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

Sean Prpick, Dave Redel’, SRSG, Feb 25, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

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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