Using SimpleGeo‘s GPS technology, it will locate your neighborhood through your browser and drop you in a chat experience combined with our listening technology. ENJOY!
I love how its explanation was mapped to this equation through basic color coding. Eye-opening.
Fan Letter of the Day: 12-year-old William H. is pissed. And rightly so.
(From Dear Mr. Potter, a blog-based charity that spent the last nine months compiling a collection of fan-submitted letters and photographs from some of Harry Potter’s biggest fans for a 100% not-for-profit book. According to the site, the book will be available for purchase this summer, with all proceeds benefiting The Harry Potter Alliance.)
Harry Potter is still one of NYPL’s “hottest” items, circulating 81,070 times in Fiscal Year 2010 (that’s five times more often than the popular “Chronicles of Narnia” series). So when we see a letter as amazing as this - and a mention of The Harry Potter Alliance, which mixes literature with positive activism - we simply must reblog. Meanwhile, check out a very cool Huffington Post piece we did on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and its continuing popularity at NYPL. The piece was tied to the character’s birthday, FYI. Isn’t that adorkable?