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E-books go ‘ooh la la’!
According to the Wall Street Journal, since the emergence of e-books, erotic novels have rocketed up to the top of best-seller lists. In the Unites States, 40% of books considered risqué were released in digital format only.
Why it matters
E-books have allowed people to exercise more discretion in public areas without the book covers broadcasting what they are looking at to strangers. While social media has encouraged people to share what they do with others, there are some personal habits that we want to remain private. Are there other businesses that could benefit by helping consumers be more discreet and avoid public embarrassment?
For the launch of his latest album entitled ‘Destroyed’, Moby partnered with Soundcloud and Instagram to draw consumers into a multisensory, participatory digital experience with free streaming, photos and a localization twist. The digital experience promotes the physical purchase of the album in an age where “liquid” goods, like music, are losing their value.
We live an increasing amount of our lives online, but what happens after we are gone? What will happen to all our photos, blogs and social network accounts? Until now our digital identities have lived on without us, leaving our loved ones powerless to control or close them. Webwill is a new service that puts you in control even in the afterlife, allowing users to prepare messages on Twitter, Facebook and Myspace which will be automatically updated if they come to an untimely end.