A. The Problem and The Pitch
What do you do when you’re bored? 😴
Do you doom-scroll through social media? 📱
Or do you endlessly browse before binging on Netflix? 🍿
We are usually looking for a quick dose of fun when scrolling on our newsfeeds & social media apps, with the average person spending over 4 hours a day tied to their devices!
With this, we're always on the hunt for something a little more enlightening to get our heads out of the doom-scroll & into a space that gets us thinking.
The only snag is after you've read Naval's latest tweet thread & Tim Ferris' 4-hour workweek has convinced you to quit your job; it can be tricky to source excellent content consistently.
We are in an information-overloaded era. Sometimes you just need well curated content.
And as fellow On Deck-er Kazuki remarked:
Once you find someone with content curation skills whose interests match up with your own, you can rely on them to do the leg work for you, sifting through all that new information to find what’s really relevant to you.
So, the next time you're bored, instead of scrolling:
🎉 Read Something Great 🎉
An incredible website that pulls captivating, obscure, and pithy reads from the underbelly of the internet.
Find the right article or book to immerse yourself in and you will find yourself in a much better place as you're reading through. Hard to overstate the treasure trove that is!
ReadSomethingGreat does precisely as claimed; the nifty website curates the best timeless articles on the web & if you aren't satisfied, refresh for another five articles! The idea is simple, but the content is so significant & inspiring - it's a real winner.
#1 🗃️ Wide coverage: Covering topics from business & tech, science, nature, history, culture (plus loads more) - ReadSomethingGreat is an epic resource to lead you down an eye-opening rabbit hole of concepts & great thinking.
#2 😌 Simple & without distractions: ReadSomethingGreat will allow you to stay focused, avoid distractions & give you access to some of the greatest stories ever told. This website was created with one goal in mind - helping people discover great content that they otherwise would never find (or remember).
#3 🏔️ Snippet based exploration: If you don’t prefer going in blind to explore an article, there’s also a separate ‘Snippets’ tab that pulls up one standout snippet from an article for inspiration. You can choose to explore the article further basis the snippet.
C. What's more?
- 🎄 Here are a few more website hidden gems to explore over the holidays:
- agoodmovietowatch.com: Do you spend all your Netflix time trying to figure out which movie to watch? Say no more.
- theuselessweb.com: Its only goal is to show you the most pointless websites that exist on the internet. The antithesis of readsomethinggreat.
- whatshouldireadnext.com - Enter a book you like and it will analyze its huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
- moodflipper.com: Flip your mood!
- 🙌 The creator of Read Something Great, Louis Pereira, is a serial builder. Check out his Twitter profile to find more gems. He has built Read Something Great using Bubble, a no-code tool.
D. What's next?
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