On occasion, bookish-techy weeks seem to unfold around a theme. This is one of those weeks, and the theme has been “social.” Social reading, social networking, being anti-social – and all in a bookish-techy way. Not to mention, a few Halloween-related items of bookish-techy interest. Read on …
A Bookish-techy “social” event
This bookish-techy social week actually got to a start last week at the Internet Archive’s Books in Browsers conference. BiB-related and/or inspired posts of note:
- Great round-up of BiB recaps, etc. from Gary Price at Resource Shelf
- Post-BiB 10 Thoughts from Kassia Krozser at BookSquare.com
- At The Millions, Patrick Brown weighs in on BiB.
- From BookGlutton’s Aaron Miller, a definition of social publishing.
- And Fran Toolan sums up and surmises it all at NetGalley’s
Follow the Reader
Social networks for teen readers come and go
- Penguin gleefully launches a new social network for teens
- Jacob Lewis pulls the plug on Figment’s failed social network for teens
Sharing news from Amazon and Wowio
- Amazon to enable sharing on the Kindle
- Wowio doing all it can not to share advertising-supported ebook concept
New Nook not news?
So says CrunchGear
The last thing the world needs right now is another Android tablet, especially when the focus for e-readers should be on distinguishing them from tablets and not trying to compete with more capable and connected devices. Amazon is already neck-deep in Kindle sales, and this gamble by Barnes & Noble essentially forfeits their portion of this generation of e-readers.