According to Oxford Dictionaries a digital detox is a “period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the …[Continue]
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Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?
Last week Amazon announced a Kindle book membership program that includes unlimited books from their Kindle Unlimited library of 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. Is it worth it? First of all, it’s certainly worth taking advantage of their Kindle …[Continue]
Crowdsourced Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps
After beating out Facebook and Apple for the purchase of Israeli mapping startup Waze, Google is now integrating the crowd-sourced Waze traffic updates into its mobile mapping apps. Google Maps will continue to buy traffic data from third-party vendors, but …[Continue]
Is Feedly the Heir Apparent to Google Reader?
If you’re a Google Reader fan, then you already know that the much loved (free) service is shutting down on July 1st. I’ve read dozens of roundup articles on alternative services, such as this one from Gizmodo. At the moment, …[Continue]
It’s Official! Tweeting isn’t Just for the Birds
In its latest update, the Oxford English Dictionary has added a new definition for “tweet.” And I say that makes it official, tweeting is no longer just for the birds! Congratulations, Twitter! Other new tech words included in this month’s …[Continue]
What is Goodreads?
Goodreads is a social network that revolves around book reviews and recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads has 16 million members, 30,000 book clubs and over 23 million book reviews. And Goodreads recently announced that they are being acquired by Amazon. …[Continue]
How Google Tracks the Flu
Google Flu Trends tracks flu season internationally and down to the city. To drill down on the data, just click the map for your country, then your state. The city data is available on its own tab. It’s looking scary …[Continue]
What is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter chat is a an organized event (sometimes occurring at regular times) to tweet on a pre-arranged hashtag. It is similar to a Twitter party, but while a party may only occur once or twice, Twitter chats frequently recur …[Continue]