So I’m introducing a new feature on my blog in an effort to post more often. It’ll be a (bi-)weekly round-up of links to interesting things I’ve seen and read across the web. Most items will be things I’ve shared already on Twitter, but I’ll try to include some unique links as well.
Of course, this idea is not new, but I’ve found that my favourite blog posts and newsletters are round-up ones. So hopefully these will become useful to someone else out there.
Here’s what I found interesting over the past week and a bit:
Books & Publishing:
- Booktrack: Soundtracks for Books – Cool idea: enhance the reading experience with a soundtrack that includes music and sound effects to make you feel like you’re really there.
- Reading Revolution: 14 Marvelous Modern Libraries
- Book Quotes to Live By & Pass On
- The Trinity Library, Dublin, Ireland – At some point, I have to visit Dublin to see this library in person. It looks amazing.
- “The Hunger Games” Viral Campaign Heats Up
- From the Guardian: The death of books has been greatly exaggerated
- Is the Personal Library Doomed?
PR, Communications & Marketing:
- 10 Blogs You Should Be Reading If You Manage A Company’s Content Strategy
- 16 Social Media Tools for Meeting Client Demands
- The 7 Essential Elements of Effective Social Media Marketing
- Three Keys to Marketing Fiction in the Current Environment – Three great tips for marketing more than just fiction.
- How To Pitch Anything To Anyone
- Twitter Just Got the Respect it Deserves
- Google Quietly Rolls Out The Chrome Extension To Bring +1 To The Entire Web
- Google’s doodle tribute to Freddie with a blog post from Brian May
- How do you use your Moleskine? – I don’t know why I’ve never thought about using a reporter notebook horizontally. Totally inspired now and I want yet another Moleskine.
- What Do You Want to Say You’ve Done?
- Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age – A very, very interesting article on collaboration in general. My favourite quote: “If anything, crowdsourcing is suspicious of expertise, because the more expert we are, the more likely we are to be limited in what we conceive to be the problem, let alone the answer.”
- Sequencing the Startup DNA on LinkedIn
Travel photos: (from my Tumblr)
- September 5: Umbrella stands in Japan
- September 4: Canons outside the Jewel House at the Tower of London
- September 3: Jellyfish at the Vancouver Aquarium
- September 2: Toronto skyline
- September 1: Imagine. Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC
- September 31: Little blue door in Cambridge
- August 30: A random side street in Oxford. Beautiful
- August 29: George Washington and Co. in Chicago