Today, a recent study shows that readers want quality news but still don’t want to have to pay for it. Also, an apartment complex tries to implement the social media policy from Hell, tips for guarding your info on Facebook and Google, and free magazines documenting the philosophy behind the Expressionism movement (it is more than just art). In deals, savings on Pebble smartwatches.
Daily Links for Friday, June 3, 2016:
Apartment Building Attempts To Coerce Tenants Into Crazy Social Media Policy Post-Lease (TechDirt) Just wait until your Homeowners’ Association tries this!
Stop Facebook tracking you across the web, change these settings (ZD Net) This applies even if you do not have a Facebook account…. Yes, really!
Download 336 Issues of the Avant-Garde Magazine The Storm (1910-1932), Featuring the Work of Kandinsky, Klee, Moholy-Nagy & More (Open Culture) Spectacular resource for looking at the roots of Expressionism.
This App Maps Your Face Wrinkles to Help You Deal With Aging (Motherboard) Um. Not sure how I feel about this one. Do I really need to be reminded of this?
How to listen to, and delete, your Google Now voice history (Techcrunch) Google, we had not idea you were saving so much info on us! I mean, we knew, but WOW!
Reuters finds readers want quality news, but aren’t willing to pay for it (Digiday) And this is a problem. Now what do publishers do?
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Thunder Point Series Books 1-3: The Wanderer\The Newcomer\The Hero by Robyn Carr for $1.99. Also, Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar for $1.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is “A” is for Alibi: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (Book 1) by Sue Grafton for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Seized by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders, Book 1) by Melissa Foster 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.
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