READER FRIDAY – Tell Us About a Book That Changed You

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Name a book & author that changed something in you:

1.) By broadening your perspective

2.) By exposing you to different ideas

3.) Or by introducing you to new parts of the world or cultures

 

Some books that touched me this way are:

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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READER FRIDAY: Should the Internet stay free? What would you pay for?

By EFF (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By EFF (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We pay for the goods and services we use in real life, except on the Internet, where the business model is flipped. The dangling carrot online is free email and social media accounts on Facebook, Google and Instagram, etc. For that, companies collect data on us and sell this information to advertisers. (It’s been reported that Facebook makes about 20 cents per user per month in profit.)

FOR READERS: How much do you value your privacy? Would you be willing to pay for social media and email in exchange for your privacy?

FOR AUTHORS: For authors conducting promo business on Facebook or Twitter, what service would you like to see or have improved? Would you be willing to pay for that service?

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