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Photo of the Day – 2/20/14 (“Skeeters Branch Newsies”, 1910)

Daily Photo — “Skeeters Branch Newsies, 1910”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

11 a.m. Monday, May 9, 1910. “Newsies at Skeeter’s Branch, Jefferson near Franklin, St. Louis.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 2/11/14 (“Metrotone News”, 1928)

Daily Photo — “Metrotone News”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1928. “Photographing fire for newsreels.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Feedly — Your Google Reader Alternative

Feedly

With the inevitable demise of Google Reader, I, and many others I’m sure, have been scrambling to find a new feed reader to have access to all our blog subscriptions.  After a little searching, I have settled on my choice:  Feedly.

Like many others already, I was impressed by the look and feel of Feedly, which is very graphic oriented, giving options to preview blog posts as if through a newsfeed as well as providing an easy to use archive interface to catch up on back posts.  What most impressed me about Feedly, however, was the ease of transition away from Google Reader.  A simple add-on install in both Firefox and Chrome were able to integrate Feedly into my browser, so I can receive new post alerts, and one click completely synched my feeds from Google Reader – including read and saved blogs!  Feedly is also available as a free app for iPhones and iPads, as well as Android devices.

I’m not sure how many readers access the content of this blog, be it through e-mails, direct links, or a feed reader.  If you are using Google Reader though, I’d advise you to pick up Feedly today, and save yourself the trouble or lost and missing posts from this, or any blog, come July.

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Apps, Blogs, Tips & Tricks

 

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