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January 24, 2011

Facebook and Twitter make us “less human”

by Darren Allan
A Professor at MIT claims that social networks are actually far from good for society, and make us “less human.” Sherry Turkle is the author of a new book, 'Alone Together', which claims that the likes of Facebook and Twitter are a “modern form of madness”, the Telegraph reports. Social networking sites give us the impression that we're able to ...

January 2, 2011

Amazon brings book lending to Kindle

by Darren Allan
Amazon is attempting to make the world of Kindle e-reading a more tempting proposition by introducing a book lending scheme. Kindle users will be able to loan an e-book they've purchased to a friend for two weeks, and they won't need to own a Kindle to read it, either. The book can be enjoyed via the ...

July 7, 2010

Study says people read e-books slower than print

by Darren Allan
The debate over e-reading versus traditional printed material continues to rage on. Many folks seem to be of the view that reading on a screen just isn't the same experience as relaxing with a book. Yet change always comes eventually, and others ask whether the success of the iPad might help cement the status of the e-book market. Sony ...