ENTRIES TAGGED "social"

BookMachine: TOC Startup Showcase Finalist

Bringing people together and seeing the great new projects that result

We’re giving our readers a chance to get to know our TOC Startup Showcase Finalists a little bit better before the big showdown in NYC. We’re featuring the startups with a personality profile here on our website.

Our next profile is by Laura Austin, Gavin Summers, and Titash Neogi from BookMachine.

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ValoBox: TOC Startup Showcase Finalist

Book content should be more integrated with the web

We’re giving our readers a chance to get to know our TOC Startup Showcase Finalists a little bit better before the big showdown in NYC. We’re featuring the startups with a personality profile here on our website.

Our next profile is from Anna Lewis and Oli Brooks of ValoBox.

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The 7 key features of an online community

They all contribute to the personal experience of the shared space

Here’s something about the user experience of online communities that you’ve probably never considered: everyone in an online community is having a unique, individualized experience, even though they’re all doing it together. Think about that for a second. Your activity feed is not my activity feed, it has different places, people, and pages appearing in it. Some of the posts in your feed may also appear for me, depending on our collective preferences. But most of the time I’ll only see a small portion of the things you see, and then share those with my own subset of friends. It’s like riding the subway. It’s a personal experience in a shared space: a million small interactions that can be meaningful, or totally forgettable.

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How online bookstores should get social

How online bookstores should get social

A social layer on book sites would help readers, retailers and publishers.

What if you could take the social aspects of brick-and-mortar bookstores and blend them with the convenience of online sales? Joe Wikert explains how an online social layer would benefit everyone involved in the publishing chain.

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Publishing needs a social strategy

Publishing needs a social strategy

Social recommendations and remixes can benefit the publishing industry.

Up until now, ebooks have mostly been quick-and-dirty conversions of the print product. Joe Wikert looks forward to a future where social options, like recommendations and remixes, fully harness the ebook medium.

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