Kobo launches Vox, ‘the first social eBook reader’, with Facebook integration
When I came across this news I couldn’t resist to grin. In the last F8 Mark Zuckeberg seemed like a child learning to put verbs into his language repertoire. I thought that the partnership with Spotify is great as adding a social dimension to music listening is a masterful implementation of a jukebox on the net, but sharing book reading? At least in a book club people make the conscious decision to share the experience of reading a book. sometimes it is good, sometimes it is rubbish. But why would I want to let the world know what kind of trashy books (or mostly tech manuals) I am currently reading?
I’m curious to see how successful this is going to be!