Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Connections lists and other profile-page upgrades

Mike has revamped LibraryThing’s “connections” feature, changing the UI somewhat and allowing members to specify new types of contacts, like “best friends,” “employees,” “librarian peeps,” etc. These categories show up everywhere connections do, such as work pages.

There were also significant changes under the surface, preparing us for better contact handling generally—both inside-LibraryThing contacts and reaching out to other social networks.

We’ve also added an area for “Groups you share.”

Members are divided over this addition. There’s a poll being held about it right now.

There were a host of smaller changes. Read more about it on Talk.

Labels: new features

2 Comments:

  1. Jess Ballenger says:

    The new upgrades are great. But still waiting for the fix that will allow changing user name. This is an important basic feature, so I hope it does not get lost in the shuffle….

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Jess, I need to change mine as well. When I originally signed up, I did not realize that the name I typed in would also become my user name!! Please, please fix this issue.

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