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Minor Musings

Posted by lpearle on 21 November 2012

Thanksgiving edition: various websites, apps and links that have caught my attention over the past few months.

Books, Reading, Etc.
  • Are you in LinkedIn?  I was just pointed to the Plain Language Advocates (great debate on the one or two spaces after a period issue!)
  • Apparently, according to The Atlantic, there’s a new term for readers, cross-unders (those of us who read YA books but aren’t YA ourselves).  When I look at their list of Types of Readers, I fit several categories but that’s the one I resent. No one called me a “cross-over” reader when I was a teen and reading adult books, so please don’t insult me now by saying I’m a cross-over reader. (Thanks to LizB for the wrap-up).
  • The beauty of Penguin Books.  ’nuff said.
  • Considering getting an e-reader for your kids? What Parents Need to Know.
  • I use BookCollector, but if you haven’t cataloged your collection, Book Crawler looks nice (see on the #Alan12 feed)

School Life

Tech, Tools and Other Stuff

  • Rather than carry a large second wallet filled with loyalty cards, I’m using KeyRing (note: I don’t get the ‘rewards’ or ‘deals’, but it’s a great way to lessen wallet load!)
  • Have you thought about personal archiving?  Watch the LoC’s Mike Ashenfelder’s presentation.
  • If you weren’t affected by Superstorm Sandy, this Hertiage Preservation App may be really helpful for future planning. And if you were affected it may help now.
  • Not sure how this fits with Twitter’s rules, but MyTweetMag is pretty nifty. (via Joyce)
  • What a neat publishing/curation tool: Yumpu.  So many educational uses.  And for presentations/self-directed learning, try MentorMob.

And finally, because it’s Thanksgiving, step away from your keyboard and take a cyberbreak.

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