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Update: On February 1, 2011, Readability was re-launched into a full-fledged reading platform that includes mobile support, queuing articles for reading later and a greatly improved reading view. In addition, the platform provides a unique model for supporting publishers and writers through your reading activity. Visit to learn more. Reading anything on the Internet has become a full-on nightmare. As media outlets attempt to eke out as much advertising revenue as possible, we’re left trying to put blinders on to mask away all the insanity that surrounds the content we’re trying to read. It’s almost like listening to talk radio, except the commercials play during the program in the background. Recently, Mandy Brown wrote a wonderful article for A List Apart called In Defense Of Readers. Despite the ubiquity of reading on the web, readers remain a neglected audience. Mandy is spot on – and her concerns are even more salient in today’s cram-all-the-ads-on-one-page Web.

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