Today’s stories include a change to Google photos, questions on the future of librarian careers in the UK, a conversation about web annotation and more. Today’s deals include $2 ebooks and savings on APC products and pre-owned Fire Tablets.
Daily Links for Tuesday, March 29, 2016:
Google Photos no longer creates copy of edited images, replaces original picture on device and cloud (9 to 5 Google) Since I have to go back and re-edit images all the time, I don’t like the idea of this. You?
Facebook’s erroneous “safety check” accidentally became a breaking news alert (Quartz) And the minute Facebook realizes this, everyone is doomed. PS: It may have already happened….
Libraries: The decline of a profession? (BBC) With library closures and jobs disappearing, this is a rough time to be a librarian in the UK.
Genius Web Annotator vs. One Young Woman With a Blog (The Observer) Thought-provoking article about web annotation and how it fits into the larger conversation about what constitutes good manners and adult conversation on the internet.
AnkerBox launches charging-as-a-service (Techcrunch) I think this idea is brilliant!
7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away (CNET) I am going to print this out to use as a cheat sheet.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes books 1-4 of the Tucker Series for $1.99 each. There are just a couple of days left in Amazon’s Monthly 50 Kindle Books for $2 each deals.
In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering discounts on select APC products, including UPCs, surge strips, power packs and more. There are also deals on PNY flash drives and a selection of pre-owned Fire tablets.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy Series #1) by Rae Carson for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is From Scratch by Rachel Goodman for $1.99.
Barnes and Noble is still running several promotions” First, you can take 50% or more off teen bestseller Nook books. They are also running a special where you can get a NOOK Bundle Offer: 10″ NOOK Device, Free Screen Film and Free Cover of Your Choice- a $330+ Value for Just $199.99. And finally, you can take 25% off all Nook Accessories.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Master (The Game Maker Series) by Kresley Cole for $1.99.
Kobo also has a Great Reads For $1.99 or Less promotion going on.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman for 99 cents.
(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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.