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like just now, when google mail popped up copia.

copia seems to be planning to build a social networking platform that lets you buy and rate books, create and join public as well as private discussion groups, and receive recommendations based on what you and your friends have been reading. sounds a lot like librarything / goodreads, yes?

but there is a hardware component. copia will sell a series of e-readers that carry its social platform on wireless. they look pretty nice.

i'll keep an eye on this venture that tries to marry content, delivery, social networking, and commerce.

private beta starts this month, public beta to open in march.

on 2010-01-07 01:18 (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] flarenut
I am doubtful, if only because murphy says the incentives for the owners to pit their interest in moving hardware and content against the users' individual interests and the interest of what community grows up will be hard to resist.

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