Monday, February 11

SoFlo Using Social Media -

The Miami Herald is changing
its internet commenting system . . .

"Readers who want to comment on stories will be required to log in using a Facebook account... The cloak of anonymity stifles respectful debate. We believe this change will encourage conversation - but in a safer, civilized space."

Social Media is a safe place?

A South Florida man used Facebook to recruit a local 16-year-old girl to "join da team" and work for him in the flesh industry, telling her she could make as much as $3,500 a week for selling her services, according to court records.

Meanwhile, WPTV is reporting that Facebook may be working on an app that tracks users' locations, but James Ball is not convinced this concept is so nifty.


Sunday, February 10

Weekend Browsing -

Famous Literary Agent Sterling Lord has published his memoirs at the age of 92 in paperback and e-book formats, Carolyn Kellogg reports.

# Rage is Back is a novel by Adam Mansbach about NYC's Graffiti Subculture; reviewed here by Geeta Dayal. An interview with the author by Jonathan Donaldson.

# Adam Woog reviews a clutch
of new Nordic noir mystery novels.

# Nicolas Lezard reviews
 Forever Rumpole by John Mortimer.

# An unusual graphic novel about
architecture, Batman: Death by Design.

# Letter from the Jaipur Lit Fest from JD Daniels.

# Jake Kerridge picks some new detective novels.

# Geoffrey Wansell reviews
a trio of crime fiction novels.

# The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
reviewed here by Anna Mundrow.