Goodreads caused numerous problems for its members when it enacted a new set of follower relationships last Friday, and the problems haven’t diminished in the following week. The social network announced on Monday that it had revised the follower relationships to address some of the complaints made over the weekend. Three days have passed since then, and… Read More »
Facebook has long offered the option of embedding videos on other sites, but it used to be a messy process with a sub-optimal result. Rather than let you embed just the video, FB handed you the video plus a caption which linked to the site and offered more info. This often wasted space and didn’t… Read More »
Goodreads may have picked up tricks from their corporate parent since being bought by Amazon in 2012, but beta testing new features was apparently not one of them. The social network added new relationship options on Friday. Ostensibly intended to better define how authors and the hoi polloi interact, the new options are causing more problems than they solved…. Read More »
Writing communities like Wattpad, Write On, and Widbook represent concentrated sources of writing talent, and Kobo is looking to tap in. Earlier this month Widbook and Kobo announced a new partnership which will enable Widbook members to sell ebooks through Kobo. According to Widbook’s blog post, premium members can sell their ebooks through Kobo with only a… Read More »
WriteOn hasn’t had much of an impact in the year since the very first version launched in a quiet beta test, but that doesn’t mean Amazon is giving up on its Wattpad competitor. Amazon sent out an email today with the news that this community will shortly be leaving beta and be open to all comers. New members… Read More »
Book lovers have long been able to pin book covers (including ebooks) to share the titles they like, and now thanks to a new deal between Pinterest and Apple you can pin apps as well. NY Times reports that Pinterest is launching a new App Pin feature today which will enable users to both pin iOS… Read More »
Facebook has been getting a lot of grief over the past year. While Twitter and all of the news blogs were buzzing with Ferguson, all you could find on Facebook was the Ice bucket challenge. This led some to grouse about how the stories that received the most attention on Facebook were quizzes and puppy videos.
Facebook has been getting a lot of attention this past week. The NYTimes posted a couple articles on Sunday, leading to a flurry of articles from Digiday, Business Insider, Forbes, and others. I had been following the coverage as the week wore on, but then lost all of the tabs I had open when my copy… Read More »