Sunday, December 5, 2010

Daily Thoughts 12/5/2010 (Social Ebooks, book apps, First Break All The Rules)

Robert de Namur reading a book and receiving a messenger of the king of France, with Jean Froissart writing, at the beginning of the Chroniques of Froissart. British Library, Royal 14 D II f. 8, 15th Century

Daily Thoughts  12/5/2010

Earlier, I had learned about the Copia  which allows note taking and sharing of books. Now, I found out about another company, Book Glutton, which allows sharing and note taking between books  There is also a new application called Social Books for the Ipad which is similar A social network book app  via Twitter

While going through another site called Get Glue, I found that there was a books section which allowed people to share likes, reviews, and check ins for book covers.

I am very interested in finding out about similar companies who mix ebooks or ebook content with social networking features. Things like note taking, shared making of stories, etc. are also interesting.

The Copia went live in November, The Social Books App also went live in November, so this is a relatively new idea. I am looking for articles, companies, and anything else which points towards this.

This afternoon I read some of First, Break All The Rules What The World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman.  It has helped me make some decisions about what I plan to do in the near future.

I applied to the Coordinator of Acquisitions position for New York Public Library today.  I thought why not do it.  I am probably going to look for ten places where I know I would like to work and apply there.

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