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Amazon Charts, Amazon’s new bestseller list, ranks titles by ‘most read’ and more

Amazon Charts, Amazon’s new bestseller list, ranks titles by ‘most read’ and more

Amazon Charts, Amazon’s new bestseller list, ranks titles by ‘most read’ and more

“Amazon announced Amazon Charts, a new kind of bestseller list that will give users, for the first time ever, a top 20 list of “most read” books on Amazon — a new metric that combines how much books are read on Kindle and listened to via Audible. Alongside this, Amazon is also going to provide a new kind of ‘most sold’ top 20 list, which will now include not just books sold and pre-ordered, but those that are also borrowed, each week on Amazon.com, Audible and Amazon Books, providing other stats and data about their sales in the process.”

Stephen

Posted on: May 27, 2017, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized

Evaluating Databases: Prioritizing on a Shoestring

Evaluating Databases: Prioritizing on a Shoestring

Evaluating Databases: Prioritizing on a Shoestring

Stephen

Posted on: May 27, 2017, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

Looking for a yook for a business program at your public library?

WannaCry ransomeware’s real victim: Your local corner store

Six out of 10 small businesses shut down after cyberattacks. Here’s why.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wannacry-ransomewares-real-victim-your-local-corner-store/#ftag=CAD590a51e

“Many small businesses don’t have the cyber capabilities to fend off a ransomware attack. Unfortunately, many also don’t have what it takes to recover from one.”

Cyberdefense on the cheap

Stephen

Posted on: May 26, 2017, 6:42 am Category: Uncategorized

Libraries Are Dropping Overdue Fines — But Can They Afford To?

Libraries Are Dropping Overdue Fines — But Can They Afford To?

If libraries get rid of fines, the benefits may outweigh the losses.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/libraries-are-dropping-overdue-fines-but-can-they-afford-to_us_5913733ae4b0b1fafd0dccc2

“The New York Public Library has joined the growing ranks of public library systems contemplating the end of overdue fines for children, according to a WNYC report.

A fifth of NYPL accounts held by children have been blocked due to unpaid fines, but the library president, Tony Marx, would like to motivate kids to be good library users without charging them for failures.

“We’ve heard stories of parents saying to their kids, ‘We don’t want you to borrow books because you might be late with them and then you’ll have fines to worry about,’” he told WNYC. In fact, overdue fines can end up keeping thousands of kids from accessing library resources, just because they’re unable to pay what they owe.”

Stephen

Posted on: May 26, 2017, 6:17 am Category: Uncategorized

The McGraw-Hill Education 2017 Future Workforce survey

2017 Future Workforce Survey

The McGraw-Hill Education 2017 Future Workforce survey captures more than 5,000 college students’ hopes, worries, and opinions about their preparedness for future careers.

VIEW FULL RESULTS

Report highlights:

Future Workforce Statistic
  • 76% of college students have identified a career to pursue.
  • Male college students are more likely than females to feel very prepared for their careers (33% vs 27%).
  • 42% of students identify “providing a comfortable life” for themselves and their families as the most important factor in choosing a career.
  • Only 7% of students prioritized “making as much money as possible” as the biggest factor in career selection.
View the full results of this year’s survey to get more data and insights on the career expectations, planning, and preferences of tomorrow’s workforce.
PPT:

Stephen

Posted on: May 25, 2017, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized

PILLARS OF RESEARCH Invaluable and inseparable, books and journals make great research possible

PILLARS OF RESEARCH

Invaluable and inseparable, books and journals make great research possible

https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/203088/Elsevier-CoUsage-Infographic-Flyer.PDF

Great 1 page PDF poster

Stephen

 

 

 

 

Posted on: May 25, 2017, 6:18 am Category: Uncategorized

Demographics of News Sharing in the U.S. Twittersphere (Preprint)

Demographics of News Sharing in the U.S. Twittersphere (Preprint)

http://www.infodocket.com/2017/05/14/conference-paper-demographics-of-news-sharing-in-the-u-s-twittersphere/

Via  at  LJInfoDocket

The following preprint was recently shared on arXiv. The paper will be presented at the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’17).

Title

Demographics of News Sharing in the U.S. Twittersphere

Authors

Julio C. S. Reis
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Haewoon Kwak
Qatar Computing Research Institute Doha, Qatar

Jisun An
Qatar Computing Research Institute Doha, Qatar

Johnnatan Messias
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Fabricio Benevenuto
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Source

arXiv.org

Abstract

The widespread adoption and dissemination of online news through social media systems have been revolutionizing many segments of our society and ultimately our daily lives.

In these systems, users can play a central role as they share content to their friends. Despite that, little is known about news spreaders in social media. In this paper, we provide the first of its kind in-depth characterization of news spreaders in social media. In particular, we investigate their demographics, what kind of content they share, and the audience they reach.

Among our main findings, we show that males and white users tend to be more active in terms of sharing news, biasing the news audience to the interests of these demographic groups. Our results also quantify differences in interests of news sharing across demographics, which has implications for personalized news digests.

Direct to Full Text (11 pages; PDF)

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Stephen

Posted on: May 25, 2017, 6:01 am Category: Uncategorized