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Pocket vs. ZDNet

posted Mar 3, 2014, 8:23 PM by Samuel Warren   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 8:24 PM ]
I'm a big fan of Pocket. It let's me grab things I want to read during the day, organize them, then read them at my leisure during the off hours. It improves my productivity because I no longer have to read stories as I see them, I can "Pocket" them, and know I'll get to them later. This works well for most sites. Generally news sites and blogs have a format that slims the content down to make more pages. While this does possibly lend some good data (i.e. which people are simply clicking through, and who reads the whole article), it lends itself to annoyance for the pocket users. When I go to pocket and find the first piece of a ten part story it leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. Many sites do have a print layout link, which helps a lot. ZDNet on the other hand doesn't (or at least not that I can find). Perhaps they don't want those of us who prefer to read sans browser. Perhaps they just didn't realize that group was there.