Monday’s Link Roundup.

Using QR Codes to Expand the Reading Experience is just one of the fascinating articles you’ll find in this week’s Monday’s Link Roundup. Be sure  also to check out Every quilt tells a story.  It’s an example of the many different ways we can record life stories.

  • The Atlantic Launches Twitter-Based Book Club. “The Atlantic has announced the first selection for 1book140, an online reading and discussion club that will span the publication’s presences on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, as well its website.”
  • Every quilt tells a story. “Many people write memoirs as a way of reflecting on the chapters of their lives, but quilting is another way to do this. The pieces of a special quilt are like pages of a journal. The stories lie together, patterned and soft, waiting to be pulled up over a set of shoulders and read.”
  • What is branding? “What do all successful companies and solopreneurs have in common? They have branded themselves well. Branding is what helps you make people aware of your existence, as well as the existence of your products and/or services. And yet, many entrepreneurs,  especially independent artists, still do not understand the concept.”
  • Using QR Codes to Expand the Reading Experience. “I’m really pleased to have an article for you today from Camille Picott, an author and self-publisher…Recently Camille started researching QR codes, which are showing up everywhere. Here’s her report:”
  • Ask Questions about Family Photos. “The first step in any investigation is to ask questions; your research will try to determine the answers. Do you have any relatives who might be able to supply additional material or stories related to the photo? Try to record their recollections in case you need to refer to them again later, by transcribing their memories or by using a tape or video recorder… Here are some sample questions you can ask:”

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