Do you think much about ‘social reading?’ Do you believe ‘h*ll is other readers’? Either way, this report, via The Millions, from the Future of Reading: Books in Browsers Conference is worthy of your attention…
And in case you are interested, here is Rob Stein’s (from the Institute for the Future of the Book) Taxonomy of Social Reading:
- category one: in-person informal discussion of a book;
- category two: discussion of a book online;
- category three: formal discussion of a book in a classroom or book club; and
- category four: online, synchronous discussion of a book in the margins of the book itself
So, is that our future?