Ivan Anderegg
Jan 19, 2018 · 1 min read

It’s an interesting thought experiment, and something that I could working in practice. At the same time, I’m somebody who tries to find flaws in concepts, and granted, this is a first draft so I’m probably digging a bit too deep for critique here, but you mention:

“· For the user, it removes friction because deciding to read a story doesn’t take her away from the list, only at the end. It’s likely that a user will end up reading more stories per session.”

While I agree with what you mention I, personally, feel like this might be a double-edged sword. From my own experiences I know that quite often, when I just open up a bunch of stories/put them onto a “read later” list, by the time I get around to reading them, there will be one or two that I’ve lost interest in in the meantime or, especially with current affairs, there will already be a follow-up. I don’t have a professional insight when it comes to this (yet), so this may just be my perception of it, so I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this.

I also just now realized this article’s 3 years old, whoops!

Ivan Anderegg

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Swiss Wannabe-Journalist and Blogger trying to live up to his aspirations. Always trying to be learning new things. Bilingual Content, translation upon request.

Ivan Anderegg

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Swiss Wannabe-Journalist and Blogger trying to live up to his aspirations. Always trying to be learning new things. Bilingual Content, translation upon request.

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