If you like to find free e-books, movies, music, and classes (yes, college/university classes), you should follow OpenCulture (Twitter, Facebook, rss, email) or at the very least check out http://www.openculture.com/. OpenCulture is more than a collection of links to free stuff; they call attention to specific, timely, interesting things that they’ve found. It’s funny – I can’t decide which post to link to so here are a few recent posts:
- The Entire History of Japan in 9 Minutes
- MoMA’s Artists’ Cookbook (1978) Reveals the Meals of Salvador Dalí, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois & More
- The U.S. National Archives Launches an Animated GIF Archive: See Whitman, Twain, Hemingway & Others in Motion
And some of their Essentials pages:
- 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
- Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More
- 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
Yes, they have a page for e-books and audiobooks and sometimes point out free apps and … oh, just go look. I’m sure they have something interesting for everyone.
I leave you with Donna Read selling savings bonds, from the National Archives animated GIF archive; may I be as successful an advocate for OpenCulture. 😉