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Readability ReLaunches TopReads Service to Highlight Popular Content

April 5th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Readability → 4 Comments

VPeFL5r[1]If you ever want another source for the most-read content, check out TopReads. The save-for-later service Readability has relaunched that service today with promises that they’ve improved upon their system for aggregating the articles that Readability’s 5 million active users have (probably) saved, read, and shared the most.
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Readability to Drop Reader Fees

June 13th, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · Readability → No Comments

Of the many services that helped you to save content to read later, just one tried to charge readers a monthly fee.  That would be Readability, and today they announced plans to end the program.

This program had launched in early 2011 with the ambitious goal of helping publishers earn more income to replace the ad money they lost.  The payments were voluntary, and readers could pay anything from $5 and up. Publishers who signed up for the program were going to receive a cut of a common pool of money based on how many of their articles were read, the amount of time spent reading, and other reader metrics.
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