Gimbling in the Wabe – The Tigers in This Picture

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A Rant About Clickbait of All Shapes and Sizes on Facebook (and Other Social Media Platforms) * ~ * ~ * There Are TWO Tigers In This Picture, Can You Spot The Second One? 99% of Viewers Can’t! (WordPorn.com)   I have a friend on Facebook; he’s a very nice guy. He cares deeply about [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – An Interesting Little Experiment

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Last week, I was trolling around on the internet (as I am wont to do), and I came across an article from my local newspaper stating that more college graduates are living at home with their parents than ever before.  While the article itself drew no judgmental conclusions, the headline, taglines and promos all put [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Tangible Authors

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I am an extremely lucky person.  At times when I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I would even say that I am blessed. I live in an existence where I am surrounded by books.  I own books, I can download books electronically, I have a library nearby where I can not only check out books but [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What We Choose

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So I was tooling around on Facebook last night – something I do far too often – and I was getting pissed.  I know that I’ve pretty much created my Facebook feed by liking certain posts and following certain pages, so what shows up has been geared to what I’ve established as things I want [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Thousand Words

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If a picture paints a thousand words Then why can’t I paint you? The words will never show the you I’ve come to know.      ~ David Gates Anyone who has eaten a ripe, juicy peach knows how messy they can be.  No amount of slurping will keep the juice from running down your [….]

Random House Updates Its BookScout App for Facebook

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Random House, Inc., announces major updates to its BookScout app in conjunction with Facebook’s improved timeline and About page. Launched in January, BookScout enables book lovers to share their favorite reads with friends and view personalized recommendations on Facebook. As part of Facebook’s announcements today, people can now choose to add their BookScout activity to [….]

America’s Facebook Generation Is Reading

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Good news, book lovers, it appears that the “Facebook generation” doesn’t suck at reading! From NPR: In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything longer than 140 characters — a new report from the Pew Research Center’s [….]