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Two cool things that Amazon (might) be doing

I bought my first kindle about two months ago. I don't use it daily, but when I do, I am impressed.  One day I was riding on a train through Korea reading my Kindle.  About halfway through the 10th tunnel, I realized how well-lit it is. Normally, I had to pause and wait until we passed through the tunnel to continue reading. My Kindle was perfectly lit with the sun shining in the window and when under a big mountain.

There are two things that I like about my Kindle that I did not know about until I bought it.  

 

1) I love the social bookmark function. it is great for previewing a book. It is interesting to see what hoards of other people felt was worthy to bookmark.  
2) I am not certain if they are actually doing this one.  I think that my Kindle is learning from me based on both my Amazon book browsing history as well as what I search for on Audible.com (owned by Amazon) It seems like the screen saver suggestions are getting more tailored for me.  Again, I am not certain if this is true.

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How We Will Read in the near future: Clay Shirky

How We Will Read in the near future: Clay Shirky | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A very interesting read about how we will read in the near future.  If you enjoyed "The Shallows", you will be interested in Clay Skirky's take on how our society will be interacting with text in the near future!


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The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover.

The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
See the Best Rated Free Kindle Books. Better than the bestseller lists. Handpicked and updated Daily (8AM CST). Most are free only for a limited time (24- 48 hrs) and don't show up on Amazon's Bestseller list (they might after being free).

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Tracee Orman, Susana GR
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Jeff Bezos Revealed: Game Changers - 48 Min Video

Jeff Bezos Revealed: Game Changers  - 48 Min Video | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An inside look at the quiet giant behind Amazon.com.  Today I learned about the space travel plans of Amazon.  I also didn't know about his helecopter crash.  This is a fast-moving documentary with insight from many industry leaders.

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