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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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The Internet Doesn’t Make You Dumb, but What You Choose to Read Might

The Internet Doesn’t Make You Dumb, but What You Choose to Read Might | Litteris | Scoop.it
Drugs aren’t the only thing that can addle our brains. New research confirms what your brain may feel following a long, uncontrolled binge through the depths of your social media feeds: The content we devour on the internet really can have a lasting effect on our cognitive abilities. At least, so says a new study published by the International Journal of Business Administration this May.

This is by no means a new hypothesis—New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Carr has argued that the world wide web can erode our intelligence many times, and many ways. But this study suggests it may not be the screen time that’s at fault for lessened abilities—it’s the low quality of most online content. The IJBA study suggests that people who read more low-quality content had lower sophistication, syntax, cadence, and rhythm in their own writing.

In order to conduct the study, researchers collected writing samples from 65 participants between the ages of 23 and 42. Those individuals then self-reported their reading habits as well as what they spent the most time consuming in terms of books, newspapers, and websites. The information was then run through an algorithm-based complexity measurement tool, which matched the quality of the written samples against samples from the sources that the participants said they frequently read. The data suggested a strong correlation between reading and writing skills—meaning, people who read more complex stories had more complex writing, and vice versa. Of course, this study is only suggesting a correlation between these two things—it’s not necessarily clear that one causes the other.

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How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method

How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method | Litteris | Scoop.it
A great story might be hiding right under your nose.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, June 1, 10:24 PM
Very simple but effective way of finding a plot for your story.
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11 Exercises That'll Make Book Lovers Excited To Work Out

11 Exercises That'll Make Book Lovers Excited To Work Out | Litteris | Scoop.it

"Note: The following exercises were created for satirical purposes. But if you try these at home and get more fitness and reading in, email the authors so they can feel good about their lives."


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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, May 29, 6:46 PM
29 May 2016

Did you burn more calories than pages you read today?

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'People are hungry for real bookstores': Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving

'People are hungry for real bookstores': Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving | Litteris | Scoop.it
At 78, the multimillion-selling author has begun a new career, opening her own bookshop – and joining a business sector that’s flourishing again in the US

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Why is audiobook production taking off? Thank e-books and digital media

Why is audiobook production taking off? Thank e-books and digital media | Litteris | Scoop.it
An increase in the use of e-books and other digital technology has led to a boom in audiobook production over the last few years.
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Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Advice to Writers

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Advice to Writers | Litteris | Scoop.it
"Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world."

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¿Qué es una y y cómo se organiza una biblioteca humana?

¿Qué es una y y cómo se organiza una biblioteca humana? | Litteris | Scoop.it
  ¿Qué es una y y cómo se organiza una biblioteca humana? La Biblioteca Humana está diseñada para construir un marco positivo para cualquier conversación que pueda luchar contra los estereotipos y los prejuicios a través del diálogo.
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What Makes Stories Go Viral: The Emotional Combinations Formula

What Makes Stories Go Viral: The Emotional Combinations Formula | Litteris | Scoop.it
A study of 65,000 articles.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 24, 11:15 AM

Want your content to go viral? Then you've got to read this post.

 

Written by Kerry JonesKelsey Libert, and Kristin Tynski for Harvard Business Review (HBR), this article discusses recent research that nails the formula for creating viral content. The formula parallels with storytelling elements that make for great stories.

 

Yay! As the authors say, "Marketers wanting to increase viral potential can create the ideal configuration of arousal and dominance for reaching a massive audience by incorporating the right emotional combinations into their content."

 

They not only share the research around the formula, they also provide links to great examples to back up their points.

 

Grab this and use it now!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

 

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Cut the Crap and Write Better Now - Copyblogger -

Cut the Crap and Write Better Now - Copyblogger - | Litteris | Scoop.it
How do we edit our writing to eliminate excessive verbiage, woolly thinking, and confusing tangents while keeping our message intact? Let's take a look.

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If I could recommend one site for writers, Copyblogger would be the one. This article is a prime example of the amazing advice you'll find to hone your skills. Check it out!


***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

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26 Literary Puns Only True Book Lovers Will Understand

26 Literary Puns Only True Book Lovers Will Understand | Litteris | Scoop.it
How many of these made you laugh? Tell us in the comments! FacebookTwitterPinterestPrint Friendly Comments comments

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, May 22, 10:33 PM
We can always use more Pride and Prejudice puns, right? 
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Five interesting facts about Adobe legacy eBook RMSDK

Five interesting facts about Adobe legacy eBook RMSDK | Litteris | Scoop.it
It’s no secret Adobe Reader Mobile Software Development Kit is used by a lot of “eBook companies”. Check this list and y…
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50 Effective Ways To Market Your Book Without Going Crazy - Mixtusmedia.com

50 Effective Ways To Market Your Book Without Going Crazy - Mixtusmedia.com | Litteris | Scoop.it

Book marketing can leave you feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. There are a million different options, tactics, ideas, and approaches - it makes your head spin. 


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Penelope's curator insight, May 18, 8:36 PM
With the dizzying amount of choices available to authors to market their books, it can seem like a never-ending chore. However, this writer has packed 50 wonderful suggestions into one fabulous post. Enjoy!

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A great list if book marketing activities to get you started.
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Why Do College Students Stubbornly Insist On Reading Paper Books?

Why Do College Students Stubbornly Insist On Reading Paper Books? | Litteris | Scoop.it
A generation at risk.
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Elements of Storytelling That Will Help You Write Emotionally Dynamic Scripts

Elements of Storytelling That Will Help You Write Emotionally Dynamic Scripts | Litteris | Scoop.it

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V Renée:  "No one knows storytelling quite like Pixar.  Their films are entertaining on so many levels; they make us laugh, make us cry, and even make us want to become better filmmakers. But perhaps the greatest quality of a Pixar movie is its ability to move an audience, which is a direct result of the brain trust's aptitude for great storytelling."

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8 Laws of Foreshadowing  

8 Laws of Foreshadowing   | Litteris | Scoop.it
Foreshadowing is an important tool for creating suspense and setting the scene for the story arc of your novel. Read the 8 laws of foreshadowing.

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Romance sells, and its readers like their smartphone e-books - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

Romance sells, and its readers like their smartphone e-books - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond | Litteris | Scoop.it
An article looking at the success of the romance and erotica genres in the UK notes that romance readers are twice as likely to read on their smartphone.
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El libro: su pasado y su futuro (PDF)

Entrevista a Roger Chartier publicada en la Revista Trama & Texturas

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Las 4 claves de la edición digital

Las 4 claves de la edición digital | Litteris | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee, nada menos que el inventor de la World Wide Web tiene una visión particular sobre el futuro de los libros digitales.
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12 Writing and Formatting Tactics That’ll Get Your Longest Posts Read

12 Writing and Formatting Tactics That’ll Get Your Longest Posts Read | Litteris | Scoop.it

As you can see, Nielsen says that users read a maximum of 28% of the words during an average visit.


When you apply this formula to your 1500-word post, the answer comes out as 420 words.


If you’ve been spending hours whipping out longform content, know that your readers have been IGNORING most of it.


But, there’s help: you can use findings of various web readability studies and other general web writing and styling practices to boost your post readership. Here are 12 of the most effective writing and formatting tactics, to give you a head start. ...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 24, 3:09 AM

Neil Patel shares 12 excellent tips on writing and blogging.

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La inteligencia editorial en manos de una startup mexicana

La inteligencia editorial en manos de una startup mexicana | Litteris | Scoop.it
Más que una plataforma de autopublicación online, Novelistik analiza patrones de lectura que sirven a autores y editoriales para crear libros que la gente disfrute más y vendan mejor.
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Encourage your discouraged readers! 5 digital tools to spark a love of reading - ISTE

Encourage your discouraged readers! 5 digital tools to spark a love of reading - ISTE | Litteris | Scoop.it
The 21st century is an exciting time of change. A great deal of that change is an outgrowth of the technological explosion. But our children have no concept of this “change” because technology has always been a part of their lives. 

In this digital environment, it is more important than ever that children are proficient readers. Yet we continue to see students in our classrooms who we label “reluctant readers” — those who can read but choose not to. We need to help these discouraged students find their motivation or passion for reading.

While there is no easy way to make kids want to read, we all know the odds are better if an activity seems popular, cool and fun. One way to do that is through technology. Here are some digital tools that can help engage students in reading.

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How to Write a Thrilling Action Scene

How to Write a Thrilling Action Scene | Litteris | Scoop.it
Please welcome Jessi Rita Hoffman as our guest today. Jessi is a developmental editor and story coach who helps authors clarify and elevate their material. She is a former publishing house editor i…

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In Defence of E-books 

In Defence of E-books  | Litteris | Scoop.it
I recently started reading a novel. I’ve been reading it on a tablet, actually. It’s called Newtons Sleep (and no, that’s not a typo), by a writer called Daniel O’Mahony. It’s about… well, I’m still figuring that out, but from what I gather so far it’s about England in the immediate aftermath of the Civil [...]

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50.000 eBooks del proyecto Gutenberg ahora como audiolibros gratis a través de Capti Narrator

50.000 eBooks del proyecto Gutenberg ahora como audiolibros gratis a través de Capti Narrator | Litteris | Scoop.it
Nos escriben de Charmtech Labs LLC, creadores de la aplicación Capti Narrator para hacernos conocer sobre la disponibilidad de 50.000 eBooks del catálogo del Proyecto Gutenberg, que a partir de ahora se pueden acceder en formato audiolibro a través...
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