On this Safari 5 Reader Hysteria (via Nik Fletcher)

Safari Reader does hide ads, after they – along with the almost-constant barrage of ‘Share This’, ‘Tweet This’, ‘Buzz This’ bullshit – are shown alongside each post, and above all: it’s not mandatory to use, or enforced any more than the RSS button. Perhaps instead of flamebait posts of ‘Apple are out to get us’ media companies should be asking themselves ‘how did reading content online become so sucky’?

One of the reasons I like the new WordPress.com reblogging feature (and its counterpart at Tumblr)? It places the social content pimping away from the article in an unobtrusive place.

(via nikf.org ~ On this Safari 5 Reader Hysteria.)

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