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    The Freelance Graduate StudentAdam Bartley5/6/217 min
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    • thorgalle
      ScoutScribe
      5 months ago

      Adam, this is epic! Telling your Readup story, explaining why you use it, how you use it, and why you love it. Readup needs more stories like this, and needs to propel them out into the world!

      The article you picked to illustrate the "no distractions" is not one I'd have picked (because I don't see any pesky 'ads' as such in there), but you're totally right! You don't see the title, you don't see the text. That is why Readup's approach is really made for reading.

      I have found that coming up with a response to a quote, and putting my understanding into my own words, is a really powerful way of learning and expanding my thought process on a complicated topic, such as NFTs.

      Yes. This also why I loved this article, simply for acquainting me with the concept of 'The Learning Pyramid':

      People retain 5% of what they learn when they’ve learned from lecture.

      People retain 10% of what they learn when they’ve learned from reading.

      People retain 50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion.

      Readup blends reading with group discussions, with the effect of better learning. It intuitively makes sense, though I should check whether there's more hard research on it.

      Readup’s unique reading-tracking technology gauges how many minutes I have been reading the article. This ensures that I have spent the proper time to finish an article, based upon the average reading speed it takes to read X amount of words.

      Maybe it indirectly does gauge minutes (or, it comes up with a "percentage read', which when multiplied with the total minutes would be minutes read), but I think a more accurate characterization would be that Readup approximately tracks which words you have read, and which not. Here's a visualization of that process behind the scenes: tweet with video

      So by reading and posting these articles by the author, I am creating a situation in which she has the opportunity to be compensated through the Readup platform for her writing.

      A small note that the posting is not a requirement for compensation, the reading is!

      ... December 2019 ... ... 624 articles read in total ...

      Mi amigo, I joined in December 2019, I'm at 699 after this one. We are of the same Readup Generation 🙌 I've been planning to write an article like this too for a while, but never did. Epic to see yours. Soon.

      @bill @jeff this is link-in-the-next-newsletter material, or link-from-the-Readup-blog.

      1. Update (5/6/2021):

        Not "for a while". For ~1.5 years.

      • bartadamley
        Scout
        5 months agoWriter

        Thor - thank you so much for the detailed response.

        Mi amigo, I joined in December 2019, I'm at 699 after this one. We are of the same Readup Generation 🙌 I've been planning to write an article like this too for a while, but never did. Epic to see yours. Soon.

        Crazy to see that we joined at just about the same time! I would love to have the visibility on a Readers profile to see when they joined. As I feel like the time at which we joined, there are quite a few of us, who are really "engaged" on the platform.

        I am holding you to it though! Excited to see what you come up with, when you do end up writing that piece.

        The race to 1,000 articles continues my friend. I'll have to revisit that article on "The Learning Pyramid" I love that we can easily trace back what was once said in the comments section not too long ago.

        Cheers!

        • DellwoodBarker
          Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
          5 months ago

          Rooting for this to achieve AOTD, BartyDarty!

          😉🎆

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      5 months ago

      Very well-crafted and detailed walk through of what has made RU stellar and what now propels RU into a Whole New Realm of Reader & Writer & Publishing Essentialism. Great personal testimony, etc.

      I wonder if I could share this via WordPress?

      👏🏽👌

      I Love Supporting Our Community Reader Writers Here as well and hope more dive in.