Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Goodreads: a second opinion (Part 2)

A day after I drooled with admiration over the mission of social book reading site Goodreads and their not-as-sketchy-as-Amazon’s book reviews, Amazon swept in and bought them. Cue the speculation, lamentation, … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Goodreads: a checkup

I use Goodreads to brag. I do so in the most subtle, but competitive, and most definitely dork-alicious way.  Quickly scanning the “friend″ update emails,  I’m not always drawn to what … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Social reading and…social publishing?

As we all know, reading is one of those activities that wears two masks: On the one hand, reading can be an intensely personal and private experience; on the other, … Continue reading

January 3, 2013

The social reading experience: Part four

By JEN BRAY So it seems that the future of ebooks is social reading, but how will this affect the solitary act of reading itself? Will educators, publishers, and readers … Continue reading

December 10, 2011

EuroReading series: aNobii—Facebook for books

By LANA POPOVIC What if there were a Facebook/Twitter hybrid dedicated entirely to booklovers, an arena reserved for cataloguing, rating, reviewing, and discussing both your favorite books and the ones you … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

The social reading experience: Part two

by JEN BRAY Amazon and Barnes & Noble are making moves to beat out each other in the ereader market, especially in the most recent competition between the Nook Tablet … Continue reading

November 30, 2011

The social reading experience: Part 1

By JEN BRAY Reading has already changed (and is changing) due to the creation of the ebook and ereading device, but some ebook industry insiders think this era will be … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

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