Daily Links and Deals: The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, March 9, 2016:

Chromecast snags 35 percent of global streamer market in 2015, says Strategy Analytics (Android Central) – That’s an impressive number for a little device.

Wayne State University Libraries launch digital collection of Detroit Sunday Journal (Wayne State) – Unique because it was published by striking newspaper union workers, this is a fascinating piece of Detroit history.

The Great Crossword Plagiarism Scandal (Plagiarism Today) – Fascinating story. Crossword puzzles and plagiarism in the same sentence?

IRS shuts down identity security tool for taxpayers due to security problems (Ars Technica) – There is something deeply disturbing about the fact that even the government can’t protect our data.

The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism (Medium) – A look at the changing news ecosystem and how social media is changing everything.

The digital world: Crossing the great divide (The Next Web) – This article makes the argument that it is the walled garden that helps create the digital divide..

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan (Author), Howard Goldblatt (Translator) for $1.99.

Amazon’s Today’s Deals includes up to 60% off select Wi-Fi routers, range extenders, modems, security cameras, and more.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Hidden: A Novel of Suspense by Bill Pronzini for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge Series #2) by Jill Shalvis for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Miracles from Heaven A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Pattillo for $1.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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