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Website propels audiobooks' popularity

Website propels audiobooks' popularity | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
"The Starling Project" will test the appetite for an emerging art form that blends the immersive charm of old-time radio drama with digital technology. Just as original TV series such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" transformed Netflix into a content creator as well as a distributor, Audible is aiming to distinguish itself in the booming audiobook market with original audio dramas that are written specifically for the form. [...] Audible has commissioned and produced about 30
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Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello… | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
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Ello | rumblepress | ATTACK OF THE GIRL SCOUT

Ello | rumblepress | ATTACK OF THE GIRL SCOUT | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
ATTACK OF THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE MONSTERS!

 

It's Girl Scout cookie sale time again.

 

I always face this time of year with a mixture of dread and delight. I like the cookies, but I remember the Girl Scouts as cookie-eaters rather than cookie-bringers!

 

I have three sisters. When I was a pre-school boy, one of my older sisters was a Girl Scout, and their troop or den (or more accurately, "gang") often had meetings in my house. On the days they descended upon my house, they attacked it

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Ello | rumblepress | NIGHTMARE IN FUNKY TOWN!

Ello | rumblepress | NIGHTMARE IN FUNKY TOWN! | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
NIGHTMARE IN FUNKY TOWN!

 

Oh, the horror! WARNING: I'm going to give you a link to a Dance Central video on YouTube, but I warn you that if you view it, you will be haunted by nightmares forever. The images are more terrifying than anything you can imagine!Here is the video -- view it at your own risk!

 

Horrifying, right?

 

A while back @jineapple posted a list of the nine SCARIEST monsters. I added clowns to her list back then. Well, I now officially put these Dance Central mannequin-dancer

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Cancer Is More Bad Luck Than Bad Behavior, Study Says

Cancer Is More Bad Luck Than Bad Behavior, Study Says | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Cancer in most cases may be the result of biological bad luck rather than caused by genes or behavior, with the random division of stem cells making people more vulnerable to mutations, a new study shows.
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Apps Everywhere, but No Unifying Link

Apps Everywhere, but No Unifying Link | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
As people spend more time using apps, their Internet has taken a step backward, becoming more isolated — more like the web before search engines.
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There Is a ‘Picture-Book For Grownups’ All About Ello

There Is a ‘Picture-Book For Grownups’ All About Ello | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Ello's had some weird moments. Like when it started making its first revenue off of selling t-shirts, or when it had an early run with fake Gamergaters. Now add to that list a picture-book for grownups that serves as the diary of an allegorical monkey slowly making his way through Ello. The author is J.C. Little, a…
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Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs

Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
The share of people under age 30 who own private businesses has reached a 24-year-low, according to new data, underscoring financial challenges and a low tolerance for risk among young Americans.
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This is horrible news!

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How Exercise Changes Our DNA

How Exercise Changes Our DNA | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning of our genes, an important step on the way to improved health and fitness.
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Why we still dream we can live on through fame – Stephen Cave – Aeon

Why we still dream we can live on through fame – Stephen Cave – Aeon | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
There are few fantasies so absurd as the idea of living on through fame. So why does immortality still beckon?
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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Next build to be a major update
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Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google

What is "Goliath" and why are Hollywood’s most powerful lawyers working to kill it? In dozens of recently leaked emails from the Sony hack, lawyers from the MPAA and six major studios talk about...
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Massive volcanic eruptions set the stage for dinosaurs’ demise

Massive volcanic eruptions set the stage for dinosaurs’ demise | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Deccan Traps spewed over a million cubic kilometers of rock just before impact.
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Hachette Wants to Turn Twitter Into a Bookstore

Hachette Wants to Turn Twitter Into a Bookstore | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
On the heels of its feud with Amazon, Hachette is experimenting with using the social network as a new way to sell books.
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A chat about Ello and tips for choosing your next social network

A chat about Ello and tips for choosing your next social network | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Paul Budnitz makes luxury bicycles. One day he became tired of the social networks that were out there, so he launched Ello privately for his friends only in 2013.
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Ello | rumblepress | "GATHER YE HAIKUS..." What if

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"GATHER YE HAIKUS..."
What if the Cavalier Poets Had Written Haikus!

 

Have you read the poetry of the English "Cavalier Poets" of the 17th century? If you haven't (or if you slept during the poetry sessions in your school classes), fear not! I have written a series of haikus that summarize the major themes expressed in the poetry of the Cavalier Poets. If you read my haikus, you will not need to read the poems of the Cavalier Poets (which are much longer than my handy h

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Is Judge Shopping a Crime? Should It Be?

Is Judge Shopping a Crime? Should It Be? | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
For a justice system clamoring for greater transparency and fair play, it seems SDNY's actions do not always align with their expectations for others. Judge shopping is indeed "unsavory." Is it a crime?...
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Larger-than-life frontiersman lent his name and legend to Texas community

Larger-than-life frontiersman lent his name and legend to Texas community | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Forced to walk the rest of the way, Bigfoot told people later that he stopped at the first farmhouse he came to, was invited in by the Mexican family and sat down at the table for a meal of 27 eggs. (Most people called it Connally's Store in the early days.) My grandmother told me years ago that when she and her best friend, Lizzie Thomas, were growing up - Lizzie would serve as Bigfoot's postmistress for half a century - Bigfoot himself regularly sent one of the Thomas youngsters to the store
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Runner's Resolutions: 5 Training Goals That Can Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

Runner's Resolutions: 5 Training Goals That Can Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Stressing over your running resolutions? Get some guidance as we approach 2015.
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Ello | rumblepress | YOU MUST GET THE ELLO

Ello | rumblepress | YOU MUST GET THE ELLO | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it

YOU MUST GET THE ELLO MONKEY BOOK!(https://d324imu86q1bqn.cloudfront.net/uploads/asset/attachment/1654487/optimized.jpg)

 

This is MOMENTOUS!  @theanimatedwoman has published "Ello Monkey -- Reanimating Social Media".  

 

It is a modern masterpiece of artistic brilliance!  You can get in for free in PDF or MOBI on Gumroad (yes, free)!  And it is available on Amazon for only $2.99 (this is a steal)!  

 

Please go grab a copy and require that everyone you know get one also!

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Were Christmas cards America's first form of social media?

Were Christmas cards America's first form of social media? | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Prang was a savvy printing entrepreneur who kept adding products and lithographic techniques to his ever-expanding business, including the introduction of Christmas greeting cards (perhaps at his wife's suggestion) in 1875. [...] those billions of snowy landscapes and bag-toting Santas revealed much of what was on people's minds at the height of the Progressive Era. A Christmas greeting that features a little snow-covered house in the countryside had been around since before the Civil War. Wh
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2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning

2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
A wave of technological disruptions is set to shake up the world as we know it.
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Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
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Google's Very Rough Transition

Google's Very Rough Transition | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Google's stock price hit a 52-week low yesterday.This is not surprising news. This has been a year of major change for Google, and it hasn't always been pretty.CEO Larry Page, frustrated with the pace of innovation at the company, took a big step back from day-to-day operations, turning over control to Sundar Pichai.Google's core business, search advertising, is looking shakier than it has in years. The problem is the rise of mobile. Search advertising is the best way to make money on the web. B
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Egyptology can help us future-proof our culture – Grayson Clary – Aeon

Egyptology can help us future-proof our culture – Grayson Clary – Aeon | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
If we want to safeguard our languages, stories and ideas against extinction, we had better study Egyptology
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How the Victorians invented futurism – Iwan Morus – Aeon

How the Victorians invented futurism – Iwan Morus – Aeon | THE RUMBLER | Scoop.it
Social progress, high-speed transport and electricity everywhere – how the Victorians invented the future
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