10 Apps & Sites That Bring Back the Joy of Reading

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10. Longreads

Longreads started out as a Twitter account operated by Mark Armstrong, the former director of content at a New York-based local directory site called Bundle. For more than a year, Armstrong tweeted about the best long-form articles he was finding on the Web; in the process, he popularized the hashtag #longreads, which many publications now use as a signal to readers that they’ve published something meaty.

Armstrong eventually started a Tumblr blog, a weekly e-mail newsletter, and a standalone website to feature the articles he was finding. Like Longform.org or Give Me Something to Read, the Longreads site features long-form writing from across the Web; it allows one-click saving to Read It Later and Instapaper. But one unique feature is the searchable archive, which comes with a filter that lets you find something that suits your available time. Got half an hour to kill? Pick the “30-45 minutes (3,750-7,500 words)” filter.

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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