Thinking Out Loud

November 26, 2014

Wednesday Link List

Filed under: links — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:51 am

Christmas Cover Christianity

Our upper image today comes from the cover of Christianity, the leading Evangelical magazine in the U.K.

Not sure exactly where on Twitter I found this, but the caption should be obvious:

Palm Tree

3 Comments »

  1. It’s not just the most highlighted Bible verse, Amazon is saying it’s the most highlighted passage out of all Kindle ebooks.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — November 26, 2014 @ 7:49 pm

    • Now I’m confused. The link is to Inquisitr, which has a header that says “most highlighted Bible passage,” but that conflicts with the opening sentence which says, “Amazon recently released data indicating that the most highlighted passage on Kindle ebooks is a passage from the Bible…”

      Of course, either way, it’s the most highlighted from the Bible, so I can leave the post alone, which is good, because every time I edit, I have to reformat the picture of the Christmas sweater, which doesn’t like being off to the right and captioned in a sea of bullet points.

      But Inquisitr links to an article in The Atlantic — http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/11/the-passages-that-readers-love/381373/ — which seems to indicate that the passage is most popular only the NIV, the most popular translation. The claim for the passage can’t be made for the NKJV, NLT, ESV, or KJV.

      Like I said, confusing.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — November 26, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

      • In this situation (calculating Bible usage on Kindle) I would submit that NIV, ESV, KJV etc are all “the Bible.”

        I was simply noting that even among all Kindle books available from all of Amazon, it is still a Bible passage that ranks at the top. I wasn’t nitpicking your metrics but saying “Wow, look how many people are reading the Bible!”

        Comment by Clark Bunch — November 27, 2014 @ 7:30 am


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Your Response (Value-Added Comments Only)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: