Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Unshelved: Pimp My Bookcart

Take a few minutes and check out the winners in Unshelved's 2009 Pimp My Bookcart contest.

"This year's contest had amazing entries that fell into a few familiar categories (vehicles, Dr. Seuss, pirates, Halloween, animals), one that straddled two categories (a Catbus), and a few that we don't remember seeing before (Alice in Wonderland, a GIANT book cart, a camera). Gene was delighted to see so many carts with an environmentally conscious theme (like our new shirt) and others that used recycled materials. Entries came from as far away as South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.K." Unshelved Pimp My Bookcart

The Shep Herding Books by Lexington Public Library is particularly creative and amazing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another new word: Tweckle

Hot on the heels of "unfriending" I read about "tweckling" from the Chronicle's technology article; Conference Humiliation: They're Tweeting Behind Your Back, by Marc Parry.

Tweckle (twek'ul) vt. to abuse a speaker only to Twitter followers in the audience while he/she is speaking.

Conference speakers beware: Twecklers are watching.
They're out for blood.
And you may be their next victim.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Unfriend? A sign of the times

The New Oxford American Dictionary word of the year for 2009 has been announced:  unfriend

Without further ado, the 2009 Word of the Year is: unfriend.

unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. As in, “I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight.” -- OUP Blog

Sounds kind of harsh, doesn't it?