The Morning Coffee – 10 January 2014

Top stories this Friday morning include a reconsideration of the Bechdel test (link), a post which questions why some memes took root in publishing circles (link), another critique of 60 Minutes's general lack of journalistic ethics or standards (link), and more.

  • Astroturfing: The Source of Zombie Memes in Publishing? (David Gaughran)
  • The Bechdel Test needs an update: We’ve set the bar for female representation too low. (Slate)
  • Blogging has trained me to assume you’re stupid (Studio Tendra)
  • Court: ISP Subscribers Not Liable For Pirating Family Members (TorrentFreak)
  • Five Rather Odd Trends for 2014 (TeleRead)
  • History as Caution — When Paid Scientific Articles Were Legally Considered “Advertisements” (The Scholarly Kitchen)
  • How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed (Forbes)
  • Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel (Telegraph)
  • What's The Matter With 60 Minutes ? (Cleantech Edition)
  • When The Economy Stinks, Our Books Get More Depressing (Gizmodo)

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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