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Click is a fascinating new book about the Internet’s influence on our lives. Here’s the official book description:
“In one short decade, the internet has become a critical part of our everyday lives. In this timely new book, internet data analysis expert Bill Tancer makes sense of why this is, and reveals what our internet usage says about us and our future – because asking people what they do is never as reliable as watching what they do.
Did the online community really “create” the Arctic Monkeys? Can we really predict the next winner of Strictly Come Dancing? Who are the new winners and losers in the world of MySpace, YouTube, Facebook and online poker?
In Click, Bill Tancer takes us behind the scenes into the massive database of online intelligence to reveal the naked truth about how we use the web, navigate to sites and search for information; he describes in unmatched detail explanations about our lives, our interests, our thoughts, our fears and our dreams.
As online directories replace the yellow pages, search engines replace traditional research and news sites replace newsprint, we live in an age in which we’ve come to rely tremendously on the internet for many purposes.Through our usage, we leave behind an amazing trail of information about ourselves – our “clickstream” – and the direction in which we are headed that Click exposes and explains here for the first time.”
The FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, user-friendly image browser that supports all major graphic formats. It’s also got good basic image editing facilities, a great slide show and a very good looking interface.
I now use this as my default image viewer, as it will bring up any image full screen with just one click, then you just press space-bar to view the next picture. I’m finding it really useful for browsing images, and quickly deleting the ones I don’t want using the keyboard Delete button.
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The Story of Stuff will teach you something and just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://www.storyofstuff.com
Wisdom Film is a film in which dozens of internationally recognizable elders talk about wisdom … http://www.wisdombook.org
The One Minute How-To is a series podcasts where expert guests given just 60 seconds to explain how to do something. http://www.oneminutehowto.com