Cyberculture roundup: Amazon buys my fav. Goodreads, Google’s patent move, “It?s Not Slacktivism if it Changes Culture”, Attack on Spamhaus…

Amazon’s Plan to Own Writing and Reading Advances With Goodreads Buy from Wired Top Stories by Marcus Wohlsen Amazon looked back to its roots in bookselling and forward to its future as the global overlord of all human literary output by announcing its plan today to purchase social reading site GoodReads. Amazon acquires social book … Read more

Europarl Committee Rejects ACTA, Tor anonymity, Linus Torvalds reflects on Linux and more.. A cyberculture roundup..

Final Europarl Committee Rejects ACTA: Internet-Lobbyists, 5-0. from TorrentFreak by Ernesto A lot of prestige had been building up toward today?s vote in the International Trade committee (INTA), which was about to give its recommendation to the European Parliament on the ACTA treaty. Six months ago, it looked like a no-brainer. Then, protests on the … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Facebook IPO, World?s first Wikipedia town and more..

Monmouthpedia: The World?s first Wikipedia town, is set to go live from The Next Web by Jamillah Knowles The Internet of things is becoming easier to grasp as household appliances, pot plants and other objects are connected to the Internet to let us know more about them or update on environmental changes. Though the appearance … Read more

our lovely closed down by a coalition of international publishers so that we can continue to BUY their expensive books

the best alternative seems to be this: but not good enough… update: Some friends recommended this site. I haven’t checked it yet though… update2: another seemingly working alternative: update3: Dear Kaan Öztürk has posted a “requiem” for library nu in Turkish. have a look. I found 3 more alternative sites from that post: Book … Read more