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Amazon Silk, or Amazon Browses the Web So You Don’t Have To

The Kindle Fire doesn’t come with a normal web browser, but with something Amazon is calling Amazon Silk, which is Amazon’s attempt at improving page rendering speed, browser responsiveness, and hardware limitations. Amazon has launched a blog about Amazon Silk, … Continue reading

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Should you worry about Amazon's new highlights program?

In the few years I’ve been blogging, I’ve learned a couple of things about the online news cycle. First, the blogosphere is a far noisier echo chamber than any other media channel, and second, hype not only draws readers, but … Continue reading

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"Popular Highlights" lets you see what passages Kindle readers highlight the most

Does this phrase resonate with you? …three things–autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward–are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. If so, you’re not alone. Over 1,600 … Continue reading

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Ereaders make public reading private

The Atlantic argues that the Kindle fails in part because it anonymizes your reading material. Is that really a bad thing? Continue reading

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