reading time

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reading time is a feature of posts (usually articles) that indicates the expected amount of time (typically in minutes) that it would take to read the post.

IndieWeb Examples

Ben Werdmuller

Ben Werdmüller has been indicating reading time on his articles since ????-??-?? (date and citation needed).

  • need example article (first article with reading time?)


Tantek Çelik has tried posting an article with reading time on 2016-02-17:

Rob Weychert

Template:robweychert shows reading time on posts in list views (but not on permalinks) since v6 of his website (2017-09-11). Previously (v5) he showed word counts.

Jamie Tanna

  Jamie Tanna shows reading time on list views and in actual posts, on, as well as on Twitter sharing cards.

Silo Examples

  • Medium displays reading time on Medium posts.


Bad reaction to being told

First paragraph annoyance

Does not reflect actual time

Not useful seems arbitrary

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