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Friday procrastination: link love – ‘new literacy’, airline seating, and solar panels

by Cassie, Publicity

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is, sadly, my very last summer Friday. After this, it’s back to the regular schedule. I have to say, I’m very much looking forward to my four day weekend – this week felt really long. If you only have a three day weekend (I know, how terrible), then here are some links to get you through the rest of the day!

The top 10 most pirated books of the year (so far).

How many solar panels would it take to power the whole world? Way less than you think!

I’d have trouble sticking to just books I’ve read this year, only because I reread a lot and can never remember when was the last time I read something. But still, this is a fun meme.

The New Yorker‘s Book Bench blog looks at a “new literacy.” (Also, OUP book The F-Word is the Bench Pick of the week!)

Who’s updating Wikipedia? Wall Street Journal blog Digits looks at the breakdown.

Is this the future of airline seating? Doesn’t look very comfortable, does it?

Popular Science is ditching the pay model for their online content.

Live in New York? NYU Press has put together a fun scavenger hunt for the long weekend!

I love it when io9 comes up with practical uses for experimental technologies.

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