The Internet is a new continent where maps are constantly changing. What was a small stream becomes a roaring river. What was a desert becomes a lush green valley.
To keep up with changing landscape of Internet you must read. And best place to read about new developments on Internet is in Newsletters or Ezines.
But you may not be reading efficiently.
Did you know that most of us use only 4% to 10% of our mental abilities?
Speed reading is not just about reading faster; it's about learning to use much more of extraordinary powers of Mind.
When you read, are you aware of an inner voice that follows words as your eyes move across page or computer screen? This inner voice is called 'subvocalization'. You probably experience it as a slight movement in tongue or throat region. As long as you subvocalize, you limit your reading to speed of normal speech, to about 300 w.p.m.
The Mind is capable of thinking much faster than that. So when you subvocalize, you're literally holding back your mind. Try this exercise:
As you read, count to yourself, silently, from one to ten. Or, repeat sound 'Eee', 'Eee', 'Eee'. It will be impossible to do this at same time as subvocalizing, so this is an excellent way of breaking habit of subvocalization.
As you do this exercise, you'll become aware that you're no longer processing words in tongue hroat region but in an area called 'thought stream' that you experience in top of your head.
Thought stream moves much faster than subvocalization. And that's why people who subvocalize often have comprehension problems.
There's a mismatch between reading speed and thinking speed. The Mind is constantly racing ahead of inner voice and so it gets bored. You experience this as an inability to hold your attention on what you're reading. You have to back-skip words, or read same line twice.
As your reading speed catches up with your thinking speed, reading becomes much less tiring and your comprehension improves.
Once you've got a feeling for reading in 'thought stream', next thing to do is speed up your eye movements. This will also help break habit of subvocalization, since your eyes will be moving faster than you can possibly subvocalize.
Your eyes move across written page in a series of quick jumps. Between each jump there's a stop lasting a fraction of second, called a 'fixation'. The fixation is when eye actually takes in written word.