Sunday, September 4th, 2005

New Social Features

I’ve added some new social features, and the “infrastructure” for many more.

First, all books now show either or , meaning either that others have the same book or don’t. Click the icon to find out who else has it, what they’ve tagged it, and what are the author’s other books. For example, see Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Second, LibraryThing now sports an oh-so-trendy “tag cloud,” a graphic representation of tag frequency. I also made an “author cloud.” I find the latter particularly interesting. What’s going on with Agatha Christie? ssquier is a big fan—a really big fan.

Next up, more social features, including library-to-library matching (“whose library is most like mine?”) and the ability to, when browsing someone else’s library, add the book to your collection.

Comments, criticisms, concerns and bugs most welcome. Thanks to all for your suggestions so far.

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