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We Don't Need No Pagination

I stumbled upon Humanized.com which seems to be a exploration project into creating a blog-like aggregator. The about page describes it as “Why couldn’t reading an aggregator be as simple as reading a blog?”.

What makes this project interesting to me is the lack of a paginator. Instead, when you reach the bottom of the page with the scroll bar, a message is displayed that alerts you; “More pages are being loaded…” and instantly more data is appended to the page.

Now this is thinking outside of the box. You get more to read when you need it, without thinking. Should this be the future of pagination or a lack there of? Maybe. I’m still contemplating that myself but I’m intrigued by the idea.