How often do you find yourself half-reading, half-skimming something, getting through it as quickly as possible just so you can find the juicy tidbits to clip and share via a post on Google+, Twitter or Facebook?
What I’m talking about here is reading as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. I’m talking about an aspect of social media that compels and accelerates the flow of content beyond our current cognitive capacity. I’m talking about the emergence of “social reading“.
This phenomenon is not something everyone will recognize, but for those of you who spend a lot of time with social media, this will probably ring a bell.