► Did you know Staples' website has a feature that lets you compare your reading speed to the national average? Go ahead. Check it out! Once you feel sufficiently inadequate, we'll explore a few speed-reading links... ;)
Source: Staples eReader Department
► Interesting, right? That brings me to the inspiration for today's post. This February, Alexis Kleinman posted an article ("You Could Soon Read An Entire Harry Potter Book In Under 90 Minutes With This App") about Spritz—a company making headlines for its speed-reading technology. You should check out their website.
Apparently, they focus on the "Optimal Recognition Point"—which is a certain point the eye seeks within a given word. By making that letter red, our brains are able to process the information faster.
►If you'd rather practice speed-reading with your own material, there's an app called Spreeder that might be worth checking out.
► And speaking of speed, did you know Honesty (Mark of Nexus #2.5) features the fastest (fictional) man in the world? You should check it out next week. ;)
*Cough* But I digress. These apps seem pretty cool for things like blog posts and educational materials, but I think I'd still prefer to take my time on leisure reading. What about you guys?
Question of the Week:
Would you use a speed-reading app?