How's everything going? This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋
We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)
📚 3 Good Articles for You
The Death of Intellectual Curiosity by Sven Schnieders (14min) Why do most people stop learning after school? People are already able to learn anything they want on their own with very little or no cost. The possibilities of educating yourself on the internet will only increase. To take advantage of this shift in education, the only thing you need is intellectual curiosity—to see learning as something you do for fun in your “free time.” 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
Solitude and Leadership by William Deresiewicz (27min)If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts. What we don’t have are thinkers. People who can think for themselves. People who can formulate a new direction: for the country, for a corporation or a college, for the Army—a new way of doing things, a new way of looking at things. People, in other words, with vision. Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it. You do your best thinking by slowing down and concentrating. 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
To Organize The World's Information by dkb (7min) In today's world, we have access to a vast amount of information, but it is often difficult to find what we are looking for. Google has become one of the most popular tools for finding information, but it only gives us a tiny segment of what is available on the web. We need to find ways to better organize and access information if we want to continue to make progress as a society. 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
🟧 Find Like-minded People on Glasp: We released a new feature: "find like-minded people"! Please see more details in this video too. If you have imported Kindle eBooks or highlighted web articles/videos, you can find people who have similar tastes! Who are your like-minded people? Please share with us ;)
🟩 Shortcut to Access Side Panel (Chrome Ext.): From version 0.1.103, you can use the shortcut (Option + Z) to open/close the side panel on Chrome Extension ;) It's a tiny update but we hope it helps your learning productivity. More updates are coming soon! Please let us know if it overlaps with your existing shortcut.
🟦 Did you know this Glasp function? You can actually share your highlighted content by selected tags so that receivers can see the selected content! I think it's a faster way to share content with highlights and notes. Please see more details in this video :)
We found some people who mentioned Glasp in their articles and blogs, and we really appreciate all the kindness!
Thank you, Anthony DeRosa, for joining and tweeting your excitement ;) Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs 🙂 We really appreciate all of your support! Please feel free to ask us anything at any time! Also, feel free to join our Slack community ;)
Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter! See you next week ;)
Best, Kei and Kazuki
-- Quote of The Day: "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." — Khalil Gibran
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