Social-networking sites offer the feel of a book club

08/17/2011 | KQED.org

While reading is usually thought of a solitary activity, some companies are attempting to make books more social through the use of social-networking applications. Services such as Goodreads and Amazon's "Public Notes" make it easy to share what you are reading, creating an experience not unlike a virtual book club. E-books also may lend themselves to becoming more social, with ways to discuss the book with other readers in real time.

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