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TLDR (or TL;DR) is a common internet acronym for “Too Long; Didn’t Read.”

What Does “TLDR” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

TLDR: It’s a crucial acronym when communicating on the internet.

In its simplest form, TLDR is used to express that a piece of digital text (an article, email, etc.) is too long to be worth reading. A lone “TLDR?” without any explanation could be an intentionally rude or funny comment. In most cases, though, it’s just a witty acknowledgment that a small chunk of text is easier to digest than a large wall of text.

As the founder, owner, publisher, and chief editor of, I resent and, worse yet, even resemble this annoying acronym, but what can we do as an industry to better summarize the potent payload of TL posts and never-ending not-watched YouTube videos?

We all need to provide a better, shorter summary of what we say and write. Only AI has the patience to listen to the whole thing and give a fantastic overview. Of course, the AI generation needs some human touch to help control the intended message of our random ramblings.

We are trying to say more with less.

It is hard but a craft we all need to learn. Here is a shot at a post.