In place of a masthead

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.

Subject matter

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 it.
That’s what the peruser is about.

If you’d like to reach out, you can find me on Twitter. I’m also on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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