I read the Hobbit long time ago. It's a relatively long and slow paced book. I was somewhat worried how this story can be put on the big screen in a way that is comparable to the Lord of Rings movies. I visited the area in new New Zealand where the movies were shot, so I had great anticipation for the movie. I can gladly say it didn't disappoint.
I have been using social networks to blog for a long time. Facebook for personal stuff, Google+ for professional interests, Twitter for news, Pinterest for sharing inspirational links. While I love all these services for various reasons (especially because of the easy interaction with my family, friends and colleagues), recently I also found them to be somewhat limiting.