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Cruel calculator will tell you how many extra books you could read a year if you quit social media.

Jessie Gaynor

August 9, 2019, 10:35am

If you love books as much as you claim to love books on Twitter, maybe you should get off Twitter and read more books! How many more books? Ask this horrifying new calculator from Omnicalculator, which takes will tell you exactly how many extra books you could read every year if you quit social media.

Just input the number of times you check your social media preciouses every hour, the average length of time you spend for each li’l check-in (this might require some soul-searching). The calculator auto-populates the average length of a book at 240 pages—though you can change that if you just want to know how many times a year you could read Infinite Jest—and average reading speed at 200 words per minute (which you can also change if you happen to know your reading speed).

Et voilà! Your self-loathing is now that much more clearly defined! Or, to be a bit more optimistic about it, you have a more tangible incentive to get off Twitter for the rest of the day.

[h/t Lifehacker]

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