In the mid-late ’90s, I ran a mailing list, “chaingang,” whose sole purpose was to forward links and bits and bobs to interested parties. This is the 21st century version of that mailing list, compiled weekly.
- What States Have Highest Concentrations of Librarians? and Librarians in the U.S. from 1880-2009. The first article mentions the second, hence why the double dip. Anything with data correlation and analysis I dig, specifically now that I know what states NOT to ever apply for jobs in.
- Third of adults use smartphone says Ofcom report – Article at the BBC on recently released study illustrating the rise of technology useage. What was striking to me is that buried at the end of the report was the notation tha radio grew 2.9% since 2009 and listeners listen to over 1 billion hours a week (assume in the U.K. only due to how BBC article is written)
- Spineless Classics: Single Page Book Posters – Fantastic idea! I’m annoyed I didn’t come up with this myself. Examples: Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby
- Tell Me What People Don’t Understand About Your Job – Great responses from a number of fields, most of all the responses from librarians.
- Why Texting Is the Most Important Information Service in the World – The more I an do on my mobile (pay bills, send money via Paypal, take pictures/video, program home electronics, access files in the cloud, etc etc), the more I wonder what else I can do with my mobile. The possibilities are endless.
- [infographic] A Librarian’s Worth – I am a librarian and I approve of this infographic.
- MTV Turns 30 Today – On August 1, 1981, I was 9. And MTV launched at 12:01 AM. The first 24 hours available here