Amazon has brought to life a new social networking feature that aims to bring along all Kindle users under a single roof. Numbers might not be as big as those that owe allegiance to other established players like Facebook or Twitter, but Kindle owners are already a substantial lot and the number is continually growing. Also, its does not make for a fair comparison with the above mentioned social networking sites as the Kindle service is purely related to e-books and one’s personal reading habits.
So with the new service, users will now have the option to create their own profile pages, much along the same lines as they have been doing at Facebook or Twitter. They can post here the topics of interest, a book they have read or are currently reading, and so on. Like Twitter, other can follow a person whom they believe have similar tastes and can be helpful for getting book recommendations.
However, what is missing is the hue and cry over the entire incident and some point out the service has already been there since quite long. In fact, some users have already created a fan following that numbers in hundreds, or maybe even thousands, though what is interesting is that there are many who aren’t aware of it. So those who have been in the dark while other Kindle owners have taken the lead, it’s time you head over to kindle.amazon.com and start off in earnest.
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