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Recently I've been noticing a design trend around the web where sites use a clear visual indicator to let the reader know how much time they should expect to spend reading an article/post/story. 

I'm interested to know if people find this additional information helpful or superfluous (since the browser has a built in scroll bar).

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AV Club - displays a progress bar (in grey, to the right of the logo) that fills up as you scroll down the page. 
Medium - top right of the page
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+dave carlsson great point on the additional pixels for social aspects. In a post where a large number of comments are shown by default its virtually impossible to get sense of article length with the scrollbar alone.
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Instagram App IRL

This is ADR Studio's design concept for an actual Instagram camera. Features would include: 16 GB mass storage, Wifi, Internal printer, a lens for 3D filters and much more. Check out their site for more images and info.

http://goo.gl/LQ07m #instagram #conceptual
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i dig it!!1
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Hysterical parody of Fun's "We are young".
Fun - We're Not Young (Yahoo!'s SketchY Parody)
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Oooo! I do like me a few good fonts...
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This Week's Issue: Rethinking Heaven

Just in time for Good Friday, Easter and Passover, we have Jon Meacham’s essay on the debate in the religious world about the meaning and definition of Heaven. This is a worthy complement to his cover last year on Hell. Jon writes that more and more theologians are saying that heaven isn’t a place you go, it’s how you live your life. It is the idea that heaven is not some paradise in the clouds, but the reality we create here on earth in service of others. This speaks to the sense of social justice in Christianity, Judaism and Islam and echoes Jesus’ exhortation in Matthew 25 to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and welcome the stranger. It will be much talked about in churches and synagogues this weekend.

The story I love in this week’s issue is Ben Wallace-Well’s profile of the social scientist Charles Murray in the wake of his provocative new book Coming Apart. Murray has been mostly quiet since the furor created by his 1994 book the Bell Curve. But in Coming Apart, Murray writes of an emerging white underclass, and a growing divide in America between the elites and everybody else. Until the last few decades, America saw itself as a classless society—everyone, working class people and high earners, saw themselves as middle class. It was both aspirational and real. Now we have less social and economic mobility than Europe. Murray is something of a prophet without honor in his own land.

And, as we bill on the cover for Joe Klein’s story, “It’s Mitt!” Romney has basically secured the nomination, but at what cost? That’s what Joe writes about – and he says the cost has been high. And of course, there’s Mark Halperin, shrewd as ever.

- Rick Stengel
TIME Managing Editor

On the cover: Photograph by Rodney Smith for TIME. Styling by Renate Lindlar
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Best. Review. Ever.
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+Kavi Harshawat they also referenced watching men in black 3...
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Whoa, such a great idea! FontShop Plugin Beta lets you to try out FontShop fonts directly inside Photoshop CS5.

http://www.fontshop.com/plugin/
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nice idea
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Holy Schnikes!
 
Epicnessnessnessnessness!

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