Grab your preferred poison:
And, for posterity, you can always find them under Settings > Extras.
Why use an extension when you already have the bookmarklet, you ask? We have a brand new feature coming up that depends on an extension and trust me when I say it’ll be worth two clicks and a confirmation dialog.
Enjoy, and thanks for Reading.
That’s right, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day we now have a Tumblr hook for all your posting goodness. Find it under Settings > Hooks. And make sure to reading something green, lest you get pinched by the Reading hand.
Another hook has been added by user request (thanks Casey!) - Readability. As usual, find it under Settings > Hooks. If you’re not familiar with Readability, do yourself a favor and give their new iPhone app a try. Readability is a great product from a great team, especially the lovely Max Fenton who’s been a Reading supporter from day one. Their content API powers the excerpts you see on Reading as well as our full-text search and their commitment to usability, not only for end users but for developers as well, is admirable.