In Our Feeds: Marilyn Monroe s library, goodbye Google Reader, and digital era etiquette

Mar 15, 2013
Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend! One of the biggest stories of this week was the news that Google will discontinue Google Reader this summer. Mashable offers suggestions for replacement RSS readers. Did you know that actress Marilyn Monroe had a collection of about 400 books on her shelves? Although the originals were auctioned off after her death, one site is compiling a list of all of the titles that were a part of her collection. How many of them she actually read is unknown, but she’s said to have enjoyed books by James Joyce and Fyodor Dostoevsky. High schoolers in Wisconsin are proposing a new privilege for students with good grades: coming in late to school, or leaving early. The students currently have “open campus” periods, when they have no classes but must be on campus, at the beginning or end of the day. Their proposed incentive program would allow students who maintain a high GPA to leave campus early or come in later on days when they have open campus. Does it irritate you when someone leaves you a voicemail? How about when you are asked for directions that someone could easily Google? Etiquette has changed over the course of the digital era, according to this article on the New York Times Bits blog. Kids in schools across the country have just celebrated 100 days of the school year in the past week. Here’s an interesting read about why the 100th day of school is a tipping point for learning for a lot of students! Have a great weekend, everyone!