We're writing for the future.
How we read online.
Let's get to it.
Recall Your Reading History
Back in the day, what was your favorite outlet to read in print? Which print publications did you subscribe to, or seek out on a regular basis?
Is there a moment when you started reading that publication online, or only online? Do you remember that moment of transition? What was it like?
What do you expect from that online experience that's not there in the print version? What does the online version offer you that the print version doesn't?
Write a Post
Write an answer to these questions with an example of a print publication that's gone online.
Post your Work
Post the link to your blog post to this P2PU task.
Recommended Reading: “Lazy Eyes: How We Read Online” by Michael Agger.
Find an Article Find an essay or an article that was originally intended for a print audience. It could be anything from The New Yorker to New England Journal of Medicine to National Geographic. Whatever floats your boat--just as long as it’s long form (longer than a page).
Write a Post Summarize the article for a blog post.
Post your Work Post the link to your summary to this task, along with answers to the following questions:
What’s different about your summary versus the original article? Consider length. Tone.
How does the post appear, visually, that is different from the print article?