There is a lot to read on the web. Often what we do is skim pages, but it still takes some time to finish.
What summary addons do is once you click it, it analyzes the web page you are on and produces a short summary of the text which is surprisingly quite good. Even if I intend to read the page, I find it useful to do this to give me an introduction to what is on the page.
Once summaries have been generated, you can if you want to paste it to the clipboard.
If you use Chrome or Firefox as your browser, check out this free extension. Once installed it adds a control that produces the summary when you press the button marked in red. The summary is marked with the green arrow.
Note there are other summarizing websites that do a better job, but this is very quick and easy to use.
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