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Longreads: for all passionate readers and publishers

Reading is a personal ritual. While some may prefer to stick to physical books, others embrace them in their digital form. Technology has been playing its part through apps like Instapaper, Flipboard, Readability and Read It Later, for example.

How about a web site that posts links to new stories? And yes, this includes publications in journalism, magazine stories, short stories, interview transcripts and historical documents. 

That’s Longreads, founded by Mark Armstrong in April 2009.  

The site allows passionate readers and publishers share storytelling that is 1,500 words or more. All they have to do is tag them on Twitter with the #longreads hashtag.

The Awl and Capital New York are currently participating.

On the other hand, it’s possible to create your own Longreads page by tweeting a link to a story from your Twitter account including the #longreads hashtag. In this case, it’s not necessary to sign-in or register.

Now, if you are a fervent writer, this option is a must!  You can submit your story directly from the web site.

For more information on how Longreads started, the New York Observer published a very interesting article. Click here to read it.

Do you know any other great site for readers?


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