How would that change the way we write? Well, first of all, someone would have to figure out (through web analytics hopefully) what the general cutoff point is for making the read-it-later action, i.e. how long does an article have to look for someone to want to save it for later.
Is “Read Later” the new jump? And more food for thought:
If content providers tried to deny the existence of Instapaper and others, readers would simply go somewhere else to get their content, because, after all, the Internet is a huge place.
So in our minds, this will be a new – and powerful – form of consumption online. Basically, it could end up becoming the TiVo of the written Web – where users just grab what they want, store it away and watch it – ad free (i.e. without the distracting stuff) – on their portable devices whenever they wish. The question is, though, does it work for all written content?