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)
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.