Twitter Want to save your Facebook photos, Tweets and other social media goodies?

By David Rothman
August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Even Facebook may not be for eternity. And how to preserve your Tweets without relying on Twitter?, a new service, hopes to help you. As reported by the European edition of Politico: “’s desktop application provides an interface through which the user can compile, view and search [...]

TeleRead Links: Amazonopoly, AlphaSmart, libraries and the Internet, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 26, 2015 // 6 Comments

Why Amazon monopoly accusations deserve a closer look (Fortune) As with other one-time high-tech leaders (IBM, Microsoft, Google) Amazon’s dominant market share suddenly seems too much. In letters to the Justice Department, the authors’ and retailers’ groups claim that Amazon is squeezing [...]

Morning Links: No Google Tablet in 2015. Twitter to Acquire Flipboard?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google to launch two Nexus phones but no tablet this 2015 (Android Community) We’ve been saying that Google might release two new Nexus phones simultaneously but we’re silent about the next Nexus tablet. Truth is, we haven’t heard any information yet and looks like we know the [...]

Morning Links: Twitter for writers, Author Earnings misleading?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Using Twitter to Gain Exposure as a Writer (Writers Helping Writers) Fortunately for us all, there are a multitude of opportunities to get that needed exposure today; all you need to do is sign online for many of them to open up to you. One area alone with many chances to take advantage of is the [...]

J.K. Rowling Twitter abuse shows the dark side of Scottish nationalism

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

As a Scot, I’m immensely proud of the achievement of the Scottish National Party in last Thursday’s UK elections, and the new spirit abroad in Scotland. But I’m almost equally disgusted by and ashamed of its dark side, as revealed in the Twitter abuse heaped on J.K. Rowling, a [...]

Morning Links: Kindle Paperwhite banned in Russia. Twitter retires Discover tab

By Joanna Cabot
April 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kindle Paperwhite Now Banned in Russia (Ink, Bits & Pixels) He was reportedly told by DHL that the Paperwhite had been rejected by Russian customs agents because it used encryption DRM. *** Chapters Bookstores Now Require ID to Redeem Loyalty Points (GoodeReader) Apparently Chapters has been [...]

Blurred lines: Social media and news media feeding into each other

By Chris Meadows
November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

On GigaOm, Matthew Ingram expresses fascination with the way that the news media and social media have collided and blurred the lines between each other, in the context of the recent Uber scandal. We’re increasingly seeing major news stories break and grow in social and new media—Twitter, [...]

Twitter’s potential changes could affect author promotion

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Twitter wants to change things. According to multiple reports (you can find here, here, and here), Twitter is more than considering changing the way users see their feeds. Exactly how is not entirely clear yet as many have looked at smaller changes such as bringing back out tweets from users you [...]

Morning Links: Amazon gambles on kids. What? Twitter might filter our feeds?

By Joanna Cabot
September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Amazon Gambles on the Kids (Digital Book World) Amazon’s announcement of their Kindle Kids’ publishing software platform probably caught very few in the industry off-guard. It’s been clear that Amazon’s ambition is to become both the publisher and the retailer, which irrespective of what [...]

JK Rowling Creatively Responds to Twitter Fan’s Question

By Joanna Cabot
June 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Via GalleyCat came this little smile of the day—JK Rowling’s Twitter response to a fan who wondered what the series would look like if told from the villain Draco Malfoy’s point of view. Rowling responds with a full slate of titles, including ‘Draco Malfoy and the Rejected [...]

I tried to read through Tim Parks’s article on attention deficit and literature, but …

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

… my attention wandered when I realized how sententious, hidebound, and just plain unconvincing his argument was. So I went on Facebook instead. And one I’d heard before. Parks’s “Reading: The Struggle” in his regular New York Review of Books blog complains of [...]

HarperCollins imprint tries to go all Tweety and communal – with someone else’s hashtag?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 2, 2014 // 4 Comments

Hard on the heels of Penguin Random House front organization and its attempt to convince readers that it’s a brave little independent champion of the little people, comes another bid by a Big Five publisher to dress down and get all folksy and homely and [...]

The ideal literary form for the Twitter attention span: The aphorism

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Picking up from my earlier comments on maxims and aphorisms as the ideal literary vehicles for the Twitter generation, here’s a more extended discussion of the aphorism, its virtues and value. Because it’s worth recalling in these days of hand-wringing over diminished attention spans [...]

Top tips on Tweets with the Top Ten Twitter writers

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

With all the Jonathan Franzen-style bleating about the grind of promoting yourself through Twitter and other social media, it’s worth highlighting an instance when someone sums up what actually works for Tweeting writers. After all, if you’re going to be “absolutely coerced into this [...]

Can we trust that selfie?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

What an honor! Thanks for the #selfie, @BarackObama — David Ortiz (@davidortiz) April 1, 2014 Twice in the last month, two popular selfies were torpedoed across social media. First, it was Ellen DeGeneres’ picture at the Oscars and, most recently, Boston Red Sox’s [...]

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