Funny Rap Video About Reading Books

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson It may be hard to believe, but a video about reading books has made YouTube’s top ten most watched videos for today. Julian Smith’s rap video tells the story of a young man who just wants to read a book without being interrupted. “Don’t you ever interrupt me while I’m reading a book,” he says. Watch it …

YouTube Tests Live Streaming Platform

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Yesterday, Google-owned YouTube began a two-day trial of its live streaming service with four select partners: Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood. According to the announcement from YouTube, “Based on the results of this initial test, we’ll evaluate rolling out the platform more broadly to our partners worldwide.” The platform also includes a cool feature …

3D Consumer Camera, Russia Bans YouTube, EU Lobbied on Privacy

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Welcome to the first Tech Digest roundup of noteworthy links about new technology, digital developments, social media, cool gadgets, and more. Without further ado, here is today’s digest: Amazon Announces New Kindle As everyone predicted this week when they saw the Kindle was out-of-stock, Amazon has announced a “smaller, lighter, faster” Kindle. It looks like Amazon is …

Ten Tips to Be Awesome Online (and Other Lessons from O’Reilly’s Web 2.0)

In English Language, Resources by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Last week, Internet gurus and techies gathered in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by TechWeb and O’Reilly Conferences, to show off their social media savvy, present their new startups, and to learn about the latest thinking in Internet culture. Web 2.0 explores the nitty-gritty of owning and running a Web site, managing a social …

Chefkoch Gaining on YouTube, Facebook (in Germany)

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary Nielsen has released a list of the most popular social media networks in Germany and, for the first time ever, the site chefkoch.de, focused on food and cooking, has made it into the top ten (with 4.9 million users in December 2009). As reported in the Boersenblatt, Germany was the only country surveyed to have a top ten site …

Bonus Material: How to Sell Island Fiction to Islanders

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-AbxwkE2TQ The above video is a book trailer for Michael Holgate’s Night of the Indigo. The dreadlocked man in the video is the author. As series editor, Joanne Gail Johnson is eager to see the Island Fiction Series sell out their 2,000 copy first printings. Originally, Macmillan had planned ten titles for the series, but scaled back …