Monday, August 14, 2006

What is LibraryThing?

Someone recently asked me this question, "What is LibraryThing?"

LibraryThing is a web 2.0 tool that people can use to catalog their own books. You create a username, add your books, and give them tags.

The fun is only beginning, though. As I have mentioned before, the process of creating a username and tagging creates this social aspect that adds an additional layer of fun.

You can search for books, if you find a book you like, you can find the usernames of folks who own the book. You can follow that string to find out what other books these people own. People can add reviews to books. You can add your comments to their comments. You can even join a Group (click here to find out more about their groups).

Why don't you take a tour of LibraryThing and find out more.

1 comment:

Robert said...

I was reading a recent issue of PC Magazine, and noticed that LibraryThing was listed as one of their top websites.