Books: Being Anti-social!

The book remains the anti-social! Amazed?

Is that because most people still see reading as a fundamentally solitary activity?

Author and tech blogger Clive Thompson says he sees a future in which books become just as social as other forms of writing, with comments and conversations integrated into them or revolving around them — but is that what readers want? He thinks the act of reading is still a fairly solitary thing, when  a number of services  are designed to add social features to books. Fascinating read.

Adapted from ” Is making books social a good thing or a bad thing?“, GigaOM ; How We Will Read: Clive Thompson, Findings

 

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