Consuming Blog Posts at 800 WPM
The average person reads at 250-300 WPM, but I’ve discovered a way to read blog posts and other online content up to 3x faster.
How do I use Spritz? The OpenSpritz Bookmarklet! Get this bookmarklet installed in your browser toolbar, and the text on the page is automatically selected and streamed to you. Now I usually read posts at 750 or 800 WPM, instead of just Boomeranging them to read later. For example, I read this post in 3 minutes.
The bookmarklet isn’t perfect: there’s no pause button. And sometimes you get jQuery conflicts. And you can’t Spritz a page twice without reloading it. But it’s a great start. Oh, and the author made the initial version in 15 minutes. It took me longer to write this blog post.
Because of this, I’m sharing a lot more on my Twitter account, because I can read a lot more.