If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing more and more references to Web 2.0, and you may not know what it refers to. According to Wikipedia (which in itself makes use of Web 2.0 technology) it refers to “web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users.” In other words, it’s web sites that are interactive, and it has led to social networking sites such as MySpace, wikis that anyone can add information to, and blogs (like this one!) It has also allowed for numerous sites for book-lovers- like you. Probably the best known such site is LibraryThing, which was launched in August 2005 and featured on our blog this February. This is a site that will catalog up to 200 of your personal titles for free, as well as keep a list of books, suggest titles based on your catalog, and allow comments on others’ profiles. Other similar sites exist, with Shelfari being perhaps the second best known. Slightly newer, it was launched in October 2006. Again, registration is free, but this site also allows for an unlimited number of books cataloged for no charge. Why not register for both and let us know which you prefer.
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