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"The US film industry may have generated revenues somewhere in the region of $40 billion last year, but it seems Hollywood still has plenty of work to do if it wants to compete with that most hallowed of American institutions: the public library."

"Yes, according to a recent Gallup poll (the first such survey since 2001), visiting the local library remains by far the most common cultural activity Americans engage in."

#Libraries #reading
In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really.
 
Several years back, I started a project I call String-Along stories. Basically, collaborative novels. We have two now, the second one just came out last month. This month we're selling them on the cheap, doing a buy-one-get-one, and we have a giveaway today. I'm super excited to have both books available together. It's really exciting.

Learn more about the giveaway and sells/discounts:
https://talesfrombabylon.com/2019/11/15/sales-and-giveaway-of-our-collaborative-novels/

The giveaway ends today, so head to the link and comment or subscribe to our newsletter above the comments to enter the giveaway.

Thanks y'all!

#writing #reading #FreeEbook #FreeEbooks #ebook
 
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Dark


I have made another drawing with the white on dark method (also used it here: DIZZY!). Seemed appropriate.

You can read about the Inktober challenge on this page: Inktober

Today's words is: "Dark."

#Inktober #inktober19 #dark #reading #naked #evening
 
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Night Aggressions


Hold onto your butts. Last year around this time, I started work on a horror story with fellow author, Trent Becker. It got out of hand. It's a lot longer than we had anticipated. Skip forward one year, and we are releasing it, one chapter at a time as blog posts. So, if you want a scary story to start reading for Halloween, we've got one.

Chapter 1 landed today and can be found here.

About Night Aggressions.
It's the 90s, and two besties working at a fast food restaurant called Taco House and a local sheriff are about to be taken for the ride of their lives dealing with the townsfolk who have turned aggressive and against their own. Killing those who have not been infected.

We'll be releasing a new chapter every Friday until it's done and dusted. Feel free to follow along at the Emerald Dragon Tales blog where it will be posting. If you use RSS readers, here's the RSS feed for Emerald Dragon: https://www.emeralddragontales.com/1/feed. If you read along, be sure to sound off in the comments on the chapters to let us know how we're doing and how it's going, so Trent can see too. Trent isn't on Pluspora, so it'll be the quickest way to throw some love his way.

#AmWriting #reading #horror #Halloween #FreeStory
 
Trends in U.S. Adolescents’ media use, 1976–2016: The rise of digital media, the decline of TV, and the (near) demise of print.

Below is an abstract of a study which just came out on media use among teens, across a 40-year period, including a focus on the trends of the past few years. Seems like reading may be an endangered species, along with attention span and focus.

I've researched, lectured, and written extensively (since the 1990's) about the "addictiveness" of Internet, first solo, then fused with all-encompassing "devices", now addictive to the point people cannot bear being detached. (See E.g., http://www.devicedevotion.com)

Researcher/author Larry Rosen presented stats (around the time of this study) showed variations among generations & mini-generations in media/communication preferences. Some (and adults increasingly) prefer instant communication - chat/texting.
Some (boomers, e.g.) watch TV a lot whereas other gens never watch and don't take TV's to dorm rooms these days.
You can get a sense of this (easy reading) at http://www.fenichel.com/pokeme.shtml
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Here's the new long-term study. (I'd guess the trend has continued exponentially from 2016 through today)

Digital media use has increased considerably, with the average 12th grader in 2016 spending more than twice as much time online as in 2006, and with time online, texting, and on social media totaling to about 6 hr a day by 2016. Whereas only half of 12th graders visited social media sites almost every day in 2008, 82% did by 2016. At the same time, iGen adolescents in the 2010s spent significantly less time on print media, TV, or movies compared with adolescents in previous decades. The percentage of 12th graders who read a book or a magazine every day declined from 60% in the late 1970s to 16% by 2016, and 8th graders spent almost an hour less time watching TV in 2016 compared with the early 1990s. Trends were fairly uniform across gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The rapid adoption of digital media since the 2000s has displaced the consumption of legacy media. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)

Citation
Twenge, J. M., Martin, G. N., & Spitzberg, B. H. (2019). Trends in U.S. Adolescents’ media use, 1976–2016: The rise of digital media, the decline of TV, and the (near) demise of print. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(4), 329-345.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000203

#communication #media #generational #mediapreferences #digitalmedia #television #printmedia #reading #psychology
 
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Montreal anarchist Bookfair poster. Created by zola_mtl


I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#anarchism #revolution #anonymous #anarchy
#book #books #reading #art #poster #Montreal
#Canada
 
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# Ligne Clear - 13 drawings #


Krita drawings - 3522 x 6000 - 13 drawings made without any plan or meaning. Classic Katharsisdrill meditative evening drawings.

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High resolution files:


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Fossil Frank - 1.4 MB PNG.

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Zeus the incendiary - 1.0 MB PNG.

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Reading girl - 1.5 MB PNG.

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Tea - 660 KB PNG.

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Huntress - 1.1 MB PNG.

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The Pickelhaube - 1.5 MB PNG.

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Doctor Virtuaworld - 2.2 MB PNG.

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Captain Rentboy - 1.4 MB PNG.

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Frogman - 1.3 MB PNG.

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Guitar girl - 1.1 MB PNG.

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Birch Man - 1.5 MB PNG.

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Woody Willi - 1.6 MB PNG.

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Pickle Helmet - 1.1 MB PNG.




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Like all other works on this profile this work is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Attribute: Katharsisdrill - Link to: https://www.datataffel.dk/u/katharsisdrill



#art #krita #madewithkrita #drawing #eveningdrawings #ligneclair #zeus #fossilfules #reading #tea #hunt #virtualreality #rentboy #frog #guitar #birch #wood #pickelhaube #dongday #boobsday
#mywork #ownwork #cc #creativecommons #cc-by
 
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Challenge 7 Jours de lecture : afficher les couvertures de sept livres que vous aimez (1 livre par jour pendant 7 jours) - pas d’explications, pas de critiques, seulement les couvertures.
Et demandez chaque jour à un ami de relever le défi. Il n’y a aucune obligation d’accepter le défi ;)

Invitation ouverte : si vous lisez ceci et que vous aimez l’idée de voir de nombreuses couvertures à explorer, n’attendez pas d’être invité.
Commencez à partager 7 couvertures de livres pendant 7 jours, en marquant les autres et en utilisant le hashtag #7DayBookCoverChallenge pour voir ce que les autres ont posté (et pour que les autres puissent voir ce que vous postez).

Invitation à @Anne Har @Anne Har qui aime bien la littérature :)

7 Day Book Challenge: to post the covers of seven books you love (1 book per day for 7 days) - no explanations, no reviews, just the covers.
Also, ask a friend each day to take up the challenge. There’s no obligation to accept the challenge

Open invitation: if you’re reading this and like the idea of seeing many covers around to explore, don’t wait to be invited. Please jump in to start sharing 7 covers over 7 days, tagging others and use the hashtag #7DayBookCoverChallenge to see what others have posted (and so others can see what you post.)

#7DayBookCoverChallenge #books #livres #lecture #reading #literature #littérature
 
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Challenge 7 Jours de lecture : afficher les couvertures de sept livres que vous aimez (1 livre par jour pendant 7 jours) - pas d’explications, pas de critiques, seulement les couvertures.
Et demandez chaque jour à un ami de relever le défi. Il n’y a aucune obligation d’accepter le défi ;)

Invitation ouverte : si vous lisez ceci et que vous aimez l’idée de voir de nombreuses couvertures à explorer, n’attendez pas d’être invité.
Commencez à partager 7 couvertures de livres pendant 7 jours, en marquant les autres et en utilisant le hashtag #7DayBookCoverChallenge pour voir ce que les autres ont posté (et pour que les autres puissent voir ce que vous postez).

Invitation à @Anne Har @Anne Har qui aime bien la littérature :)

7 Day Book Challenge: to post the covers of seven books you love (1 book per day for 7 days) - no explanations, no reviews, just the covers.
Also, ask a friend each day to take up the challenge. There’s no obligation to accept the challenge

Open invitation: if you’re reading this and like the idea of seeing many covers around to explore, don’t wait to be invited. Please jump in to start sharing 7 covers over 7 days, tagging others and use the hashtag #7DayBookCoverChallenge to see what others have posted (and so others can see what you post.)

#7DayBookCoverChallenge #books #livres #lecture #reading #literature #littérature
 
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Between the pages

shelter made of words
in this chilly, rainy night –
warmer solitude

#haikusunday #haiku #poem #mywork #streetart #elninodelaspinturas #books #reading
mural by El Niño de las pinturas
 
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Between the pages

shelter made of words
in this chilly, rainy night –
warmer solitude

#haikusunday #haiku #poem #mywork #streetart #elninodelaspinturas #books #reading
mural by El Niño de las pinturas
 

Google Books adds new experimental features that you can test right now | The Verge

You can now opt-in to test experimental Google Books features on the web, allowing you to try out new features while they’re still under development and yet to be widely released. You can opt into the new features by going to play.google.com/books and clicking the settings cog on the top right of the screen. Within the “Beta features” menu, you have the option of enabling any features that Google is currently publicly testing.
#technology #Google #books #reading
 
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Girl reading


Another of my off drawings made when I needed to clear my mind. As @Robert Biloute - on diaspora-fr.org wrote: "creative procrastination FTW." (FTW - Fhat the Wuck).

#art #drawing #Krita #mywork #reading #girl #book #books
 
@switchingsocial Any suggestions for a #FOSS implementation similar to Goodreads? I've been looking for it a long time and currently managing myself with #Calibre Web

#Books #Reading
 
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Ah yes... Seeing, focusing, reading, thinking.... all good things. I do remember them. Clever marketing, and sign.

#signs #reading #focus #cyberpsychology #focus #mindfulness #myphoto #gplusrefugee #busstop #street #NYC
 

RAMBleed Attack – Reading Bits in Memory Without Accessing Them


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20157291
Posted by ga-vu (karma: 196)
Post stats: Points: 185 - Comments: 59 - 2019-06-11T17:03:40Z

\#HackerNews #accessing #attack #bits #memory #rambleed #reading #them #without
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 143 - Loop: 167 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 41
 
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