Friday, December 17, 2010

A New Kind of Friday Finds.

I do a weekly link roundup on the blog I run for work and often I come across things I think are neat but not a good fit for that blog. So that means you, my lucky and brilliant readers, get the benefit.

Brian Solis has an interesting article on The State of the Blogosphere 2010. What do you think?

I heard about the Out with a Bang Read-A-Thon at Book-Savvy. I kind of love this, the idea of clearing out the 2010 stash. I can't possibly read them all but I've been trying to work my way through mine this month and failing, thanks to the mammoth but wonderful To The End of the Land. I haven't signed up for this challenge yet; do you think I should? Will you?

A pretty for Francophones and Francophiles: An article in French about the history of different ABC books: Abécédaires: ordre et commencements.

The fab ResourceShelf blog ResourceBlog has a piece on Endangered Languages: New Online Database from the World Oral Literature Project.

A funny for the holidays: Santa Killerz: a handy guide to dealing with People who are Annoying at Christmas. I know some of these people. I'm related to some of them. I am some of them. Are you?

Finally, the bestest article I've read so far about the future of books and publishing. Do you ever get tired of everyone tripping all over themselves to predict the demise of the book? Because I do. From Terrible Minds, The Future of Publishing 2010 Prognostication Wank Snargh Pbbbt *Poop Noise*. Read and be validated.

I'll be back with Friday Finds in a couple of weeks. I have a feeling Santa may be bringing me a book or two.