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Yves Smith doesn't like Twitter:

I notice how the Internet has affected how I read. I have become impatient with longer stories (unless I am on an airplane). I spend most of my time on the Internet, and the vast majority of what I read fits within the browser window. I find that has conditioned my expectations. When confronted with a longer piece (say Sunday New York Times magazine feature or New Yorker length) I find after the first page wondering if it really had to be this long, and often not finishing the piece. Five years ago, I never would have responded this way.

Rob Horning piles on. One of my new year's resolutions was to carve out time to read books and longer essays. So far, so ... average. Sometimes, I have to be trapped on a plane to sit still and read on paper for more an hour or so.