Friday, March 29, 2013

In the News: Amazon Acquires Goodreads

Yesterday, Amazon bought out Goodreads, a large social cataloging site.  I'm not a Goodreads member, but I know a lot of people who are.  If you're one of them, right now you may be wondering what's ahead for Goodreads, and whether you really want Amazon to have access to quite so much of your data.  If you're thinking of moving to greener pastures, let me direct your attention to LibraryThing, my favorite place on the Internet. I feel strongly that LibraryThing is, and has always been, a superior option for social cataloging -- it has great data, great developers, and great members.  And, right now, it's free: LibraryThing is giving a free one-year membership to everyone who joins between now and Sunday! UPDATE: The offer has been extended to Friday, April 5th!

I consider the cost of my lifetime membership to be the best $25 I ever spent, but if you want to try it out before you buy in, whether you're leaving Goodreads or just looking for a good place to catalog your books online, this is your chance.  See you there!

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