Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Twitter your books to LibraryThing

We’ve added integration with Twitter, the popular SMS/microblogging site. Basically, it’s an easy way to add a book to your LibraryThing while standing in a bookstore, library or friend’s house.

Go to the new Edit your profile: Sites page to add your username. Once you follow LThing, you can direct message at any time to add a book to your library.

D LThing [ISBN or Title] #tag1, #tag2, etc.

Add my wife’s novel, Every Visible Thing with the tag “wishlist”:
D LThing 0066212898 #wishlist

Add Huckleberry Finn:
D LThing Huckleberry Finn

Search always goes off Amazon for now. It picks the first edition if you don’t specify.

Coming soon: We’ll be integrating deeper soon, so you can let your Twitter friends know when you add or review books on LibraryThing.

Follow us: The LThing account will only be used to send out Twitter/LibraryThing messages. If you want to follow what I’m doing my Twitter account is LibraryThingTim.

Labels: new feature, new features, twitter


  1. Joe says:

    Great idea. Can anyone tell me how long it takes from tweet to the book appearing in your collection?

  2. Tim says:

    Usually 2 minutes, but I turned it off today because it was erroring. Mike and I are going to look at it very soon and fix it.

  3. Rana says:

    I misunderstood the point of this feature. I thought that we could post our LibraryThing additions to our Twitter accounts, not vice versa; personally, I have no need to add books to my LibraryThing collection via Twitter. Any plans to work on that feature?

    This is what I was looking for, too. I prefer to enter my books directly in LT, so I can get all the information in one swoop. But I'd like to share what I've added!

  4. kaitlin says:

    It would be great if we could do something similar from email. Send an email to a specific address and have a book added…

  5. Nigel Smith says:

    when can we expect further integration? i'd really like my twitter updated when i add a new book to LT.

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