Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bits and Bobs from the Twitter-verse

I have this habit of sending links from Twitter to my email account under the belief that I will read them later in the day. Weeks later, when there are about a bazillion links in my Twitter email folder, I no longer remember what I sent myself. Today, I thought I would be diligent and look through the folder before it got super-huge again. Here are a few I'm glad I saved:

First in honor of the Olympics: A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music -- NPR News (@nprnews). You can read or listen to the story, they also have a link to the Olympic Anthem, aka Bugler's Dream. Then from @lynncorrigan a link to a nifty London tube map…

To learn about the city hosting the Olympics you can listen to: Docs: London Calling: The London Chronicles - 14 Jul 2012. Can a city retain a memory and if so what does it... -- BBC Podcasts (@bbc_podcasts) or watch This videographic explains the trends in population, immigration and housing that have made London what it is today -- The Economist (@TheEconomist)
Two of my favorite things, architecture and podcasts, come together in Unbuilt Britain looks at the UK landmark buildings that never were: Read more: @BBCNews -- BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4). The first episode features of the unfinished Liverpool Cathedral.

In preparation for 2014 there is: NTS News: Battle of Bannockburn brand and website launched in Hollywood style: The branding and website (www.bat... -- Scottish History (@ScottishHistory) and learn about funded events for Homecoming Scotland here (actually this was from the Linkedin Group, Homecoming Scotland 2014.)

If you have a yen for history there you can Learn about the Jacobite (and Stuart) family tree by watching a 4-minute film from Scotland’s National Portrait Gallery -- ScotlandsPeople (@ScotlandsPeople) or read A new book aims to identify the distinctive contribution made by Scotland to the British Empire: from History Today (@HistoryToday). One of the editors of this books is Tom Devine. Seriously, I don't know how that man finds time to sleep and eat!
Rather search for emigrants? Then try New searchable online resource from NLS, Scottish Post Office directories from 1773 to 1911 -- Scottish History (@ScottishHistory)

Look at pretty pictures here: The Courier: Britain From Above — historic photo archive goes online -- Scottish History (@ScottishHistory)

And finally, just for fun, 8 reasons why Twitter can boost your happiness: -- Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin).

Thanks to all the Tweeters for sharing such great stories and helping me craft this week's post!

Happy Reading and be sure to go for gold in all that you do this week.

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