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Friday News: Google to shut down blogs that monetize adult content;...

The content policy doesn’t clearly define what is adult content. Will blogs that feature erotic romance, for example, be affected by Google’s new policy? Or is it just “porn” and if so, what is “porn?”

If your blog is on the Blogger platform, now might be a good time to look into a site. The Next Web

Oh wait. Maybe I will use it because in the winter, it is hard to advance a page when wearing gloves and I could nod to the right to go forward. Hmmm.

Anyway, the new technology uses the front facing camera to send commands to the phone. Simply move your head to swipe left or right. VentureBeat

George Henton/Al Jazeera

George Henton/Al Jazeera

Inspired by Gunduz other Turkish residents have taken to non violent protests in a manner that has been dubbed The Taksim Square Book Club. Take a look. Al Jazeera English

What’s even greater to me is that the rowers are a mix of gay and straight men who have no problem getting naked together because you truly can lead by example.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. library addict
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 04:55:38

    It has been such an eventful week for depressing news. But today’s last two links and the one from the chief yesterday give me hope.

  2. Lynne Connolly
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 09:25:31

    Those rowers are fine! They’ve probably been inspired by the Dieux du Stade calendar, a magnificently shot calendar that features the French rugby union national side, photographed by top photographers. And that’s why most of Europe flocks to buy it, right?
    I liked the “In Chains” one myself.
    So is the Dieux du Stade adult content? Are they going to block that?

  3. MaryK
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 13:31:21

    It seems like head gestures would use a lot of battery power if the camera is always on the alert.

  4. Jenny
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 16:10:39

    Thumbs up to the naked rowers! Nice afternoon pick-me-up.

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