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How to share what you're Reading on Twitter — Casey's Notes and Links
"How does it work? You hit a button to share the page you’re looking at to your Reading feed. You can also see what your friends are Reading too, in realtime. (There’s more, but that’s basically what matters.)

I find Reading really different from other places where people share links on the internet, not because it has the sickest new technology, but because it has a really clear shared culture amongst its users. The rule is:
Share what you’re reading. Not what you like. Not what you find interesting. Just what you’re reading.


Basically:

• Don’t wait until after you’ve read it.
• Don’t think too much about it.
• Don’t worry about whether the content is good or bad or boring or interesting, everyone else will figure that out for themselves.

That’s it. And as it turns out:

• Not giving a shit about how what you share affects your personal #brand is preposterous in this day and age.
• A community of readers not overthinking what they share is an amazing place to hang around. Imagine being inside everybody’s brains at once: noisy, random, scintillating.
• Friends paying slight attention to each other’s noise creates [BONG RIP] a kind of collective consciousness. “Ah, I saw you’ve been reading a lot about avocados AND healthcare AND feminism AND…” That’s weird! But what’s even weirder is that the things my friends are reading today — the best and worst of their internets — becomes part of their constellations of thought. Maybe next year they’ll give a talk about healthcare and feminism, or six months from now they’ll quit their job to move across the country and grow avocados, or next week they will publish an article connecting these three disparate topics. Reading trails are bursting with inklings of future thoughts, projects, and schemes, captured before they materialize. Of course, not everything happens because of links, but a lot seems to. Like, Max and Nicole meeting on Reading and…getting married:
“I met @maxfenton through @kissane and @reading and @Readmill. And he asked me to marry him. And I said yes. Thank you, internet. <3” — Nicole Fenton (@nicoleslaw) February 23, 2013


THIS IS ALL TO SAY, the very best way I’ve found to interact with Reading is to launch a Twitterbot that tweets your links, and following your friends’ Readingtwitterbots, too.

It’s a little complicated, so I wrote down how to do it. Feel free to ask me if you get stuck."
caseygollan  twitter  reading.am  howto  tutorials  internet  web  online  sharing  howweread  friends 
february 2015 by robertogreco
✌ Reading : Your free data is now even freer
[Settings: https://reading.am/settings/extras ]

"Remember how Reading lets you download all of your posts, whenever you like, for free? Well, today that’s changing and I’m totally cutting you guys off and selling all of your tasty data to Facebook for billions of bitcoins.

Kidding. Actually, data export just got even easier. Not only can you export a CSV for use with your favorite spreadsheet program, you can now grab an HTML file that can be imported into your browser’s bookmarks folder and to sites like Pinboard. I even sped the whole thing up while I was at it. Find your exports under settings/extras and thank @ablaze for the feature request.

Happy reading!"
reading.am  tools  onlinetoolkit  2014 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Tupperwolf: Anonymous asked: How the hell do you find all these interesting things you post to your reading Twitter? How do you go searching for these veins?
"Veinily is a useful way of seeing it. You never find an interesting thing on its own. And things are rarely interesting in themselves: everything makes sense as a product of its causes, after all. What are interesting are things in certain contexts, making connections that you could not have anticipated, doing kinds of things you did not know could be done.

Ignore rebels. Ignore lawgivers. Look for people who are sincerely willing to be either or neither, as the situation demands. Look for ones who (1) love the world as it is and (2) see how to make it better. People who rely on only one of those qualities tend to be more famous, more firework-y, and uninteresting."
learning  life  truth  charlieloyd  reading.am  veins  interestingness  curiosity  unschooling  deschooling  education  discovery  serendipity  process  rules  rulemaking  laws  rebels  fame  context  connections  connectivism  2013 
february 2013 by robertogreco
These Days: A Novel by Jack Cheng — Kickstarter
Omg the protagonist of @JackCheng's book is the guy at IKEA whose job it is to design fake computers. Make this happen:
Reading.am  via:caseygollan 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Max Tabackman Fenton
[The delightful copy from May 15, 2012.]

"Hello, I'm Max Fenton.

Knowingly or not, I've enlisted friends, peers, and strangers to unpack a puzzle that involves reading and writing on networks and screens.

You can follow along or participate by reading, clipping, grokking, assembling, questioning, and sharing—while making a path. You'll need electrons, a wish to explore, and an eye for how these pieces might fit together in novel shapes and forms.

My trails are charted through twitter, tumblr, pinboard, readmill, reading, and 2nd hand [flavors.me]."

[As shared on Twitter:

"Made my site a little more accurate [http://maxfenton.com] then read @pieratt's "Transparency" http://pieratt.tumblr.com/post/23108094947/transparency-in-the-evolution-of-technology — Yes."

http://twitter.com/maxfenton/status/202477843534454784 ]

[See also: http://twitter.com/rogre/status/202481485633159168 ]
stockandflow  flow  commonplacebooks  friends  peers  talktostrangers  strangers  networkedlearning  benpieratt  transparency  comments  peoplelikeme  howwethink  howwecreate  socialmedia  participation  pinboard  readmill  flavors.me  reading.am  tumblr  twitter  2012  sensemaking  meaningmaking  clipping  assembling  sharing  questioning  crumbtrails  conversation  howwelearn  howwework  cv  online  web  trails  wayfinding  pathfinding  maxfenton 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Here is my empire. - 5880
"A tweet arrives. It contains a URL.
- is it useful? am I sold?
I click the link.
Which opens Chrome.
Was it blocked at the host level?
- (if it’s on business insider, nyt, wall street journal or a gawker site, I see this)
Have I already read it?
- Great! Close the window, consider sharing, or converse with the person who just tweeted the link.
Is it something I might read later, but cannot read now?
- Click “posthoc” to send to ReadItLater/Pocket, which is automatically scooped into Pinboard with one fewer step and an additional layer of redundancy. Sometimes it’s nice to skim Pocket to see what’s in there, especially while knowing it can all be archived/deleted with no worry.
Is it ugly?
- Reformat with Readability’s “Read Now”.

Or… do I find I’m already a paragraph in?
If so, I tap “Reading”. An API call is made:
* Reading adds the link to my reading log on http://reading.am/maxfenton
* Reading posts a tweet on my @maxisreading account
* Reading sends the link to Pinboard…"
2012  sharing  epub  utilitybelt  toolbelts  ecologyoftools  onlinetoolkit  tumblr  redundancy  chrome  digitalempires  clippings  marginalia  digitalcrumbtrail  bookmarking  pinboard  findings  pocket  readitlater  reading.am  worlflow  maxfenton  epubs 
april 2012 by robertogreco

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