Daily Links and Deals: The Poem That Introduced Santa Claus to the World

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, December 23,  2016:

You can currently save 50% on any Google Play Movies purchase (9 to 5 Google) These deals runs thru January.

Navajos hope to digitally preserve thousands of hours of oral history (Arizona Republic) This is amazing. The importance of oral history cannot be overemphasized and to see this preserved digitally is fantastic.

Black mirrors: Why are so many TV shows obsessed with tech? (CNET) As much as we love it, we still have a lot of anxieties about technology.

US government starts asking foreign travelers to disclose their social media accounts (The Verge) I don’t know about you, but this makes me very nervous. Even though it is supposedly limited – for now.

The Poem That Introduced Santa Claus to the World (Read it Forward) Twas the story of the creation of this Christmas classic.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Way Station by Clifford D. Simak.

In Today’s Deals, the LG Electronics PF1000U Ultra Short Throw Smart Home Theater Projector.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90. There is a Fire Tablet, 7″ (16 GB) for $50.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.) All of the three of the Alexa devices are sold out until after Christmas. The sale is still on, so if you want one and are willing to wait, it is still a good deal.

You can still get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time by Alan Sepinwall, Matt Zoller Seitz. The Romance Daily Find is A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas by Kim Redford.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. The Extra Daily Deal is A Wallflower Christmas
A Novel by Lisa Kleypas.

Until December 25th, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O e-reader is on sale for $159.99 (with free shipping).

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes Wreck the Halls by Sarah Graves.

Google Books has a selection of Up to 85% off Great Reads.

(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: Letting Your Kids Play in Social Media

daily linksDigital Life:

Letting Your Kids Play in the Social Media Sandbox (New York Times)

Trade-In Values Have Tanked for Older eReaders (The Ebook Reader)

Used eBook Marketplace Tom Kabinet Launches eBookstore (Ink, Bits, & Pixels [formerly The Digital Reader])

Trans-Pacific Partnership still pushing to screw your rights in secret (Teleread)

Tablet Magazine puts a price on comments to eliminate online trolls (The Passive Voice)

New Dr Seuss Books Coming in July (Ink, Bits and Pixels)

How Google determined our right to be forgotten (The Guardian)

Apps and Software:

BBM for Android now available on the Amazon Appstore (Android Central)

Kindlebox Automatically Sends Books from Dropbox to Your Kindle (Lifehacker via Teleread)

Google has officially launched a Google Play Music app for iPad (Tab Times)

IFTTT launches 3 new apps to create an easy button for the web (Gigaom)

Broadband and Telephone News:

UK parliament calls for Internet to be classified as a public utility (Ars Technica)

US carriers still stink at unlocking phones, analysis finds (Ars Technica)

Gaming and Streaming:

​Sling TV to add Epix video-on-demand channels (Cnet)

Tips, Tricks and How-to:

Log out Everywhere except your current Browser on your WordPress Blog (Social Positives)

How to connect iPad to your TV (Tab Times)

Finds and Deals:

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals titles include Romance, Science Fiction, Literature and Young adult. There are also 50 Romance and Mystery titles in the 50 Kindle Books for $2 deal. Ed McBain’s Cop Hater (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 1),  is one of the titles for $2. 🙂

The Nook Find of the Day is Vicktor E.  Frankl’s  spiritual classic, Man’s Search for Meaning for $2.99.

The Kobo Daily Deal is Smokin’ Hot by Lynn LaFleur for $2.99.

Amazon music store is featuring $5 Digital Music Deals, including Night Visions by Imagine Dragons.

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 the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.