Must Read
January 30, 2013 4:12 AM   Subscribe

On Must Read, you choose the one article you think everyone should read—right now—then share it with a note explaining why. Follow people who post great must-reads, and your timeline becomes a command center for vital reading; you see their current must-reads, and nothing else. [via mefi projects]
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants (14 comments total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
My first reaction was that the last thing I need is more reading - but this looks very good.
posted by Segundus at 4:25 AM on January 30, 2013

MustReadaFilter. Isn't there already something like that?
posted by three blind mice at 4:28 AM on January 30, 2013

How is this functionally different from Digg?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:30 AM on January 30, 2013

I don't know about Digg. Is it that Must Read makes you focus on one thing at a time?
When you post a new must-read, it replaces the old one. You can add a new must-read as often as you'd like, but we recommend giving them some time to breathe. Must Read is about quality and context over quantity and ephemerality.
posted by pracowity at 4:41 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Two slightly undercaffeinated thoughts: My poor Kindle already squeaks and tries to run away when it sees me, afraid that I'm going add more stuff to it; it's a small sample that's there, but why are the vast majority of the recommenders guys?
posted by rtha at 6:23 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

How is this functionally different from Digg?

It's Twitter-Digg. I don't see a mechanism to up/down vote, but a mechanism to follow people and see their Must Read items in a timeline.
posted by TheFlamingoKing at 6:35 AM on January 30, 2013

As long as it doesn't report how deep my instapaper queue has already gotten, why not.
posted by DigDoug at 7:04 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Twitter has pretty much destroyed the meaning of the phrase "must-read" for me. Somebody on my feed refers to a linked article that way at least once a day.
posted by dry white toast at 7:38 AM on January 30, 2013

I like this. Will try to follow for a bit. However it's a silent place, it needs to reward people for reading a piece, in some way. On MeFi the reward is we get to post and say "I read this and I think.."
posted by stbalbach at 8:33 AM on January 30, 2013

Oooh, neat!
posted by brundlefly at 8:39 AM on January 30, 2013

Has somebody already posted a link to this metafilter post?
posted by DreamerFi at 9:02 AM on January 30, 2013

The Page offers hardly a single Article that I found worth reading. MeFi still reigns supreme as my Source for interesting Stuff ...
posted by homodigitalis at 9:45 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I don't think this is anything like Digg or Twitter. It seems to me like a re-imagining of Metafilter's reimagining of Memepool and I reckon it's a very interesting evolutionary take on the idea.

I'm also going to keep on eye on it, most definitely. I would sign up, but don't have a Usability account and I'm not at all keen on using Twitter as an authentication service.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:14 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I don't see an RSS feed. If I sign up with my twitter account, will I see new posts there?
posted by QuakerMel at 9:34 PM on January 30, 2013

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