Why I Quit Goodreads (or, The Bookternet Is Not Safe for Women) (Book Riot)
The Kathleen Hale controversy snapped into focus something I had always kind of wondered about: as a woman, putting my views on the internet is an act of risk-taking.
Rich Kids Use the Internet to Get Ahead, and Poor Kids Use it ‘Mindlessly’ (Teachers with Apps)
According to MarketWatch, Putman said in an interview that most kids have access to smartphones but the poorest ones tended to use the devices “in completely different, mindless ways,” He went on to say, … “for all the wealth generated in the name by making information free, the Internet has done little to improve the prospects of poor kids growing up in America.”
Man Booker International Prize 2015 Finalists Revealed (GalleyCat)
The Man Booker International Prize judges have revealed the ten finalists for its sixth annual prize, which honors writers for achievements in fiction.
News Sites Consider Moving Their Content Inside Facebook (Because That Worked So Well In The AOL Era) (Consumerist)
There’s news in the world of news today, as some major sites are on the cusp of a new publishing deal with Facebook. The deal would actively keep their content inside of Facebook, rather than having links on everyone’s love-to-hate-it social network lead back out to other companies’ respective websites. But there is one specific lesson this deal highlights: even on the internet, you can’t escape the cycles of history. Somehow, everything old will be new again.
Kindle Daily Deal: The Comfort of Lies (and others)