If you like long reads, you'll love this website...
Byliner works like a discovery engine for the best long form nonfiction writing. Fueled by the archives of publications like The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Outside as well as an original content platform called Byliner Originals, the newly launched site indexes individual works and sorts them by author, by topic and by source. Users can follow their favorite authors, submit links to quality articles and share what they like with their social networks. Imagine an aggregator like Arts & Letters Daily meets Google News and has a beautifully designed baby. That's Byliner's basic idea, and media nerds are going nuts about it.
The Pandora of Narrative Nonfiction
At the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, Lois Beckett compares Byliner to Pandora, and the comparison is mostly pretty apt. "It has the 'follow me down the rabbit hole' appeal of Wikipedia (one page leads to another, and suddenly you've spent an hour on the site), paired with the ambience of a gentleman's club: elegant design, good service, a certain tone--like the rustle of electronic pages as Serious People Read," says Beckett, who points to the tablet-friendly Byliner Originals section of "the most striking thing" about the site. In the same way that Pandora directs listeners to buy albums of the artists they stream online, Byliner hosts a large body of original work that authors can sell to readers. Also like Pandora, every article on Byliner is packed with detailed metadata--from the topics covered to the author's home country--that drives personalized recommendations for what to read..."