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A service to get people to read books for you and give you the TLDR summary

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Contrived _voice
Contrived _voice Feb 23, 2022
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A service where you get someone to read books for you and give you the mass of information in point form with the exact page and paragraph as reference. The idea is to try to compress the idea of the book and the sum of its values into the most accurate and concise form possible.
WHY
  • Books hold most of the information discovered or created during the enlightenment and before.
  • They are also the primary source of most historical and scientific information.
  • Lowered concentration spans among people make reading a hassle.
  • Time constraints on reading large literary works.
  • Could incentivize further reading once you didn't have read through the unnecessary parts.
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I'm sure someone has thought of this already, It seems painfully obvious. This is more of a contribution to a great idea. Seeing a way to solve two problems in one go. Someone mentioned that philosophy, art and literature majors have no job prospects. Reading books however, is what they've studied for and it would make sense if they marketed it as a service. From Quora i was able to gather that the avarage student reads about 900 pages a course, Thats just pages read. The number might be even higher when you factor in the number of books supposed to be used as study references if they read them. As an added benefit they know the parts worth mentioning from an academic standpoint.
It makes sense , say you were researching the 1772 "attack on "gaspee'." would it not be better to have someone with actual contextual information to tell you where exactly you should read, instead of reading through dozens of pages and only finding out later that it was all irrelevant to to the main subject?
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Michaela D
Michaela D3 months ago
Blinkist is the most well-known relevant app; as Oguntola Tobi suggested it's worth trying it out (Darko Savic), their free version is pretty good. There are more sevices though, like this website. Indeed, you have to choose from their depository; I guess it would be very expensive to make a summary just for you. However, you could have a feature in one of these services where people suggest and vote for more books they would like to be summarized.
Also, I like your suggestion of showing in which chapter of one or more books you can find specific information, I don't think that exists.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
Michaela D there are also youtube channels like this one that pick useful productivity books and summarize them well
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Oguntola Tobi
Oguntola Tobi3 months ago
There is an app, Blinkist, that does something like this. Check it out. Where your idea differs from it is that you have to choose from the summaries they provide. With your idea, people can choose the book they'll get summaries for. Plus, I don't think they read and provide summaries of textbooks.
I think your idea can be married with what Blinkist already has and people can request for individuals to do their reading for them and give them summaries. These summaries can inadvertently be posted on their platform, too.
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Contrived _voice
Contrived _voice3 months ago
Oguntola Tobi Nice find, thanks. I couldn't find it while i was writing this.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
Perfect. I would pay for such a service.
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