Tag Archives: social networks

Why social reading apps are doomed to fail

I’ve been testing out some social reading apps on the iPad in recent weeks, and while I hope to post something more in-depth in the near future, I read some items today that corroborate a general disappointment I’ve been feeling. … Continue reading

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Kobo’s iPad app is the best ereader app on the market

If you have an iPad, you should download the free Kobo ereader app and check it out. Whether it offers a better basic reading experience than the other ereader apps is probably a matter of taste, but it offers so … Continue reading

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Should you worry about Amazon's new highlights program?

In the few years I’ve been blogging, I’ve learned a couple of things about the online news cycle. First, the blogosphere is a far noisier echo chamber than any other media channel, and second, hype not only draws readers, but … Continue reading

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Sneak peek of the upcoming Kindle 2.5 upgrade

By the end of this month, all owners of Kindle 2 and Kindle DX should be rocking the new 2.5 system upgrade, which Amazon will push out automatically over the wireless connection. (If you miss it or keep your wireless … Continue reading

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Writers, readers, publishers, and the desire to know everything at once

I like infoporn. I love to pore over traffic charts for websites, or look at survey numbers from opinion polls, or sit back and marvel at a really good graph, which is infoporn’s centerfold. One area where the data-crunching promise … Continue reading

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