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Given how short the Internet’s attention span is, we spend a surprising amount of time scrolling through near-endless wastelands of text. It’s often a chore staying focused on that text when you know there’s a much better Internet out there to explore. The solution to the tedium, of course, is to bring the best part of the web into that ceaseless wall of words.
“Why?” you may ask.
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Screengrab via the Kernel
AJ Dellinger is a seasoned technology writer whose work has appeared in Digital Trends, International Business Times, and Newsweek. In 2018, he joined Gizmodo as the nights and weekend editor.