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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Lookwork

November 8, 2011

[Lookwork](http://lookwork.com/) is a very interesting take on a RSS reader.

It is a little too Tumblr-esque for me. By that I mean that it is a very passive way to browse a ton of entries without ever slowing down and viewing each photo or post by itself for any length of time. It is one of the reasons [I believe that engagement on Tumblr is so poor](http://cdevroe.com/notes/tumblr-engagement/). It is just too easy to browse too much content too quickly. If you don’t allow someone to see something, on its own, long enough to think about it, chances are they won’t and they’ll just keep going.

But, new ideas should be applauded. And RSS deserves many, many more people and companies thinking differently about it. So, kudos to [Eric Jacobsen](http://blog.whiskyvangoghgo.com/about).