People who like to read books, naturally like to visit bookshops and libraries. Sometimes it is only to find out if there is anything new that catches the eye, or to check if an interesting book has mysteriously appeared to a shelf. Then, there are people who love libraries so much that they have dedicated an entire web site for these wonders of civilization.
Royal library in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Library Planet‘s mission is to create a guide to the libraries of the world. Since there are a few of them around the globe, Library Planet relies on crowdsourcing. The site has already managed to get a large number of library introductions to its pages.
At the moment, the majority of library stories are from Europe, but all continents are represented on the site. Maybe the reason for having so many articles from Europe is that there are simply so many magnificent libraries in the old continent, or the founders of Library Planet happen to come from Denmark.
Anyone can contribute an article that introduces a library to the site. The process is simple. Send your story with photos to the Library Planet, and they will edit and publish it. The founders are also planning to publish a book of the introduced libraries once they have enough articles.
Tromsö library in Norway.
Ebook, photography and travel articles and news attracted the biggest number of readers on Klaava.com in 2015. Since Klaava Media produces and publishes non-fiction ebooks and develops visually rich Klaava Travel Guide book series , the subjects of the most popular articles is not exactly a huge surprise.
The popularity of photography can be considered a positive surprise, but if we think about the rise of drones, pervasiveness of selfies and constantly growing flow of Instagram photographs, it is easy to understand how more and more people want to learn about photography. One thing is for sure: smartphones already are a serious photography tool also for professionals. Another thing that is shaping the world of travel photography is drone cameras and wearable cameras .
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8. Would you read an ebook on your smartwatch?
9. Manage your action camera photo and video shots remotely from the Apple Watch
10. Review: the best drones for travel video