The Wikipedia Recent Changes Map, shows where every unregistered user is editing from in real time. You can watch the titles of Wikipedia entries that have just been altered on a map of the world, or you can watch a quickly moving list of items scroll by. Via View All Unregistered Wikipedia Edits in Real Time | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce.
It’s hard to beat classic episodes of Sesame Street for timeless, near-universal educational appeal, but engineer and Adafruit Industries founder Limor Fried still saw an unmet need in the educational-video space. “We looked around and didn’t see an ‘Elmo for engineering’ or a kid’s show that celebrated science and engineering,” she tells Co.Design. “Every kid seems to have a cell phone or a tablet, but they know more about SpongeBob than how a LED works on the device or TV they’re watching, and we wanted to change that.” So she and her team at Adafruit created Circuit Playground, a Youtube series that combines chirpy puppets with hackery know-how via A Web Series For Kids Aims To Be The “Elmo for Engineering” | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.
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The Sandbox is a neat game for those who enjoy puzzles, world creation, physics and just causing mayhem.
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Amazon is readying the launch of a new publishing platform called Kindle Worlds where writers will be able to publish and earn royalties from their fanfiction.
For now, fanfic writers are limited to submitting stories about only three TV shows: ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, the CW’s Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, which aired its series finale on the CW last December. Amazon Publishing has secured licenses for those three properties (all owned by Warner Bros.), though it expects to announce more licenses soon.
Most stories on the publishing platform will be priced between $0.99 and $3.99. More details about submission rules and royalty rates are on Amazon.com. Via ‘Vampire Diaries’ among shows licensed for Amazon fan fic platform | PopWatch | EW.com.
While Amazon Cloud Drive has been on quite the world tour as of late, Canadians have had to watch as seemingly everyone else gets the storage service first. Thankfully, Canucks can now do more than just twiddle their thumbs now that Cloud Drive has gone live in their country. Pricing is virtually on par with what Americans know, with a 5GB free tier and multiple paid tiers that start at $10 per year for 20GB. All the Cloud Drive-focused desktop and mobile apps are now available as well. Via Amazon Cloud Drive Reaches Canada | Engadget.
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The fact that there will be a global system of interconnected computer networks, sensors, actuators, and devices all using the internet protocol holds so much potential to change our lives that it is often referred to as the internet’s next generation via How the Internet of Things Changes Everything – Stefan Ferber – Harvard Business Review.
The article provides a business perspective on the importance of the Internet of Things.
- Pew Study: Why Parents Love Libraries | The Digital Shift – School Library Journal
- Librarians Take Aim at Pew Study on Parents and Libraries | The Digital Shift – School Library
Tech trends and library services in the digital age from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and also Pew: Tech trends and library services in the digital age | Stephen’s Lighthouse