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My name is Alex Ioana, and I’m the editor of the peruser. Taking from my earlier work, there are a few motivations behind this platform:
I read a lot about everything (according to the people at Pocket, I’ve been in top 1% of online readers in 2014, 2015 and 2016), so at a certain point, I thought it’d be worthwhile to write down whatever I decided to do my own research on. As a result, you’ll see that the peruser is very eclectic with respect to its subject matter.
The primary editorial filter is the degree to which a piece may offer a fresh, even counter-intuitive perspective to something that readers might believe, or indeed disbelieve — all the while maintaining an informed and objective vista.
Narratives that make use of facts
The peruser is structured around a set of assumptions. It assumes the average reader is more intelligent than others would mandate — and as such it doesn’t shy away from longform writing.
It also assumes that quantifiable information can be integrated into narrative arches. A shared inquisitiveness on behalf of both writer and reader around the hidden data a subject might offer is the peruser’s gamble.
While the peruser is a platform unrestricted with respect to topics it might address, its articles are structured by categories that encompass what the reader might expect from each material. In short form, these are:
- Arts and Culture: Things posted here are about human activities and endeavors that relate to creating (or performing) literary, auditory or visual artwork.
- Ideas: Thoughts and systems of logic/contemplation that prescribe desired behaviors for people or have some sort of influence on their actions and beliefs.
- Things: Material objects made by people and stuff that gives way to, or influences human activities.
- People: From the general given by nations, societies, and folk — to the particular of specific individuals or close-knit human groups. These articles are about people like you and me.
That’s what the peruser is about.