Link Smorgasbord, March 2015

A Teenager’s View on Social Media (Written by an actual teen)
As someone who regularly ends up in the position of active contribution (if not managing) my work's social media, in addition to someone who's interested in going into teen library services, definitely of interest to me.

BBC Radio 4: Sir Terry Pratchett
A selection of Terry Pratchett programs.

Sir Terry Pratchett: Shaking Hands with Death
Sir Terry Pratchett is a favorite author of my mother and myself.  We were both incredibly saddened by his Alzheimer's diagnosis several years ago.  I don't know if she ever came across this talk, but she was a strong advocate for death with dignity, the ability to chose to die on your own terms.

Government The Internet Your Rights Online FCC Posts Its 400-Page Net Neutrality Order
Worth taking a look at if you're interested in such things.

Rakuten buying eBook firm OverDrive for $410 million in U.S. push
So, that's interesting.

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates 
I'm tentatively excited for Windows 10 (and not just because of this, and not just because it's not Windows 8...)

Why SpaceX photos aren’t public domain (yet)
Short story: nothing can be actually placed in the public domain, just licensed for free use on top of existing copyright until the copyright term expires.

She Can Fly: By Any Other Name…
On fandom, labels, and inclusion/exclusion.

The Plot of YA Novels If They Actually Reflected Real Teenagers' Lives

James Patterson Giving Even More Money to School Libraries
Thank you, Mr. Patterson, for aiding school libraries, they need it.

Hell with books, the rich need a tax cut 
On cuts to library funding.


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