'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution

Sean Prpick, Dave Redel’, SRSG, Feb 25, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Good article on the transition from reading online (or reading digitally) to reading socially. "Rather than limiting discussion of a certain book to a digital room in e-readers such as the Kobo or Kindle, Socialbook lets all your friends in your personal digital network know what you’re reading and invites them into the conversation." There is a caveat, of course. "For a scenario like this to work, McGuire stresses the information in books has to be free and web-accessible, and that shatters the carefully guarded silos of the publishers." The lesson for the publishers, in my view? Adapt, or be replaced.

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