This Week in Headline Skimming

If there wasn’t enough evidence out there that people don’t read on the web, this week brings us more in the forms of a clever April Fool’s Day joke and some less-amusing research on how skimming online is affecting our ability to read in-depth offline. On April 1, NPR took a swipe at “readers” on…

Break It Up

Ponder the following three scenarios: 1. An alum reads about the research of Fordham’s faculty member x in a reputable media source and wants to learn more about the faculty member and the project. He enters “Fordham faculty member x” into Google or into Fordham’s website search box and lands on a page with pictures…

You Won’t Finish This Article

Wall Street Journal tech columnist, Farhad Manjoo, very cleverly and convincingly addresses the state of reading on the Web.¬†And because you won’t finish this article, I’ll just quote the last couple of paragraphs for you: “Maybe this is just our cultural lot: We live in the age of skimming. I want to finish the whole…