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What fun - browse the bookshelves of people you know online

What fun - browse the bookshelves of people you know online

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I've just stumbled across Steve Clayton's BookRabbit - Facebook for your bookshelf post and given it a whirl for myself. I don't use much paper at all but like Steve I do still enjoy reading good books. BookRabbit is cool as not only can you easily browse the book shelves of your friends, you can see who's reading books you rate highly - this gives the following benefits:

  • you may be able to find other interesting people - i.e. those who you may find inspiring and wish to follow/communicate with online
  • chances are such people will be reading other books you may never of heard of but may find interesting too
  • you can add your own reviews - this is useful for friends of yours who value your opinion
  • you can read the reviews of those you trust

There are video interviews up there for some of the books too.

For the site to live up to it's possibilities I strongly encourage you to take a picture of your bookshelf (or part of it) and upload it to the site - I'm going to do mine tonight all being well.

Something else that's really cool is you can easily buy books that interest you and many of them are discounted.

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  • The desire for Yahoo! is scaled down and now the MS folk are talking up Facebook. Watch the technical press for the big takeover announcement :-D.

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  • Before you ask "No I don't have any financial involvement in BookRabbit" - I just think it's a cool idea

  • Of course if you only have 14 books on your shelf like Mr C. that's fine. If you've got hundreds it's a rather bigger task.

    And have I got this wrong, or is BookRabbit just a bookshop with a unique way of getting unpaid people to drive customers to its site ?

    J

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