David Chartier writing about another issue he has with read later services — the fact that you can send a link to them without ever visiting the original site (as in Twitter apps):

Yes, it can be a pain in the ass to visit a page before saving it to read later if you’re on a crappy 3G connection, or you’re simply in a rush and don’t have time. But it still means an article is getting sucked off a publisher’s site without anything of value exchanged in return.

When Twitter overhauled its infamous Twitter for iOS app they changed it so you had to visit a site before sending it to Instapaper. It was the single most annoying thing to me, but perhaps they were just trying to be “noble” about this content scraping stuff.

I don’t disagree with Chartier, but I also don’t think this is something that is likely to stop — ever.


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