We threw Angi on camera last week to introduce the new N Style web page on NewsOK. Kyle put the finishing touches on the studio shot, using After Effects and PDFs of recent covers. Kyle finished the video this afternoon.
N Style is our high-end, niche publication. It’s a very slick publication, nicely designed each month by Jennifer Armstrong and edited and pumped with content by various peeps, including Melissa Howell, Alan Herzberger, Linda Miller and Hugh Scott.
Read lately? Do you ever read? One in four adults read no books at all in the past year. This according to a survey conducted by the Associated Press and Ipsos. Who read the most? Women and older people were most avid. Top choices? Religious works and popular fiction. The typical person did claim to read four books in the last year. Raise your hand if you believe that!
Well, maybe it’s the smell. Another survey, this by Zogby International, found that 43 percent of students identified smell, either a new or old smell, as the quality they most like about books. What? And you might have guessed it, an electronic textbook Web site is launching the world’s first smelly e-book. In September, CafeScribe.com will send every e-textbook purchaser a scratch and sniff sticker with a musty “old book” smell. Ok, seriously, putting a sticker on your computer for a musty book smell?
Let’s turn from the bookworms to the party animals. The Princeton Review has released its annual lists of what school does what. Top party school? West Virginia. Texas partied into the No. 3 spot. No school from Oklahoma made the top 20. The Stone Cold Sober school? Brigham Young University. Again.
That’s today’s 3 Things. And you now know them. Enjoy.
Have you met Helen Ford Wallace? Helen knows how to party. That’s why her blog and podcast are called Parties Extra! with Helen Ford Wallace.
Helen has been instrumental in blogging for NewsOK.com. And she has been a faithful blogger. Then she became a faithful podcaster. All the while, very enthusiastic. And let’s face it, we all encounter enough haters in life. It’s cool when someone just has fun with work. Makes it NOT seem like work. And that’s cool.
So Helen and I got to emailing last week, and she had several good ideas. Including a separate email blast for her listeners. And don’t laugh. She has over 6,000 on her Parties Extra! email list. So today, we fired out a second Parties Extra! email with her latest podcast. Jamie Davis, owner of Jamie’s Foods in Casady Square, joined Helen in the podcast studios, and here it is.