Today, ten years later, I can’t hear the birds. There’s just that constant...– Warren Ellis Travelled to 2022 and Wrote Us This Report | VICE from vice.com via Findings. (via jeffreyweston)
Introducing: Findings' Annotated Web
Services like Rap Genius and Clipboard are allowing users to import text and annotate on their platform. We’re taking that one step further with a new option on our Chrome extension to surface annotations on the original site content was posted on. Now, while browsing the web, see surfaced Findings highlights and comments inline on blog posts that have been highly clipped by our users. To...
The universe is apparently well past its prime in terms of making stars, and...– The Stars Are Beginning To Go Out… | Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network from scientificamerican.com via Findings. (via jeffreyweston) lots of vias.
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On Twitter Cards
For a long time we’ve felt that while 140 characters is an excellent method to enforce brevity, the real power of twitter is that it’s a filtered index pointing to longer content. Sometimes that 140 characters isn’t quite enough. Twitter has added “twitter cards”, attached data pulled from the destination url in a tweet attached to the tweet itself. A tweet + twitter card for this page looks...
Monday Mood Lifter
Fresh design update to make posts even more readable. Check it out.
7th Most Clipped Article on Findings
Marco Arment’s blog is a popular source for Findings’ users and this article in particular, The Next SOPA, is the seventh most popular article on the site.
8th Most Clipped Article on Findings
Paris Review interviews have long been a source of great content for Findings’ users. Plenty of our most favorite clips on Findings are found in the Paris Review pieces interviewing Ray Bradbury, Czeslaw Milosz, Marilynne Robinson. Coming in at #8 is the Paris Review interview with William Gibson, the Art of Fiction No. 211. See all user clips here.
9th Most Clipping Article on Findings
Our countdown of the top sources on Findings continues! Coming in at #9: Worrydream’s A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design. The essay focuses on Apple’s ubiquitous one-finger motions with their touch screens and predicts (or more correctly, urges) that future touch-based technologies use whole hand motions. See all user clips here.
After moving to Stony Point, he began collecting mushrooms during walks in the...– John Cage’s Silence and Noise on Findings. (via grantcuster) TIL
10th Most Clipped Article on Findings
Over the next two weeks we’re running down the 10 most popular articles on Findings! In the #10 spot is: The Tweaker, The real genius of Steve Jobs. Malcolm Gladwell - the scientist of anecdotal evidence - wrote this piece for the New Yorker, declaring Jobs’s indecisive and stubborn nature led him to glory. Does the Findings team agree with the sentiments in this post?...
In many ways this moment is a distillation of the whole novel, which is a...– The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy from libraryjournal.com via Findings.
One of the coolest and wisest hours a man has, is just after he awakes in the...– via Findings. We agree with this - unless if we’re hungover.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via theohpioneer)
Gertrude takes her Special Elite typewriter to the bar and stubs out her cigarettes on a stack of Hemingway and Fitzgerald paperbacks. She spills bourbon on her shirt and chews on the tips of her hair. She must have noticed you sneaking glances at her all night because she throws one of her soiled typewritten pages on your table right before she rushes off into the darkness.
Our goal at Findings is to put the quotes front and center. Today we’re taking another step in that direction by removing the side images from clips. We have also moved our save to instapaper functionality to the bookmark icon. The icon will only appear if you have connected to Instapaper on your settings page.
Quick Clip Tip
With the Chrome extension, any time you highlight text and right click, the menu contains an option to send to Findings!
Sharing to Twitter from Findings just got great. We’ve activated Twitter cards for the content! Now spare followers the click through, give them instead a beautiful post inside their stream.
An Update On Our Amazon Kindle Sync Feature
Last week we launched a redesign of Findings. Our goal was to simplify how you collect clips, connect them to related ideas and share to friends in your networks. The redesign brought us a record number of hits, signups, and clips to Findings. It also brought us some attention from Amazon. Since we launched Findings it has made rapid progress, nearing one million clips to the site. We saw...
The New Findings
We’ve been working to create the best way to save and share writing from anywhere. With this new version of Findings, we can create a platform connecting ideas from web and print in a way no other site has accomplished. Some features have been revamped - web clipping is either at its most efficient, with the clip button appearing beside the cursor or web clipping can be a...
5 Best Unintentionally Sexy Clips
1. Poke the Box, Seth Godin “If you don’t finish, it doesn’t really count as starting, and if you don’t start, you’re not poking.” 2. Biophysicist Opens Genetic Black Box, Wired “Being unentangled is entropically unfavorable,” he says. “Equilibrium for a long chain is to be knotted.” 3. Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky “with a large enough crowd, unpredictable events...
8 Most Bookish Clips from The Paris Review
1. The Art of Fiction No. 198 with Marilynne Robinson I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone. It’s a good predisposition in a writer. And books are good company. Nothing is more human than a book. 2. The Art of Poetry No. 70 with Czeslaw Milosz I myself have been all contradiction; I am composed of contradictions, which is why poetry is a better...
Announcing: Findings Chrome Extension
We’re excited to announce the launch of our Chrome extension! Now you can effortlessly import your Kindle highlights in the background - no need to visit Findings or Amazon. It’s the easiest and safest way to save and share your highlights. We’ve also included the full functionality of our bookmarklet in the extension - you can use it to clip and share anywhere from the web. ...
Explore on Labs
Clips on Findings are more than quotes - they’re ideas. Even more interesting is the ability to find connections between ideas, thanks to our new Explore feature which brings up related ideas from other clips on Labs. The beauty of Findings is the ability to find greater meaning to clips through collaboration. How do the ideas you’ve clipped from a blog post relate to...
How We Will Read: Paul Carr
Paul Carr is a British author of several books as well as a columnist for such acclaimed publications as The Guardian and TechCrunch. Thanks to his satire and hilariously cynical style, he has been called a latter-day Jonathan Swift. While he likely does not wear powdered wigs, he’s certainly one of the wittiest and thoughtful writers today, covering such topics as Silicon Valley and...
Cheese Helps You Think
The more you know.
"Find in a local library" Feature on Findings
One of the features we’re most proud of at Findings is our “find in a local library” tab, listed under the ‘read’ icon. We were shocked when we read a post on Huffington Post titled “Most U.S. Readers Unaware Of eBooks At Libraries” - yes, it’s true! The NYPL along with plenty of other major (and smaller) city libraries have an ebook...
Introducing: Findings Labs
At Findings we believe great expressions deserve to be beautiful. Due to this, we’ve created a project at labs.findings.com to see how users react to the ability to apply different backgrounds and fonts to clips. We aim to allow users to visually absorb the tone of the writing before they even read its content. These templates try to encapsulate a range of emotions, to give a...
9 Things You Didn't Know About Love and Sex
Use Findings to discover the highlights from thousands of sources such as The New York Times, Wired and The Atlantic. No account necessary to explore. 1. The word funky is derived from the Ki-Kongo lu-fuki, meaning “positive sweat” of the sort you get from dancing or having sex, but not working. (via Sex at Dawn) 2. We play tonsil hockey to collect genetic information about our partner. The...
How We Will Read: Baratunde Thurston
This post is part of “How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals. Read our kickoff post with Steven Johnson. For this installment of the How We Will Read series we chatted with comedian and author Baratunde Thurston (@baratunde on Twitter). A man once called “someone I need to know” by Barack Obama,...
8 New Ways To Think About Creativity
On Mondays it’s always hard to get motivated. Here are some tips to break up the monotony. Use Findings to discover the highlights from thousands of sources such as The New York Times, Wired and The Atlantic. No account necessary to explore. 1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us found by user ironicbuddha CARROTS AND STICKS: The Seven Deadly Flaws 1. They can...
13 Craziest Mindbenders from Wired
Use Findings to discover the highlights from thousands of sources such as The New York Times, Wired and The Atlantic. No account necessary to explore. 1. The Science of Email found by user hc People reply to their close friends, on average, within seven hours of getting the email, the data show. Professional contacts take a bit more time: We don’t hit send for nearly 11 hours. But the...
10 Great New York Times Clips
Use Findings to discover the highlights from thousands of sources such as The New York Times, Wired and The Atlantic. No account necessary to explore. 1. Clothes and Self-Perception found by user Narrator We think not just with our brains but with our bodies, Dr. Galinsky said, and our thought processes are based on physical experiences that set off associated abstract concepts. Now it appears...
6 Book Mashups We'd Like to See
Dark Design: instructional user interface design for Wiccan and time-traveler social networks The Art of Loneliness: reasonable examination of how Friday night on the couch with ice-cream and a remote can be poetic Ulysses Is Overrated: we’ve tried seven times to get through the damn thing and it isn’t happening Prozac Tollbooth: Milo was definitely on something stronger than...
What Findings Found Today
Essays in Love on Findings.
What Findings Found Today
This popular clip from the even more popular book on Findings, David Brooks’ The Social Animal, neatly summarizes how distraction slows down flow.
Sharing is the new default
We believe the true value of Findings is the discovery and sharing of passages and ideas from your favorite readings. To that end, we have changed the default sharing preference for all future imported Amazon Kindle highlight to “public”. We will not alter the privacy settings of your existing clips, and you can still choose to keep your future imported highlights private by visiting...