Ben Werdmüller has been indicating reading time on his werd.io 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:
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.
- Medium displays reading time on Medium posts.
Bad reaction to being told
don't tell me how fast I read
First paragraph annoyance
I'm mostly annoyed when the first paragraph of a post in my feed reader is "3 minutes reading time"
Does not reflect actual time
maybe I don't like the "3 minutes reading time" thing because it never actually reflects the time I spend reading articles
Not useful seems arbitrary
i don't find that useful because I don't know what assumptions the author is making about reading times, so the time listed is pretty arbitrary from my perspective