On Skim That, members post summaries of popular news that would interest the community. The articles are quick and to the point. We avoid puns, jokes, personal opinion and anything else that doesn't move the story forward.
Writers pull out the heart of a story and leave behind the flowery text, better suited for a casual reader. Often, a story can be cut down to 15% or 25% the size of the original, which can save you hours of reading over the course of a week.
If you find yourself skipping several paragraphs of most articles because they don't provide any real information then Skim That is for you.
Members can also vote on which summaries are most interesting by clicking the up/down arrows. The most interesting articles will be shown on the homepage and get other special placement throughout the site. The best summarized version of an article will be shown first with less popular articles available below that.
Skim That was founded in March of 2011 by Michael Khalili.
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