Media & Entertainment (173)
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?
Since social networking site Twitter was unblocked by UAE authorities in August, keen users have been signing up for the site in their masses. So much so that Dubai hosted its first “Twestival” earlier this year. The festival has been widely viewed as an important step for local users to feel part of a global Twitter movement and to further promote use of the site.
Coffee houses in Moscow have started sharing free monthly magazines that contain digital news, particularly interesting blogs, in printed form. (There is also an online version of the magazine with direct links to the blogs and interesting content).