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With the summaries found on tl;dr, you can easily select what you really want to read and save precious time. Read only what matters, skim the rest.
Any webpage can get its own tl;dr, and every one will see the same summary. You don't need to do all the work yourself anymore.
The problem when you share links is that it's hard for people to know whether these links are worh reading or not. By including a summary, people will get a better idea of what you are sharing with them.
If helping people save time and find the best content on the web sounds like a worthy goal to you, join in on the fun!
Intrigued aren't you?
tl;dr stands for too long; didn't read. This acronym has been used in web conversations for years by people to mean that they can't be bothered to read something that's obviously very long, or more constructively to introduce a summary of a long piece of text.
On this website, a tl;dr consists of a summary of a webpage, complete with other metadata such as title, author, date, creator of the tl;dr, etc.
It's super easy!
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Expect to see new features and enhancements regularly!
If you have any idea you'd like too see implemented, we want to hear it! You can post in our forum, email us and talk to us on Twitter or Facebook. Of course, this also means there will be bugs here and there. Kindly reporting them would help us a lot as well.
Our summaries are written by people who like what they read
Summarizing any web page algorithmically while maintaining a "man-made" quality is a problem so hard that it hasn't been solved yet, and probably won't be for the near future. That's why we decided to go a different route and engage the people that are excited about the content they consume on the web to make it possible to have one summary available for any webpage.