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Twitter Update: 140 Character Replies

Twitter announced another update today. In an effort to simply conversations, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your 140 characters limit. According to the Twitter blog, the changes you’ll see are:

  • Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
  • You can tap on “Replying to…” to easily see and control who’s part of your conversation.
  • When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet.

Video: Happy Dreamer

Out today, Happy Dreamer from the creator of The Dot and Ish, Peter H. Reynolds. And here’s a little trailer to share to remind little ones, graduates, and readers of all ages to dream big.

Reynolds is on Facebook, on Twitter @peterhreynolds, and has a great website where he describes his ‘campaign’ to make the world a more creative place.

“The next time you’re thinking about what gift to give someone, think of something that will encourage creativity,” he writes. “Whether it’s a blank journal or book on crafts, a set of watercolors or a guide to making films, a stationery set or a watercolor brush – let it be something that inspires expression. Children and grown up children need to be encouraged to consume less, and create more.”

Sounds like a great display idea to me.

If you’d like to share this video with your customers, here’s the embed code:

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Video: Le Balthazar Cocktail

I know it’s only Monday, but…

In this video, learn to make Le Balthazar, the signature cocktail developed in honor of Reggie Nadelson’s new book, At Balthazar (Gallery Books | April 4, 2017). Touted as strong, tart, but not overpowering, if it’s half as tasty as this video is visually appealing, be prepared for another round.

If you’d like to share the video, here’s the embed code:

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Video: ‘Blitzed’

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt just released this video for Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler, described as ‘a fast-paced narrative that discovers a surprising perspective on World War II: Nazi Germany’s all-consuming reliance on drugs.’

If you’d like to share the video, here’s the embed code:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/hhdOrNPNJVM?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Video: ‘He Wrote Me a Letter’

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me is a memoir by author, essayist, and photographer Bill Hayes, scheduled for release from Bloomsbury on February 14, 2017. In the book he offers a glimpse at his relationship with his friend and neighbor, and eventual partner, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. This little video from Bloomsbury explains how the two met: “He wrote me a letter.”

More on Hayes’ essays and photography can be found at his website: billhayes.com. And if you’d like to share the video in your own marketing efforts, here’s the embed code:

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