Posted: Aug 16, 2006 2:10 am |
Edited by: ChrisG
That's interesting, I'm playing around with it some now. I suspect they hope to be bought out by Amazon... and I bet they will be.
Amazon already lets you add your existing book library to your profile. I've added many of my favorite books, but even more of my music library. The reason to do this is to make the automated recommendations more accurate.
What this site, LibraryThing, does is, it adds a community level to your collection beyond anything that exists on Amazon.
It also seeems like it would be easy for Amazon to simply say, 'Oh, that looks like a good *idea*, thanks!', and then build it themselves. But if LibraryThing does a good job of building it right, and then are willing to sell it at the right price, then they'll profit handsomely. A few million. Enough to retire on, or lauch your next venture with. Good for them.
And thank you for sharing the site.