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Ladies and gentlemen, you are probably full of nachos and beer, or samosas and Zinfandel, – whatever catches your fancy on Super Bowl Sunday – and cannot stand the thought of a smorgasbord right now, but here is my usual Sunday spread anyway! You can nibble now or come back later.

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Ebook App for Babies: The Guardian reports that Penguin has launched an app for baby books under its Ladybird children’s book brand. The Baby Touch series is targeted at children in the 3 to 18 months age group and is an indication of the new direction of books, learning, education and entertainment for children. It is easy to understand the tactile appeal of presenting baby books as an app although there is a part of me that frets about what this means for beautiful board books.

Facebook Sports Page and Super Bowl Ads: This is such a swirl of social media and Super Bowl advertising that I don’t quite know what to call it. Facebook is hosting a poll on its Sports on Facebook page to ask fans to pick their favorite Super Bowl ads. The commercial that gets the most Likes by February 10th will be the winner of Facebook Replay 2011. Here is Facebook getting mileage out of all the Super Bowl advertisers. It is all quid pro quo, right? After all the Super Bowl advertisers are all looking to get that extra exposure through social media.

Writers Guild of America Awards: Inception and The Social Network won the Writers Guild of America awards for Best Original

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Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay respectively, and that means Christopher Nolan and Aaron Sorkin. Mad Men won for TV Drama series and Modern Family for TV comedy series. The writing team from The Colbert Report won the award for Comedy/Variety series. This is a recognition from TV and movie writers for good writing in the industry.