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The Not Very Secret Lives of E-Book Readers
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Re: ebooks too!
  • 1/28/2013 3:10:46 PM
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Noreen you have touched on what fueled the Fifty Shades so many people that would have been embarrassed to buy the book were just downloading it on their ereaders feeling very protected from holding  the book on a bus or subway train. Fifty Shades is not alone in its success  e books have now changed what people are willing to read and buy.. However, most people don't realize what you know that the vendors are still watching, it will be interesting to see if you get marketed other services based on the down load, Amazon now lets you remove your history so you don't get suggestions based on your last purchase. Happy reading...

Re: ebooks too!
  • 1/27/2013 7:35:37 PM
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Where did I leave that Guy Fawkes Mask?

Re: ebooks too!
  • 1/25/2013 7:55:38 PM
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CallMeBob writes


 

... there's a cookbook called "Fifty Shades of Chicken" with recipes for "Dripping Thighs", "Spatchcock Chicken", Mustard-Spanked Chicken", and "Sticky Chicken Fingers".


 

How about the Ball-Gagged Chicken, Handcuffed Chicken, or Deer-Whipped Chicken?  Yummie!

 

Re: ebooks too!
  • 1/25/2013 5:34:42 PM
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Jeff writes


Noreen, don't by th third book with your credit card or it's all for nothing.  Cash only if you are concernd.  Then go 3rd grade on the book and put a paper shopping bag cover on it.  Bam.  Privacy.  How much will privacy cost in the future and to what length will we have to go to get it?


 

Jeff's recommendation to buy with cash had occurred to me as soon as I read Noreen's article, so I definitely second this.  HOWEVER, let's keep in mind that that particular access to anonymity/privacy will eventually disappear with the proliferation of facial recognition.  "THEY" will know what you're buying/reading, one way or another ...

As for the book cover ... you can of course buy suitable "protective covers" in bookstores, office retailers, etc.  However, getting the right size to fit may be a problem, so the brown grocery bag may turn out to be the final option after all...

As for those "forbidden" personal thoughts and fantasies you keep to yourself in your head ... they're working on finding those out, too...

 

Re: Clueless me
  • 1/25/2013 10:23:56 AM
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In the interest of data visualization, here's an inforgraphic of e-readers from http://schoollibraryjournal.tumblr.com/image/41441002952:

Re: Clueless me
  • 1/24/2013 11:39:15 AM
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Right. Not too worried about that. The shows are mostly in the military genre or action/adventure. He's in the Navy now, so doesn't have time to do much TV/movie watching  anymore. (He lived with us for a while before enlisting so I'm pretty sure he got the password during that stint.) 

Re: Clueless me
  • 1/24/2013 11:13:41 AM
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As long as he's not looking at anything too embarrassing...

Re: Clueless me
  • 1/24/2013 9:55:32 AM
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Truth be told, I think one of my lovely kids has given the login info to somebody else too. I'm thinking maybe my nephew, as some of the shows that come up as recently viewed seem to have no viewers in my residence. I keep meaning to track that down ... 

Re: Clueless me
  • 1/24/2013 9:41:02 AM
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LOL.

 

I think that is Amazon's problem since I share the account with my husband.

Re: Clueless me
  • 1/24/2013 9:38:42 AM
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Hi Tricia, to be honest, I mostly download e-books to read from the library and don't give a whole lot of heed to Amazon book recommendations. What I have noticed, however, is it'll serve up suggestions based on author. Sometimes that works, others not so much. 

I pay absolutely no attention whatsoever to Netflix recommendations, given that that's a shared family account and between myself, my husband, three female teenagers/young adults, and an 11-year-old boy -- well, I can only imagine how wacko the recommendation engine must go!

 

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