[ Question ]

Who sets the read time estimates?

by Holly_Elmore 9mo28th Dec 20184 comments

9


They seem really short...

New Answer
Ask Related Question
New Comment
Write here. Select text for formatting options.
We support LaTeX: Cmd-4 for inline, Cmd-M for block-level (Ctrl on Windows).
You can switch between rich text and markdown in your user settings.

1 Answers

I believe they are set at 300 words per minute, so a 1000 word post would either show as 3 or 4 minute read (depending on how it rounds). There was some discussion of this feature on LW recently if you wanted to join the conversation there about the feature as it's implemented upstream.