March 14, 2014

ReRead

A site for rereading articles. I’m using this service for this blog right now. After the service I used to use went down suddenly, (taking my links with it,) I was relying on browser history to store the links for the blog. The problem was, some of the links I wanted to post simply weren’t there, if I hhappened to find them in a Twitter digest, that was fine, but if I happened to find them elsewhere, I had to try and remember where.
This service does alleviate that problem, but it has some issues of it’s own. The first is that, neither I nor the person I asked to look for me could find a login link anywhere on the screen, so you have to register every time. This is simple, (just entering an email address and password,) but it’s annoying. The second thing is, I don’t want it to send me emails every day, I want it to store my articles in the reread list for me so I can go and decide which links to post, without having to receive them in an email all the time.
yeah, I could use Instapaper, (although the redesign has several issues for me,) or Pocket or readability for this purpose, (I don’t want to read the articles inside the service,) or I could use a social bookmarking service like Pinboard or Delicious, (I’d like to keep my links somewhat private until I post them, (understanding that nothing on the internet is completely private and the NSA knows which links I’m saving anyway, so it probably really doesn’t matter.) Basically, I want what Instapaper used to be, before they started making you click view original” to go to the site, and putting descriptions in the list of articles. Then, they redesigned the service altogether, I’d like it back before then… please!

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