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    blog.readup.com | Bill Loundy | 12/21/20 | 5 min
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    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all time
      3 weeks ago

      I love how you connected the two—reading and listening. Such a well-put piece.

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScribe
      1 month ago

      “First of all, reading is listening.” Never thought of it that way.

    • bartadamley
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      This reminds me so much of an Article I came across in the past with Readup: "The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral"

      https://readup.com/comments/hapgood/the-garden-and-the-stream-a-technopastoral/zK1EB5

      One of the quotes in particular stood out to me while reading this article today.

      Then there’s Facebook and Twitter. Posting there is nothing like a room. It feels like going out into the street with a megaphone. These platforms incentivize screaming. It pays to pipe up. And listening does nothing. So nobody does it.

      There is a new age of life online that is only now beginning with the inception of apps like Readup.

      As so much of the internet is composed of places that are continually changing.. it is hardly ever an occurrence to feel at home with a landscape primarily composed of a stream. As the content that is thrown into this stream is continually changing, and immediately timestamped and lost in the abyss.

      This is why I was drawn to Readup. The fact that the only timestamp is the change of the Daily AOTD. We have the ability utilizing Readup to save our reads for later, and to start these articles then return to finish them multiple days later...

      There is just so more much of a human quality to Readup! We choose what to read, it doesn't pop up algorithmically versus our "curated" feeds on Twitter. The only algorithm is us humans behind the screens, hand-picking the articles we choose to read and posting these once we have actually completed them!

      All in all, this is what makes Readup more and more fun to use overtime.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      And I will Never Forget that 40 minute read either.

      Also, bill, you Are Perfectly Imperfect and a Superb Communicator who does not shy away from Care Bear Staring your True Colors. Thank you for Authentic Expressions.

      As a music lover I can’t help but Imagine what Listen Up would be...Deep Listens and songs/albums of the day. Taking Us back to when Full Deep Listens mattered in music too.

      There Is Sooo Much Fertile Ground Here...I conjured “Up” at least four other Up possibilities under the ReadUp umbrella the other night while in bed.

      I may be biased, but I don’t Imagine I Am. RU is Revolutionary.

      So Grateful to Be a Reader and I eventually would like to cultivate stronger comment communication skills as well. I can tend to Solo that shit instead of engage. Fear on my part.

      I just burned a ton of Fear Shit in the Fire. Happy Winter Solstice!

      *queues a triple play of Into The Fire/Do No Wrong/Thru The Glass by Thirteen Senses. Do No Wrong Is My Personal Favorite.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      1 month ago

      When we’re talking about an article that long, I can’t compare a Readup-verified Read to a like or comment on any other platform. It’s like night and day. Reads are deep listens. Likes are more like fragments of thought, often impulsive. They are flicks of the finger, actions that require so little brain power they’re hard to distinguish from the actions of automatons.