The 66th annual Tony Awards are Sunday night, so I’ve curated some content to help you get ready for that.
And finally, a Storify with some links and videos to check out before the show:
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The Internet can be a cold, dark place. Something about anonymity and not having to actually look at the person with whom you’re conversing makes people a little meaner, ruder, angrier and overall unpleasant. But Real Simple is trying to make it a little brighter. Today kicks off Be Nice on the Internet Week.
I love the idea of encouraging people to be nicer on the Internet, but I’m not thrilled with Real Simple wanting readers to sign up for emails to learn about being nicer on the Internet. That seems like some sort of a ploy just to grab email addresses, which I know is a vital part of running successful email marketing campaigns. (Well, it seems like I’m not exactly starting this week off on the right foot.)
Anyway, be nice on the Internet — this week and every week! Criticism is valid and a constructive part of being connected to the world, but no need to be harsh with it.
I realize the new year is already a week old, but that means you’ve already broken your resolution, right? So here’s a new one: learn to code.
I was tipped off on this from Shana McDanold’s blog The Randomness That is Life, emailed to me by Sue Fensore.
For Code Year, you’ll be emailed a new lesson each week. The Code Year website states:
Make your New Year’s resolution learning to code. Sign up on Code Year to get a new interactive programming lesson sent to you each week and you’ll be building apps and web sites before you know it.
Oh, and it’s free.
If you’re interested in getting more lessons in code, Codecademy is a pretty great resource for that. It even shows your progress and gives you nifty badges for unlocking levels – kind of reminds me of a video game.
One of my favorite blogs is Awful Library Books, which spotlights — you guessed it — awful library books. Some books just need to be weeded from the shelves, but there are others that make you wonder why a librarian would have selected the item in the first place.
A recent entry in the blog is a case of the latter. The post on the book “I Am Wings: Poems About Love” is incredible. The poetry is terrible. If you need a laugh, check out that blog post (and go ahead, keep reading through the rest of the blog).
So what kind of libraries would have this book? According to WorldCat, “I Am Wings” is in 628 libraries, including Cleveland Public Library, which has 11 copies in CLEVNET. Tempting to put a hold request on this …
The video Did you know 4.0 posted on YouTube by xplanevisualthinking was produced two years ago, but I just came across it via Visual.ly. While some of the references are a little dated, the information presented is still pretty interesting and attention-grabbing.