10 Questions

10 Questions for Drew Magary, the Most Actually-Read Writer on The Internet*

Drew Magary, The Most Actually-Read* Writer On The Internet. It's true.*

Last week, Read It Later—the site and app that, like Instapaper, allows readers to “save” articles for later revisiting—released a series of charts in conjunction with long-form writing aggregator LongReads detailing statistics they had gathered over 2011. The first chart was of the “Most Saved” authors on the internet.

The second chart was far more telling: Those whose articles were both saved and eventually revisited by those who had saved them. In other words, they build a chart of some of the most actually-read individual writers on the internet, and at the top of that list was Deadspin blogger and columnist Drew “Balls Deep” Magary, whose cult following netted the (in equal measures, profane and profound) writer a book deal and bylines with the likes of GQ.

We wanted to know: What’s it like to be the most actually-read* author on the internet? So, we asked. And he answered: Read More

THINGS TO READ RIGHT THIS SECOND

The Difference Between Things Clicked ‘Read Later’ and Things That Actually Are Read Later: LifeSlackers

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Yesterday, content-saving service Read It Later—which, like Instapaper, allows you to save the web pages you want to read eventually but don’t have time for quite right now—released a list of data about the most “Read It Later”-clicked authors on the entire whole big bad Internet, which goes hand-in-hand with their celebration of the surpassing of four million users.

But that wasn’t the only list they released.    Read More