Submitted by Bibliofuture on December 2, 2010 - 11:19am
35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute. That means that for every hilarious video of a piano-playing cat enjoyed by millions, there are many, many more clips that suffer in anonymity. Colin Fitzpatrick's website Zero Views is a home for those clips. He collects videos that, at the time that he finds them, have never been viewed by anyone.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on December 2, 2010 - 10:31am
“Libraries are screwed, because we are invested in the codex, and the codex has become outmoded. It’s not just a change of text delivery format, it’s a move away from content that is ownable and shareable, and that’s a problem when your organization is in the business of owning and sharing content.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on December 2, 2010 - 10:17am
Looks like because of the agency pricing model that some publishers are using there is sales tax on certain ebooks depending what state you are in. I first saw a mention of this in a blog post by Mike Shatzkin called Most dramatic publishing event of 2010? Introducing agency pricing!
Running some searches I found some additional blog posts that discussed the issue.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 29, 2010 - 12:06am
Story at Teleread.org
Line in article that I find most interesting:
As book-related marketing goes, this is quite an interesting idea. It could both draw interested readers to Starbucks, and interest Starbucks patrons in a new book. It does seem to run counter to the idea of e-books being location-independent—but on the other hand, location-based Internet services such as FourSquare are pretty hot right now.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 25, 2010 - 3:05am
Amazon is offering seasons 1,2,3 of Mad Men for $9.99 a season from Nov 25-27.
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Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 25, 2010 - 12:36am
Facebook is a few steps away from trademarking the word “face,” according to a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Full article here
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 24, 2010 - 3:17am
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Picture on Flickr of a Kindle next to a Softbook. The Softbook is an ebook ereader than came out in 1998. In addition to the picture is some commentary about e-ink.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 21, 2010 - 3:35am
Article in the NYT: Mark Twain’s Autobiography Flying Off the Shelves
Excerpt: When editors at the University of California Press pondered the possible demand for “Autobiography of Mark Twain,” a $35, four-pound, 500,000-word doorstopper of a memoir, they kept their expectations modest with a planned print run of 7,500 copies.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 21, 2010 - 3:25am
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Budget Watchdogs Warn of Worsening Deficit, Explore Strategies to Cut
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 17, 2010 - 12:50pm
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Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 17, 2010 - 11:27am
This morning, Facebook announced its new messaging system. CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it clear that the system was "not email" and not intended as the media-hyped "Gmail killer". Zuckerberg did say, however, that "this simpler type of messaging is going to be how people shift their communication."
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 17, 2010 - 11:24am
At the start of the year the word “refudiate” didn’t exist. In mid-July Sarah Palin, Alaska’s former governor, changed that when she used the word in a Twitter message, somehow mashing up “refute” and “repudiate,” while trying to say something like “reject.”
Full piece here.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 15, 2010 - 2:04am
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Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 10, 2010 - 10:49am
With clocks being built into almost every digital gadget and machine, wristwatch sales have seen a decline in the past few years. But market analysts say the centuries-old time-telling tool is trying to make a comeback.
Wristwatch sales are actually on the rise this year, according to June Rhee, the fashion watch buyer for the Macy's department store chain.