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Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
Film director David Lynch recently opened “Club Silencio” in Paris. It’s inspired by the deeply strange Club Silencio which appeared in the movie Mulholland Drive. The peculiarity of the night club is that you can only enter if you are accompanied by a business partner.
Twitter has spawned the Twitter Comedy Club; an online live comedy night with top comedians forced to tell jokes within the 140 character limit of Twitter updates.