Questo lo leggo dopo, 2014

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Fino all’anno scorso il “secondo schermo” era quello che affiancavamo alla tv: un laptop, più spesso uno smartphone, qualche volta un tablet, raramente un ebook reader. Quest’anno, 2014, ancora per poco, la tv è diventata ufficialmente il secondo schermo: gli smartphone sono grandi quasi come tablet e sono il “primo schermo” quasi per tutti. Il 2015, sembra proprio, sarà l’anno dei wearable. Con l’Apple Watch a guidare la nuova suggestione globale.

La premessa su primi e secondi schermi, fatta da me che ho la tv staccata dall’antenna da circa 5 anni, serve a dire che quest’anno ho letto molti contenuti “giornalistici” usando lo smartphone e Instapaper. Sono quelle letture che ti salvi quando non hai tempo e poi consumi in sala d’aspetto dal dottore, in treno, in tram. Oppure non le leggi proprio, ma sai che stanno lì. Ecco, negli ultimi mesi, usando IFTTT, ho creato una ricetta con l’intenzione di raccoglierle tutte in un post - questo - e condividerle con voi volenterosi. Non è come Un pugno di articoli bellissimi di Francesco Costa, ma nemmeno vuole esserlo. È un qualcosa “molto 2014” che può servire anche nel 2015. E poi di tl;dr non ce n’è mai abbastanza.

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