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{ Monthly Archives } March 2011

Facebook as SSO; Internet Anonymity

Editorial: Facebook, single identities, and the right to be anonymous “This essentially pulls all commenters into the Facebook architecture, meaning that most people will now be commenting with their real identity, and if, like me, you don’t have a Facebook account, you can’t comment there at all. It was unsurprisingly somewhat controversial, and TechCrunch themselves […]

HarperCollins vs. eBooks

‘Forced Obsolescence’: HarperCollins Makes Libraries Re-Buy E-Books After 26 Checkouts I like the linked video at the bottom of the article, where a couple librarians actually put the HarperCollins “26 checkouts” to the test. They have a paper HarperCollins book that’s actually been checked out 120 times and is still in decent condition (needs slight […]