Daily Links and Deals: It’s People vs. Advertising, not Publishers vs. Adblockers

daily_links_1Today, an article that expresses the view that using an ad blocker is like using sunblock–it’s an act of self protection. Also, an app that will cancel subscriptions for you, a look a online streaming(again), upcoming changes to the Apple ecosystem and more. In deals, a 55 inch OLED TV by LG.

Daily Links for day, August 29, 2016:

It’s People vs. Advertising, not Publishers vs. Adblockers (Project VRM) Publishers are missing the point, People do not want to be targeted and stalked across websites. This is a privacy issue.

These Apps Can Help You Finally Cancel That Subscription You Keep Forgetting (Motherboard) Let’s be honest: we’ve probably all done this at one time or another.

On-demand music streaming has won (Recode) Labels may complain in public about streaming, but others says that they are making more than enough money to make up for the losses.

Don’t buy anything Apple-related right now (everything is changing) (The Next Web) Apples upcoming change to USB-C may change everything. September and the actual announcements are just around the corner.

Library of Congress might become a piracy hub, RIAA says (Torrent Freak) If the proposed change proceeds, “the RIAA urges it to consult the record labels to make sure that state of the art technological protection measures are deployed to secure their work.” So the RIAA want the government to consult them first? Can you say entitlement?

9 Stages Of Being Obsessed With A Romance Novel Series (Bustle) LOL! This is so true (and also happens with mysteries, sci-fi series, etc.).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love by Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi.

In Today’s Deals, a LG Electronics 55-Inch 1080p Curved Smart OLED TV.   Also, you can get a the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Thin Black Line: A Mike Walton Thriller by Simon Gervais. The Romance Daily Find is Her Lucky Cowboy (Montana Men Series #3) by Jennifer Ryan.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Sam Prichard Series – Books 1-4 by David Archer.  The Extra Daily Deal is Sight Unseen (Kendra Michaels Book 2) by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen.

Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. There is also a  selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Kill Order by James Dashner.

Google Books has a selection of Best Beach Read Bets.

(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.

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Daily Links and Deals: Why does using a period in a text message make you sound insincere or angry?

daily_links_1Today, a look at what people read into using a period in a text message. Also, the Library of Congress has been hacked, perusing 50 years of Star Trek lawsuits and a librarian hands out books at the RNC convention. Today’s deals feature up to 50 off on Logitech PC accessories and a refurbished Vizio soundbar.

Daily Links for Tuesday, July 19, 2016:

Library of Congress wracked by DNS attack (FCW)  The website seems to be still intermittently down.

Why does using a period in a text message make you sound insincere or angry? (The Conversation) Grammar versus the norm and what it says about you. I wonder how long before using punctuation in texts becomes a tell-tale sign of your age, like using two spaces after a period does now….

The Pleads Of The Many: 50 Years of Star Trek Lawsuits (Trademark and Copyright Law) An interesting piece on Star Trek lawsuit history.

This Librarian Handing Out Books At The RNC Wants To “Make America Read Again” (Bustle) I have got to admit that this is an interesting approach to getting people to read.

Deals of the Day: 

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Drinking Closer to Home: A Novel by Jessica Anya Blau.

In Today’s Deals, get up to 50% off select Logitech PC accessories, including mice and keyboards. Also, a Vizio refurbished 38″ soundbar and MEE audio M7P Secure-Fit Sports In-Ear Headphones with Mic, Remote, and Universal Volume Control.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find includes a number of travel guides in the “Rough Guides” series. The Romance Daily Find is Test Drive by Marie Harte.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Duke of My Heart: A Season for Scandal (Book 1) by Kelly Bowen. The Extra Daily Deal is The Bookseller A Novel by Cynthia Swanson.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver.

If you enjoy YA books, Google Books has a collection of Teen Reads Under $5.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: The Internet Archive–Bricks and Mortar Version

daily_links_1Today, there is an interesting piece on the physical home for The Internet Archive, and stories on the confirmation hearing for the new Librarian of Congress and a look at how some really ancient apps are leaving certain PCs open to ransomware. In deals, ther are flash drives, charging ports, flash cars and cables. And there are still deals on Kindle Fire tablets.

Daily Links for Sunday, April 17, 2016:

Librarian of Congress: Carla Hayden’s Senate Confirmation Hearing Scheduled For Next Week (Infodocket) The hearing will be webcast and archived online.

The Internet Archive–Bricks and Mortar Version (Scientific American) Most of us use The Internet Archive online. The real life version is pretty cool too.

Ancient apps leave 3.2 million PCs open to ransomware attacks (Endgadget) It mostly affects schools, but fixes are thankfully on the way.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Sunfail by Steven Savile for 99 cents.

In Today’s Deals, there are deals on Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive, a Photive 60 Watt 6 Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger. Intelligent USB Charger with Auto Detect Technology,  40% off a Kingston Digital 16GB Micro SD Flash Card 2-Pack and RAVPower [5-Pack] Micro USB Cables.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6pre-owned Fire tablets and savings of $15 on a Fire Essentials Bundle. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Buried Secrets (Men of Valor Series #1) by Irene Hannon for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Love Unexpected (Beacons of Hope Series #1) by Jody Hedlund for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Passion for Him by Sylvia Day for $2.99.

Ending soon! Select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3 at the Kobo store until April 18, 2016.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Articles of War by Nick Arvin 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Library Corner: 9-22-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

PEW Report: Libraries at the Crossroads (Pew)

Library of Congress Acquires Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis’ Personal Archive (LOC)

Stanford Health Library, in new digs, celebrates 25th anniversary this year (Stanford)

Spoke-n-words Bike Library (Madison Public Library)

Tennessee mom calls Henrietta Lacks book ‘pornographic,’ seeks to have it banned in school (LA Times)

Community Biology Lab Opens In La Jolla Library (KPBS)

International Library News:

Scotland: Library staff ‘increasingly forced to deal with antisocial behaviour’ (STV)

Policy and Privacy:

Privacy – Who Needs It? (Library Freedom Project)

Copyright: 

Ninth Circuit “Dancing Baby” Copyright Decision: A Quick Read for the Busy Practitioner (Trademark and Copyright)

Georgia’s legal battle with public records advocate deepens (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Reference and Statistics: 

Reference: New Data, Reports, Statistics on Poverty, Income and Health Insurance Coverage Released Today (Infodocket)

Data: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Medicare Part D Prescriber Look-up Tool (Infodocket)

Visualize the Topography of Wages in America with the Living Wage Map (The American Surveyor)

Reference: Census Bureau Releases New Online Data Tool For Entrepreneurs and Small Business Researchers (Infodocket)

Updated Interactive Reference Resource: Vegetation Map For Africa (Infodocket)

An Analysis of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States by Country and Region of Birth (Migration Policy)

Digital Collections:

A Film Festival of Kick Ass Kung Fu/Martial Arts Films in the Public Domain (Open Culture)

Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (LOC)

CIA to Release Declassified President’s Daily Brief Articles from Kennedy and Johnson Administrations CIA)

British Movietone Digital Archives Online (Eastman’s Online Genealogy)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life daily on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

 

Library Corner 1-13-2015

Library corner imageAuthors Guild Gives Up Trying To Sue Libraries For Digitally Scanning Book Collection (Tech Dirt)

25+ Of The Most Majestic Libraries In The World (Bored Panda)

Some more great photogenic libraries (Teleread)

Now Trending on Twitter: Public Libraries (Publishers Weekly)

 Bueller, Lebowski, Wonka, Ryan, and 21 Other Films Join National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (Infodocket)

New Collection From Cambridge Digital Library: “‘Crown Jewels’ Of English Lute Music Go Online” (Infodocket)

Ireland’s great hunger museum launches digital database of great famine illustrations (Quinnipiac)

Science: Climate Change: The Ocean Adapt Database (Infodocket)