Morning Roundup: Amazon Mayday Puts Others on Notice, Anyone Can Write a Book and more
November 5, 2013 | 8:24 am
By Joanna Cabot
How Amazon Mayday Puts Other e-Reader Companies on Notice (GoodeReader)
Amazon released a new video feature for their new line of HDX tablets called Mayday. This is an interactive feature which will connect you up to a dedicated live agent from Amazon. They can circle things on your tablet, walk you through troubleshooting techniques or just take control of the device. Will Mayday revolutionize the way tech companies approach customer service?
‘Big Disconnect’ Offers Advice for Parents in a Tech-Crazed World (Media Shift)
Catherine Steiner-Adair, a psychologist whom parents seem to call whenever there’s a digital/psychological crisis at home, has heard all these stories and more, and shares them in “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.”
Chris Baty, Founder of Nanowrimo: ‘Anybody Can Write a Book’ (Galleycat)
Chris Baty started a writing movement by accident. At the time, he figured it was just another one of his bad ideas and convinced five of his friends to join him in writing a book. Today, there are more than 226,000 participants signed up for NaNoWriMo, hoping to crank out a novel before the month’s end.
Romance and the Problems with “By Women, For Women, About Women” (Book Riot)
If you’re familiar with the online romance community at all—sometimes called Romancelandia—you’ve probably come across the saying that romance novels are the only literary genre written by women, for women, about women.
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