Too Long; Didn’t Read. Those four words are a disease, slowly trying to kill off long-form content on the web. It’s the phrase that’s turning us all into jittery, impatient types with shorter attention spans than the Magpie-like Louis Walsh. There’s a good blog post on the phenomenon here, if you can be bothered.
But, hang on…Maybe the answer isn’t to dismiss TL;DR completely? After all, sometimes you’ve got to adapt to a given medium’s needs. That’s exactly the ethos being explored by new mobile news app Circa, which splices together both your urge to stop reading and look at something shiny after every 25 words, and a Facebook-style notification system.
Is it the mobile news of tomorrow?