When I saw that feature I didn't like it because:
1) it's clogging space. (less is more kinda thing).
2) what if the article is technical? I'm sure to read it more thoroughly so the time is so relative that the purpose of the feature is counter productive. It doesn't tell me any REAL information.
But, as with everything, there will be two camps. The one that liked it and the one that didn't.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.