Educational Technology

August 25, 2012

How Online Reading Is Changing – And How to Cope!

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am


We have outlined five reasons why Web publishing is undergoing a sea change, via new services like Medium, Branch, Svtle and In today’s post, we turn our attention to the readers. We’re all readers, in some capacity. So the changes we’re witnessing in publishing affect us all. Here’s what it will mean to you and how you can adapt. One of the curious factors in the new wave of publishing services is that they are restrictive in nature. In all four of the services we mentioned – Medium, Branch, Svtle and – you cannot write to them unless you have been given permission to do so. Essentially, they’re read-only by default. In other words, this new crop of services is less democratic than what came before – Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger and even Twitter.

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