by Greg Krehbiel on 27 September 2013
I’ve known for a while that when you highlight something on a Kindle, that information feeds back to Amazon and they do something with it. Sometimes when I’m reading a Kindle edition of a book I can see other people’s highlights, which bugs me a little bit. I’m sure there’s a setting to turn that off, it just hasn’t bugged me enough to go find it and change it.
Sometime this week on the train I saw a guy reading Why men hate going to church. The title intrigued me so I looked up the wikipedia page and the Amazon page.
That link in the paragraph above goes to the Amazon page. If you scroll down a ways you can see “Shared Notes and Highlights” and “Popular Highlights.”
That’s very interesting information — both to someone who is interested in the book, and to the author.
If you use a Kindle, what do you think of this feature?
-- 2013-09-27 » Greg Krehbiel