NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds the new Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire on September 28, 2011 in New York City. The Fire, which will be priced at $199, is an expanded version of the company’s Kindle e-reader that has 8GB of storage and WiFi. The Fire gives users access to streaming video, as well as e-books, apps and music, and has a Web browser. In addition to the Fire, Bezos introduced four new Kindles including a Kindle touch model. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
I've had my doubts about the whole idea of 'we read and comment on a book together' but Clay Shirky's recent article on how Kindle's annotation features are changing the way people think about this. His questions; What is the future of reading? How can we make it more social?
Then I spotted this over at the Economist today:
Social Reading is switched off? Haven't tried switching it on but maybe Clay Shirky has a point.