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nookfan249
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The Daily

Am I missing something or does anyone else think The Daily is pretty useless?

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dElaphant
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Registered: ‎12-28-2009
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Re: The Daily

Sometimes it's amusing.

 

My impression is that they are trying to be a "lite" version of The New Yorker. Which is fine, but they need more content. I rarely find it worth the bother of checking to see if there is something worth reading there. 

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statomattic
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Re: The Daily

It's definitely not always useless. A couple of weeks back when I went into The Daily, a message popped up in it that B&N was giving away a legitimate, quality book ("Flawless" by Andrew Scott Selby) on the Nook for one day! I downloaded it immediately. Ever since then, I've made a habit of checking it once a day since you never know when something cool will pop up. In recent weeks they've also been including a "More in Store" update on Mondays, which is nice to have to get a preview of the content you'd find in store. Finally, if you subscribe to a newspaper or magazine, it will appear in The Daily when a new issue arrives.

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Rav_Bunneh
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Registered: ‎12-27-2009
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I look forward to The Daily. I only wish there was a little more.

 

What I'd love to see are two comics one political and the other humorous.

 

But then I remind myself that B&N is a book store. :smileytongue: hehe

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LarryOnLI
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Re: The Daily

I generally enjoy reading Grin&Tonic in the Daily.

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kp1
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Re: The Daily

I've begun looking a little more often at the daily since they've added a little more info. to it.  Several weeks ago, when the updated software was coming out, they had an article about it in the daily just before it happened.  Now, if we could just delete Dave Barry....

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BeckyAK
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Re: The Daily

I kinda like it. I thought the article this week about the iMe analogy was pretty amusing and I like the more in store info. I don't check it everyday, but it's nice to have.

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SlaughterS
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Re: The Daily

Most of the content is taken from the B&N Review and Daybook web pages

 

http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/

http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Daybook/bg-p/daybook

 

It looks like they are going for a "lite" version of them on the nook -- They just need to do a whole lot better at picking what to put on it.

 

This is the Internet. I'm not going to let my complete lack of actual knowledge stop me from giving my opinion....
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icebike
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Re: The Daily

Yes, I noticed that these were pretty much the same as those two pages.

 

It would be nice if you could subscribe to specific features.

 

There was also a huge long thread about them pushing announcements and tech tips out to the daily.  First B&N would have to go to counseling to get over their fear of announcements, and then they would have to find someone to write the tech tips.

 

Second only to Apple, B&N has to be the most uncommunicative company I've ever dealt with.

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DonnaIsme
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Re: The Daily

I read "Daybook" every day. And check the specials. I like the Daily.

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steffiebaby140
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I like checking the Grin&Tonic, it can sometimes be very funny.  And its perfect to read in the 5 minutes before my bus leaves for work in the morning so I usually check it every day.  And like another poster said, you never know when something will pop up and offer you a really good ebook for free or something else really cool. 

In a perfect world the chicken would be able to cross the road without his intentions being questioned.
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matthalley
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Re: The Daily

I don't understand where "Your New Nook" and "Nook Tips" are coming from.  Are they feedsfrom something called Daybook?  Can I make them go away?  Thanks!

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EastCoastBird
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
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Re: The Daily

I bet you wouldn't be calling it useless when you see v1.4 or v2.0 sitting in there...  :smileyhappy:

 

Although they are few and far between...  I get your point -- more robust content would be nice.

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Sardonicus
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Re: The Daily

Referring to The Daily as "useless" is amazingly polite.

I have ingested salted crackers that weren't as dry.

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

- Randall Jarrell








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lisat96
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Re: The Daily

It's definitely not useless today.  I just downloaded the free copy of Robin Hobb's Dragon Keeper that I saw on the Daily.  Thanks!

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rlarsen462
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎12-26-2009

Re: The Daily

Has there ever been an official response as to why we can't delete all the help guides and Dave Barry and such?

 

Seems pointlessly draconian to give the end user next to no control over certain content on the device.

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Sardonicus
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>>It's definitely not useless today.  I just downloaded the free copy of Robin Hobb's Dragon Keeper that I saw on the Daily.<<

 

Okay.  I was not aware that I might be missing "free" stuff.  I'll try and remember to check more often.  I usually only check on Free Fridays.

 

(I still maintain that The Daily content is pretty dry reading . . . for my tastes, anyway.)

 

 

Thank you, LisaT

for the heads-up.

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

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LadyTessie
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Re: The Daily

I definitely do not check the Daily daily so I usually enjoy it. Couldn't hurt to expand a bit but it's not a go to place for me.

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icebike
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Re: The Daily

Speaking of Dave Barry....

 

Why does the date on that article frequently change, but the content remains the same??

 

Its almost like B&N is using that as a measuring device to check "The Daily" usage by counting downloads, or as a test to see if the network is working.  

 

I can see delivering the new manual with each new release, and not allowing it to be deleted for a couple months (after all, its very small).  There are far too many people that refuse to read it even when the nook pushes it in their face.  

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kp1
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Dave Barry finally, FINALLY, went away on my nook.  I think around the time the newest software version came out.  I take it some of you still have it?